Australia’s greatest sports rivalry, The State of Origin, is set to return in June 2016 but surely we can settle this over a Pint? The DOG Hotel is bringing back their ever popular Craft Beer Fight Club on Sunday 19 June, 2016 and this time they’re pitting NSW’s Riverside Brewing Company against QLD’s Newstead to find out which state will win bragging rights, off the field.

Each brewer presents their two best brews and debate and quaff their way to beer glory. In short, Craft Beer Fight Club is a day of games, getting rowdy, debating, banter on all things brew related, and of course, drinking quality beers.

Riverside, Winners of the Best Overall Beer Award at the Australian Beer Festival 2014, prides itself for brewing pure, natural, hand-crafted beers that are bursting with out of this world flavours and aromas. Newstead, winners of 1 Gold, 3 Silvers and 5 Bronze Medals at the 2015 CBIA Awards, are known for their industrial-meets-refined dining brewery. Star brews include Out & About Pale Ale and Cyclone Season.

Tickets come in two packages and cover the cost of the four competition beers. The Heavyweight Beer Nerd Ticket ($30) is for those that like their beer in a big glass and The Featherweight Beer Nerd Ticket ($20) will get you middie-sized servings.

Tickets can be bought online now

Craft Beer Fight Club has grown from humble beginnings since the original showdown with Stone & Wood vs Murray’s in March 2013 at the Dove & Olive. Now the event attracts people from all over Sydney with die-hard beer nerds, weekend home-brewers, and just the occasional drinker coming together in dedication to the one true love: craft beer.

“First rule of Craft Beer Fight Club: talk, talk, talk about beer all you can.

Second rule of Craft Beer Fight Club: come thirsty or don’t come at all.”

What: Craft Beer Fight Club
Where: The DOG Hotel- 2 St Marks Road Randwick
When: Sunday 19th June


If you’re on the hunt for somewhere to catch all the action of the State of Origin, The Good Beer Company have you sorted with all three venues, The DOG Hotel, The Keg & Brew and Dove & Olive, have great specials and the games screening live and loud.

As for food and drinks, all three venues will be serving the State Of Origin special: Surf & Turf pie, $5 schooners of VB and $20 mega-jugs will be sold, as well as Balmain $5 schooners Pale Ale will also be poured on the night!

What: State of Origin

  • The DOG Hotel, 2 St. Marks Rd, RANDWICK
  • Keg & Brew, 26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
  • Dove & Olive, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills

Round One: Wednesday 01 June, 2016
Round Two: Wednesday 22 June, 2016
Round Three: Wednesday 13 July, 2016