Inner West Beer Fest
Celebrate the best of Sydney's craft brewing scene — and beyond.
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When it comes to Sydney craft beers, many would argue that brews from the inner west are best. You've got Batch, Grifter, Philter and Wildflower in Marrickville, while just up the road you'll find Willie the Boatman in St Peters, Young Henrys in Newtown, Wayward in Camperdown. Basically, you're spoiled for choice. And, to celebrate quality brews and Sydney's craft beer cradle, Leichhardt's The Royal is throwing its third annual Inner West Beer Fest.
Running from 12–8pm on Saturday, November 16 and from 12–6pm on Sunday, November 17, The Royal's Inner West Beer Fest is a great day out for beer novices and enthusiasts alike. This two-day event showcases a plethora of well established and upcoming breweries, featuring some of the hipster capital's very own, including Batch and Young Henrys, as well as stalls from Akasha, Frenchies and Adelaide's Pirate Life. The festival spills out onto the street in front of the Leichhardt institution and will feature live music, crab racing and competitions for best beer or cider in various categories. Plus, you can enter the chance to win an inner west beer crawl for you and seven mates here or at the festival's ticket desk on the day. Best of all, entry to this beer bonanza is free.
There'll be a couple of pop-up food stalls, plus The Royal's kitchen will be slinging its usual pub fare. Whilst the event itself is free to attend, you can buy early bird tickets ($27). The price covers five tasters, so it'll ultimately save you money on the day if you plan on sampling a few brews — and you get to skip the queues. To grab yourself an early bird ticket, head here.
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