Sample 300+ craft brews at Centennial Park’s epic two-day beer festival

Drink, Eat, Festivals, Sydney / 15 November 2019

BeerFest Sydney is back and bigger than ever, taking over Centennial Park for two jam-packed days this month.

Sydney has seen no shortage of beer-focused events of late, and the trend doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. From Leichhardt’s Inner West Beer Fest earlier this month to Sydney Brewery’s Sensory Beer Dinner, finding new and unusual brews is easier than ever before thanks to Sydney’s thriving craft beer festivals and event. And later this month, one epic weekend of craft beer is coming to Sydney’s beer-loving community.

The festival in question is BeerFest, Australia’s longest-running and arguably the original craft beer festival. For the first time ever, the Sydney leg of this national touring festival will take over Centennial Park for two days of jam-packed beer-loving fun. This summer season of BeerFest is expected to be its biggest yet, with seven key festival dates across the country drawing crowds from Sydney to Launceston and beyond.

From Saturday November 30th to Sunday December 1st, punters can expect to experience over 300 beers and ciders from 60+ brewer stalls from across the state. Expect to taste brews from Capital Brewing Co., Hop Nation, Philter Brewing, 4 Pines Brewing, Young Henrys, Pirate Life and more.

But beer isn’t the only thing on this festival’s agenda. BeerFest Sydney will be hosting a series of masterclasses, live demonstrations, tastings plus 1:1 encounters with a massive line-up of craft beer, cider, rum and whisky producers. This year, their masterclass series will be running every hour throughout the weekend, featuring sessions on beer and food pairings, brewers forums, home brewing discussions and much more.

When it comes to live music, this is one festival that won’t disappoint. BeerFest Sydney 2019 is headlined by award-winning band Art vs Science (performing Saturday evening at 6:45 pm) along a string of local acts. Plus, the festival is hosting a stellar line-up of live comedy shows across both days from 2pm with the likes of Luke Heggie and Ciaran Lyons taking the stage.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, make sure to head to BeerFest’s gourmet food stalls with everything from Japanese street food to dumplings and epic burgers on the menu.

BeerFest Sydney is taking place Saturday November 30th (1 to 8pm) and  Sunday December 1st (12 to 5pm). Tickets ($25+ bf) can be purchased by clicking here.