Whether it was having a Game of Thrones-style lunch, drinking beer with squid ink, sitting down to dinner with a brewer or going bowling with them, there were loads of things for beer geeks to do at the recent Sydney Craft Beer Week.
It is the third year of the craft beer week and, from my observations, this year's was the biggest yet.
That'd be something I'd put down to several factors. Firstly, there are more breweries now than there were a few years ago, so that equals more brewers interested in taking part.
Secondly, there are more venues around Sydney selling good beer, keen to take part in craft beer week.
The result is more than 60 events over eight days (yes, I'm aware eight days is technically more than a week, but let's not start splitting hairs here). That's enough to please even the fussiest beer lover.
Being quite the beer lover, it was a given that I'd be heading up for a few days at the end of the week. But I very quickly discovered there were quite a few hardy souls who had been going hard since Day One, and when I arrived on Day Six, were showing real signs of fatigue.
But they pledged to valiantly push through to Day Eight. And then perhaps sleep all through the next day.
I'd picked a handful of events to attend, the first of which involved that squid ink beer. Brewed by Doctor's Orders, the Cephalopod was a beer I'd read about for a while but figured I was destined never to try.
So when there was a Doctor's Orders tap takeover at Harts Pub in The Rocks, and the Cephalopod was on one of those taken-over taps, I was there. I got there early in fact - first time I've ever stood outside a pub waiting for it to open.
But it was worth it to try the beer - which pours the colour of the liquid Mrs Marsh used to dip the chalk into in those old Colgate ads. It doesn't add any flavour to the beer, which is sharp, tart and very refreshing.
The next event was Brewers and Chewers at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. An annual event at Taphouses in Sydney and Melbourne, it's a mix of beer, food, brewers and speed dating. There are seven brewers and seven tables full of diners eating a four-course meal and sampling an array of beers made by these brewers.
Each brewer sits down at a table and chats to the diners and, when the host rings a bell after 20 minutes, they each move to the next table.
It's a wonderful concept and fantastic way for a beer geek to meet some of the people behind my favourite beers and ask them where the ideas came from. Especially in the case of Ben Kraus from Bridge Road Brewers in Victoria, who made a beer with shitake mushrooms.
On the way home from the event I wondered how to convince my wife that I need to go up for three days next year.