Sydneysiders who were miffed at missing out on Good Beer Week will now have a chance to celebrate their own beer week with the official announcement of Sydney Craft Beer Week 2012.

Set to kick off with a bang in October the week long festival will feature local and international craft brews as well as showcasing great local food and venues with beer matching dinners, craft beer ‘tap takeovers’, to beer ‘mixology’, brewers showcasing beers made exclusively for the week and even something just for the ladies: a beer high tea.

With over 60 events planned for between October 20 and October 28 it isn’t just for the beer nerds with a unique gastronomic angle and even a ‘Beer Mimics Food’ homebrewing event with homebrewers as well as leading chefs and food personalities creating beers inspired by their favourite dishes.

With great venues in Sydney popping up to promote beer all over the city – like The Local Taphouse, Hart’s Pub and The Union in Newtown – the city’s beer scene is rapidly developing and ripe for it’s own festival of amber goodness.

Some events planned include:

Hair of the Dog Breakfast – the boys from Beermen TV are testing the limits of the most important meal of the day with six delicious courses and eight different beers

Beer High Tea at The Pumphouse

Young Henry’s Open Day- doors of the Newtown brewery open to the public with food vans, DJs, guest beers

Beer degustation dinners at Dank Street Depot and Three Blue Ducks

Beer, chocolate & cheese- Hart’s Pub matching craft beer, handmade cheese and dark chocolate

The Great Beer vs. Wine showdown- Fix St James sommelier Stuart Knox vs ‘That beer bloke’ Ian Kingham

Food Truck Ambush (Ambush Gallery) food trucks match their food with Stone & Wood beer, creating a mobile food mall

Beer blends, bites and blenders at The Roosevelt- the Beer Diva will host a tasting of mixologists working with limited release beers, hands on beer mixing and beer cocktails

Brewers participating in Sydney Craft Beer Week include: Epic Brewing, Young Henrys, Holgate Brewhouse, Stone & Wood, Two Birds, 4 Pines, Bridge Road Brewers, Murray’s, and many others.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 22nd August

For the full schedule of events please visit

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