One Drop Brewing Co

2019 is the postcode for Botany, in Sydney. It’s fitting it’s also the year Botany landed its first brewery: One Drop Brewing Co.

Until then, Botany locals - such as owners Clay and Meg - had often needed to look outside of the sleepy suburb for a good time.

“There wasn't much to do in Botany,” says Meg with a laugh. She’d know, having grown up just a few blocks from where their brewery now sits.

So, after years spent watching the good beer scene grow around them in Sydney, Clay and Meg decided Botany needed its own watering hole. It needed a chilled out community hangout. It needed its own brewery bar. And it needed its own beers, which arrived with flagship Botany Bay Lager leading the way.

One Drop is unassuming from the front - all that distinguishes it from other warehouses is the One Drop logo on the doors and a small neon sign that reads “BEER”. But passing through the entrance hallway into the brewery is like stepping into a beer lover’s paradise. Instead of a dark warehouse, the space is open and airy, with gleaming stainless steel tanks and smiling staff inviting you to grab a beer and take a seat.

Botany Bay Lager was the first release and pours as clear as the expanse of glass on the far wall, designed to let sunlight shine into the brewery. It picked up gold at the prestigious Australian International Beer Awards within months of the brewery opening too, evidence that, for all the chilled out vibes, this is an operation that's serious about quality too.

The rotating IPAs are fresh and lively as the potted palm trees scattered throughout the bar. The fruited sours stun people with their vivid colours, matched only by the purple and orange mural of a Caribbean sunset.

Between the sunlight, the artistic ocean view and indoor greenery - not to mention the beer garden out the back - the whole place has an island atmosphere. And the undercurrent of reggae providing the soundtrack for every sip shows this is no accident.

“I’ve been a massive reggae head forever,” says Clay. “Sitting around listening to it. Chilled vibes. Our brand is part of that reggae feel. The beers are awesome… but the vibe completes it.”

As well as influencing the background music, the decor and the general vibe, reggae provided the inspiration for the brewery’s name - “one drop” is the drum beat that lays the foundation of reggae music. But the name One Drop also points to the idea of creating a positive vibration that reaches those around you, in the way a single drop can cause ripples. It's manifested in their efforts to design environmentally-friendly cartons for their beers, which you can read about in our Going Green series here

The owners see the brewery as a way for them to give something back to Botany.

“We wanted to create something by the community, for the community. A local product you can be proud of.”

The community has indeed jumped on board from day one, with locals quickly becoming regulars, dogs sniffing around the beer garden, and kids playing Street Fighter or giant Jenga.

One Drop isn’t a neighbourhood secret, though. Their beers quickly gained a reputation further afield with early awards - as well as the AIBA success for Botany Bay Lager, there were golds for their XPA and a Blueberry Sour too.

Despite this, their target audience isn’t beer judges - One Drop brews beers to please themselves and their community.

Brewer Nick Calder-Scholes loves delicate lagers. Since he already builds the water profile for every beer, he replicates those of different cities in Europe for different styles of lager. He tries to have two lagers on tap at all times, and is happy to educate punters about the difference.

Meg loves sour beers, and One Drop are arguably already best known for their brightly-hued, fruited sours, which contain up to 200g of fruit per litre. (Yes, that is a ridiculously large amount of fruit. Yes, the sours are always bursting with flavour.)

Clay loves hoppy beers, so the core range XPA is punchy but sessionable, and the IPAs are constantly being tweaked and rotated, with customer feedback influencing the hop bill of each brew.

One Drop is certainly a place where beer nerds can fawn over the technical details. But, with that rhythmic reggae bass in your ears and a beer in your hand, it’s mighty tempting to just sit back and let the chilled out ambience wash over you. With a little imagination, the mural of a purple and orange sunset can take you from Botany to the Caribbean in an instant.

“You can sit at the bar and look off the island, over the ocean,” says Clay. “It’s like having a brewery with you on a deserted island.”

And isn’t that the dream?

