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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.

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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Best Bang For Your Buck Beers

Best Bang For Your Buck Beers

Good beer is expensive. Sydney is expensive. If you’re just getting into good beer, or if you’re just the naturally money conscious type, here’s a rough guide to finding the best bang for your buck beers in Sydney. Firstly, prices ...
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Kieran Medhurst - Medhurst & Sons

Kieran Medhurst of Pixel Brewing and Medhurst & Sons

Kieran Medhurst has been around Sydney's beer circles for some time now. His latest venture, Medhurst & Sons, is a specialist craft cider and beer shop in Glebe. "I do the occasional celebrity shift on a Monday or a Sunday," says ...
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Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016 Bitter Phew barrel aged beers tap takeover

Trends From Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

The dust has now settled on Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016, so what did it tell us about our local beer scene? It was a hectic ten days but now there's been time to reflect, it's clear to see many positives come ...
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Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016 Pint Of Origin Tasmania Empire Hotel

Photos From Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016. There's so much to see, do and drink, it's easy to race through without pausing to take it all in. Here are a few visual highlights from this year's festival of beer. The great thing ...
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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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