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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.

Empire Hotel Annandale

Kate Marsden, Hotel Manager, Empire Hotel Annandale

The Empire Hotel in Annandale has been doing some really interesting things since it launched. They have a good craft beer focus and their support of local breweries is plain to see. I asked Hotel Manager, Kate Marsden, a few ...
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Sydney Cricket Ground: Craft Beer at Australian Sports Stadiums

A Dream: Craft Beer at Australian Sports Stadiums

At the moment it's merely a dream but one day I hope to get a freshly poured, local craft beer at the footy. The current beer offering at stadiums is pitiful. Even at so called higher class places such as ...
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Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015 Opening Gala

Trends from Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015

When brewers, venues and punters come together for 10 days of celebrating beer, it’s possible to identify a few trends in what people are drinking and how they’re drinking it. While such an event might not necessarily be reflective of ...
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Sydney Craft Beer Week opening gala Batch Tiny Coconut Bubbles

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015: Top Beers

The thing about major beer celebrations, whether it’s a week long event, or a one off like GABS, is that there are far too many beers for one person to try. In no particular order, here are just a few ...
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Sydney Craft Beer Week opening gala

Photos from Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2015: so much to do, so much to drink. The thing about beer festivals is that there's so much to do (and so much to write about) but so little time. #SCBW15 has been buzzing on ...
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Sam Mealing The Hop & Grain

Sam Mealing, Owner of The Hop & Grain Brew Store

Like many people, Sam Mealing got into home brewing through the classic Coopers kit from Kmart. Studying at university in Newcastle, it seemed like a cheap alternative and something cool to do. This is a bumper interview, so there is ...
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What is craft beer?

What is Craft Beer?

What is craft beer? It's a great question. Unfortunately I don’t think anyone has a thorough answer at the moment but allow me to try. Even if I did have an answer, it's a subject that would require a book to fully ...
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Alex Latham Pisshed

The Art of Beer: Artist and Nomad Brewing Collaborator, Alex Latham

The Sydney craft beer scene is a place of open collaboration. Alex Latham, the artist behind some of Nomad Brewing's bottle labels, talks about this collaborative spirit and his process. Just two of the great things about the Sydney craft ...
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Oktoberfest 2015 Sydney

5 Things to Do For Oktoberfest 2015 in Sydney

Ein Prosit! A toast! To some fantastic ways to celebrate Oktoberfest 2015 in Sydney. Gemütlichkeit (noun): geniality, friendliness. The German word refers to that cozy and familial atmosphere one experiences at Oktoberfest. If you haven’t made it to Munich this year, ...
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Bjorn Godwin Knox St Bar

Bjorn Godwin of Knox Street Bar: Why Community Matters

Knox Street Bar is a small, community bar. It's a community that I'm proud to consider myself a part of. One evening I stopped in for a chat with owner, Bjorn Godwin. He was busy working on improving the acoustics ...
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