Sydney Craft Beer Week back for 2016

Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW), the city’s largest celebration of craft beer, is set to return in October with more than 100 events across over 75 venues.

The event, which was launched yesterday, not only provides the opportunity for visitors to taste from an enormous range of quality beers, but also includes international guest speakers, beer making classes, axe throwing competitions, hangover curing brekkies, beer matched chocolate desserts, sausage making classes beer guzzling history lessons, and more.

Highlights of the program for 2016 include:

  • The Opening Gala Night at the Giant Dwarf in Redfern, including an opportunity to sample a showcase of handpicked beers and brewers who will be featured over the Festival’s week long run.
  • The Pint of Origin – 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 wares to lovers of a good brew.
  • The inaugural Sydney Craft Beer Awards –  Not only will the best of beers and brewers be celebrated in this industry night of nights, but also all those behind the scenes that make the craft beer scene in Sydney as rich and vibrant as it is today.

“This year’s program is a reflection of the craft beer industry’s growing popularity,” said SCBW Director Joel Connolly.

“We started Sydney Craft Beer Week six years ago for quite selfish reasons, we just wanted to drink good beer and Sydney was in short supply. Now there are hundreds of incredible brewers doing some awesome things all across the city, which makes programming an event like Sydney Craft Beer Week a whole lot more fun.”

Sydney Craft Beer Week runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 October.


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