Black-tea ice cubes, sultana swizzle sticks, honeycomb, vodka, gin, rye and more all shaken and stirred and muddled and served for your pleasure - meet the drinks (and their makers) you'll find at the year's biggest cocktail carnival
The boutique beer aficionados at Beer Cartel are hosting a two-hour sampling of five Japanese craft beers from Cuedo, Hitachino Nest and Baird Beer breweries, with some Japanese snacks on hand to quell the beer munchies.
Barley's Angels – committed to bringing beer and women together – will be at the Local Taphouse are combining finely crafted beers with the finely crafted human body. Create your own masterpiece in the form of a life drawing. Sketch pads, pencils, beer, nibbles and human models are all provided. 7-8.30pm. $26.
It’s not normally open to the public so here is your chance to get inside the James Squire brewery, meet the inimitable Dr Chuck Hahn and sample some hand-pumped and barrel-aged beers. Malt Shovel Brewery, 99-101 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown 2050. 5.30-7.30pm. $47.
A special five-course meal from renowned chef Jared Ingersoll with matching beers from Riverside Brewing and HopDog Beer works. Dave Padden (Riverside) and Tim Thomas (HopDog) will join Jared in guiding you through this flight of food and craft beer. 6.30-9pm. $97.
The Grifter is one of the newest additions to the Sydney scene and they will be joining forces with Glebe’s favourite small bar, the Little Guy, to tackle hump-day with craft beers, popcorn and live music from the Scrapes and the Little Guy’s Funk Band. 7-10pm. Free.
Young Henry's Brewing is feeling pretty pleased with themselves about their Sydney rock'n'roll collaboration brews, Fresh Six and Black En More. To celebrate they are taking over the taps at the Union while the collaborators in question, Front End Loader and Peter Fenton from Crow, perform acoustic sets. 7.30-midnight. Free.
4 Pines are putting on what they call the ‘Ultimate Beer Experience’ where you can meet the brewers, get an intro to the brewing process, taste the 4 Pines’ stable, try your hand at the mega burger challenge and take home a T-shirt and six-pack. Sounds pretty ultimate to us. Noon-2pm. $87.
Time Out got into the spirit of Craft Beer Week, collaborating with 4 Pines to create our very own brew: a little beauty we're calling 'New Orleans Breakfast' – a mash-up of chicory coffee and beignets, cinnamon and dandelion. You can try it out on Tue Oct 23 at 4 Pines.