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Balmain Temperance

The Town Hall in Balmain is due for closure later this year and destined to become a medical centre. We’re not sure if the traditional Balmain medical centre ( the bottleshop ) next door will remain. This follows on from the closure late last year of the iconic Exchange Hotel just down the road. Today,…

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June 12, 2017

Dave’s 2 x 2

Here at Dave’s we are pretty lucky! Our customers constantly provide us with feedback and new ideas.   We are always striving to improve our customer’s experience and implement our beer explorers feedback.     One of our biggest request we get is for shorter evening tours.   Well, we want what you want, so…

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June 7, 2017

Why the Dave’s Team is excited for GABS!

Team Dave’s is heading to GABS! One of Australia’s greatest beer festivals, GABS offers a full spectrum of food, entertainment and of course the unique beers! Here at Dave’s GABS is like our Christmas and we can barley contain our excitement! Below, the team talks about what they are most looking forward to at GABS….

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May 16, 2017

There’s Beer in the Hunter Valley?

Sydney has such a great range of breweries that it can be easy to forget that there’s excellent beer outside of the city as well. That’s why, as we have started to grow and expand our tours, we decided to look regionally, and we are excited to announce that the Hunter Valley is the perfect…

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May 10, 2017

Easter Beers Matched with Chocolate

  Beer and chocolate might sound like an odd combination, but they have more in common than you may think. Coffee, malt and chocolate are all produced via roasting, which results in them sharing nutty, toasted and slightly bitter flavours. This process helps to bridge the gap between your two new best friends – Beer…

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May 3, 2017

Australian Sour Beers That You Can Try

Once a style of beers only consumed by the most elite beer nerd, shared with reverence in private bottle shares and hidden in the back of particular bottle-shops “in the know”. Sour beers have seen a big resurgence internationally and are gaining in popularity throughout Australia. We talked in our last post about how sour…

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November 21, 2016

Wayward Brewing Co.

In the back lanes on the border of Camperdown and Annandale Wayward Brewing Co, like many of Sydney’s breweries sits in a spot that many of us have gone past a hundred times and never thought about what happens inside. Just off Pyrmont Bridge road the building’s exterior looks pretty nondescript. But once you turn…

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September 16, 2016

Noble Hops

What are Noble Hops?  You may have heard the term “noble hops” floated around in a conversation about beer or brewing. While it may sound a bit pretentious to call them “noble”, these hops are considered to be the most sought after aroma hops for making traditional lagers and Belgian ales. While these hops are…

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August 1, 2016

Beers to Age

Team Dave’s gives you some tips to starting your beer cellar. With Winter now fully set in. Now is the time that we start to lean towards the bigger, richer, darker styles of beers. Those stouts, porters and barleywines that you bought throughout the year and haven’t found the right time to crack start to…

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July 18, 2016

Festive Brews & Food Pairings

No self-respecting Aussie Christmas dinner is complete without a fridge full of cold beer, but with such a vast array out there on the market, which should you serve? Well, that all depends on your menu of course. You may be familiar with the concept of pairing wines with food, but did you know beer…

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December 14, 2015