Sydney Beer Week 2017: Fempocalypse!

Sydney Beer Week continued delivering the goods with Fempocalypse at Wayward Brewing Co. A festival of brews, bands, and badasses. This free event brought together female brewers, artists, musicians and providores in a Sunday session at Wayward. And who doesn’t love a good Sunday Session?

Wayward was dressed up for the event with live art and prints available for purchase from the talented Alexis Pepper (Pep). As well as the prints, attendees could purchase t-shirts made specifically for Fempocalypse – as well as other Wayward merch – designed by Ginger Taylor. Bar staff and customers were wearing the eye-catching t-shirt whose design was also included in the promotional posters for the event.

Three live bands rocked the stage, Body Type, Anabelle Kay, and Alice Terry. Unfortunately, I only got to see  the lovely Ms Terry who has the most seductively dulcet tones, check her out you won’t be disappointed.

The main event, however, was the brews. It’s Sydney Beer Week after all. Wayward has a tap takeover of brewers from across Australia. Breweries involved included Young Henrys’, Two Birds Brewing, Two Metre Tall, The Sparkke Change Beverage Company, Philter Brewing, Beer Creative, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Akasha Brewing Company, Batch Brewing Company, and Moon Dog Craft Brewery.

Fempocalypse Beers

Recently, I’ve been loving all things dark ale and stout related. My favourites of the takeover were Beer Creative’s Einstein dark lager and the surprisingly delicious Cake Hole Black Forest Stout from Moondog. It literally tasted like black forest gateau, chilled with hints of cherry and chocolate. I don’t even like cherry and I loved this brew. Another standout was Two Birds’ Double Sunset Ale, strong and hoppy without skimping on flavour. The flagship brew was a collaboration between local legends Wayward and Young Henrys’, The Mother of Flagons. A surprisingly fresh take on the classic Saison brew with lemon and thyme.

Attendees enjoying the Fempocalypse brews!

Donations on the door were taken for the awesome not-for-profit, Women in Hospitality (WOHO), who support Women in Hospitality. Food was provided by Hughes Barbecue, Pit’s Perfect BBQ and Jackalope Food Co. All your quesadilla and BBQ needs fulfilled in one delicious spot.

Fempocalypse was everything you want in a Sunday session. It was a seriously nice addition to Sydney Beer Week’s lineup. But the week isn’t over, check out our guide and their website to find out what events you can catch before the week is out!

– Orlaith
F&B Specialist. Usually seen with a flat white in hand or on her way to a craft beer. Needs to stop buying books and start reading them.

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Disclosure: The Plus Ones are invited guests of Sydney Beer Week.
Photo credit: Sydney Beer Week.