Name
One Drop Brewing Co
Address

5 Erith Street
Botany
NSW 2019

Open Hours

Summer Open Hours:
Tuesday: 3.30pm to 9pm
Wed & Thurs: midday to 9pm
Friday: midday to 10pm
Saturday: 11.30am to 10pm
Sunday: 11.30am to 9pm

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The Specials

One Drop Wake Up & Triggered
One Drop Double Take Blackcurrant
One Drop & Duncan's Haze Talk & Cake Walk
One Drop Red Plum Sour & Melloe Yellow
One Drop & Bracket DIPA
One Drop Funky Enuff, Wonderland By Night & Chocolate & Vanilla Porter
One Drop Cross Flow, Belgian Cherry Sour & Double Take Raspberry
One Drop Welcome To The Nectaron Experience
One Drop The Big Bad Wolf & Dark Cherry 2022
One Drop Nobody Move, Twisted Fate & Mørkt Lys
One Drop Monster Beers
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One Drop Brewing Co Regulars

One Drop Hazy Pale Ale

Published November 4, 2021
We’ve come to expect such big flavours from One Drop that it’s always a delight to be reminded they do a great job of sessionable nuance as well. And unlike the Double Vanilla Possimpible Custard Pancake Volkswagen Imperial Nitro Turducken Thickshake IPA, which hasn’t yet made it into the core range for ongoing consumption, this Hazy Pale Ale has secured a place in said lineup. A luscious golden glow makes this hazy a feast on the eyes, but try not to get stuck there – the whoosh of hop aroma… Read more
Style
Hazy Pale Ale
ABV
4.5%

One Drop Brewing Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Published November 4, 2021
Ginger beer is delicious. Ginger beer with spice is deliciouser. Ginger beer with spice that lasts well after you’ve swallowed your mouthful is deliciouserer.† That’s what happens with this ginger beer – the addition of lime and chilli doesn’t bring a flurry of new flavours, but does build upon your perception of the ginger flavour. The right amount of ginger spice slowly evolves into a soft chilli burn that lingers in the throat, without you ever noticing at which point the change happened.… Read more
Style
Ginger Beer
ABV
4.0%

One Drop Brewing Oatmeal Stout

They say you drink with your eyes first. If that’s true, then that first look is a tasty one – gold lettering on black brings a classy touch, and right from the pour the sepia-toned foam has you licking your lips. But, of course, it would be disappointing if it ended there. Malty aromas of coffee liqueur give way to an oily espresso character in the mouth, flanked by roast, dark chocolate, and a touch of prune. There’s a full body to this liquid that lasts from the moment it touches the tongue… Read more
Style
Stout
ABV
4.5%
Awards

Sydney Royal Beer Awards 2019 – Gold

One Drop Brewing XPA

There are things in this world that bring freshness to mind in its purest form. For some, it’s newly cut grass. For others, the distinct smell of the air after it’s been raining all night. Others still, cold watermelon that’s delicious all the way up to the rind. And, perhaps from now on, the fresh green hop flavours of One Drop’s XPA. Passionfruit and stonefruit rule in this beer, with a compliment of citrus and a little grassiness as it draws nearer to room temperature. A bitey bitterness… Read more
Style
XPA
ABV
4.3%
Awards

AIBA 2019 – Gold
Sydney Royal Beer Awards 2019 – Gold

One Drop Brewing Botany Bay Lager

When they were first deciding on what their core range beers would be, the owners at One Drop knew a lager would be the most familiar style for the people in the local community. They decided to name it Botany Bay Lager - their locals can walk in and know what to expect before they’ve even tried it. A sensible, well thought out business decision. Mention it around brewer Nick, however, and he’ll likely interrupt with: “Lager is king! Long live the king!” His reaction to this beer comes straight… Read more
Style
Lager
ABV
4.3%
Awards

AIBA 2019 – Gold
Sydney Royal Beer Awards 2019 – Gold

One Drop Brewing Co Specials

One Drop Wake Up & Triggered

Published September 16, 2022
One simply does not walk into Botany and ask One Drop for a nice dark mild or hefeweizen. There is a mad genius there that does not sleep. It is a dazzling wonderland, riddled with lactobacillus, fruit purée and vanilla. The very air you breathe is dusted with lactose. Not with ten thousand people could you do this. It is folly. What is interesting about both of the new beers here is that they’ve had their respective fruit juices added both during fermentation and at canning. Fermentation tends… Read more
Style
Fruited Imperial Gose & Imperial Pastry Sour
ABV
7.4% & 7.6%

