Sydney’s Craft Beer Week is fast approaching and with the quality of events this year, it is one not to be missed.

Sydney’s craft beer scene, although young, has been growing exponentially in the last four years. Many of the breweries and craft bars participating this year had not even begun when the event first started in 2011.

This year’s schedule is promising more venues and a greater variety of events than ever before, so if you’re in Sydney, get out and show your support for great locally brewed beer.

Here are some of our top picks to attend, suitable for beer novices through to experts.


Holes and Hops – $95

Sunshine, Golf and beer, what more could you ask for? Modus Operandi is putting on a nine-hole golf and beer event not to be missed. Start with pre-game lunch and a pint followed by a different beer to try at each hole, with the final beer one that was brewed especially for the event.

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Dessert with Two Birds – $56

Two Birds is bringing its amazing beer line-up to the ornate setting of the Empire Hotel for an afternoon of desserts. The sweet and savoury treats made by the dessert chef of Masterchef 2013, Christina Batista, will be paired with beers from Two Birds.

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IPA and Pork Feast at the Kingston Public – $45

Pork and IPA is one of the best food/beer pairings, and what better way to celebrate it than with an array of IPAs from around the world to complement the full blown pork feast masterfully crafted by the chefs at Kingston Public.

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A Brewhouse Broil and Barrel Release at King Street Brewhouse – $80  

Feast on loads of seafood and some traditional American staples whilst being the first to try three new brews made specifically for Sydney Craft Beer Week, two of which have been aged in Ex-Lark whisky barrels.

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Double Barrel Shotgun at the Bitter Phew – Free

If you are a fan of barrel aging or interested to see how barrel aging adds to the complexity of craft beer then this is the event for you. This event will be showcasing barrel aged beers made by local and international breweries and is one not to be missed.

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Sydney Craft Beer Week runs from October 16 – 24. For all Craft Beer Week event information and tickets go to



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