At the start of the week they released the schedule for Sydney Craft Beer Week later in the year (October 18-26) which is looking to be bigger and better than last year! So I spent a whole bunch of time during the week pouring over the events and planning what is going to be a fantastic time running around Sydney, drinking good beer, meeting new people… etc… etc…
Normally about this time of year I’d be moaning about GABF Tickets going on sale and that I would be missing out on the greatest beer fest on the planet because I can’t get there (not to mention I’m missing Beervana in less than a months time), but lets not get into the negatives…
Sydney Craft Beer Week! a week long celebration of beer that will involve me running around the city drinking, talking to people and generally just getting myself (and my liver) into trouble…. It’s going to be great! I’ve already got it all mapped out… tentatively.
This year I’ll be attending the Australian National Homebrewing Conference in Canberra from 17-18 October so I’ll be missing out on the first couple of days, but I’m planning on making up for lost time when I hit Sydney.
I’m going to try and grab my origin of beer stamps (or whatever they’re offering) pre & post some of these venues as I find myself in the area, then there’s a couple free range days at the end of the week where, I’m just going to go race around and get the left overs it’ll give me a chance to see some new venues I haven’t had a chance to visit and meet a whole bunch of people.
16 Oct – 19 Oct – In Canberra for Australian National Homebrewing Conference “BN army for Life!”
19Oct – Evening – Southern Tap Takeover - Union Hotel Newtown – Free Entry
20Oct – 7-10pm - Fight Club – City v Country - Dove & Olive Surry Hills – $34.21
21Oct – 12-12am – Bridgeport Tap Takeover - Lord Raglan Alexandria – Free Entry
21Oct – 6-8pm – Hops, Drink Awesome, Drink Fresh - The Oak Barrel – $34.50
22 Oct – 4-12am – Gypsy Brewers - Union Hotel Newtown – Free Entry
22 Oct – 6-12am - IPA Tap Takeover - Bitter Phew Darlinghurst – Free Entry
23 Oct – 24 Oct – I’m going to go Free Range running around the city attempting to collect all the Origin of Beer Stamps at each of the venues that I haven’t picked up, at least till I drop or they stop letting me in to venues.
25 Oct – 26 Oct – Sip & Savour - Carriage Works Eveleigh – $45.43 per day
I’m keeping it fairly cheap this year on the entry prices, but I’m sure it’ll cost me an arm and a leg in beers at the venues I visit, should be a great time. Interested in hearing what anyone else is planning.