Brothers James and Josh Thorpe have opened wild ale and natural wine bar, Odd Culture, in Darlinghurst.
Located on the second level of The Taphouse, the bar will offer a rotating menu of 20 beers, 12 wines and a 100-bottle list of local and international wild ales and sour beers.
“Guests are much more discerning with what they drink, which is a fantastic thing to see for the craft beer and natural wine industry and has changed the landscape for the better,” says James.
The drinks list is a collaboration between bar manager Jordan Blackman (ex-Chin Chin, Ananas) and venue beverage manager Tom Evans (ex-Royal Albert, Wayward).
Wine will be poured by the glass and feature Australian labels including Victoria’s Konpira Maru and Chevre Wines.
International names include Pheasant’s Tears from Kakheti, Georgia and Anne Sophie Dubois from Beaujoulais, France.
The food menu features a constantly revolving door of natural cheeses, cured meats and tinned seafood, where guests can build their own mixed plate.
The Taphouse’s head chef Rob Paget has also created a bar menu offering a selection of snacks and burgers, with an ’nduja salumi and cheddar reverse sourdough toastie one of the highlights.