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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.

Johnathan and Clint - Bucket Boys

Johnathan Hepner & Clint Elvin, Co-Founders of Bucket Boys

Marrickville is a hotspot for craft beer in Sydney. So why has it taken until 2016 for it to get a specialist bottle shop? Co-founders Johnathan Hepner and Clint Elvin talk about their inspiration, passion and the journey to launch ...
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Preview: Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

Preview: Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016 is just a week away, so here's a look at what SCBW16 has in store. The Story So Far Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016 is the sixth iteration of this local festival of beer. It's grown ...
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Craft Beer Crawl - Marrickville

Sydney Craft Beer Crawl – Marrickville

There’s a strong argument to suggest that Marrickville is become the craft beer epicentre of the Inner West. In what aims to be a new series on the site, I’ll take a hyper-local view at Sydney suburbs and how you ...
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Spinning Off James Squire

Spinning Off James Squire

Sydney-based and Lion-owned James Squire recently announced they were launching a spin-off range of experimental beers, under the Malt Shovel Brewers label. So why not just release the experimental beers under the James Squire brand rather than the spin-off Malt ...
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A Year On SydneyBeer

A Year On SydneyBeer

25 September marked the one year anniversary of this site. It was always a goal to make it to the first year as so many sites like this don’t make it that far. I’ll keep this brief. I debated whether ...
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Hype in Beer

Hype in Beer

A lot is made of hype in beer and the phenomenon of "FOMO" but is it applicable to our local craft beer scene? Disclaimer: I'm going to use “FOMO” multiple times in this article. I hate it as much as ...
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A Crafty Sydney Train Ride

A Crafty Sydney Train Ride

City Rail, Sydney Trains, whatever you call them – they get a bad rap. But one thing they have going in their favour is the variety of top class craft beer venues right on the door step of their stations ...
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Spring tap list

A Spring Tap List

Spring doesn't seem to be around for long in Sydney. We soon transition from cold, wet winters into scorching summers. But that's no excuse not to come up with a dream spring tap list. Like autumn, spring is one of ...
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A Sydney View: 2016 Australian Craft Beer Survey

A Sydney View: 2016 Australian Craft Beer Survey

Midway through August, Sydney-based bottle shop, Beer Cartel, published the findings of its 2016 Australian Craft Beer Survey. The survey was run with the hope that they could provide a snapshot of a moment in time in Australian craft beer. Thankfully, ...
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Consistency vs Batch To Batch Variation

Consistency Vs Batch To Batch Variation

Within craft beer, there's a vehement adherence to the thought that consistency is the holy grail of beer. But surely there's room for variation? Firstly, consistency in beer can be thought of in two ways: The specifications of a beer being replicated ...
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