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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.

  • 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…

  • It’s that time of year again. Sydney Beer Week has a new name, new owners and a new look for 2017. New Management, New Look, New Name The first thing…

  • 2 Years Of SydneyBeer

    September 29, 2017

    This week marks the site being live for two years. It’s still a baby within the Australian beer landscape but it’s amazing to look at the change in local beer…

  • Pining 4 More…

    September 26, 2017

    4 Pines Brewing Co. is now wholly owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Here’s a look at the initial reaction and what it might mean for the brewery and our local beer…

  • In order to check the progress of something, you need a benchmark, a comparison against which to measure. Marrickville has recently been talked about as the nation’s craft beer capital.…

  • With overall beer sales down but the craft segment growing, where will further growth of independent beer come from? The figurative pie that represents the beer market is getting smaller.…

  • Ruby Powell-Hughes is the Sydney-based graphic designer behind the new SydneyBeer logo. SydneyBeer has always been about more than just the liquid in your glass. It’s about the community of…

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