Tucked into a corner at Eden Brewery in Mittagong is something new: a giant, copper machine that looks like a steampunk dream.
Bristling with valves and pipes, it's an impressive object in its own right. But even more impressive is what comes out of it.
The machine is a custom-built, combined pot and column still, which allows the team at Eden to put the beer aside, don a different hat and make some flavorsome gin and vodka under their new venture Renegade Spirits.
"We wanted to make something different, not just a straight product you could buy in a shop," said head distiller Jacob Newman, who is launching the label next month with partners Timothy Roberts and Samuel Perez.
"So it's something a little different, a new frontier.
"Apart from beer, my other love is learning new things, and that's what this has allowed us to do."
And this new thing is right out of the box. Forget the commercially produced, same-same spirits you can buy in bulk at the liquor supermarket chains.
Renegade Spirits use native flavours and organic, local produce in unusual combinations to make gins and vodkas that don't taste like anything you've had before.
"Our vodka is made with 100 per cent certified organic barley and corn, grown in the Riverina," Mr Newman said.
"The gin flavours are strawberry, gumleaf and blood fingerlime; Illawarra, Kakadu and Davidson plum; and a dry gin with lemon myrtle, lavender and licorice.
"And in summer we're hoping to release a limoncello, limecello and orangecello."
After that they hope to produce a bourbon, although with two years of ageing involved, that's a fair way down the track.
To see Jacob Newman explain the distillation process of his gin, watch below:
Eden Brewery, which includes a little food truck called Boozy Burgers, has been going from strength to strength since opening four and a half years ago.
Mr Newman's background volunteering for humanitarian projects from Papua New Guinea to Mexico has resulted in a charitable edge to the business, with 10 per cent of profits going to Oxfam, and a partnership with Forever Projects in Tanzania.
"The project provides for people for six months while they learn a new skill, like farming," Mr Newman said.
"I'd love to see grain produced there and shipped over here to for us to make something from - that would be full circle."
Renegade Spirits will be available from August at 1/19 Cavendish Street, Mittagong, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12-8pm.