A Good Time Guide to Sydney Beer Week 2017
It’s Sydney Beer Week! Which means, from October 20-29 it’s our annual opportunity to drink beer and say ‘But isn’t every week beer week??’
If the sheer volume of events in the program makes your head spin before a single sip has even passed your lips, allow us to present a completely unbiased guide to the highlights of Sydney’s tour de beer. Just kidding, this guide is totally biased.
Fri 20 Oct, 6pm - Sydney Beer Week Opening Gala
Weeks traditionally start off with Monday or even Sunday if you want to be a stickler for the rules. But Friday is a much better day to kick start a “week”. The gala is Sydney Beer Week’s night of nights and a chance to travel the state with a tasting glass as your passport. That is, if you actually needed a passport to travel around the state. As our mate, get 10% off your ticket to the Gala by using the code ‘Stallholderdiscount10’.
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St, Sydney.
Sun Oct 22, 12-8pm - Fempocalypse - Brews, Bands and B.A.s
A day to celebrate female brewers, artists, musicians and providores in a Sunday Session at Wayward. Three live bands will rock the stage alongside live art, food trucks and a tap takeover of brewers from across Australia - including a badass collab brew between Young Henrys and Wayward. Donations on the door will go to the awesome not-for-profit, WOHO, who support Women in Hospitality. A chilled arvo of tunes, food and beer, celebrating some of the best talent in the industry. Get ready for the Fempocalypse.
Wayward Brewing Company, 1-3 Gehrig Lane, Camperdown.
Sun Oct 22, 12pm - Oktoberfest - The Inner West Beer Fest
Officially this is the launch of the Inner West Brewery Association. Unofficially this is a really kicking afternoon of awesome inner west breweries and a very fun line-up of music including Big Village presents The BV Bitters, The Bottlers, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band, Scabz, The Persian Drugs plus DJ Albo, Donny Benet doing a Kraftwerk DJ set, Lindsay McDougall (Frenzal Rhomb) and more. Seriously, what’s not to like?
Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville.
Mon 23 Oct, 6-9pm - Time Out Hop Up
Throughout SBW, Time Out’s Hop Up sets up shop at World Square. Apart from all the beer you can try, it’s a chance to try Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys edition whiskey. And on Monday 23rd it’s a dedicated Boilermaker night with free Boilermakers for the first hour of power and killer tunes from Los Tones and Moon Brain.
World Square, 644 George St, Sydney.
Thu 26 Oct, 9pm - Young Henrys Rock & Roll Circus - The Sequel
For one night only - rock and roll will inherit the earth. The amazing and fantabulous Bar Flying Circus Band are back, featuring Andy Kent (You Am I), Brock Fitzgerald and Wade Keighran (Wolf And Cub). The infamous Frankies stage will serve as a revolving door for our Young Henrys family artists - performing some all-time favourite covers. Featuring Shogun (Royal Headache), Dave Novak (Polish Club) Rebecca Callander (RACKETT), Drew Gardner (Totally Unicorn), Henry Wagons, Stav Yiannoukas (Bluejuice/Elliot Foxley), Pete Cullen - P.C. & The Biffs, Murray Cook (The Wiggles) with ringmaster and shredder Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall.
The night will also feature a tasty Young Henrys tap takeover. Four core range and four limited editions brews. So join us for a no holds barred, free entry party that celebrates the fun side of music and booze.
Frankie's Pizza By the Slice, 50 Hunter St, Sydney.
Fri 27 Oct, 9am-midday - Bacon & Kegs (formerly Wombat's Brekkie Bunker)
No this is not a mirage on the horizon. This is a free breakfast to cure what ails/ales you. It's the brekkie to follow the night before. If it was the 90s we'd call it a recovery party. Hughes BBQ will be manning the tongs (until sold out), BYO hangovers.
Young Henrys Brewery, 76 Wilford St, Newtown.
Sydney Beer Week runs 20-29 October.