Wayward Brewing Rose Kolsch

Wayward Brewing Co

Published May 1, 2016

Before the Wayward brewery opened, founder Peter Philip was intent on making the space it occupied a part of the community. One of the ways he’d envisioned doing it was by giving back to it via a series of beers whose proceeds would go to charity. True to his word, the first of these is ready to flow and it’s a rose kölsch that’s been made to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis NSW.

As the style prescribes they’ve aimed for a beer with a light and clean malt character and European hops of the noble variety, essentially to create a beer that will have a wider appeal. The point of difference comes through the addition of rose petals and rose hips during fermentation. If that sounds like a beer that would all come out smelling like roses, Pete assures us it’s not the case and his own fear of ending up with a potpourri beer was unfounded, instead adding “something special and a little unexpected”. The rose kölsch will be pouring at the brewery all throughout May at the brewery and a handful of kegs will make it to other venues.

Nick O


Wayward Brewing Co

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.