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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.

Beer Launch Events

Turning Beer Launches Into Events

People have a thirst for fresh beer and breweries are realising they can tap into this opportunity by turning beer releases into events. Boatrocker from Victoria made an impact when they launched their barrel aged imperial stout, Ramjet, on its own ...
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Hottest 100 Craft Beers 2016

Hottest 100 Craft Beers Of 2016

The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2016 were announced on Australia Day. In now annual tradition it generated plenty of debate. Here’s a look at the popular vote through a Sydney lens. You can view the full GABS ...
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Creek & Cella meat plate and Kriek De Ranke

Restaurant Beer Lists

It’s time for restaurants to stop babying customers. The average beer list is just not up to scratch and I’m calling on restauranteurs to do more. It's become a tiresome and all too predictable experience for beer lovers. A restaurant ...
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Sydney's American Pale Ales

Sydney’s American Pale Ales

Sydneysiders are spoiled for choice when it comes to locally brewed, hop-forward American-style pale ales. The Aussie pale ale is a classic style. With a combination of earthy and lightly floral hops, subdued carbonation and immense drinkability, it's stood the ...
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Predictions for craft beer in 2017

Predictions For Craft Beer In 2017

Following the moderate success of my 2016 predictions, it’s worth another crack at 2017. A year ago I made a few predictions for 2016 and they were semi-successful. This year, I’ve tried to be more specific with my predictions. Leave ...
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Reviewing Predictions For Craft Beer In 2016

Reviewing Predictions For Craft Beer In 2016

Donald Trump, Brexit, Leicester City, Western Bulldogs; 2016 turned out to be a year no one could predict. It makes the SydneyBeer predictions for craft beer in 2016 look all the better. At the beginning of 2016 I wrote about ...
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How to enjoy beer

How To Enjoy Beer

With the holiday season upon us, here's a straightforward guide to getting the most from the beer you drink. Enjoy it with people. With friends, family, or your local community. That's what beer is about. That's why the culture around it ...
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SydneyBeer awards 2016

SydneyBeer Awards 2016

This time of year lends itself to reflection. And with that reflection should come recognition of what made the year great. So here, in no physical form, are awards for the parts of the Sydney beer scene that have made ...
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What's behind the rise of beer ratings?

What’s Behind The Rise of Beer Ratings?

Parallel to the rise in craft beer production has been a growth in the community and analysis around beer, including, for better or worse, beer rating websites and apps. Beer is experienced goods. That is, you must first consume it ...
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Does it matter if beer is bad if people enjoy it?

Does It Matter If Beer Is Bad If People Enjoy It?

If people are happy and enjoying their beer and their experience, does it matter if the beer is rubbish? This was talked about back on episode 44 of The Beer Temple Insiders Round Table podcast, and it’s something I’ve experienced ...
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