Top 10 Picks for Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW) has launched its program for 2016 with more than 100 events at over 75 different venues around Sydney. Running from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 October 2016, the event is a celebration of craft brews with a host of activities set to appeal to anyone from beginner to enthusiast.

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016
Joel Connolly at the Launch

What started six years ago as a passion project for SCBW Director Joel Connolly is now a major celebration uniting occasional drinkers and die hard craft beer fans.

The programme is brimming with events and activities and we’ve put together our top 10 picks for Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016.

Top 10 Picks for Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016

1. Opening Gala Night(s)

Kick off the festival at the Opening Gala Night held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Redfern. This year, the event will run two sessions across two days where you can sample a showcase of handpicked beers and brewers who will be featured during the Festival.

2. Pint of Origin

Head over to The Crafty Pint for the Pint of Origin™ where six pubs across Sydney turn their taps over to beers and brewers from the six Aussie states to give small breweries a chance to showcase their brews.

3. Hair of the Dog Breakfast at the Rocks Brewing

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016
Rocks Brewing

Chances are you’ll be needing hair of the dog so why not enjoy six indulgent courses paired with six of the best beers at Rocks Brewing.

4. Beer through the Ages: A Beer History Experience

Learn all bout the evolution of beer and take a drinkable journey through time. Learn about the migration of beer from Mesopotamia to Egypt, Scandinavia and beyond, all while enjoying five historical styles of beer from different periods of time.

5. Sydney Craft Beer Awards

Be part of the inaugural Sydney Craft Beer Awards, a celebration of best of beers as well as those behind the scenes of the craft beer scene in Sydney.

6. Meat, Beer, Axe

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016
Willie the Boatman

Meat, Beer Axe is back where Willie the Boatman is teaming up with Maniax axe throwing centre and the juicy lads of Bovine and Swine to present another night of axe throwing, beer drinking and meat eating fun.

7. Holes ‘n’ Hops

Start the day smashing burgers and brews before taking to the greens for a nine-hole golf tournament with a beer for each ball sunk.

8. Frankie’s Pizza Collaboration Coup

Frankie’s Pizza is releasing nine brand new beers by top brewers from around Oz and NZ. Enjoy cold crafts, sampling some top notch slices and rockin’ and rollin’ to Frankie’s World Famous House Band.

9. Wayward Brewing Open House

Sydney Craft Beer Week 2016
Wayward Brewing

If you haven’t been to Wayward Brewing, you’re truly missing out. The open house features a 30-40 minute tour of the impressive set up with beer tasters.

10. Boilermakers at The Wild Rover

Beer and whisky. Need we say more? The Wild Rover in Surry Hills is hosting a beer and whisky night with Wayward Brewing and Diageo Reserve Brands.

In Summary

What: Sydney Craft Beer Week
Where: Over 75 venues across Sydney
When: Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October, 2016
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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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