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Breweries, Microbreweries & Craft Beer in NSW

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Stop to enjoy a pint in one of the State’s many large-scale and microbreweries and taste fresh local beer that captures the essence of individual districts across NSW.

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Taste fresh beer across NSW

NSW craft beer makers are experimenting with a variety of flavours. Many breweries offer tours and tastings on request, like HopDog BeerWorks in Nowra on the South Coast. Buy a tasting paddle to try the seasonal range of unpasteurised beers at Six String Brewing Co in Erina on the Central Coast; in Polkolbin, the Matilda Bay Brewhouses tasting paddle has accompanying tasting notes for each of the brews.

Seeking a great meal? Youll find signature brews, bar snacks and an  la carte restaurant at the Mudgee Brewing Company in Central NSW. Dalgety Brewery Co in the Snowy Mountains has a popular restaurant. In Port Stephens, Murrays Craft Brewing Companys food menu features a recommended matching beer for each dish.

For breweries with a view, dine in The Illawarra Brewery bistro overlooking the seas and sands of Wollongong. Further north, the Byron Bay Brewing Co offers patrons the chance to sip a beer and enjoy a meal sitting amongst the brewerys copper vats.

Taste small-batch award-winning beers at The Little Brewing Companys cellar door in Port Macquarie. Take a tour of the New England Brewing Co and enjoy a preservative-free beer in their tasting bar located in an old woolstore near Armidale in Country NSW.

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    Taste of the World Beer Festival

    Newcastle celebrates some of the finest Australian craft beer as well as international ales and lagers during this weekend festival in January. Enjoy boutique beers, award-winning Hunter Valley wines and local cheeses.

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    Bitter and Twisted Beer Festival

    The Bitter and Twisted International Boutique Beer Festival is held inside the walls of Maitland Goal in November. The festival includes a sample range of more than 50 craft beers, live music and multicultural cuisine.

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    Sydney Craft Beer Week

    The streets of Sydney overflow with craft beer during this nine-day festival in October with more than 100 events, 20 brewers and various food trucks. Meet brewers, play beer trivia and enjoy beergustation events.

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Taps at The Grain Store, Newcastle. Image; The Grain Store
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