One Drop Double Take Blackcurrant

Published September 9, 2022
It’s Double Take time again, folks! No more waiting around to find out which fruit is no longer available at the grocer because One Drop bought it all. It’s bad news for all you currant-heads out there because every available blackcurrant in the country has been press-ganged into this beer. Four hundred and twenty. It’s not just the funny weed number, it’s also how many grams of blackcurrants were rammed into every litre of Double Take. For reference, for a long time the Cantillion-fruited… Read more
Style
Imperial Fruit Sour
ABV
10.5%

One Drop & Duncan's Haze Talk & Cake Walk

Published September 2, 2022
Another week, another One Drop double release. This time around Botany’s wizards of weird have teamed up with their spiritual siblings, Duncan’s Brewing Co, from the Kapiti Coast on the south end of Aotearoa’s north island. In much the same vein as One Drop, Duncan’s are capable of nailing straight up classic beer styles but seem to spend most their time creating the type of beers that make most people happy but a certain subset of the beer-loving public extremely angry. The two collaboration… Read more
Style
German Oat Cream IPA & Imperial Pastry Gose
ABV
8.1% & 7.0%

One Drop Red Plum Sour & Melloe Yellow

Published August 26, 2022
When you are privileged enough to have the opportunity to taste a lot of different beers, occasionally a cool thing happens where one unlocks a strong memory association with something that happened decades ago. This kind of phenomenon is a well-studied area thought to be a byproduct of millennia of human evolution where it would be a great benefit to be able to easily remember which foods were nice and good and which foods would have you rueing the primitive state of indoor plumbing technology. I… Read more
Style
Plum Berliner Weisse & Tropical Sour
ABV
3.5% & 7.5%

One Drop & Bracket DIPA

Published August 19, 2022
Brewing a big hazy IPA is the ultimate test in balance. When the ABV starts pushing up over 7 percent, it’s an extremely fine line for a style that relies so much less on bitterness to balance out the sweetness that inevitably comes from having to add all that extra malt. But if there’s two breweries you could trust to walk that tightrope, One Drop and Bracket are at the head of the pack. Simply called DIPA, this bad boy is a collaboration between two of the hottest Sydney brewers of the last… Read more
Style
Hazy DIPA
ABV
8.0%

One Drop Funky Enuff, Wonderland By Night & Chocolate & Vanilla Porter

Published August 8, 2022
One Drop being One Drop, when we posted the piece on three new sour beers the other day they only represented half of the new releases to have landed in our lap. This trio has been out a little longer, thanks to some bumps along the way between leaving the brewery and arriving a few kilometres away, but they're all still around so... Starting with the newest instalments in the One Drop Clean Fusion range, Funky Enuff is a big new world IPA hopped with a wide selection of Australian varieties. No… Read more
Style
New World IPA, DIPA & Chocolate & Vanilla Porter
ABV
7.9% & 8.1% & 6.3%

One Drop Cross Flow, Belgian Cherry Sour & Double Take Raspberry

Published August 6, 2022
OK, no mucking around. This is serious business. This is beer we’re talking about! One Drop beers to be precise. There simply isn’t enough time to be waxing lyrical about unrelated bullshit for no reason. I mean, there’s six of them for God’s sake. [Although we'll run them over two posts to keep things relatively bitesized – Editor] Cross Flow is a dry-hopped sour brewed in collaboration with Bosnian-born Australian artist Alesandro Ljubicic. Ljubicic, known primarily for large, bright… Read more
Style
Various Sour Styles
ABV
5.8% & 6.3% & 10.1%

One Drop Welcome To The Nectaron Experience

Published June 24, 2022
The Hop Formally Known as HORT 4337 has been the hottest thing out of the Kiwi beer world over the last two years, thanks in part to it being so unlike other New Zealand hop varieties. Instead of the grape characters you find in Nelson Sauvin or the citrus-heavy Motueka and Riwaka, Nectaron is all about those big, juicy tropical fruit flavours. In order to put Nectaron fully through its paces, One Drop partnered with Bintani and NZ Hops to air freight a decent portion of the 2022 crop, direct from… Read more
Style
Single Hop Double IPA
ABV
8.3%

