Modus Operandi

Right from the start, this brewery’s Modus Operandi (Latin for Method of Operation) has been simply, beer first, no shortcuts.

COVERED. discovers how this Mona Vale based craft brewery turned dreams into
a reality.

Modus’ team are larrikins at heart but beer is where they get serious.

Always dreaming but finally formalising the concept in 2012, Northern Beaches locals, Grant and Jaz Wearin spent six months traveling around the USA, blaring Creedence and delving deeper into the craft revolution.

Returning home to their beloved Northern Beaches with heads full of beer inspiration and some very talented American brewers in their bags, who have serious street cred, know good beer and brew even better.

Fresh live yeast flown in from the USA, the finest speciality malts and hops from all over the world, brewed and packaged in their brewery and permanently kept cold so they don’t have to put preservatives in, means they deliver fresh real craft beer. 

These methods of operation cost more, but the proof is in the brew… and the awards. Within the first three months of operation, they were awarded Australian Champion Small Brewery and they picked up the big gong, Australian Champion Craft Beer for their 7.8% Former Tenant Red IPA. 

There have been a few medals since then, with their most recent win being Best International Pale Ale at the Australian International Beer Awards. 

The great news is that you can see, taste and sip all Modus has to offer at their brewery and brew pub in Mona Vale. Sit back with mates, family or your four-legged friend - yes they are dog friendly - and enjoy their tasting paddle, a pint of fresh craft beer from their 12 taps or a glass of wine, whilst enjoying all the action of a real working brewery. 

You can also catch free live music over the weekend. If you get hungry, their onsite kitchen provides craft beer lovers finger lickin wings, juicy burgers, fresh tacos and stone fired pizzas.

And of course, if you want to take a bit of Modus home with you, their 500ml cans, Growlers and CANimals (a 946ml can!) are all available for takeaway. 

An award winning, 100% family owned brewery located right in your own backyard. 

Modus Operandi Brewing
14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale 2103 (behind the Mona Vale Pub)  |  02 8407 9864
Open: Wed to Sun: 12pm-10pm  |