Beer, glorious beer! Owner Kieran Hennessy, along with partner Shayne Dixon, has built a one stop shop for all your beer needs. While BeerMash mostly focus on take-home ‘growlers’ and ‘squealers’ (different sizes of refillable bottles) they also have a license, meaning you can take up some real estate at the bar and sample a newest craft beer while you wait for your order to be filled.
The walls are covered, literally covered, with different beers for sale, as well as a selection of spirits for those who aren’t too partial to a pale ale. The stock is always being updated and the knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you pick the perfect beer for whatever occaison. But the star attraction of this Collingwood favourite is the yellow tiled wall adorned with 20 sparkling beer taps. Written on the tiles next to each tap you’ll see the name of which brews are on offer, with craft beers usually taking up at least 12 of the taps, while the remainder are saved for cold-brew coffee, kombucha, cider or maybe even a wine or two.
Even though its doors lead out onto the busy Smith Street, the exposed brick walls and large rafters running along the roof give the space a sense of calm and seclusion, making it the perfect place to sit with a new favourite beer in hand and watch the world rush past.