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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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GABS Sydney 2016

GABS Sydney 2016

The 2016 edition of the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular was bigger and better than the previous year. For those that don’t know, GABS is the brainchild of the founders of The Local Taphouse pubs. Aussie, kiwi and some overseas brewers ...
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GABS SYDNEY 2016 PREVIEW

GABS Sydney 2016 Preview

Ahead of the second GABS in Sydney, here’s a preview and guide to getting the most out of your festival. There’s more detail below, or if you’re just interested in the beers you can jump down to a few of ...
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Steve Drissell Staves Brewery Glebe

Steve Drissell, Owner of Staves Brewery

Steve Drissell is owner of Staves Brewery. Back in 2013 it was announced as Iron Awe, a place for real ale near the centre of Sydney. It’s been a long road for Steve but his passion for brewing and serving ...
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wineification of beer

The Wineification of Beer: An Alternative View

We often think of the wineification of beer in terms of snobbery becoming too pervasive. There's the idea of the craft beer bar being an intimidating experience or the beer connoisseur with their head too far up the wrong end ...
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autumn tap list

An Autumn Tap List

Now that the clocks have changed and the sun is setting by the time many of us leave the office, the draw of a beer that suits the cooling weather becomes far too tempting. Inspired by the Bitter Phew autumn ...
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A Closer Look At Lager Styles

When many people discover craft beer, they move away from drinking lagers. But we shouldn't forget about the variety of lager styles out there. Here's a look at some of them and where you can find them in Sydney. In ...
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Jamie Carlyon, Dave's Brewery Tours

Dave Phillips & Jamie Carlyon, Dave’s Brewery Tours

Dave Phillips is the man behind Dave's Brewery Tours, one of the most interesting ways to experience beer in Sydney. Jamie Carlyon is his right hand man. Thanks to David and Jamie (pictured) for taking the time to answer a ...
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Nori Sato - Daves Brewery Tours Northern Exposure - Modus Operandi

Dave’s Brewery Tours: Northern Exposure

Dave's Brewery Tours is going from strength to strength in Sydney. Here's the lowdown on the Northern Exposure tour. Firstly, two points of admin: Thank you to Dave and Jamie of Dave's Brewery Tours for sorting me out with mate's ...
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Lattobacilli kettle sours

Kettle Sours: A Debate

There’s a debate around kettle sours. Simply, kettle souring is a process of making sour beers that’s quicker and cheaper than some traditional souring methods. Most of the debate centres around two points; the tradition of brewing sour beers and the ...
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Is craft beer the right name?

Is Craft Beer The Right Name?

This is an argument that's popped up a lot in recent times. And it's one that I've been reluctant to write about. But here goes... Right now, I think "craft beer" probably is the right term to use. But ask ...
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