Flat Rock Brew Cafe Henry Lawson Pale Ale

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

Released January 1st, 2014

Flat Rock’s house pale ale is named after the esteemed Australian poet, Henry Lawson, who lived in the area near the cafe some 100 years ago. Lawson was, apparently, rather prone to overindulgence. He would write poems, recite them in local pubs and, in return, be showered with drinks by grateful locals. On the downside, his regular punishment was refusal to be allowed back in the house, meaning he’d be forced to spent the night sleeping off his shame in a small cave in the Flat Rock gully.

Unlike Lawson the cave dweller, his eponymous beer manages to retain balance between what it ought to do and what it wants to do. Being a malty, American style pale ale means it’s got a slightly deeper colour than your average pale, while it also carries a touch more sweetness. Exclusive use of Cascade hops in the brew has given it a fairly light, but certainly noticeable, citrus aroma and contributes to a lingering bitterness and dryness. It’s a beer the Flat Rock team pitch as an introduction to the American Pale Ale style, enough to invite in those new to the style but also with enough character to keep the experienced drinker happy all night. We’re sure Henry Lawson would approve.

American Pale Ale
Flat Rock Brew Cafe

290 Willoughby Rd
NSW 2065

(02) 9460 6696
Regular events

-Meet the Brewer/Chef dinners -Monday night trivia -Beer & cheese nights
-Beer & whiskey nights
-Customised beer tastings
-Tap takeovers
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Open Hours

Mon to Wed: 5pm to 11pm Thur to Fri: 3pm to 11pm Sat: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm


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