By Chris Wyness, an editor who moved to Melbourne to pursue journalism in the 80s, fell in love with the city’s beautiful green spaces, craft beer and music scene, and never left!
Edited by Jessica Wright
Perhaps it’s the love of sports, or the bounteous green spaces on offer that have nurtured the deep-seated appreciation for good craft beer in Melbourne Australia. I personally love craft beer (in fact, I make my own!) and after almost thirty years in the city, trust me I’ve had my fair share. Back in the day Melbourne was built as a grid with wide service laneways which were largely disused. People started to use these laneways to open up bars and stores, which was the beginning of what developed into a lively bar culture snd the creation of some delicious Melbourne beer brands. Now in full flourish, and paired with a vibrant international music scene, the craft beer selection in Melbourne is in my opinion second to none. It can be tricky to decide where to drink craft beer in Melbourne but I’ve got you covered; soon you’ll be clinking glasses over the finest brews Melbourne has to offer, and exploring some of the best bars in Melbourne, always in moderation of course!