Well. 2020. Where do we begin. What a disastrous, creative, transformational and inspiring year it has been. A wild f$&king ride to put it simply.
Firstly, a huge shout out to our local legends on the Northern Beaches. To finish on closures of businesses, cancelation of Xmas plans and being stuck inside during the most beautiful time of the year after the year we have all had… just sucks. I’m sorry guys! But can we just say how amazed we have been with our local community support this year. From the bush fire rally, to supporting us during Covid lock down with all your local deliveries to marching back in and working with us on a new norm when it comes to going out for a pint – thank you, thank you, thank you. We have been here before and we will get to the other side again. We look forward to getting you fresh local beers to you in that time and can’t wait to welcome you back in the brewery ASAP.
What came out of this year was a hell of a lot of Limiteds which ain’t easy with a small brewery but we believe was really important to bring joy this year. Here’s the roll call!
Fizz Wizard Sour IPA
Brewgooder Helles Lager
My Greasy Valentine Chipotle Ale
Blueberry Imperial Sour
Espresso Martini Dark Lager
Hazy 1– Mosaic, Galaxy & Citra
Hazy 2 – Mosaic, El Dorado, Galaxy
Hazy 3 – Fresh mango, El Dorado, Mosaic
Modus XPA – not a limited, but an awesome addition to the Modus core crib.
Hazy 4 – Mosaic, Azacca, Hort 4337
MMXX Russian Imperial Stout
Press Rewind West Coast IPA
Doppelator Winter Lager
Lost in the Fog feat. In the GABS mixed pack
Hazy 5 – cherry coconut cream
Hazy 6 – apricot cream
Hazy 7 – berry cream
All Press x Modus Hazy Espresso XPA
Sour 1 – Apricot & Sea Salt Sour
Stone Cold Stunner Pale
Sour 2 – Lime Margarita
Lost in the Fog Hazy XPA
Which one was your fav?
One massive achievement of 2020 was getting approval for our new brewery in Merewether. We are so pumped for this state-of-the-art brewery and cutting edge venue opening in 2021. To our new Newy community, you guys are legends. We have been blown away with your support and we haven’t even poured you guys a beer yet. I reckon we are going to get a long. To read more about the new brewery head here. Keep an eye on our socials early 2021 because we we will be sharing some cool updates.
It was also a year of innovation with us welcoming NORT non-alcoholic beer to the Modus family. Introduced due to a demand for balance amongst folks out there. We love that people have been drinking Modus and other great craft beers and then mixing it up with NORT so they can drive home, get up in the morn for a surf and hit the day head on. We have been overwhelmed with the response from our customers saying that it tastes like an actual beer and they are loving the easy drinking nature of it. Head here for more info.
And finally – a massive shout out and a big sloppy kiss and awkward cuddle for our Modus team. We are really proud to say we have been able to keep all of our team in jobs this chaotic year. The team have been up against it with ever evolving changes due to Covid plus the normal day to day demands of a growing business. You guys have bought it and killed it. Thank you.
Folks, it’s been a year. We’re opening a beer, were are saluting you and wishing you a great break with fam and friends, however that looks for you this year. See you back in 2021 for some absolutely killer beers, new brewery and other secret squirrel stuff we have up our sleeves!
Luv ya – Grant, Jaz & Team Modus.
P.S. if you are feeling generous with all that Xmas cheers, we are gunning for our newest beer, XPA to get on that Hottest 100 best beers this year – so head here to sling us a vote.