4 Pines Brewing Co Launches Six-Month Japanese Izakaya Pop-Up

Drink, Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 11 July 2023

Inspired by Shinjuku’s Golden Gai bars and delicious eats.

Beer lovers, get ready to hold onto your drinks and mark your calendars for something exciting! The brewing champions at 4 Pines Brewing Co. are taking their craft to a whole new level of deliciousness by unveiling an incredible six-month Izakaya pop-up in Manly, with a Japanese Lager-inspired menu to match. The pop-up will also see a limited offering of beverages and entertainment.

The pop-up will be housed at Manly’s Block’s Bar, inspired by Shinjuku’s Golden Gai alleys, bars, and towering skyline. It will take “stay-drink-place” to a whole other level with a comfortable space, adorned with soft lanterns and booth seating for extra cosiness. It’s the perfect spot for catching up with friends and having a casual drink or two. 

4 Pines Brewing Co.’s Executive Chief, Joji Shikama, has created mouth-watering Japanese Lager-inspired dishes to compliment the brews. With over 20 years of experience and six years at 4 Pines Manly, Shikama has curated the Izakaya-style menu, to be shared between mates over a fresh beer or sake bottle. It’s a fusion of traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist — Sashimi Tartare, Pork Katsu, Teriyaki Ribs, and more take the spotlight on the menu, as well as a variety of Japanese Curries and Spicy Dalkin Slaw. 

As for drinks, there will be 12 taps rotating between 4 Pines Core and Limited Release Beers, as well as Brookvale Union favourites. If you’re not the biggest beer fan, there’ll also be a Sake, spirits and cocktail menu available, featuring delicious drinks like the Yuzu Shikoku Slushy. 

For those seeking entertainment before and after their meals, there’ll be monthly karaoke events running so you can sing your heart out to your favourite tunes. You’ll also be treated to rotating daily food specials that you can pair with a crisp Japanese Style Lager as well as special live events to be announced over the coming months.

The Japanese-inspired pop-up is here to stay until December, open from Wednesday to Sunday. For more information, visit their website here.

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