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Independent beer is as much about the people as it is the beer. There are characters in Sydney’s beer community who are doing incredible things. This is where you’ll find their stories. As well as stories, there are guides and insight into the local beer landscape. These are as applicable to native Sydneysiders as they are to international tourists.

You’ll also find reflection and analysis on subjects that affect beer from a hyperlocal level to a global level. Some feature articles are based on facts, some are opinion. They’re all open for comment and conversation.

If you have an interesting beer story, get in touch.

  • As good beer spreads across the country and large brands establish themselves, what does it mean for beer at a local level, particularly when “Drink Fresh” is still a mantra…

  • Beer In Marrickville In 2018

    February 2, 2018

    Marrickville is indisputably the hub of Sydney’s brewing scene. It’s evolved to the point where it’s now the epicentre from which Sydney’s good beer movement flows. Now that we’re well…

  • Hottest 100 Beers Of 2017

    January 28, 2018

    This year, the annual tradition of the Hottest 100 beers countdown moved from Australia Day to the 27th of January. The results are a good indicator of where the beer…

  • Chrissy Flanagan, a.k.a. The Sausage Queen, is the person behind Chrissy’s Cuts and now The Sausage Factory in Dulwich Hill. Chrissy, Jim and The Sausage Factory provided me with lunch…

  • Dominion Of The Bar

    January 12, 2018

    Sydney has a diversity of beer focused venues. At the centre of all such spaces is the bar itself. The design of this shapes the experience for customers and bartenders.…

  • It’s a new year and therefore time to make some predictions for the next 12 months. This year’s are tinged with a sense of realism. Following moderately successful predictions for…

  • Review of 2017 Predictions

    December 29, 2017

    For many, 2017 was the year that “craft” died. Independence is the new buzz word and all the more relevant considering recent buyouts. But was it all predictable? Here’s a review…

  • SydneyBeer Awards 2017

    December 22, 2017

    2017 is coming to a close and it provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights of the past twelve months. This annual tradition is not so much…

  • Beers For Christmas Dinner

    December 15, 2017

    Beer excels when it comes to conviviality and shared experiences. It has a place at the dining table, particularly around Christmas. I’ve already written about some of the best local…

  • Beers For Summer In Sydney

    December 1, 2017

    Sydney comes into its own when it warms up and the sun stays out for longer. There are a few local beers that are perfect for this time of year.…

  • Nightlife Pubs & Beer

    November 17, 2017

    Beer sits at a peculiar intersection between Sydney’s nightlife venues and the social and political debates surrounding them. For a website that documents alcoholic beverages in Sydney, mention of Sydney’s…

  • Each year Sydney Beer Week pulls the local beer scene sharply into focus, concentrating and amplifying larger trends. Here’s a look at what 2017 showed us. Sydney Beer Week positions…

  • This is a snapshot of Sydney Beer Week 2017. So much happens during the festival of beer so this documents just a few highlights from one person’s experience. Each year…

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