Sydney Craft Beer Week 2014 http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com October 18 - 26, All across Sydney Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:04:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 And That’s a Wrap! http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/and-thats-a-wrap/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/and-thats-a-wrap/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:18 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/?p=555 It was our biggest year yet – we had double the events, venues and brewers of any year before. Craft in Sydney is truely taking off and none of it would have been worth anything if it weren’t for you, the gracious and noble craft beer fan. From everyone at SCBW, from the venues and brewers, thank you!

We want next year to be even better and so we want to know what you thought of this years festival. What did we do well, what could we do better? Take 2 minutes out of your day and tell us what you think by

Filling in this quick survey

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International Brewers at SCBW http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/international-brewers-at-scbw/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/international-brewers-at-scbw/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:02:54 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/?p=527 No one counts NZ as international right? Right. So we can say with certainty then that for the first time ever, Sydney Craft Beer Week will play host to some of the worlds most renowned international brewers. We put a big focus on the local craft beer scene but craft beer is a global movement and we feel it’s really important to give everyone some scope and show Sydney siders that yes,it is possible to travel all over the world and enjoy great beer.

Before we jump in to it, we need to let you know that Logan Plant from Beavertown (UK) is no longer going to make it. They’re expanding at a rapid rate and time is not on his side. But good news, Wayne Wambles from Cigar City Brewing (USA) will be joining us instead. Happy day!

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Sixpoint – Shane Welch, Founder and Head Brewer (Brooklyn, USA)

One of the rising stars in the US craft beer movement, Sixpoint started up in 2004 in Brooklyn, NYC. They make some pretty epic beers including the Double IPA Resin and the Double-Double IPA Hi Res. Head brewer and founder Shane Welch was due to come out to Australia for Good Beer Week in May, but he couldn’t make it in the end. Unfortunate for Melbourne, very lucky for us.

Catch Shane at
Sydney Craft Beer Week Gala
Cigar City and Sixpoint Tinnie Taptakeover at Frankies
Nomad/Sixpoint Breaky Brew
Brewers and Chewers

20120415waynecigarcitystoryCigar City – Wayne Wambles, Head Brewer (Florida, USA)

You’ve never seen Cigar City beers in Australia. Well if you’ve have you probably muled them in yourself from somewhere they are officially available. All the way from Tampa, Florida, head brewer Wayne Wambles will be bringing out some most excellent beers and revelling in the Sydney’s mild October weather. Wayne’s beers at Cigar are constantly drawing high praise from critics and beers fans alike, and with distribution that doesn’t even get to California, we’re all in for a real treat.

Wayne will be hanging out at
Sydney Craft Beer Week Gala
Cigar City and Sixpoint Tinnie Taptakeover at Frankies
Nomad and Cigar City Smokin Breakfast Brew
Brewers and Chewer

Fullers 030Fullers – John Keeling, Brewing Director (London, England)

Fullers is one of the oldest still operating breweries in the UK. They produce classic English beers and for the first time their director of brewing, John Keeling will be heading down up to share some of those incredible beers with us. John is a true legend of brewing. He has been called the “Winston Churchill” of brewing and in 2006, he was awarded the title of Brewer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Catch John at the Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen on Monday 20th for a classic British meal and a selection of tough to get Fullers beers.

 

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Fullers English Ale Luncheon http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/fullers-english-ale-luncheon/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/fullers-english-ale-luncheon/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:22:59 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/events/fullers-english-ale-luncheon/ October 20, 2014 – October 20, 2014

74 Rose St

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Just announced!

Head Brewer John Keeling from Fullers Brewery (UK) will be guest speaker The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen. Informative speaking whilst sampling varied Fullers English Ales on tap, and feasting on fantastic English fare!

Fullers is one of the oldest still operating breweries in the UK. They produce classic English beers and for the first time their director of brewing, John Keeling will be heading down up to share some of those incredible beers with us. John is a true legend of brewing. He has been called the “Winston Chirchill” of brewing and in 2006, he was awarded the title of Brewer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Hard to find Fullers beers available will include:

  • Fullers London Pride (hand pump – degassed)
  • Fullers IPA
  • Fullers ESB
  • Fullers London Porter
  • Fullers Black Cab Stout
  • Fullers Honey Dew

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SCBW programs out now http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/scbw-programs-out-now/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/scbw-programs-out-now/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:12:56 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/?p=521 Not a fan of computers, or the internet? Like the feel of a nice heavy stock paper in your hands? Want to circle events in thick marker? Well we’ve got you covered. The SCBW printed program is out as of today in venues all across Sydney.

