Whether you’re up for an excellent beer, delicious food offerings or both in a relaxed setting, All Hands Brewing House (A.H.B.H.) located at the old King St Brewhouse – 22 The Promenade on King Street Wharf. It really is the destination to head to for some of the best crafted beer and food in town.
This iconic harbourside microbrewery and public house has recently undergone a full renovation and redesign including installation of a new state of the art brewery, we had the opportunity to experience it first hand at the long-awaited launch event last Wednesday, 13th September.
Lose yourself in a massive space and I’m not kidding, a whopping total of up to 1,200 guests can occupy the whole floor area including a private room. Plenty of natural light with both indoor seating and a sunny outdoor beer garden area with respective bars.
But of course it’s all about the beer at All Hands Brewing Hands and Head Brewer Sam Clayman proudly crafts all of their in-house brews. These include the ever-popular Wood Duck Cream Pale Ale, Bunny Hop Lager, Irish Sport Stout, Longneck Best Bitter, Hump Day I.P.A., Scorcher Imperial Summer Ale, King Tipple Kolsch, Foggy Night Steam Ale, and Fruit Bat Summer. You can avail the Tasting Paddle $18 – choosing 4 all hands brews.
At the event, Sam hosted a beer multi-sensory experience, taking guests through each stage of how to make a beer, with taste, touch and smell stations which was a very informative session learning all about the brewing process.
All Hands beers were served throughout the night along with two exclusive brews that were made specially for the guests, these were drawn through a traditional long-pull hand pump, a sight so very rarely seen these days, it was a pleasure to watch the beer burst and froth into the waiting glass. Aperol cocktails, wine, and prosecco were the other drink options.
A delightful taster menu focused on Southern style comfort food and ocean fresh seafood which was created by renowned Group Executive Chef Graeme McLaughlin alongside Executive Chef Michael Acevedo. These included dry spice salmon rillette served on corn blinis with avruga caviar and dill, chorizo corn dogs with smoked mayonnaise and Jalepeno, plus creamy crab sliders. A food and beer matching was also on the agenda, mini smoked lamb tacos in a crispy shell, rich and juicy paired with a slightly bitter edged King’s Tipple Kolsch to cleanse the mouth.
Resistance was futile! Three luscious desserts were served, just the right sweetness hit, key lime meringue pie, peanut butter jelly and chocolate brûlée tart paired with a Stout taster. The dark and roasty flavours of the stout perfectly complemented the bitter-sweet taste of the chocolate tart, a match truly made in stout and chocolate heaven.
Calling all craft beer connoisseurs, All Hands Brewing House is your soul mate, excellent beers brewed on-site are a must try! With an absolute waterfront, this place is perfect for after-work drinks, family lunches and those special occasions.
*Images (including cover photo) used with permission.
22 The Promenade, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 8270 7901
E-deliciou_s attended this event as guests