Beer lovers rejoice! Sydney Beer Week is back and it’s jam packed with fun foamy goodness.
Sydney’s biggest celebration of beer is back! Spanning over nine days in October, Sydney Beer Week is hosting over 130 events all across Sydney to commemorate this glorious foamy ale. With everything from beer education classes to degustation dinners and beer pairings, here are a few of our top picks to quench your thirst during October.
Sydney Beer Week Opening Gala
Kick off Sydney Beer Week in style at the Opening Gala. Hosted at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Friday 26th October, you’ll get the chance to sample beers from some of Sydney and NSW’s best breweries. There will also be food trucks, live entertainment and plenty of good vibes. Your ticket includes entry, with tasting tokens and food available for purchase on the day.
When: Friday 26th October 2018, 6pm-10:00pm
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St Sydney
Tickets: $40. Purchase yours here
Calling all competitive, beer loving sports enthusiasts! Spend an afternoon representing some of your favourite breweries (Little Alchemist, Holgate, 2 Birds, Kereru, Gage Roads and Rocks Brewing) across 6 Beer Olympic events. All will be revealed on the day, but think games including Mario Kart, Fooseball, Darts and more. For liquid courage, you’ll also be able to sample new, seasonal and limited edition beers with 3 drink vouchers provided on the day. There’ll be plenty of merchandise and prizes given away throughout the day, plus a grand prize for the Beer Olympic Champion 2018.
When: Sat 27th October, 12pm-3pm
Where: Harts Pub, Corner of Gloucester and Essex Street, The Rocks.
Tickets: $35. To purchase yours, click here.
BBQ and Brews at All Hands Brewing House
With fresh life recently breathed into All Hands Brewing House, now marks the perfect time to head down to this state of the art microbrewery. During Sydney Beer Week, sip your way through a tasting paddle of four beers, teamed with any main meal from the smoker for just $33.
When: Sat 27th October – Sun 4th November, 1pm-1am
Where: All Hands Brewing House, 22 The Promenade, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Entry is free!
NOMAD’s Amazing Race
Always wanted to compete in your very own amazing race? Now’s your chance, thanks to NOMAD. For one day only on Saturday 27th October, your day will start in breezy Manly before you’re sent searching for clues. As you race to your final pit stop, your tasks will involve tasks to earn your beer and the right to move on to your end goal.
When: Sat 27th October, 4pm-9pm
Where: NOMAD Brewing co, 5 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale, NSW
Tickets: $40, to purchase your ticket, click here
Beer and Cheese with Stinking Bishops
There’s no denying that wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. What fewer people realise though is that beer and cheese is just as delicious, if not more versatile. In this year’s festivities, head to The Taphouse for the ultimate evening of beer and cheese pairings. It features cheese from Stinking Bishops and the best of Victorian beer, as hosted by Willie Wilson & Tom Evans.
When: Tues 30th October, 7pm-10pm
Where: The Taphouse, 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst NSW
Tickets: $60, to purchase your ticket, click here.
Inner West Brewery Association Food Truck Festival
Head to St Peter’s dynamic Precinct 75 for the ultimate celebration of beer in the Inner West. On Saturday 27th October, celebrate great local beer and local food, with the likes of Young Henrys, Willie the Boatman, Wayward Brewing Company, The Grifter Brewing Company and more pouring their speciality brews on the day.
When: Saturday 27th October, 12pm-6pm
Where: Precinct 75, 75 Mary St, St Peters, NSW
Tickets: Entry is free! To register for this event, click here
Automata x Modus Dinner
Head into Chippendale’s beloved Automata on Tuesday 30th October for a special beer degustation dinner. Teaming up with Mona Vale’s very own Modus Operandi, guests will be treated to a pre-dinner brew, followed by a 4 course exploration of innovative eats and beer. At the end of the night guests will get to take home a Spiegelau beer glass and a special Modus beer.
When: Tuesday 30th October
Where: Automata, 5 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW
Tickets: $165. To purchase yours, click here
Endeavour Journey of Taste with Applejack
Sip and taste your way around Sydney’s best bars and restaurants, with an intimate beer and food matched tour. Start at Neutral Bay’s SoCal Sydney, before heading onto The Botanist Kirribilli and Della Hyde before reaching Endeavour Tap Rooms. For $75pp, enjoy an Endeavour beer paired with a small dish at each venue, with transport by mini bus between venues also included.
When: Friday 2nd November 2018
Tickets: $75pp. To purchase yours, click here
Chuck and Cheese at The Squire’s Landing
Make the most out of your weekend with a Sunday afternoon of cheese and beer pairings. Kicking off on Sunday 4th November at The Squire’s Landing, you’ll enjoy a selection of King Island cheeses paired with James Squire beers. Tickets are just $35pp, with the event hosted by brewing legend Chuck Hahn at The Squire’s Landing.
When: Sunday 4th November, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: The Squire’s Landing, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay Way, The Rocks
Tickets: $35pp. To purchase yours, click here
Taste of Taps – Endeavour Experience
Founder of Endeavour Brewing, Ben Kooyman and Head Chef at Endeavour Tap Rooms, Jon Barrios, invite you to experience a true collaboration of food and beer. Hosted at the iconic Endeavour Tap Rooms, taste your way through premium Australian beers paired with house-smoked meats and sides. Hosted in the venue’s Kings Head upstairs dining room, you’ll learn the process and ethos behind Endeavour beer whilst enjoying tasters and a banquet-style dinner.
When: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Where: Endeavour Tap Rooms, 39/43 Argyle St, Sydney City, New South Wales
Tickets: $75pp. To purchase yours, click here