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This is where SydneyBeer attempts to add a little bit of spice to your craft beer journey.

SydneyBeer aims to tell the stories of people in the beer community who are doing interesting things.

As well as stories, you’ll find hints, tips and hopefully some insight into Sydney’s craft beer scene.

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GABS Sydney 2017 Preview

GABS Sydney 2017 Preview

It's that time of year again. The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is here and this time round it heads out west. Departing from the much-loved Australian Technology Park, GABS Sydney 2017 heads to Olympic Park. It's a new venue but ...
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Defining Independence in Craft Beer

Defining Independence In Beer

The Craft Beer Industry Association is now the Independent Brewers Association and has revised its membership criteria to put more focus on independence. While they’ve moved away from arbitrary definitions of “craft”, how we define independence looks set to be the ...
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The Secondary Beer Market

The Secondary Beer Market

It's not as bad as people make out, particularly here in Australia. So what if people hoard or pay over the odds for beer? Other punters shouldn't be annoyed that people are excited about beer and spending money on it. Brewers might ...
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Breweries Recalling Beer

Breweries Recalling Beer

For a brewery, recalling beer is never an easy decision to make. We, as consumers, should acknowledge this and be patient with the process. It happens every so often, a handful of times a year. A brewery will recall a ...
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How To Spot A Fake Craft Beer Bar

How To Spot A Fake Craft Beer Bar

One of the unfortunate side effects of the growth of craft beer has been cynical attempts to ride the wave. Every street seems to have a pub or bar claiming to serve "craft beer". Many of these turn out to ...
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What Types of Breweries Can The Australian Market Support?

Thankfully not all breweries are identical. As the market for independent Australian beer grows, the diversity of producers will increase. Not long ago I wrote about where the growth in Australian beer could come from. One area is a greater number ...
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Beer And Chocolate Matching

Beer And Chocolate Matching

Even for those who prefer the enamel-stripping bitterness of high IBU beers to anything remotely sweet, Easter is a time when it's hard to avoid chocolate. So it's a perfect excuse to embrace the excitement of beer and chocolate matching. Here ...
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How Can Craft Beer Grow

How Can Craft Beer Grow?

Whenever I hear discussion of saturation points in Australian beer I can’t help but think of all the ways in which beer can grow. From increased availability of independent brands to new people finding good beer, through to different sorts of ...
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Debunking The Beer Journey

Debunking The Beer Journey

It's very easy to apply the concept of "the beer journey" to all beer drinkers. In reality it's a bit ridiculous. I should hold my hands up at the start and admit that it's a concept that I've bandied about ...
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With Lion Gone Adaptability Is The Key To The CBIAs Success

With Lion Gone, Adaptability Is The Key To The CBIA’s Success

Lion and its craft brands have resigned from the CBIA. Remaining adaptable and flexible is how the CBIA can redefine and grow. As far as media releases go it was a pretty salty one. But I can sort of understand ...
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