Best known for its punchy American IPAs, Kicks Brewing opened its first taproom in a revamped Marrickville warehouse in 2023. A flagship venue had been part of the vision for head brewer Brendan Ibbett and wife Jess since founding the business three years earlier.
Jess, who is a designer, transformed the empty site into a breezy 40-seat venue with art deco lighting, blonde timber tables and plenty of plants. Brendan pulls beers from a minimalist bar decked in black and white tiles.
Expect 10 limited release beers on tap, with options varying from month to month. Brendan is big on hops and the bold American IPAs that got him into brewing in the first place. But he's just as passionate about experimenting with new ingredients, methods and flavours.
Punters can sample four beers on a tasting paddle or order by the glass. Past options have included Full Nelson, a West Coast IPA made with minimal malt and maximum tropical fruit notes; and Damnation, a winter-friendly American stout.
There’s no food on offer beyond bags of Proper Crisps, but guests can BYO or order in from nearby takeaway joints including Lox in a Box.
All beers are available to take away in Kicks’ sharply designed tinnies. Each can features original artwork by Jess. One of her favourites is Of Ill Repute, a West Coast IPA that features their dog Buddy, dressed as a bandanna-wearing Wild West sheriff.
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