Beer Deluxe King Street Wharf
Fans of the amber liquid and all variants of beers from pale ales, lagers to darker richer stouts should be pretty pleased with Melbourne import Beer Deluxe (Hawthorn/Federation Square and Albury). Sitting in the former La Cita spot down at King Street Wharf, Sydney’s first Beer Deluxe spans 2 levels and has one of Sydney’s largest beer menus with about 150 different brews here. Plenty of beers here, from IPAs, Scotch Ales, Porters and Stouts both on tap and in bottles. The venue has a laid back beer barn feel despite its KSW location and feels pretty great with its waterfront vista and breezes.
Beer Deluxe’s Beer Bible menu – a very comprehensive and large tome filled with plenty of beers split into categories. With this much on offer, Customers will be spoilt for choice as there is plenty of different beers to pick from. If the sheer amount of beers on offer seems intimidating, Staff will be on hand to make suggestions based on your personal preference. Something light and tasty: try the 4 Pines Lemon Melon Wit, or The Rocks Brewing Co.’s Blueberry Wheat Beer. The menu is actually worth a read for the glossary breaking down beers and terminologies. See it via their website here:
Beer Deluxe offers a tasting paddle for $16 – 4 different beers and a 5th cup of nuts – which is a nice touch. Our paddle consisted of a Murrays Rudeboy Pilsner, Winston Shenanigans Pale, Akasha Fire Within Amber Ale and a Coopers Aged Stout. We quite liked that Akasha Fire Within Amber and the Coopers aged stout is creamy and rich. Also on their menu, a gluten free menu featuring a couple of gluten free beers – that O’brien GF pale ale was pretty good.
Eats at Beer Deluxe
The other great thing about Beer Deluxe is their food menu – a menu that breaks down the eats into three categories: There’s Beer Food, Pizzas and Burger (yes GF options are available on all their pizzas too)
The Lot: Beef pattie, lettuce, cheese, egg, bacon, tomato, onion, mayo, deluxe sauce ($20 normally, can be had with a beer for $15 on Tuesdays)
The menu’s selection of beer foods, burgers and pizzas were pretty great. In particular, the fried nuggets of pork belly were delightfully crispy and melt in your mouth. Lemon Myrtle Squid was tender, lightly battered with a nice dipping sauce. Burgers were hefty and came served with a generous mound of curlish fries (called sidewinders on their menu). They’re great value on the tuesday when they have a fantastic beer and burger deal for $15. Across the range of eats, we liked them all; solid eats out the kitchen and quite well matched to the bites.
Beer Deluxe is pretty great for fans of beers in the city – with such a diverse range on offer there’s plenty to choose from and the food selection is approachable and well matched to the beers on offer. From surf to turf, the food menu is highly appealing and with this much on offer, you’re bound to find the beer and bites to suit.