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What’s on
at Sydney Brewery Surry Hills!

Live music, food and drinks. Kids eat free on Sundays*

There’s something for everyone, every night of the week at Sydney Brewery Surry Hills.

Time to celebrate!

Drink specials every day and daily specials below:


3 TACOS FOR $12 | 1 TACO FOR $5 | $12 MARGARITAS (ClasSic & SPICY)








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State of Origin Beer tasting Event:

Taste of Origin

It’s Sydney Brewery vs Burleigh Brewing in a State of Origin beer tasting battle!

Join us from 6-8pm for a pre-game state vs state blind beer taste off.

Includes 2 hours of beers, banter, food and giveaways!

$55pp for 6-8pm
option to extend food and beverage package until full time for $25pp


Every beer ordered receives a coloured raffle ticket for the corresponding state (red QLD, blue NSW) that raffle ticket will go in respective bin.
A ticket will be drawn from the winning bucket for each of the following:
Prizes – merch packs & takeaways provided by both Sydney Brewery and Burleigh Brewing




About Burleigh Brewing:

They have built a brand that is known and celebrated nationally and in their own humble, hard-working way, helped to transform the Gold Coast’s independent craft brewing scene into one of the most vibrant and thriving in the country. All brewing, fermenting, maturing, filtering, bottling, canning — and all the other ‘ings’ — are done in their Burleigh Heads brewery.

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We’ve got you covered for the Melbourne Cup!

For $59 you can enjoy a 2.5 hour food and beverage package at Sydney Brewery Surry Hills.

Includes deluxe grazing platters, all Sydney Brewery beers & ciders, house wine & sparkling with the race live on the big screens.

Bookings essential. Contact

Minimum 2 person per booking.

Sydney Brewery Surry Hills practices the responsible service of alcohol.

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To purchase tickets click here.

The seventh annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival will take place on the 29th of June 2019, within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A Schwartz Family Company initiative, this community event will be one to remember. With an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider on offer, festival goers will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a true Hunter Valley Experience.

The Schwartz Family Company is dedicated to supporting local communities and industry and is proud to be able to create such an event aimed at bringing together the best that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

With family friendly activities, light entertainment throughout the day and so many taste sensations to choose from everyone is well catered for and more than welcome…we hope to see you there!

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Sydney Brewery has teamed up with Mekong Restaurant and Three Ponds Wines to create a special beer vs wine dinner.

Executive Chef Tiw has worked closely with Sydney Brewery and Three Ponds Wines to create what they believe, to be their best match for each dish.

The dinner will be held on Thursday October 18th 6.30pm at Mekong Restaurant on Kensington Street. Check out which dishes and beers you will be tasting on the menu below.

It’s up to all of you to settle the great debate – beer or wine?

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.







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The 12th Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival is set to be the biggest ever held, with a record number of exhibitors expected for the event, which will be held on Saturday 16 March between 11am – 6pm.

The Festival will be staged in the gardens of the heritage Mercure Canberra in Braddon and will feature breweries from across Australia along with live bands, food, entertainment and a wide range of kids’ activities.

The Festival is ideal for all beer and cider enthusiasts – from beginners to budding craft brewers.

Over 200 beers and ciders will be available for tasting and visitors will be able to take part in beer/cider food matching sessions, hear guest speakers, and meet the brewers.

Canberra’s rapidly emerging brewing scene is reflected in the presence of Bent Spoke Brewing Co, Captial Brewing Co, Jono’s Jerky and others, while interstate exhibitors include many of Australia’s most renowned breweries such as Sydney Brewery, Endeavour Beer, Pirate Life, Stone Dog Meadery, Akasha Brewing, Young Henrys, HopDog Beer Works, Mountain Goat Beer, Goose Island Brewery and James Squire. Specialist cideries such as Nightingale Bros Alpine Cider and Willie Smith’s Cider will exhibit their range of ciders.

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Photo credit: Ella Miley

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The finals of the Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2018 were held on Monday 23rd Aril at The Cidery Bar in World Square, Sydney.

L-R: Nicola Morra, Natalie Ng, Daniel Noble

Eight finalists competed in front of a panel of judges with a Sydney-inspired cocktail using any of our Sydney Brewery Ciders and an Australian native ingredient. Daniel Noble of the soon-to-open Old Mates Place bar in Sydney took out the first prize with his cocktail, “Easy Like a Cider Morning”, a winning combination of Calvados with Sydney Cider, Agave & Ginger Cider reduction, Australian bush honey with cloves, lime juice and Hellfire bitters.

