Slow lane brewing in Botany

I found this business whilst looking on google maps for some breweries in the area, and it was a surprise to me, for I didn’t know it was in my local area.

The small brewery is run by a husband and wife team. They say their inspiration is drawn from old world European beer styles and they got into making their own home brews. The space has a few takeaway fridges, a heap of visible barrels and brewing vats. They are looking to open a tasting bar in the near future.

They use traditional brewing methods to produce slow-fermented beer. Many of the beers are also fermented with mixed cultures of wild yeast and bacteria and aged in oak barrels. We bought each type of beer (that they had left, 4 of them, to try them out).

Old Russet – Barrel Aged Belgian Sour Brown Ale

A fruity profile and feel to it with flavours of burnt sugar, caramel, raisins, figs and chocolate. Although high ABV, it is pretty easy drinking.

8.4% ABV

Cellar Worthy – English Barleywine

Malted barley flavour with toffee and caramel notes.

14% ABV

Botany Weisse Apricot – Mixed Fermentation Sour Ale

Like a Berliner Weisse sour German wheat beer. Also fruity flavours, especially apricot.

4.2% ABV

Foundation – Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale

This beer is fruity and has spicy yeast driven flavours. A refreshing European style beer, fruitier than we are used to. Great to enjoy this one with a meal.

5% ABV

Worth checking out and we look forward to having a drink at their bar when it opens.

If you’re not in the area, they also stock Independent bottle shops and bars. See their website for details.

Slow lane brewing

30 Byrnes St

Botany NSW 2019

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