To celebrate the success of its Japanese Style Lager, 4 Pines Brewing Co has opened a six-month Izakaya pop-up, with an offering of Japanese food, beverages, and entertainment.  

Inspired by the Japanese Style Lager’s packaging and touch points of Shinjuku’s Golden Gai alleys, bars, and towering skyline, 4 Pines has transformed its downstairs Manly watering-hole, Block’s Bar, into an Izakaya bar.

The Izakaya pop-up, meaning ‘stay-drink-place’ will welcome a limited-edition menu to create a comfortable space for the tasty food and beverage offering. Punters are encouraged to head down to Block’s Bar for two hours of free gyoza on Thursday, July 6 from 6pm-8pm to check out and enjoy the space. 

4 Pines General Manager, Adam Dearing sais: “4 Pines was born in Manly, built around the local community and good beer.

“Brewpub was well received by the local community, and we were lucky enough to create our own along the way – which is why we are super excited to bring the same Izakaya feeling to our venue downstairs.”

The full menu, crafted by 4 Pines Executive Chief, Joji Shikama offers Sashimi Tartare, Pork Katsu, and Teriyaki Ribs, fused with Japanese Curries, Fried Chicken and Spicy Dalkin Slaw.

Shikama said: “Okonomiyaki, Sashimi Tartare and Yakitori Chicken are a must try paired with a crisp Japanese Style Lager.”

In addition the venue’s 12 taps will be pouring rotating 4 Pines Core and Limited Release beers, as well as the Brookvale Union favourites. There will also be an extended Sake, spirts and cocktail menu including the Yuzu Shikoku Slushy, available for just $15 on Saturday evenings.  

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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