Wayward Brewing Co. Furious Gnome

Wayward Brewing Co

Stemming from a belief that beers of a classic English style are a tad underrepresented in Australia, one of the first new recipes to come from Wayward’s Camperdown brewery was the Furious Gnome Extra Special Bitter. Of course, in keeping with the mantra of the brewery, they couldn’t just keep to the classic style. But where to put the customary Wayward twist? The answer came almost by way of accident when a biscuit malt, different to any malt used in a Wayward beer before, was added to a test batch. When that malt is chewed raw it gives off an acrid coffee character but in the brew it imparted a flavour that sits somewhere between subtle smokiness, leather and tobacco. Beneath that the beer rolls along on a road paved smooth and sweet while off to the side you’ll pick up some lighter characters akin to the fruity side of a coffee bean. It might not have been exactly the beer that was planned at first, but sometimes things go your way when they go wayward.

Extra Special Bitter
Wayward Brewing Co

3 Gehrig Lane
NSW 2050

(02) 7903 2445
Regular events

Food trucks Friday, Saturday & Sunday until 7pm (or until sold out)
Sunday Sessions Live music in the cellar door on Sunday afternoon

Open Hours

Thur: 2pm to 10pm
Fri: 2pm to 10pm
Sat: midday to 10pm
Sun: midday to 8pm
Mon: 4pm to 9pm


Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm
Guided tours cost $25, last 40-60 minutes and include a tasting paddle. Buy tickets at the bar.

On tap at Wayward Brewing Co