Today I went to the Sip and Savour event held at the Carriageworks Redfern, I attended the afternoon session. It didn’t appear to be a complete sell-out so it was quite easy to get around all the exhibitors you wanted to. I was told though, that all the tickets to the evening session was sold out, I reckon I went to the right one, I was able to catch up with some people I have met at other events and got the chance to talk to quite a few new people.
The beers where one token for a 100.ml serve or two tokens for a full tasting glass and I found that one was usually a fair measure and it also meant that you could try more beers without falling over.
I tried the following beers:-
EKIM,BREWERY; HEL, AFTER THE BATTLE
NEW ENGLAND BREWING;, LITTLE HEIDI. FREDERICK RYE IPA, A new brewery at least to me
YOUNG HENRY BREWERY , PASSIONFRUIT SOUR, WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU COCO,, I CANT BELIEVE ITS NOT GALXY
BAIRD,S OF JAPAN, SINGLE TAKE SESSION
DAINTON BREWERY, IMPALE ALE
SYDNEY BREWERY,, LOVEDALE LAGER,,PYRMONT RYE IPA
WILLIE THE BOATMAN BREWERY, THE FOO BREW,,CRAZY IVAN INDIA PALE ALE. This is a new brewery to me
RIVERLANDS BREWERY, 777 and ?????
KING STREET BREW HOUSE/REDTAPE BREWING, A MILD BEER FROM THE CASK
BADLANDS BREWERY, DRAUGHTY KILT SCOTTISH ALE,,ENGLISH PALE ALE
CIGAR CITY BREWERY ,,CRACKER, WHITE ALE,,
SIX POINT BREWERY,,MEAT BALL, AMERICAN WHEAT,,,,, PILS
VICTORY BREWERY;, PILS
SIX STRINGS BREWERY,, DARK RED. ,,HEFENWEIZEN
STOCKADE BREWERY,, IPA ,,,REBEL ALE
ANGSTROM BREWING;, MAXWELLS ,, PIXEL,, VOLTAIC PALE, This is a new brewery to me, it has only been going a very short time. A gypsy brewer, brewing out of Badlands and run by s couple of young people from a university.
SIP AND SAVOUR, CARRIAGEWORKS AND KING STREET BREWHOUSE/RED TAPE CASK BEER
LORD RAGLAN HOTEL
After the tasting event we went to the Lord Raglan for dinner and had a couple of beers from Rocks Brewing which run this pub
As well as a nice tapas style meal we had
ROCKS BREWING,,,DRUNKEN MONK,, CONVICTION SERIES IPA,,THE BOXER,, ISA SESSION IPA
BRIDGEPORT BREWING,,KINGPIN DOUBLE RED ALE
DOCTORS ORDERS BREWING,,PRESCRIPTION 12
All in all it was a pretty good and well run event from my point of view, a few sign showing the way to the Carriageworks event might have helped, though I think the booklet and maps where a step up from the Melbourne beer week, and perhaps a couple of more tokens with your entry ticket would be appreciated.
The down side to the S and S was the door Nazi’s, we got pulled up five times before we even got in then got sent back because we hadn’t been given a wrist band, bag searches revealed a half full bottle of water which was confiscated, it was a beer event, what did they think we where going to do with a small plastic bottle of water, dilute the exhibits? “dickheads” is the word that comes to mind to describe all that.