Year-Round Beers

Pale Ale

We have a mate Nick who isn’t much of a fan of most of our beers. When Nick wants a beer, he wants a beer to drink, not a beer to swirl and sniff. Nick doesn’t really care how many IBU’s are in his beer. Nick couldn’t care less about the type of malts, or hops in it.

We kind of get that.

We believe there’s a beer for all occasions. We don’t always need added coffee, jasmine, hibiscus, oak, jalapeno & jolokia chillies to enjoy a beer. Sometimes we just want a good old-fashioned drinking beer that we can drink while enjoying good times with mates like Nick.

This one’s for the Nicks, & those times that you just want a no nonsense Pale Ale.

Drink up & enjoy.


This pale, aromatic ale doesn’t fit squarely into any style guidelines. It’s just something we like to brew and drink. A light malt base combined with oats gives it a pale colour and pleasing body. Bucket loads of Kiwi, US and Australian hops burst out of the glass with notes of tropical fruit, freshly bruised citrus and notes of white grapes. Modestly bitter, the finish is full, refreshing and crisp.

Malts: Australian pale, British pale ale, & rolled oats
Hops: Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Dr Rudi, & Galaxy
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 49

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Seasonally Adjusted Beers

Shenanigans brews seasonal batches to suit the climate throughout the year. In general we brew one for each of Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring, but if we think of a new season, then we will probably brew one for that too.


Summer Release 2017-2018

ISG is a refreshing, sessionable, farmhouse style ale loaded up with bold aromatic hops. A highly drinkable hoppy ale with a subdued Belgian yeast character.

Malts: Australian pale, British pale ale, wheat, & flaked wheat
Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Riwaka, & Simcoe
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 28

Flight Path (Dunkeled Edition)

Winter Release 2017

Flight Path is usually a hoppy red ale infused with Flight Path, Double Roasters’ house coffee blend… but not this year.

This year we couldn’t decide if we would re brew Flight Path or Malt Assault for our winter release. After a lot of thought we decided to brew both… in the same tank.

This is a big brown malty lager with a late hit of American hops, & finished with cold drip coffee made from Flight Path coffee blend by Marrickville’s finest, Double Roasters.

It’s a Malt Assault on the Flight Path.

Malts: Munich, Oats, Chocolate, & Crystal
Hops: Topaz, Columbus, & Azacca
Other: Flight Path coffee supplied by Double Roasters
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 24

Hoppy Gonzales

Autumn Release 2017

Hoppy Gonzales is a hoppy American ale with bucket loads of fresh jalapeños added at three stages during the brewing process. Some in the mash, at the end of the boil and then roasted jalapeños were added to the fermenter along with the dry hop. It pours a deep copper to amber in colour with aromas of fresh peppers and herbal, citrusy US hops. On the palate the jalapeños team up with the hops for a herbaceous character that’s warm, but never too hot, while the malt helps temper things nicely.

Malts: Australian pale ale, German Vienna, Wheat, & Caramunich
Hops: Columbus, & Mosaic
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 54

Gone Troppo

Gone Troppo

Summer Release 2016/2017

A big, fruity American west coast style IPA with guava and passionfruit, Gone Troppo is our new summer seasonal for summer 16/17. The combination of US and Aussie hops (Mosaic, Bravo and Topaz) and a light malt base give this beer an assertive bitterness with up-front citrus, pine and tropical fruit flavour and aroma and a dry finish. Real guava and passionfruit was added towards the end of fermentation to add a zesty and bright fruit flavour that combines with the hops to make a refreshing finish, perfect for the warm summer days to come.

Malts: Australian pale ale, German Munich, wheat and Caraamber
Hops: Mosaic, Bravo and Topaz
Other: Guava and passion fruit
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 56

Red Sky

Spring Release 2016

An American style IPA infused with jasmine and hibiscus flowers. Australian and US hops give this beer a citrus and passionfruit foundation which is built on by the exotic, floral aroma and flavour of jasmine flowers. The hibiscus flowers give the beer a subtle shade of red and a slightly tart and refreshing finish.

Malts: Australian pale ale, German Munich, & Carared
Hops: Centennial, & Galaxy
Other: Jasmine & Hibiscus flowers
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 50

Malt Assault

Winter Release 2016

Sick of being blown away by hop bombs? Fight back with a Malt Assault! Our Winter release is a hybrid of two classic German beer styles, Dunkel and Altbier. We’ve used a mixture of light and dark Munich malts, plus a touch of oak smoked wheat, to create an amber coloured ale with a huge malt profile. We threw in a small amount of Australian hops, just to add some of herbal spice, but this beer is all about the malt. Rich, smooth and with very low bitterness, Malt Assault will have the most impact when enjoyed in cool weather.