One Drop The Big Bad Wolf & Dark Cherry 2022

Published June 24, 2022
As part of their Dark Souls Winter Solstice event, One Drop revisited a couple of past beasts designed to bring sustenance in the cooler weather – albeit in very different manners. Both are, in typical One Drop fashion, on the larger side in terms of booze, and pack plenty into their tins. The 2022 version of The Big Bad Wolf is a 10 percent ABV, nitro-enhanced imperial pastry stout to which was added "copious amounts of chocolate and lactose" while spending months on French oak, as well… Read more
Style
Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout & Imperial Cherry Sour
ABV
10.0% & 8.0%

One Drop Nobody Move, Twisted Fate & Mørkt Lys

Published June 17, 2022
After all the GABS monster-themed craziness, Sydney wizards One Drop have taken off the giant pointy hat covered in stars and replaced it with something much more circumspect. Yes, it’s still pointy and, yes, it’s still got some stars on it and, sure, it does seem to be leaking some sort of thaumaturgical mist, but there’s a clear de-escalation. We’re talking a couple of big IPAs and a collaborative imperial gose that, while still vaguely threatening, there’s certainly less risk of being… Read more
Style
Hazy Double IPA & West Coast IIPA & Fruited Norwegian Gose
ABV
7.3% & 8.2% & 9.0%
Stockists

And other One Drop stockists

One Drop Monster Beers

Published June 2, 2022
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for GABS to come around just so we can see all these straight-laced breweries finally have a bit of fun. The news that staunch traditionalists One Drop had temporarily ditched their strict adherence to the BJCP style guidelines to indulge in a bit of GABS silliness sent me into a tither. Finally, finally! We all know they can nail a lager and a pale, but now we’ll get a glimpse into what happens when the One Drop team allow themselves to experiment… Read more
Style
Various styles
ABV
ABV as indicated

One Drop Slip Dart, Body Count & Pineapple Imperial Slushy Sour

Published April 14, 2022
I recently wrote about some of the more extravagant One Drop releases, so figure it’s probably time to even up the ledger a bit with something a little more within the realms of normality. To that end we’ve got a gorgeous Czech pilsner, a hopped up hazy and – checks notes – a pineapple imperial slushie sour. Well, two out of three ain't bad... I’m always excited to see breweries take on a Czech pilsner. With more malt than a German and less hop than an Italian, a Czech style for me is the… Read more
Style
Czech Pils, Hazy IPA & Slushy Sour
ABV
5.5% & 6.1% & 8.5%

One Drop Imperial, Double & Smoothie Sours

Published April 8, 2022
Trying to keep abreast of everything Botany superstars One Drop are doing is an exercise in futility. Take your eyes off them for a couple of days and BAM!, "Here’s another eight new beers plus a new type of hopping technology we invented." There’s no other way to say this. The four beers I’m about to talk about are obscene. Practically everything single aspect of each beer is a full-scale assault on several senses at once. Take any one of these beers and send it through a wormhole… Read more
Style
Imperial, Double & Smoothie Sours
ABV
7.7% & 8.3% & 8.4% & 7.8%

One Drop Clean Fusion Hazy IPAs

Published March 29, 2022
Brewers, as a whole, are always looking for ways to make better beer. In the craft beer world of the early 2020s, much of these efforts are being targeted at ways of making hoppier beers not just better but hoppier too, with Sydney brewery One Drop among those looking to push things forward. They're calling their efforts in this area Clean Fusion, which you can read about in our interview with head brewer Nick Calder-Scholes here. Equally, you might just like to let your palate do the judging, something… Read more
Style
Hazy IPAs
ABV
7.2% & 8.3% & 6.9% & 7.4%

One Drop December '21 Triple Drop

Published December 3, 2021
It ain’t easy keeping up with One Drop's releases. But dammit, we’re always keen to give it a shot. It’s been over a year since One Drop’s first Double Take release, and after five variants they haven’t gotten any more sensible. Double Take Strawberry has a ridiculous 420 grams of fruit per litre of beer, which apparently works out as 15 strawberries per can. This vibrant hot pink liquid with a candy pink head smells like you’ve just cracked open a punnet of fresh strawberries. Sourness… Read more
Style
Imperial Fruit Sour, Hazy IPA & Raspberry Sherbet Sour
ABV
10.1% & 5.8% & 9.8%

