Sydney Craft Beer Week Returns

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The rise and rise of craft beer in Australia is celebrated at this growing annual event in Sydney.

At Men’s Style, we do like to end the day with an occasional beer, which is why we’re super excited about Sydney’s largest celebration of craft beer, Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW), returning from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 30 this year. More than 100 events at over 75 different venues around Sydney will celebrate the growing number of small and independent brewers around Australia.

Axe throwing competitions, international brewery guests, hangover curing brekkies (below), beer matched chocolate desserts, sausage making classes and beer guzzling history lessons are some of the events on this year’s program for both craft connoisseurs and occasional drinkers alike.

“This year’s program is a reflection of the craft beer industry’s growing popularity,” says SCBW director Joel Connolly. “I started Sydney Craft Beer Week six years ago for quite selfish reasons, I 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!”

There’s even a FREE beer event. Beer Cartel’s Ultimate Free Beer Tasting will give those who snag a golden ticket (register at the SCBW website) the chance to taste over $1000 worth of craft beer – for free. Brewing powerhouses Westvleteren 12, Founders KBS, Stone & Wood and many more have banded together to deliver the ultimate tasting experience.

Other program highlights include the inaugural Sydney Craft Beer Awards and the Hair of the Dog Breakfast at the Rocks Brewing, where six indulgent courses will be paired with six of the best beers to help relieve the craft comedown bought on by the night before.

To check out the full program of events, visit