Tickets for BeerFest, Australia’s longest-running beer festival, are now available. Now in its 10th year, Beerfest promises a celebration of all the good things in life including mates, music, comedy, food, family and, of course, beer. The festival, where you expect the word funk to be thrown around, celebrates more than 300 craft beers from more than 200 producers and offers beer masterclasses as well as tastings. 2018 will see Sydney participating in BeerFest for the first time with headline acts such as Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson, Sneaky Sound System, Kid Kenobi and comedian Matt Okine. beerfestivals.com.au
Sydney’s inner-west beer fest will celebrate the rich culture of Australia’s craft beer capital with the return of Oktober West. The Inner West Brewery Association will transform the Factory Theatre into a sprawling beer hall from October 6-7 with tonnes of entertainment and schooeys of beer. Fans of the city’s craft beer scene can stand cheek to jowl with local brewers from Young Henrys, Willie the Boatman, Wayward Brewing Co. and The Grifter Brewing Co. The entertainment line-up will include Bad//Dreems, Philadelphia Grand Jury and The Chats alongside plenty of local talent. oktoberwest.com.au
Sydney Beer Week
There’s more than just beer and cider at the annual Sydney Beer Week. Beer geeks will be frothing over the fact there will be 75 ale-themed events popping up at venues around the city during Sydney Beer Week, held from October 26 to November 4. But there’s more than just cold beer and cider to be had. Expect to pair your pale ale with your sporting prowess in sporting tournaments such as axe throwing and oyster shucking. The Sydney Beer Week culminates in an awards ceremony to celebrate the top quality brews, creations, sellers and venues around the country.