One Drop November Quartet ft The Garden & Funky Fluid

Published November 26, 2021
I’ve got a riddle for you. You drink three Aussie collabs with European brewers, three nutso fruited sours, three beers eight percent ABV or higher… and yet you’ve only consumed four beers in total. How? Answer: They’re One Drop beers. Head brewer Nick was brewing at The Garden in Croatia when One Drop headhunted him. But The Garden have no hard feelings; in fact, they have such a soft spot for their first brewer that he was one of the people they sought to collaborate with when it came time… Read more
Style
Imperial Gose, Triple Hazy IPA, Imperial Gelato Sour & Imperial Smoothie Sour
ABV
7.2% & 10.1% & 8.0% & 8.3%

One Drop Luponus Maximus

Published November 12, 2021
Necessity breeds innovation. Dry-hopping rates have soared over the past few years, and certain beer styles are trending to require such high amounts of hop character that brewers need hop technologies that can deliver that character without unpleasant side effects. Lupomax hop pellets, which contain concentrated lupulin with less vegetation, are one such technology. And to celebrate the innovation, Hop Products Australia are joining hands with Beer Cartel to sing the praises of Lupomax via a mixed… Read more
Style
Hazy Low ABV IPA
ABV
2.9%

One Drop FUUUUU & Hearty (with Deep Creek)

Published November 5, 2021
One Drop have collaborated with local tattoo artists Lighthouse Tattoo a few times now. For FUUUUU Hazy IPA, they've returned to the skilful work of Ryan Ussher for the can art (see Oni Citrus IPA for a previous example); his specialty is “bold, distinctive custom Japanese and neo-traditional”, with his pieces always displaying his uniquely gritty style. While his ink is more often splayed across someone’s back than someone’s beer can, we’re glad to see another One Drop tinnie exhibiting… Read more
Style
Hazy IPA & DDH DIPA
ABV
6.5% & 8.7%

One Drop Brewing VOID

Published October 29, 2021
My door, upon one Halloween, Was forced ajar by hand unseen. No doorbell rang, there were no knocks, But on the step there lay a box. The questions start: “From whence it came? (The sender did not print their name.) Is it for me? Who left it there? What mystery does this vessel bear?” I lift the box’s lid, and lo, There is a beer I do not know. Dressed in a can of dark design, All black and red and artwork fine. The label does not tell the style; Its sly intentions must be vile. Just six… Read more
Style
Who knows?
ABV
6.66%

One Drop Liquid Lactose Nitro Milkshake Ale

Published March 19, 2021
Look. I don’t want to be one of those “hurrrr this doesn’t taste like beer hurrrr” people, but… this doesn’t taste like beer. Hurrrr. In fact, I’m not convinced that it is beer. It looks like beer – nice golden body with a creamy white head. And, apparently, it’s made with beer ingredients. But I can’t taste hop or malt or yeast characters. Not one iota. No bitterness. No fruit or resin or toffee or caramel or banana or spice. What I believe has happened is that at some point,… Read more
Style
Nitro Milkshake Ale
ABV
8.5%

One Drop Brewing Fresh Off The Boat

Published March 12, 2021
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know. To this end, One Drop partnered with Yakima Chief Hops to get their hands on fresh hops landing in Australia from the latest crop from the USA’s West Coast. While One Drop puts out hazies abundant in both number and opacity, head brewer Nick is partial to West Coast IPAs, and so has jammed all the fresh Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Idaho 7 and Cascade hops he could wrangle from Yakima into a bright and beautiful IPA. When I poured Fresh Off The… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
6.9%
Stockists

One Drop Brewery

Plus many more listed here

One Drop Brewing Peach & Elderflower, Feijoa & Manuka Flower & Blueberry & Lavender

Published December 30, 2020
One Drop have been known for their fruit sours since they opened, but now they’ve started their Fruit & Flower series of sours to get bees puckering their lips as well.† The first is Peach & Elderflower, and it doesn’t waste any time introducing you to what's in store. There’s a pungent hit of funk on the nose with the peach, but then the first sip is all juicy, tart peach with the lightest floral whisper in the distance – no funk here. The flavours cling to all parts of your tongue,… Read more
Style
Fruit & Flower Sours
ABV
3.5% & 6.1% & 5.5%

