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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.

If you have an interesting beer story, get in touch.

Brewery owned pubs

Who Should Buy That Pub?

2017 saw a few well known Sydney pubs go onto the market. Pubs will change ownership from time to time but what kind of opportunity does this present for good beer? The Local Taphouse in Sydney recently changed ownership after being ...
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Inner West Brewers Association

Inner West Brewers Association

The formation of the Inner West Brewers Association could be a landmark moment in the evolution of beer in Sydney. The intention of this site is to document and celebrate what happens around the Sydney beer scene so it would ...
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Brewery Content Marketing

It’s Called Content Marketing, Dummy!

Much has been made of large breweries funding blogs, online magazines and news sites. There's a simple explanation. Many concerns have been raised in the US around the likes of Good Beer Hunting, along with their involvement in October (part ...
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GABS Sydney 2017 in full swing

GABS Sydney 2017

GABS returned to Sydney in 2017 with a record breaking attendance and more beers than ever. When it was announced that GABS 2017 would be moving away from the Australian Technology Park and travelling west to the Sydney Showground, it’s ...
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Topher Boehm Wildflower Brewing and Blending

Topher Boehm, Wildflower Brewing & Blending

Topher Boehm has been around the Sydney brewing scene for a while, spending time at Flat Rock and Batch, but now he's doing his own thing in the form of Wildflower Brewing & Blending. It's often said that brewing combines ...
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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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