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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.

  • 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…

  • Got Style?

    July 29, 2017

    SydneyBeer has a new look. Welcome! It’s coming up to two years since this website first launched. It was about time it got a makeover to make things easier to…

  • A little while ago an article in Brews News caught my attention. The co-founder of well known US brewery, Karl Strauss, said that soft launches for brewpubs are over. The…

  • Variation in beer, from batch to batch and from bottle to bottle, is a fascinating concept. Listening to John Keeling, Director of Brewing at Fuller’s, inspired me to explore it further.…

  • Who Should Buy That Pub?

    June 23, 2017

    2017 saw a few well known Sydney pubs go onto the market. Pubs will change ownership from time to time but what kind of opportunity does this present for good…

  • The formation of the Inner West Brewers Association could be a landmark moment in the evolution of beer in Sydney. The intention of this site is to document and celebrate…

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