One Drop West Coast IPA & Liquid Citra IPA & Oni Citrus IPA & DDH Oat Cream DIPA

Published December 24, 2020
I is for Intricate, because of the art That sets Venom West Coast IPA apart. A tattoo artist drew a great snake With fangs that’ll give your nerves a shake. The beer in the can is thick and bitter – 120 IBU makes it a hard hitter. With resin and hefty malt coating your teeth, You can bite back and crush this snake underneath. P is for passion, for passionfruit sweet Is what Liquid Citra makes me want to eat. Caramel malts and lemon to boot Accompany that juicy passionfruit. The bitterness… Read more
Style
IPA Variants
ABV
7.1% & 6.9% & 7.1% & 6.8%

One Drop Brewing Harvest & Vintage 2020 & Cabernet Funk 2020

Published October 13, 2020
You know what’s infuriating? When people can do something really well and then they just have a crack at doing another thing and it turns out they’re really good at that too. It’s like: “Oh yeah, I know the punters are champing at the bit for our IPAs and sours, might just give some mixed ferments a go and see what happens?” How bloody dare you, One Drop? Where do you get off? It’s like, we’re all out here doing our best just trying to play the part of Jim Kurring in Magnolia, and One… Read more
Style
Beer-Wine Hybrids
ABV
7.0% & 9.5%

One Drop Brewing Strawberries Milkshake IPA & Cream & Twisted Fate IIPA

Published August 7, 2020
One Drop brewed Strawberries & Cream Milkshake IPA as their GABS beer for 2020 (with whatever disclaimers need to come along with that in these times), and it certainly nails the brief. Inhale deeply and let this beer fill your nose with a perfect facsimile of the aroma of strawberries and cream (I am of course talking about the lollies, as opposed to the quaint dessert eaten by farming families in books set in the English countryside. And by hobbits). In this novelty beer, One Drop have taken… Read more
Style
Milkshake IPA & IIPA
ABV
6.2% & 8.0%

One Drop Brewing Watermelon & Rose Sour & Lemondrop Double IPA

Published August 7, 2020
It’s difficult to describe the smell of rose. It seems to permeate the air like nothing else, and reach further into the olfactory system than other aromas. In this Watermelon & Rose Sour, it goes further still by inviting the more acute aroma of watermelon to join forces. The two scents entwine like tangled ivy, and the floral and the fruity combination is seductive. I kind of want to ask it out on a date – maybe dinner at a fancy restaurant. Don’t tell my wife. In the mouth, the watermelon… Read more
Style
Fruit Sour & Double IPA
ABV
6.8 & 7.6%

One Drop Brewing Double Take Double Blueberry Imperial Sour & Blueberry & Choc Muffin Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout

Published June 19, 2020
When it comes to breweries sharing their message with the people, traditional marketing will probably always have its place. But ask any brewery owner and they'll tell you about the immense value of their loyal followers - their "tribe" - when it comes to building a reputation. One Drop have been winning loyal followers left, right and centre, so for the social media launch of these two beers, they called on their tribe to do the heavy lifting. The brewery itself posted only a hashtag -… Read more
Style
Imperial Fruit Sour & Imperial Pastry Stout
ABV
10.8% & 10.9%

One Drop Brewing Peach Sour & Tropical Smoothie Sour

Published May 15, 2020
One Drop have a habit of releasing two beers around the same time that are in the same or similar categories, but are quite different. It’s like a game of spot the difference, where we all get to compare and contrast the two. And a fun little game it is. The Peach Sour is another of their 200 grams of fruit per litre sours, and you can tell it’s packed full of fruit even before you take your first sip; it looks like peach syrup out of the can. There’s a concentrated sweetness on the nose, more… Read more
Style
Fruit Sours
ABV
4.9% & 5.5%

One Drop Brewing The Hop King & Stratascope

Published May 13, 2020
Apparently, all it took to make us all simultaneously watch a documentary about an eccentric mullet-wearing, gun-toting, tiger-owning, alleged murderer was a global pandemic. Who’d have known? Now, what will it take to make you all simultaneously try this beer? Right from the start, The Hop King hits you with piney notes of a classic West Coast IPA: fresh and earthy and resiny, rounded out with an edge of citrus. It’s like you’re strolling through a pine plantation, the needles thick under… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA & DDH NEIPA
ABV
6.2% & 6.6%