Natalie Ng of Door Knock in Sydney came in second place with with her cocktail “Proud To Be A Sydney Cider” using Sydney Cider with The Westwinds Cutlass Gin, Native Caper/ Wild Orange Cordial, citrus and lemon mrytle and sea salt spray. The third spot was awarded to Nicola Morra of Grasshopper Bar for his cocktail, “My Fizz Mate” using Manly Perry Cider with rum, fig liqueur, lime juice, pandan and lemon myrtle syrup.

The judges, Ben Davidson (Bespoke Drinks), Max Greco (Vasco Bar), Corinne Mossati (Cocktails & Bars, Gourmantic) and Richard Feyn (Sydney Brewery) were highly impressed with the calibre of the entries and the diversity of the spirits chosen to complement the various ciders.

The winner, Daniel Noble will be enjoying one night’s accommodation for two at Rydges Sydney Central, a tour of the our new Sydney Brewery, dinner for two at Rydges Sydney Central including Sydney Brewery drinks, and 10 cartons of Sydney Brewery products of his choice – a total prize value of $1200.

Second place winner Natalie Ng has won 10 cartons of any Sydney Brewery products valued at $700, while Nicola Morra will be taking home 5 cartons of Sydney Brewery products of his choice valued at $350.

Here’s the winning cocktail recipe of the 2018 Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition:

“Easy Like a Cider Morning” Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by Daniel Noble of Old Mate’s Place, Sydney (opening soon)


  • 45 ml Calvados
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml Agave & Ginger Cider reduction
  • 7 ml native Australian bush honey with clove
  • 1 drop Hellfire bitters
  • 90 ml Sydney Cider

Glassware: coupette
Garnish: sea salt rim


Rim coupette with western Australian sea salt. Add the Calvados, lime juice, Agave & Ginger Cider reduction, honey and bitters into a toby tin with ice. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupette and top with Sydney Cider.

Daniel Noble’s winning cocktail ‘Easy like a Cider morning’

In media partnership with Cocktails & Bars.

Written by: Corinne Mossati

Photo Credit: Ella Miley

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Sydney Brewery continues to impress the judges, adding to the medals haul after much success over the last three years.
At the 2017 Independent Brewers Association Awards held in Adelaide, Sydney Brewery took home a Gold Medal, two Silvers and three Bronze for the following:
Gold: Potts Point Porter 
Silver: Darlo Dark and Surry Hills Pils
Bronze: Glamarama Summer Ale, Lovedale Lager and Pyrmont Rye IPA.
Continuing the good form, we received further accolades at the 2017 Royal Hobart Show, where Agave Ginger Cider took out Gold, scoring a class topping 96/100! Sydney Cider was also among the medals, taking home a Bronze, adding to its impressive Trophy and Gold medals won at previous Sydney, Hobart and Cider Australia shows.
Agave Ginger Cider and Sydney Cider weren’t done there, adding a further medals haul at the 2017 World Cider Awards in London.  Agave Ginger Cider won its second Gold in the ‘Experimental’ class, this time trumping its recent Hobart Royal Gold with an international victory!

Not to be outdone, Sydney Cider won its style of ‘Sparkling Sweet’ and also won ‘Best Australian Sparkling Cider’, adding another two Trophies to the cabinet.
So over the past three years we been awarded 7 Trophies and 10 Gold medals, with these recent results taking our award tally to 68 medals. And we don’t think it will stop there…
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Well we had a such great event last night and in what could be unprecented for cocktail comps, we had a dead heat for first place!

Congratulations to joint winners above Jonothan Carr from Kittyhawk with his ‘Royal Summer’ and Kurtis Bosley from Public House management Group with his ‘Isaac’s Reasoning’.

Congrats also to runners up above Jordan Grocock and Dula Lorenzo, their cocktails and recipes also to be added soon, along with the other finalists and entries; a big thanks to all of you!

Finally for now, thanks to The Cidery Bar & Kitchen management and staff for looking after us so well and to our Judges Ben Davidson, Igor Pachi and Chris ‘lion’ Wheeler for giving up their time and helping to make our inaugural Sydney Cider Cocktail Comp Final so successful!


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