Black Lab Milk Stout

Black Lab Milk Stout

It's here again, and its tasting smoother than a labradors coat. Stout, our brewery dog, has sampled and we are pleased to say after his first sip, he was trying to roll himself in it. So we think that is a good sign.

If you can't wait to get your hands on this decant beer, loaded with chop-lickin amounts of malts and finished with lactose sugar, it will be available on Saturday from the brewery (at our third birthday celebrations). For those that can't make it, no worries, we've got you sorted. See below for your closest stockist - Black Lab will be hitting shelves from next week. Woof. 




Augusta Cellars

Avalon Chambers  

Balgowlah Porters

Beach Club Collaroy + on tap

Belrose Hotel

Bilgola Cellars

Bayfields liquor

Clareville Cellars

Collaroy Porters

Cromer Cellars 

Drip & Co

Fairlight Cellars

Harbord Beach Hotel

Ivanhoe Hotel Manly

Manly Bottler 

Newport Chambers

North Avalon Porters

North Curl Curl Cellars

Palm Beach Wine Co

Pittwater Cellars, Mona Vale

Skiff Club Manly

Sydney Wine Merchants Terrey Hills

Terry Hills Tavern

Warriewood IGA


Beer Cartel

Bonds Corner

Cutty Cellars Crows Nest

Hornsby Porters

Jims Cellars

Midway Cellars

Mosman Cellars

Porters Wahroonga

Wine Haven, Killarney Heights


Australian Wine Centre

Beer Deluxe on tap

Camperdown Cellars Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst Fine Wine