One Drop Brewing Big Bad Wolf

Published April 21, 2020
When One Drop were ready to release a dark beer in cans, they decided not to take it slow - The Big Bad Wolf is labelled as a Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout. In case that's a run of words that has you scratching your head, the term "pastry stout" is more of a catch-all category for sweet dessert stouts than a style per se; sorry if you were expecting a croissant in a can. But there’s nothing here that will disappoint you. At 10 percent ABV, Big Bad Wolf could have been a dangerous monster,… Read more
Style
Nitro Imperial Pastry Stout
ABV
10.0%

One Drop Brewing Dark Cherry Imperial Sour

Published April 6, 2020
It’s only April and already 2020 has thrown a whole lot at things at us we all rather it hadn’t, thank you very much. But in the pursuit of endless optimism, I’m going to suggest something I'm grateful for in 2020 - the rise of imperial sours. This isn’t the first time I've waxed lyrical about them, and I hope it won't be the last. The latest one to cross my path is One Drop’s Dark Cherry Imperial Sour, and I found myself raving about it to everyone who would listen (in lockdown, this included… Read more
Style
Imperial Fruit Sour
ABV
7.5%

One Drop Brewing Hazy IPA & Castaway IPA

Published April 3, 2020
Late last year, One Drop released a New World IPA, and described it as being "brewed like a West Coast but hopped like an East Coast”. But, in the interest of doing isolation well, they’ve now separated the West Coast from the East Coast, making two beers from the one. Their Hazy IPA is bursting with summer fruit hop notes, boasting pineapple, mango and stonefruit on the nose. But it’s the texture from the wheat and oats that really amps this one up - it’s like drinking a blanket fort… Read more
Style
Hazy IPA & West Coast IPA
ABV
7.2% & 6.0%

One Drop Brewing Passionfruit Sour

Published February 28, 2020
I like passionfruit, but my dad loves passionfruit. So, at my childhood home in the suburbs of Brisbane, he’d grow passionfruit vines on all of the low chain link fences bordering our backyard and, in season, those thickly woven vines would bear passionfruit by the hundreds. Some we’d pick, while others would wait and wrinkle and plop onto the ground, ripe and ready to eat. We’d cut open the cardboardy shell of those suckers and the potent tang would hit our noses straight away. Even though… Read more
Style
Fruit Sour
ABV
5.9%

One Drop Brewing Mango Milkshake IPA

Published January 31, 2020
Some breweries add a little lactose to a hazy IPA and call it a milkshake IPA. One Drop takes it to a whole new level. If you tasted their Kellogg’s Cornflakes Milkshake IPA (are we still allowed to say “cornflakes” and “IPA” in the same sentence?) and enjoyed it, don’t bother reading the following description. Just get this beer. If you didn’t try the collab with The Cereal That Shall Not Be Named (Anymore), then come to this beer expecting face-thwacking creamy fruitiness. In the… Read more
Style
Mango Milkshake IPA
ABV
6.5%

One Drop Brewing 5 Brett Saison

Published January 29, 2020
One Drop Brewing add flavour ingredients to their beers with a generous hand. Making an IPA? Don’t be shy with the hops. Making a fruit beer? Pack it in tight. Making a Brett saison? Hmmm better use five strains of Brettanomyces. Let’s get some real flavour happening here. Having said that, don’t take my flippant tone to mean there’s anything clumsy about their approach to the 5 Brett Saison. The first of One Drop’s Limited Cellar Series takes the brewery’s carefully crafted Saison and… Read more
Style
Brett Saison
ABV
8.2%

One Drop Brewing Strawberry Honeydew Sour & Guava White Grape Gose & New World IPA

Published November 28, 2019
One Drop and their fruit sours. Wowsers. It turns out when you put in almost 200g of fruit per litre of beer, it has a serious impact... In terms of colour, the Strawberry Honeydew Sour presents a light copper orange, just a shade darker than apple juice, but with a hint of pink to set it apart; while that may sound like an unrealistically complicated colour, the metallic strip on the can captures it perfectly. But it’s the aroma that’ll really blow you away - sweet and potent, like strawberry… Read more
Style
Fruit Sours & IPA
ABV
6.2% / 5.7% / 6.5%
Stockists

