One Drop Brewing
Husband and wife Meg Barbic and Clay Grant are long-time Botany locals. So when they sold their house to finance One Drop Brewing, they wanted to make sure they stayed in the area. After finding the ideal space in a former paper warehouse, One Drop Brewing was born.
It’s a light-filled black-and-white space with roller doors that wind up to let the outside in. There are banana trees and a beer garden with festooned lights. A DJ regularly plays a soundtrack of chilled reggae, soulful dub tunes and Pacific and Caribbean sounds.
There are eight rotating beers on tap, including the flagship Botany Bay Lager; a refreshing crisp ale; and pilsner, XPA, IPA and a west-coast pale ale. For those looking to go a bit off-road, head brewer Nick Calder-Scholes' focus on experimenting with fruit-based sour beer always yields interesting results. Past flavours have included mango and lime, blueberry, and watermelon and cucumber.
For takeaway there are tinnies of lager and XPA from the taproom. Otherwise, grab a growler from $30. There’s a basic wine list for those who aren’t keen for beer but still want to enjoy the venue. Food trucks swing by often, especially on Sundays. Regulars include Happy as Larry, Burger Head, Wholly Schnit and Agape Organic.