Forget Christmas: the most festive time of the year for craft beer fans is Sydney Craft Beer Week, held from October 21-30.
More than 100 events at 75 venues are planned for October and the fun goes well beyond tastings and master classes. We’re talking axe-throwing competitions, chocolate desserts matched with beers, hangover-curing breakfasts, sausage-making classes, beer awards, golf and more.
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The best SCBW events
Look, eight days is a long time to be downing delicious brews, but thankfully Wombat from Sydney craft beer haven Young Henrys knows what it takes to get you through: bacon, coffee and Berroca. Every day of the festival you can get a free fry-up at the Young Henrys Brewery in Newtown from 10-11am.
We loved the idea of this event last year so we’re stoked it’s back for round two. This time there will be three sessions of axe throwing, followed by a beer or cider from Willie the Boatman next door and dinner from Enmore’s low and slow barbecue masters, Bovine and Swine.
As popular as the caricature of the beardy, cargo pant-wearing craft beer nerd is, there’s a whole contingent of craft beer-loving ladies out there too, and they’ll be getting together for a high tea atHarts Pub on the first Saturday of the festival. Hosted by Two Birds Brewing and Rocks Brewing Co, you can expect beers, snacks, and lots of craft beer chat.
Your two favourite things in one great location is about as close to a guarantee of a good time your can get. Pounce on tickets to a night of beer and cheese tastings at the Local Taphouse where they’ll be matching five cheeses and brews.