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Brewing the past in the present

Have you ever considered brewing a beer or a cider? Well consider no more as the University of Sydney Library is inviting students, staff and Alumni to enter this fun competition. Using old brew recipes from the vaults deep in Rare Books and Special Collections you will discover the pleasures of brewing.

  • Staves ‘Day in a brewery’ and merchandise pack
  • $100 voucher to Dave's Home Brewing Shop
  • $100 voucher to Country Brewer Home Brew Shop
  • 4 Pines brewery tour for four
  • Akasha Brewing Company ‘Day in a brewery’
  • Batch Brewing Co. merchandise
“How to enter?”, I hear you say!
  • Brew a beer, cider and/or ginger beer adhering to the recipes listed in our online recipe galleries: 'Some recipes'and 'More recipes'
  • Upload a photo of yourself and your entry (finished or in process) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #rarebrews #usyd (the University Library may subsequently use this photo for promotional purposes). Or email a copy of your photo of yourself and your photo to
  • Download a completed Rare Brews entry label and firmly attach a label to each entry.
  • Each entry must comprise 2 x 750mL bottles or 4 x 375mL bottles each affixed with a Rare Brews entry label.
  • Entries must be delivered to Staves Brewery (4-8 Grose St, Glebe NSW 2037) no later than 9pm on Sunday 24 September 2017.
  • Register for the awards night here

Full competition details, rules and terms and conditions