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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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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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Where are all Sydney's IPAs?

Where Are All Sydney’s IPAs?

India Pale Ale is at the centre of craft beer. So where are all the local Sydney IPAs? India Pale Ale or IPA is generally considered to be the beer style that has carried the craft beer evolution. You can ...
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Beer in pubs vs beer at home off-premise vs on-premise

Beer In Pubs vs Beer At Home

Drinking beer is all about the experience. But these experiences vary depending on the conditions in which we drink. Every country has different drinking cultures. Like our cousins in the UK and the USA, Australia has both a strong pub culture ...
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craft beer divided

Will We See Craft Beer Divided?

As the craft segment continues to grow will we see a division in how people see producers of “craft beer”? If we look to what’s happening in America where some craft breweries have grown to enormous sizes, distributing across the ...
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Craft Beer Marketing - Marketing Is Not A Dirty Word

Marketing Is Not A Dirty Word

Within craft beer, marketing seems to be viewed as a dirty word. But that shouldn't be the case. I think the reason is obvious. Craft beer has been a shift to a superior product in opposition to poor tasting beers ...
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Gimmick Beers A Debate

Gimmick Beers: A Debate

It's an ongoing debate in the craft beer world which has reignited recently, are gimmick beers a good or bad thing for beer? Recently, renowned beer professor and writer, Charlie Bamforth, talked about the dangers of gimmicks in beers. Mr ...
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locality vs quality in beer

Locality Vs Quality In Beer

Given the name of this website, a focus on supporting local beer is implicit. But here’s a question. Is it always the best way to help good beer grow? What if what’s local isn’t always what’s best? Consider two sides of ...
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