Malts: German Munich I & II, Oak smoked wheal malt, Redback, & Shepherds Delight
Hops: Helga
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 28

Flight Path

Autumn Release 2016

Flight Path Ale is a hoppy red ale infused with Flight Path, Double Roasters’ house coffee blend. A combination of 5 different malts provides a solid, refined, malt base for the stone fruit, berry, citrus and passionfruit notes from the Australian and US hops. The coffee is added in two infusions late in the fermentation and lends the beer light fruit, hazelnut and caramel notes that meld seamlessly with the hops & malt.

Malts: Australian pale ale, German Munich, Carared, Redback, oats & pale chocolate
Hops: Mosaic, & Galaxy
Other: Flight Path coffee supplied by Double Roasters
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 45


Summer Release 2015-2016

Our Grisette is a dry, refreshing, sessionable, farmhouse style ale. Inspired by easy drinking Belgian Saisons, we utilise oats and rye for a slightly rustic edge, backed up with a firm bitterness from new world hops. We ferment it cool with a Belgian yeast strain and dry hop with two hop varieties for a subtle, spicy, tropical fruit aroma. The result is a highly drinkable ale with unique character.

Malts: Australian pilsner, British pale ale, flaked rye, & rolled oats
Hops: varies from batch to batch
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 30

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Stunt Beer Program

Both drinking & brewing the same beers can get a bit boring. Our Stunt Beer Program helps fight that boredom by providing us an outlet to trial new ingredients, & new recipe ideas. These beers are brewed as one-off releases for you to drink, enjoy, & move on to the next beer.


This recipe started out as a nod to the Belgian Wit style, to which we added a shenanigans twist in the form of mandarin zest, jasmine flowers, saison yeast & some brettanomyces funk.
Expect bright clean flavours of citrus with a funky floral twist.
Drink from a stemmed tulip glass, paired with a fancy cheese plate and an extended pinky.

Malts: Gladfield German Pilsner, Wheat, Rolled Oats
Hops: Enigma, Riwaka
ABV: 7.1%
IBU: 28
Other: Mandarin Zest, Coriander Seed, Jasmine, Chamomile Flowers & 5 strains of Brettanomyces

Flower Power

Flower Power is a light, kettle soured wheat ale with 6 types of flowers steeped at the end of the boil. Delicate floral aromas and a deft touch of sourness. Refreshing! Brewed for GABS 2017.

Malts: Australian pale, Vienna, wheat, & acidulated
Hops: Topaz
Flowers: jasmine, chamomile, rose, marigold, hibiscus, & lavender
ABV: 3.5%
IBU: 5

Grisette Superieur

In celebration of our first three years of brewing, this farmhouse style ale was brewed with single origin malts (sourced through Voyager Craft Malts), Australian Galaxy and French Barbe Rouge hops, French saison yeast, & finished at packaging with a blend of brettanomyces yeast strains.
This a dry, refreshing ale, with notes of pineapple, lemon, & brett funk. Designed to be drunk fresh or cellared as the flavour profile will continue to develop in the bottle.

Malts: Voyager Atlas (La Trobe variety grown by Jamie Kite at ‘Bougong’ – Binya), Voyager Veloria (Schooner variety grown by Ken Whytcross at ‘Thyrella’ – Barellan), & Voyager Red Winter Wheat (Janz variety grown by Ken Whytcross at ‘Thyrella’ – Barellan)
Hops: Topaz, Galaxy, & Barbe Rouge
ABV: 7.1%
IBU: 34
Other: a select blend of Brettanomyces strains

Death By Hibiscus

Each year we brew a special, small batch for Sydney Craft Beer Week. 2016 is no exception… announcing Death By Hibiscus, a saison with insane amounts of Hibiscus and a late spiking of Mandarin zest.
Death by Hibiscus has a crazy 20 grams of Hibiscus flowers per litre of beer, that’s a whole kilo of Hibiscus per keg!

The beer is a vibrant blood red, with a pink head.

Malts: NZ Pilsner, NZ Biscuit, & Wheat
Hops: Topaz
Other: Hibiscus flowers, Mandarin zest
ABV: 6%
IBU: 26


For our 2016 GABS Festival Beer we took a big rich Oatmeal Stout & aged it on bourbon soaked Oak chips, cacao nibs, & a few kilos of single origin Guatemalan coffee beans roasted by our friends at Double Roasters. It was tasting good… so good that we decided to sabotage it the Chocolate Jolokia Ghost Chilli.

Malts: Australian ale, flaked oats, crystal, Victory malt, pale chocolate, & roast barley
Hops: Topaz
Other: organic coconut sugar, bourbon soaked Oak chips, cacao nibs, Double Roasters single origin Guatemalan coffee beans, chocolate Jolokia ghost chilli’s
ABV: 7.1%
IBU: 25

White Sky

Somewhat of a companion beer to Red Sky, White Sky is an amped up witbier (Belgian white ale) infused with jasmine and chamomile flowers, as well as the classic witbier botanicals of coriander and sweet orange peel and then dry hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic hops.

