The Goods Shed
The Goods Shed is in, well, a former goods shed. It’s a craft beer barn with a considered food menu that’s part of the Railway Junction complex of businesses.
The industrial heritage of the building has been not just retained but celebrated. The huge sliding doors of the original shed are still in place, diving the space in two. Old railway sleepers (recycled timber taken from railway lines) have here been repurposed and fashioned into outdoor furniture. Reclaimed wood dominates the interiors, too: the bar is entirely made from red gum sleepers.
The Goods Shed is all about showcasing small independent and usually local craft brewers. Of the 16 taps, nine are dedicated to core range brews – Bridge Road’s pale ale and Bentspoke’s acclaimed Crankshaft IPA, for example – while the rest consist of rotationals.
It’s also probably the only place outside the tiny mountain town of Mitta Mitta where you’ll find Mitta Mitta Brewing’s pale lager on tap (talk about commitment to supporting the underdogs). Complementing the tap beers are about 70 or so different craft beers in cans, so there’s no excuse to go thirsty. A healthy wine list full of locals and a solid cocktail menu will please non-beer drinkers.
While it’s known for beer, the food menu, by chef Alex Dawkins (ex-Rockpool, Quay and Rick Stein at Bannisters), should not be overlooked. Everything is made in-house from scratch. There’s everything from Wagyu beef burgers with maple and hickory bacon to chilli crab pasta.
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