We’re really proud of this one, it’s more beautiful than ever and it even comes with handy fold out map, just in case you get lost (map not to scale)

Out now, only at participating SCBW venues.

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Origin Of Beer – UK http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/origin-of-beer-uk/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/origin-of-beer-uk/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:03:01 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/events/origin-of-beer-uk/ October 18, 2014 – October 26, 2014

74 Rose St

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Take a 7 day beer odyssey around the world, all without leaving the comfort of Sydney. This year Sydney Craft Beer Week will play host to a series of events the likes of which have never been seen before! Witness, Origin of Beer! 12 of Sydney’s best venues will each showcase beers from a particular Australian state, or region of the world. These beers will be on offer all week which means punters can visit each venue in their own time. A Beer Passport will be available and folks who manage to circumnavigate the whole globe will be handsomely rewarded for doing so. The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen in Surry Hills will host some of The UKs very best craft beer, all through Sydney Craft Beer Week.

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James Squire Brewery Open Day http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/james-squire-brewery-open-day-2/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/james-squire-brewery-open-day-2/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:45:14 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/events/james-squire-brewery-open-day-2/ October 18, 2014 – October 18, 2014

99 Pyrmont Bridge Road

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Come through this Australian iconic craft brewery, where it all started for Australian Brewing industry “Hall Of Famer” Dr Chuck Hahn.

For an hour and half you will enjoy food, music meet the brewers and be taken on a brewing journey and of course at the same time having a few beers. Be quick numbers are limited to 80 per session.

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James Squire Brewery Open Day http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/james-squire-brewery-open-day/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/james-squire-brewery-open-day/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:28:03 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/events/james-squire-brewery-open-day/ October 18, 2014 – October 18, 2014

99 Pyrmont Bridge Road

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Come through this Australian iconic craft brewery, where it all started for Australian Brewing industry “Hall Of Famer” Dr Chuck Hahn.

For an hour and half you will enjoy food, music meet the brewers and be taken on a brewing journey and of course at the same time having a few beers. Be quick numbers are limited to 80 per session.

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The SCBW Beginner’s Guide To Flavour In Beer http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/the-scbw-beginners-guide-to-flavour-in-beer/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/the-scbw-beginners-guide-to-flavour-in-beer/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:25:45 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/?p=509 Our resident Beer Nerd, Todd Venning of Beermen.tv is here to wise you all up on beer flavour. Spoiler alert – turns out there is way more to beer than you probably thought.

You and I get most of what we call flavour from the bubbly gases that shoot up your nose and onto your olfactory nerve. Eighty percent of flavour in fact. There you were thinking that lazy, overweight, blob of a tongue was doing all the work.

Flavour is actually a combination of two things – aroma and taste.

Taste comes from the tongue. It gives you the basic senses plus “mouth feel” (thin, middle of the road, thick) and the “finish” of the beer (what’s that lasting taste in your mouth after you finish that gulp?).
Aroma is what hits the right spots in your nose.
Ok, so now we’re all budding beer connoisseurs, let’s grab a glass of craft beer and take some time to read the Beer Drinking Commandments to guide you on your craft beer flavour journey.

Rule # 1 Thou shalt not drink from the bottle!
Unless you’re stuck on a raft with Bear Grylls and the only cup you have on hand has been carved from his own earwax, JUST DON’T DO IT! You’re starving your beer loving olfactory nerve to death and it doesn’t deserve that.

Rule # 2 – Thou shall pour some head
You want as much of that bubbly vapour to go up your nose and inside your mouth as possible. With a nice head on your beer you are really going to give yourself the best chance to suck in all the flavour. Go on, give it a bit of a sniff. Sniff! Sniff! What smells are you smelling?