Malts: Australian pilsner, German wheat, rolled wheat, rolled oats & acidulated malt
Hops: Mosaic & Galaxy
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 45

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In The Bottle

You can generally find our bottled product in the following venues for your take away enjoyment

Annandale Cellars
Ashfield Mall Cellars
Barny’s Fine Wines and Ales, Rosebery
Beer Cartel, Artarmon
Bondi Beach Cellars
Boozebud Live (online)
Bucket Boys (online)
Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd, Camperdown
Camperdown Cellars Leichhardt, Leichhardt
Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
Craft Beer Hunter (online)
Craft Beer Market (online)
Crafty Brew (online)
Cutty Cellars, Crows Nest
Glenbrook Liquor,
Harris Farm, Drummoyne
Liquor Emporium, St Peters
Marlborough Hotel (Newtown Growler Depot)
The Oak Barrel, Sydney
Oldfield Cellars, Gosford
Platinum Liquor, Bellevue Hill
Platinum Liquor, Nth Strathfield
Quakers Hill Cellars
Stanmore Cellars
Steve’s Cool Booze, Kingsford
Toxteth Hotel (Glebe Wine Shop)
Unity Hall Hotel (Balmain Wine Shop)
Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay
Vic Hotel (Enmore Wine Shop)

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On Tap

You may be able to find our beers flowing at the following fine venues from time to time:

3 Weeds Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
Annandale Hotel, NSW
Archie Rose Distilling Co, Rosebery, NSW
The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks , NSW
Bankstown Sports, NSW
The Baxter Inn, Sydney, NSW
Beer Deluxe Sydney, NSW
Bitter Phew, Darlinghurst, NSW
Blacksheep, Newtown, NSW
The Blind Monk, NSW
Bondi Bowling Club, NSW
Botany View Hotel, Newtown, NSW
Butter Sydney, Surry Hills, NSW
Cammeray Craft, NSW
Coogee Bay Hotel, NSW
Dove and Olive, Surry Hills, NSW
The Durham Castle Arms, Kingston, ACT
The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Enmore, NSW
The Duke of Gloucester Hotel, Randwick, NSW
Empire Hotel, Annandale, NSW
Flat Rock Brew Cafe, Naremburn, NSW
Forest Lodge Hotel, NSW
Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice, Sydney, NSW
Gasoline Pony, Marrickville, NSW
Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe, Newcastle, NSW
Harts Pub, The Rocks, NSW
The Henson, Marrickville, NSW
Hive Bar, Erskinville, NSW
Hotel Sweeney’s, Sydney, NSW
Keg & Brew, Surry Hills, NSW
Kingston Public Bar & Kitchen, Newtown, NSW
Lazy Bones, Marrickville, NSW
The Little Guy, Glebe, NSW
The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst, NSW
Lord Raglan, Alexandria, NSW
Mullenlowe Profero, Surry Hills, NSW
The Noble Hops, Redfern, NSW
Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, NSW
The Pot Belly, Belconnen, ACT
Pourhouse, Maitland, NSW
Pumphouse, Darling Harbour, NSW
Quarrymans Hotel, Pyrmont, NSW
Robin Hood Hotel, Waverly, NSW
SG Bar, Sydney, NSW
Station Bar & Woodfired Pizza, Katoomba, NSW
Staves Brewery, Glebe, NSW
Sydney Rowing Club, Abbostford, NSW
The Thievery, Glebe, NSW
Titus Jones, Marrickville, NSW
Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Bank Hotel, Newtown, NSW
Union Hotel Newtown, NSW
Wayward Brewing Co., Camperdown, NSW
The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
The White Horse, Surry Hills, NSW
Yang & Co, Castlecrag, NSW
Yullis, Surry Hills, NSW
Windsor RSL, NSW

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We are beer makers, not swag makers. We may one day get a bit more organised & on top of the promotional gear, but for now you can organise to have our logo printed up to order on t-shirts, tea cups, and other weird shit at redbubble – please show your support because the money goes towards our underpaid designer and when he has money he doesn’t drink all our beer.

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About Us

Founded in 2014 by Sam & Dan, Shenanigans Brewing is an experimental and creative brewing company formed for the purpose of sharing our enjoyment of high quality well-made beers.

We aim to craft unique, flavorful, quality beers to satisfy drinkers with inquisitive minds and discerning tongues.

We currently gypsy brew in small batches at various breweries around Sydney Australia, and distribute to most of New South Wales and Canberra.

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Current photo by: @kiwimark73