Local Taphouse on tap

Oak Barrel  

Prince Wine Store Zetland

Red Bottle, Central


Bondi Beach Cellars

Coogee Bay Hotel

Little Bay Cellars 

Paddington Fine Wine

Porters Maroubra 

Steves Cool Booze  

Unicorn Paddington on tap


Ashfield Mall Cellars

Annandale Cellars

Balmain Wine Store 

Bank Hotel on tap

Barnys Fine Wines and Ales

Camperdown Cellars

The Drink Hive

Glebe Liquor

The Henson

IGA Lilyfield

Liquor Emporium St Peters, Alexandria

Lock Stock and Bottle

Royal Albert Hotel on tap

Strand Cellars

Union Hotel 

Wild Rover


Cutty Cellars Bankstown

Platinum Liquor, Concord

The Winston Hotel Bottlemart


Bottle O'Briens Cronulla

Charlies Liquor Panania

Loftus Cellars

Lugarno Cellars

Porters Liquor Bexley

Rocksia Hotel


Blaxland Chambers

Carrington Cellars & Deli

D'Vine Cellars Wentworth Falls

Emu Plains Chambers

Glenbrook Liquor Store

Lapstone Hotel

Leura Cellars

Springwood Chambers

Winmalee Chambers


Cellarbrations at Warilla

Premium Liquor Helenburgh

Ryans Hotel Thirroul

Thirroul Cellars


Bottle-O Lambton

Georgetown Cellars  

Grainstore on tap

Happy Wombat on tap

Mary Ellen Hotel

Prince of Wales Hotel Merewether

Tighes Hill Cellars


Berkley Vale Cellars

Grange Hotel

Oldfield Cellars Gosford

Warners at the Bay


Great Northern 



Page Bottler

Plonk Cellars

Old Canberra Inn on tap



Acland Cellars


Beerdeluxe + on tap

Beermash Cellars

Bottles & Barrels - Geelong

Carwyn Cellars + on tap

Cellarbrations - Chas Cole Geelong

Cellarbrations - Sunshine

Decanters Port Melb

Far Side Beers

Flight Bar Bendigo

Goodshed Wodonga

Grape N Grain

Greythorn Cellars


Local Taphouse on tap

Lonsdale Cellars

Malt & Vine

McCoppins Abbotsford, Fitzroy

Nardis Cellars Geelong

Nillumbik Cellars

Otters Promise

Parkhill Cellars

Purvis Beer

Purvis Cellars

Randells Cellar

Slowbeer Fitzroy, Richmond

The Vin


Wine Republic 



Archive + on tap

Black Bunny + on tap

Black Sheep Everton, Newmarket, Stafford

Brisbane Brewhouse + on tap

Brisbane Brewing on tap

Camp Hill Cellars

Cellarbrations Buderim Wises

Cellarbrations Spring Hill 

Cellarbrations Surfair 

Cellarbrations Wavell

Craft Red Hill

Greenslopes/Hawthorne Cellars

Harry Browns Booval, Bracken, Eatons

Liquor Legends Stafford Tav

Malt Traders Southbank

McGuires Ashgrove & Paddington

Pacific Fair Wine & Beer  

Purple Pallet

Scratch Bar 

Sense of Taste

Star Liquor Warehouse Aerodrome Rd, Gympie

Stone and Brew

Super What Not  

Tipplers Tap + on tap

The Burrow + on tap

Valley Wine Shop

Vine Liquor Mart

Wine Emporium  

XO Cellars  



Albion Hotel Kilburn

Belair Fine Wines

Booze Brothers Avenues

Croyden Social

Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars

Gilbert Street Hotel on tap

Goodwood Cellars

Highway Hotel

The Little Pub

Lincoln Cellars

Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars

Old Spot Cellars

Parade Cellars

Warradale Hotel

West Beach Cellars


Parafield Liquor

Wheatsheaf Hotel on tap



Baby Mammoth

Ballajura Cellarbrations

Big Brews

Bobs Bar on tap

Cellarbrations Carlisle

Cellarbrations Maddington

Cellarbrations Superstore + on tap

Copper & Oak

De Vine Cellars

Dutch Trading Company + on tap

Freo Doctor

Harry Brown Osborne Park

International Beer Shop

Jandakot Liquor

Kwinana Beach

Liquor Barons Ocean Reef

Liquor Barons Swanbourne

Luckies Bottle-O Vic Park

Mane Liquor

Old Bridge Cellars

Petition + on tap

Print Hall

Queens Liquor

Scarborough Cellars

Thirsty Camel Maddington

Wine Thief

Whistling Kite 



9/11 Bottleshops: Devonport, Gasworks, Launceston Plaza, Launceston City, Newstead, St Ives

Club Hotel Burnie

Cellarbrations at the Abbey

Cellarbrations at Cambridge

Cool Wine 

Crown Cellars

Destination Cellars

Eaglehawk Cellars

Empress Craft Beer + on tap

Pizza Pub

Saint John Craft Beer + on tap

Waratah Hotel (The Tah)

The Whaler on tap 

The Winston on tap

We're turning THREE!


We're turning THREE!

This Saturday (22nd July) we are gearing up for one hell of a party and we wanna party with you - the folks that have made this all possible! The brew crew have been working their butts off to deliver THREE special release beers for THREE special years.. and they have outdone themselves. Here we go...

Beer 1 | Black Lab Milk Stout

No doubt at some point when you have walked though the gates of Modus you would have been greeted by our much loved brewery dog, Stout. He will ensure you reach the bar safely and then is on hand when you can’t fit that last chip in. What most people don’t know is that he celebrates his birthday with Modus and in fact, is the same age. He of course deserves a beer named after him... and believe it or not it's the only Modus beer he will drink! 

Black Lab Milk Stout paws with a thick brown head and envelopes the snout in decadent chocolate aromas. Smoother than a labradors coat due to the lactose sugar, it rolls over tantalising aromas of chocolate, dry biscuit and roast from the addition of eight malty treats. This lavish brew will have you cocking your leg on your neighbours letterbox in “no” time. 

This is our next Limited Edition can release and is exclusively available from the brewery this Saturday with it hitting stockists next week (stockists will be revealed tomorrow night on Facebook and Instagram). 

Beer 2 | Yeast Coast IPA

Wheaty Brewing Corps, Fixation & Modus have done a few versions of this beer brewed at Wheaty in Adelaide, but this time we have brewed it at Modus and have put it into Limited Edition cans, with a fancy collaboration label. This IPA was brewed with oats, torrified wheat, Amarillo, Citra, El Dorado and Simcoe hops, resulting in a soft, layered and fruity brew. A true homage to yeast and great brewery mates!

This beer will be on tap and available for takeaway exclusively from this Saturday. There will be some kegs floating around good bars/pubs in the coming weeks. Cans however will only be available from the brewery OR if you are in Adelaide this Sunday (23rd July) you can grab these cans at the Wheaty as well as some great IPA’s on tap from Wheaty, Fixation & Modus!