Rule # 3 – Thy glass matters.
There’s a reason people don’t chug down wine in a Vegemite glass. If we want flavour, we need to give our nose a good chance to capture some of that goodness. If you’ve got a wide, straight-topped glass, there may be too much distance between your nose and the edge of the glass to do that beer justice (depending upon the beer). All that invisible goodness is going to escape out the sides. In fact there are a whole family of different beer glasses for many types of beer.

Rule # 4 – Thou must not beer too cool nor too hot.
If beer is too cold, all those yummy beery particles won’t get the lift they need and fly right up out of your glass and into your nose. Your tongue will be firing on all cylinders but your nose will be a sad panda. If on the other hand, your beer is too hot, you’ll find some things begin to overpower others and the whole flavour orchestra goes out of tune.

Rule # 5 – Thy shall not covet your neighbour’s tasting notes
Don’t worry if one person’s mars bar smell is another’s jersey caramel. You’re going to pick up some things more or less than others and the way you interpret the taste, aroma and ultimately flavour is going to come off differently to the next person. That’s ok. When drinking beer – it’s all about YOU.

Do you want to learn more? Well, the SCBW team thinks the best way to learn about beer is to drink it. There’s even a whole bunch of events like those below, where the experts will teach you.

Craft Beer Fight Club (City vs Country) – Dove & Olive (Monday, October 20th)
Beer, cheese and chocolate – Hart’s Pub (Tuesday, October 21st)
Beergustation with some great beers and brewers – Red Oak Beer Café (Wednesday, October 22nd)
Brew, Chew, View – Shangri-La Hotel (Thursday, October 23rd)
Brewers & Chewers – The Local Taphouse (Thursday, October 23rd)

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Great craft beer venues in Sydney – different strokes for different folks http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/great-craft-beer-venues-in-sydney-different-strokes-for-different-folks/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/great-craft-beer-venues-in-sydney-different-strokes-for-different-folks/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:24:16 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/?p=507 The SCBW team knows their way around Sydney’s sources of all things craft beer and we want to share some of the places we keep coming back to (because the others have taken out restraining orders).

We’re all different and we each have preferences for what gets our brews bubbling in terms of enjoying one venue over another but to help you make up your mind, we’ve suggested some awesome venues and events that may help you start your Sydney Craft Beer Week beer adventure.

Stainless steel temples

The places where the fermented nectar is made and you can drink (and worship) at the altar too. When we’re not praying that bad beer disappears for good, we’re worshipping at these shiny new breweries.

Modus Operandi – M.O. Down (Sunday, October 19th)
Rocks Brewing Co. – The Brewer’s Feast (Wednesday, October 22nd)
Batch Brewing Co. – Batch & KP Baltimore craft feast (October 24th)

New-school, old school

Born again pubs, still with an old school look but pumped full of botox and ready to show you it’s what’s inside that counts.

Empire Hotel Annandale – Riverside & Mountain Goat collaboration beer launch (Thursday, October 23rd)
The Quarryman’s – The Quarryman’s and Sydney Brewery Collaboration (All week)
The Welcome Hotel – Totally Tassie Tap Takeover

A slice of Melbourne

You know what we’re talking about. Here you’ll find your nanna’s Jason recliner and more mismatched glassware than your local Sammies store. We just love them. Cosy, warm and hidden away from sight.

Blind Bear Bar – A mountain goat, a blind bear and a bar (Sunday, October 26th)
Black Penny – Origin of Beer South Australia (All week)

The 1st date

If you want to impress someone special then head along to these amazing restaurants and you’ll be more popular than the Kardashians.

Red Oak Boutique Beer Café – Beergustation (October 22nd)
East Village Balmain – NSW grain vs grape dinner (October 23rd)

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Time Out Hop Up at World Square http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/time-out-hop-up-at-world-square-4/ http://2014.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/time-out-hop-up-at-world-square-4/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:28:35 +0000 https://www.sydneycraftbeerweek.com/events/time-out-hop-up-at-world-square-4/ October 25, 2014 – October 25, 2014

644 George St

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The Time Out Hop up is back and giving you a very good reason to leave the office on time. We’ve rustled up a collection of crafty brews from Ekim, Rocks, Young Henrys, Riverside and White Rabbit and we will be serving up after-work tasting paddles at our pop-up craft beer bar in World Square for four days during Sydney Craft Beer Week.

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