All Hands Brewing House has officially set sail, and we were lucky to snag a pass aboard their media launch. The new King St docks microbrewery has been open for almost a year; however, they spent the last months perfecting their navigation skills. Now they are officially ready to invite all punters aboard their new venture.
All Hands Brewing House draws inspiration from the nautical history of its iconic harbourside surroundings. Stepping into their beer garden is akin to stepping aboard a ship. This is only emphasised further the deeper into the venue you venture with round nautical windows, wooden walls and pipes from the brewery across the ceilings. All Hands Brewing House is built on the site of the old King St Brewhouse. They have injected new life into this long-time favourite with a full renovation and redesign, including the installation of a new state of the art brewery under the tutelage of the captain of the brew-house, head brewer Sam Clayman.
It’s all about craft beer here at the independently certified micro-brewery. All Hands Brewing House proudly craft award-winning and delicious beers in-house. They have an extensive list of creative beers including their signature Cream Pale Ale, Foggy Nights Steam Ale which was my favourite of the night, and a gold medal winning stout, the Irish Sport Stout. They have a rotating roster of Saison’s, as well as a lineup of other beers that evoke the sailor-past of Darling Harbour. Check out more of their brews on their website. Also on the night, they were offering Jack Daniels’ Single Barrell Rye boilermakers with the Foggy Nights Steam Ale. A perfect combination to enjoy the harbourside location.
Not to be outdone by the brews themselves, you need something to keep your appetite satiated while working your way through their tasty brews. They serve their tasty brews alongside a Southern-style comfort food and seafood menu. We got to sample some of the creations from Group Executive Chef Graeme McLaughlin and Executive Chef Michael Acevedo. Some of the offerings on the night included blue swimmer crab sliders, classic prawn cocktail, battered chorizo balls with jalapenos, mini tacos, beetroot tarts, and breaded risotto balls.
The night wasn’t just beers and canapes, Sam Clayman also held a mini-masterclass in how beers are made. You can experience this for yourself with their Taste and Talk package. All Hands Brewing House also a generous happy hour and daily specials to make sure that you always have a great spot to get the most out of the gorgeous Darling Harbour location.
You’ll be in good hands at All Hands Brewing House!
F&B Specialist. Usually seen with a flat white in hand or on her way to a craft beer or whiskey tasting. Needs to stop buying books and start reading them.
All Hands Brewing House,
22 The Promenade,
King Street Wharf,