Beer 3 | Triple Deity IPA

You know we love our IPA's, so of course we needed another one just for our birthday. And this one is the s$%t - there is 1.5kg of dry hop in each keg of this beer!! Brewed with raw barley and torrified wheat, hopped with only the most expensive hops and $100 bills on a level only justifiable because its our birthday. This beer is bursting with tropical fruit and pineapple aromas.  Supremely soft and perpetually crushable, its the ultimate birthday juice.

We will have a whole bunch of CANimals filled for ya on Saturday so after you have had a few birthday pints you can go home and enjoy in peace. Its ones of those beers that you wanna do this with. Exclusively available at the brewery and very select bars/pubs.

Three new beers. Live tunes by Volky from 5pm. DJ Reece hittin the decks from 8pm. Best 80's Run DMC costume wins huge cake of Modus tins. A sick side show game with prizes. Limited edition 3rd birthday tee. Finger lickin grub. Epic Party. Full-stop. 



Heroes are remembered, Legends never die.

Zoo Feeder IPA is back... for a limited time!

The legendary brew, Zoo Feeder IPA, is fondly remembered by a number of Modus drinkers. What with her fresh pine and citrus hop aromas thanks to Aussie & US hops, beefed up malt bill and of course more hops, this was a legend that was never truely going to die. 

Freshly canned earlier this week (oh the aroma in our canning room!), this brew will be hitting stores from next week. Stockists will be revealed on Thursday night via our Instagram and Facebook posts featuring a video on how to savour and appreciate this brew with our Head Brewer, Dennis. He will also be touching on the appearance of the beer as we have used the East Coast Ale yeast which gives it that lovely haze we are all lovin at the moment!


What's in the name? This beer was named in honour of our our brewery site, which we discovered when first setting up shop. In the late 40’s it was wholesome farmland to feed the exotic animals up at the world famous Taronga Zoo. We are happy to say not much has changed since then as this IPA has done a virtuous job of nourishing exotic creatures big and small!

If you haven't had a chance to try this award winning beer (awarded Champion IPA two years in a row at the Australian Craft Beer Awards), make sure you get your hands on one of these cans - resinous, dank, delicious. May beer be with you!


Marching Modus

Its March! Still feel like we are getting over Xmas - anyone feel the same? Well we are marching into March with a heap of cool things on the horizon. Let us tell ya about them!

Second release of Lost Key XPA... and expect something a little different!

Our first seasonal release for 2017 started off with a bang with the Lost Key XPA. Selling out in a couple of days and getting into folks hands in NSW straight off the canning line! As promised, we are doing a second run in celebration of Brissie's Brewsvegas ( BUT we have also managed to get enough stock to Vic, SA, Tas & Perth! It will be bloody limited, but it will be there! You can expect a bit of a different version of the first release as well due to an experiment with an East Coast Ale yeast. It brings with it that lovely East Coast haze, big fruit in the flavour & aroma and it has a pulpy mouth feel. Excited to get this one out! Stockists will be listed on Instagram & Facebook next week so keep an eye out. 

Brisvegas... Holes N Hops (x 2) and collab brew with Woolly Mammoth!

Not only did we brew a special batch of XPA in cans for the wonderful week that is Brewvegas but we are also gearing up for not just one but TWO Holes n Hops events. If you haven't been to one of these yet - they go something like this. 9 holes of golf. Beer on each hole. On course prizes with the winner walking away with a keg. Pint & Bite pre/post game. Yep... its a good day. You can catch the first event on Wed 15th March at Alexander Head which is being hosted by the legends at Black Bunny Kitchen ( and the second one is bought to you by Modus & Hopco right in the centre of Brissie on Fri 17th March ( This event has been the first event for the last two years to sell out at the Sydney Craft Week and tickets for these events are moving so get your a$#e into gear and don't miss out!

We were also stoked to team up with Woolly Mammoth ( and brew a cheeky little collab brew a couple of weeks ago just for Brewsvegas celebrations.... we just sampled some straight out of the tank... be expecting a ripping IPA!

An old favourite returns to cans for a limited time!

We have been brewing an old favourite which is heading to Limited Release cans at the end of March. This will be a national release but you know how it goes... it will be limited! We are keeping mum on whats in the can at the moment but we can give you a few clues... its was part of our original line up... and its won a couple of awards. Yep... its coming back!

Exciting times folks. Have a cracker of a month and hope to catch ya at the brewery, in your local bottle-o or up in Brisvegas! March on!