One Drop Brewery

Steve’s Cool Booze

No. 5 Restaurant and Bar Alexandria

Bourke St Wine Shop

Liquor Emporium Alexandria

Liquor Emporium St Peters

Bar Luca

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One Drop Kellogg's Cornflakes Nitro Milkshake IPA

Published September 28, 2019
This is One Drop’s first IPA in a can, and first nitro beer in a can - significant milestones for a young brewery. It’s also their first collab - and what a collab! One Drop teamed up with Kellogg’s, who are also based in Botany, to make a beer loaded with cornflakes. According to Bruno Madonna, director of research and technology at Kellogg: “We’ve always had a love of combining innovation with great tasting product at Kellogg. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes has been a catalyst to many amazing… Read more
Style
Nitro Milkshake IPA
ABV
6.4%
Stockists

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One Drop Brewing Blueberry Sour

Published September 24, 2019
Almost immediately after opening, One Drop sent off some of their first batches of beer to be judged at the Australian International Beer Awards… and scored a clutch of gold medals for their troubles. They were the only Australian brewery to win a gold medal in the Fruit Beer category, for their limited release Blueberry Sour. Of course, that batch didn’t last long - can you blame anyone? - so One Drop has done us all a favour by brewing it again. It sits in the glass a deep crimson tinged with… Read more
Style
Blueberry Sour
ABV
5.5%

One Drop Brewing Saison

Published September 3, 2019
Sometimes when specialty ingredients are added to a beer, it creates an entirely new flavour profile. At other times, the new ingredients seem to latch onto and bolster the existing flavours. One Drop’s Saison is the latter. A seven grain malt bill that includes rolled oats, wheat, and maize already sets this up with the potential to be a complex and flavourful beer. The use of Belle Saison yeast can be expected to bring spicy character to the finished product, and the Jarrylo hops might add a… Read more
Style
Saison
ABV
7.3%

One Drop Brewing Pilsner

The One Drop team sees their taproom as an opportunity to not only satiate their customers, but also to educate them. To this end, Nick the brewer tries make sure there’s always a second lager on tap (alongside the Botany Bay Lager) to give punters options. And anyone serving at the bar is happy to explain what those options are like. If someone asked about lagers, the bartender might explain that, as well as the core range lager, there’s a German inspired Pilsner available at the moment. That… Read more
Style
Pilsner
ABV
4.7%

One Drop Brewing Juicy & Enigma IPAs

Since opening its doors at the start of 2019, the One Drop taproom has been rotating through IPAs of different styles and with different hop varieties. They’re ostensibly experimenting to help them decide what kind of IPA they’d like to introduce to their core range, and asking for customer feedback to see what their locals enjoy. But it looks an awful lot like they’re just having fun making and drinking different IPAs. One of the two IPAs pouring when The Crafty Pint called in during winter… Read more
Style
IPAs
ABV
Both 6.9%

One Drop Brewing Apricot Sour & Redcurrant, Raspberry & Rosella Sour

When you approach a beer called Apricot Sour, you expect certain things. When you hear that the brewer used 220g of house-made apricot puree per litre of beer, those expectations get boosted. Intense aromas matching those of an orchard at fruit picking time. Cloudy appearance, almost opaque, with a deep orange heart. Nectar-like consistency, squeezing through your teeth with thick apricot sweetness. A tempered sourness balancing the flavours, and ensuring they hit every corner of your palate. Expectations… Read more
Style
Fruit Sours
ABV
6.1% & 5.9%

One Drop Brewing Grisette

When your flagship beer is designed to be super easy-drinking and sessionable, it’s a bold move to out-sessionable it with a rarely seen style that’s even easier to drink than the house lager. But that doesn’t seem to bother One Drop. The Grisette is one of the palest beers you’ll see, looking and smelling similar to a lime soda, though with a fluffy head sitting on top. Its spritzy nature stimulates the tongue; those dancing bubbles enliven the taste buds to embrace the delicate fruity flavours… Read more
Style
Grisette
ABV
3.1%