Wayward Brewing Everyday Lager

Style
Aussie Lager
ABV
4.2%

Nothing is ever straightforward, it seems. While craft lagers continue their slow but steady rise, it doesn't necessarily mean everyone wants something too, well, crafty. I've had many a conversation with brewers over the years about whether to call their lager a pilsner, even if it is a pilsner, as they fear it could put people off; sometimes, they'll wonder whether even "lager" is too much and plump for "draught", no matter that the beer is in cans too.

A few years ago, Balter dropped Pilsner – a favourite within the Crafty team – from their core range to be replaced with the much more mainstream-suited Lager, and here, a few years on, Wayward are doing the same. Out goes their Pilsner – winner of a gold at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards – and in comes Everyday Lager, a companion piece to the Everyday Ale they debuted in 2018.

It's a beer that tells you everything you need to know in its two words too. It pours the most lagery of golden colours, crowned with a splendidly tight foam from which softly sweet cereals meld with fruity esters that flit between stonefruit, something almost banana-esque, and a little citrus curd. It’s more sweet than bitter, with the impact of the Vic Secret hops kept minimal, and more mainstream Aussie that earnestly crafty. Just as it says on the tin (which also still states it's an Aussie pilsner – see first paragraph!).

James Smith

Published August 30, 2022

Name
Wayward Brewing Co
Address

3 Gehrig Lane
Camperdown
NSW 2050

Phone
(02) 7903 2445
Open Hours

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

Regular events

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

Tours

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

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