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The Hairy Goat is the Central Coast’s biggest dedicated craft beer and cider bar! Boasting over 20 craft beers and ciders available, both bottled and on tap, The Hairy Goat has quickly become a popular watering hole for craft beer and cider enthusiasts, novices, and all in between! Serving small batch brews from microbreweries such as Six String Brewery and Rocks Brewing Co. (and many more!) on tap, patrons will enjoy the eclectic ambience coupled with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Our taps are rotated frequently and you will quickly discover that there will always be a different craft brew to try on every visit!
The Hairy Goat offers great weekly entertainment – Trivia, acoustic sets from some of the Coast’s (and surrounds) best artists- there’s always something happening!
The Hairy Goat will continue on its mission to deliver the finest craft beer and cider brews to the Coast – we invite you to come and sample our extensive range whilst enjoying our famous hospitality!
The Kincumber Hotel is also the home of the Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival – 2016 was a blast, with over 2,500 punters, and over 100 craft beers and ciders exhibited! Keep an eye on our website for updates on the next one…
Check our our Cocktails ‘n’ Jugs Menu, or our delicious Bistro Menu!
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Six String Brewing Company
Dark Red IPA
It’s not red. Or is it? What at first seems like another easy classification as a black IPA gets mighty confused when you hold it up to the light because, yes, there’s definitely redness there. And as there would be because the recipe is based very loosely on the West Coast USA style red ale, tweaked and nudged until it’s become Six String’s signature beer.
The red colour here comes from rich caramel and chocolate malts, which also give off a contrasting creamy white head. Once you’ve stopped looking at it and get it close to your face, you’ll get the hops, hops, hops. They’ve been added late in the brewing process; at the end of the boil, in the whirlpool and dry hopping during fermentation. Yet, despite the heavy hopping regime, between those big malts and the big hops it’s a balanced beer. You could argue it keeps its balance a little too well. At 6.6 per cent ABV, you might even say it sneaks up on you.
Style: Red IPA
Block ‘n Tackle
“Lizzie” was the wife of George Frost, one of the pioneers of the Kincumber shipbuilding scene, and by all accounts was a bit of a legend, doing much for the community in her life of more than nine decades, including raising 18 children (yes, 18). You can imagine how well a cold beer might go down at the end of a day looking after that mob and this eponymous American amber ale, were it around 100 years ago, surely would’ve done the trick. Thanks to Topaz, Centennial and Amarillo hops, it’s a beer with ample fruity characters on the nose and palate and finishes with a sweet touch thanks to the use of crystal malt.
Style: American Amber Ale
In December 2012, the Sydney suburb of Newtown celebrated its sesquicentenary. And in honour of the 150 years since becoming a municipality, the crew at Young Henrys was invited to brew a beer for the suburb they call home. Called ‘Newtowner’, it has a bit of a nod towards Sydney’s colonial past in that it’s an English Summer Ale, as well as being made with English Crystal malt alongside Australian Pale. With a trio of Australian hops, the Young Henrys Newtowner is a refreshing, well-balanced, golden beer with a dry finish. The one-off brew seemed to hit the sweet spot with locals, meaning it has become a more permanent member of the Young Henrys range.
Style: English Summer Ale
Riverside Brewing Company
55 Pale Ale
Taking its name from the beer’s 5.5 per cent ABV, the Riverside ’55′ Pale Ale is a full-bodied beer that drinks like a absolute dream. More amber than pale in colour, the balanced bitterness comes from the generous late addition of Cascade hops which also provide an unmistakable citrus and tropical bouquet. That has created a beer that packs a big wallop of flavour but that manages to remain extremely clean, crisp and therefore rather moreish. At a time when it’s fairly de rigeur to release a Pale Ale, it takes something rather special to cut through the competition and really make a mark. By no means would you call this ‘just another Pale Ale’.
Style: American Pale Ale
Fox Hat Brewing
If you were looking for a short and sweet explanation of how Fox Hat differs from its longer established sibling brewery Vale Brewing, the easiest thing to do would be to look at their respective IPAs. Vale’s is in keeping with that brand’s approachable, mainstream craft ethos: the aromas and flavours of an American-inspired IPA are there, but kept in check and with a bitterness that tickles rather than hammers. Fox Hat’s, on the other hand, lets rip, packing so many hops into the mix that it registers 80 IBUs (in other words, lots of bitterness) and 7 percent ABV.
Yet this is no wild ride, as evidenced by the gold medal it collected within weeks of release at the Royal Adelaide Beer Show. Instead, head brewer Jeff Wright steps everything up in tandem, ensuring that the masses of citrusy and piney hops are kept in balance.
As for the name, it’s a reference to the switch in the late 1960s and early 1970s from beer being brewed in gallons in Australia to being brewed in litres.
Style: West Coast IPA
Mudgee Brewing Company
All the world loves a pale ale! In fact, it’s one of the most popular types of beer. Made from malted barley, hops, yeast and clean Mudgee water, Mudgee Pale Ale is light and refreshing. We’ve aimed for an easy-drinking, tasty beer and we think we’ve really nailed this one.That’s because we’ve blended Australian and imported malted barley, with a bit of SAAZ hops late in the boiling process, to provide a floral aroma and a crisp, clean taste. Enjoy!
Style: Pale Ale
Orchard Crush Apple Cider launched in 2011 to widespread acclaim. It is a refreshing traditional cloudy cider with a fragrant, fresh aroma, a broad, clean palate and a crisp finish. Fresh, seasonal apples and pears provide a fragrant aroma and crisp finish!
Style: Apple Cider
Strength: 4.8% – 5.0%
We also have James Squire The Swindler and James Squire One Fifty Lashes, as well as too many bottled craft beers to count… come down and check them out!
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