Cupitt’s brewery and winery
Breweries. They’re popping up everywhere. And what a bonus it was to find Cupitt beers out on the western edge of Ulladulla.
We’d called in for lunch and a glass or two of Rosie Cupitt’s semillon –which she grows next to the restaurant and makes in the cellar underneath (with help from sons Wally and Tom).
The boys also make beer, which is served at the bar–patio area next to the restaurant – a marvelous place to drink ultra-fresh ale and enjoy views over the vineyards to the Budawangs and Burrill Lake.
The Cupitt’s write, “All our beers are single batch and brewed in a 300-litre microbrewery on the property…unpasteurised, unfiltered and preservative free”. They offer the beers on tap at the restaurant and bar and in take-away 2-litre, refillable “growlers”.
Cupitt India Pale Ale 400ml glass $10
Brothers Tom and Wally brew their full-bore IPA at the family winery-brewery-restaurant complex at Ulladulla. It’s available on tap and in take-away 2-litre “growlers” ($32, including $8 container deposit). This is a true west-coast IPA style, big on citrus hops aroma, intense, lingering bitterness and full, rich, round malt flavours.
Anchor Brewing Co Porter 355ml $6
What better end to a big walk on a cold, wet day than a warm, rich porter. The historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, serves San Francisco’s Anchor porter in its Old City Bank pub, alongside locally brewed beers. This is warm, buoyant, luxurious porter – each mouthful a juicy, malt joy.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2016
First published 23 and 24 February in goodfood.com.au and the Canberra Times