Swinging Door Special – Preservative free shiraz

Our latest wine special is from Harkham Winery and is their 09 Aziza’s Preservative Free Shiraz. We’ve been wanting to get a good quality, locally made wine that contains no preservatives and is thus, allergen free for a long time, and here it is! The wine is beautifully bottled with a wax seal which adds a little fun! It definitely needs a few minutes when the wine is first opened to get itself right, but once it does it shows good tannins and a lovely balance.

4 Pines Dunkelweisen now tapped

Soooooo tap beer news is this: we’ve decided to dedicate one beer tap to a Seasonal Ale. All this means is that we now have an excuse to change one tap really regularly and hopefully make these changes in line with the seasons.
Our first bash at it is the 4 Pines Dunkelweisen which is a dark, wheat beer (Dunkel = Dark, weisen = wheat). The crew at 4 Pines in Manly (great guys with a venue that is definitely worth checking out if you’re over that way) have done a pretty top notch job with this brew. It’s beautifully dark and cloudy with a rich malty flavour and a very soft bitterness. It’s definitely a beer for a cold and rainy winter night.

New Beers!!

We have now tapped the Stone and Wood Pale Lager from Byron Bay and it is tasting fantastic. It’s just a beautifully balanced beer with enough complexity to keep the beer geek interested. It has replaced the Greenstar Lager which is back on deck in longnecks.
Also in is the Red Oak Irish Red Ale which has come on in place of the Red Oak Bitter. The Irish has been a bit of a favourite amongst the staff since day one; it’s rich and malty and the perfect companion for a cold Sydney evening.

Closed Monday – ANZAC Day Public Holiday

We will be closed on Monday 26th April for the ANZAC Day Public Holiday. Hope this doesn’t put anyone out too much but we’ll be back on deck on Tuesday.

Swinging Door Specials

We have a new wine and beer special on offer at the moment. As with our previous specials, we have only ordered 12 bottles of wine and 2 cases of beer, so once they run out, it’s over.

The Beer
Brew Boys Maiden Ale is a toasty coloured amber ale from the fellas at Brew Boys in South Australia. The beer is quite sweet and malty when it first hits your mouth but then a late explosion of bitterness kicks in cleansing the palate nicely. The Maiden Ale is definitely a beer for autumn – comforting but not too indulgent.

The Wine
2008 Politini Vermentino from the King Valley in Victoria. This is my first experience of Vermentino and I’m a little surprised I haven’t heard more about it. It has a nice floral and inviting nose that gives you an expectation of a clean crisp wine. A drink tells a different story as it has a much richer flavour than expected but the finish is quite dry, leaving you ready for a little more.

Easter Trading Hours

We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will be open as usual from 9am on Easter Saturday until Midnight and from 9am on Easter Sunday until 10pm.
Enjoy your break!!

Swinging door beer and wine features

As you may or may not have noticed, our specials board is actually a swinging door that leads to back of house. Along with food specials, the door will now be featuring an interstate beer along with a wine to suit the season. We will only be placing one order for these products so the plan is for them to rotate pretty quickly.
We have just revceived our first delivery and both the beer and the wine chosen reflect our desire to hang onto summer just a little longer…

The Beer
Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale which I tried last night and was blown away. A steam ale is a beer that has had lager yeasts brewed at ale temperatures. The beer has a really nice balance meaning that just as the flavour is starting too grow, the hops kick in and cleanse your palate, leaving you feeling like you’ve had a beer with some depth but also refreshed.

The Wine
Taminick Cellars 1919 Series Alicante Rose – this wine is made from Alicante Bouchet grapes which actually have red flesh so the colour of the wine is not made from the juice sitting with the skins (which is the method used to colour roses). So strictly speaking is it a rose? In my eyes, who cares it’s all about how it drinks… Well, it’s a fantastic summer drop with an awesome balance of refreshing fruit combined with a nice crisp finish.

Acoustic Saturday Arvos

Surry Hills local Steve “Bones” Martin has been playing the Sydney scene for over 25 years. He’s now set up shop on the lounge at Yulli’s every Saturday Arvo from 2 pm playing a blend of dirty country and blues.

Hunter Ginger Beer is now on

Hey all, we’ve tapped the Hunter Ginger Beer, replacing the Hunter Kolsch. It is much more savoury than a lot of the Ginger Beers on the market. The ginger is very strong on the nose but when you drink it, the ginger flavour comes through quite late and leaves a really cleansing and dry finish. All in all, very refreshing and easy drinking!

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to all!! We are now back to trading as per usual – Mon-Wed from 5pm, Thurs & Fri from 11:30am and Sat & Sun from 9am.