Sydney-based brewery 4 Pines has opened a six-month izakaya pop-up to celebrate its Japanese Style lager at its Manly location.

The pop-up is spearheaded by long-term Executive Chef Joji Shikama, who has put together a menu of plates designed to complement the brew.

The izakaya has taken over downstairs venue Block’s Bar, which has been decked out with Shinjuku-inspired decor.

“4 Pines was born in Manly, built around the local community and good beer,” says General Manager Adam Dearing.

“Brewpub was well received by the local community, and we were lucky enough to create our own along the way – which is why we are super excited to bring the same Izakaya feeling to our venue downstairs.”  

Guests can now order up dishes including sashimi, pork katsu, teriyaki ribs, Japanese curries, fried chicken, and more.

“Okonomiyaki, sashimi tartare, and yakitori chicken are a must try paired with a crisp Japanese Style lager,” says Shikama.

The venue will also run karaoke events throughout the pop-up, with the first taking place on the 30th from 5pm along with food specials including free gyoza from 6-8pm on 6 July.

4 Pines’ Japanese Style rice lager was released this year and won a silver medal at the Australian International Beer awards.