Editor's Note: Part 9 of our Better Know A Beer City series comes all the way from Down Under. Hannah Pigram currently resides in Sydney, Australia, originally coming from a small country town in New South Wales located very close to the border of Victoria with a population of 7,000. Having moved to The Big Smoke to study sports business, Hannah secured a job for a company that designs and sells packages and tours for people to attend sporting events and festivals domestically and internationally. One of the highlights of the job is of course the travel, and Hannah has been to places such as Hong Kong, Brazil and New Zealand for both Rugby Union and the FIFA World Cup. The next exciting step for Hannah is a move to the UK for 12 months to be a tour guide throughout Europe for her organization's London based company. She's excited about the water draining clockwise for awhile, to take as many side trips as possible to experience craft beers from around the world!
When in Sydney it is customary to take a ferry ride around the harbour and fight the masses to get the best selfie with iconic sights like the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Luna Park. Or you may want to head to Bondi, Coogee or Manly beaches for a refreshing swim and the burning Aussie sun. And no, Manly is not home to steroid-pumping bodybuilders or men with puffed out chests starring in an upcoming David Attenborough documentary, rather a beautiful Northern Sydney suburb with a classic beach lifestyle and the best chilli chocolate ice-cream you will ever find.
Now I am going on the assumption that not many of you have made the journey across the Pacific to the land down under but put it off no longer as the Sydney craft beer scene is an experience you cannot miss. Below I have some of the favourites that are a must for all beer enthusiasts.