Our philosophy is simple – collaboration. We love bringing people together to taste and experience the craftsmanship of our local producers.
Whether that is on a behind the scenes brewery tour, a walk back in time through our pub culture on a pub walk, or a corporate event – everything we do is about connecting more people to local communities.
In doing so, we are supporting the passions and dreams of those who are bringing to market some of the finest products available and making visitors aware of the toil and strife that goes into producing great drinks and food.
To us, it’s more than the art and science. It’s the stories, the legends, the scars of effort and devotion to doing something different. It’s about connecting people who are passionate about what they produce with those who are equally as passionate about what they consume.
DAVEOwner & Original Dave
We’ve talked enough about Dave, the important thing to know about him is that he’s got you covered for all your local beer discovery needs and he is a fan of all beer styles, even the funky ones!
Dave spends most of his time in the US these days looking after other drinks tourism and beer businesses there.
GREGGCo-Owner, General Manager & Tour Dave
Gregg started our Pub Tours business and is that guy you meet in the pub – he tells tales, spins yarns, and everything he says seems true….especially after he’s just bought you a beer!
Gregg brings his enthusiasm for history, beer and bad jokes to help more people enjoy and learn all about not only local pub history, but also all the great brewers, winemakers and distillers who fill them with great drink.
When not in the office or guiding, he’s most likely still at a pub, either watching footy, having a beer or both.
SHANECo-Owner & Accounts Dave
Shane is our man on the ground in the Nation’s Capitol and a fan of Canberra’s rapidly growing craft beer scene. An accountant by trade and a local craft beer lover by choice, Shane loves nothing more than helping beer lovers explore and experience Canberra’s best local venues.
A fan of all beer styles and passionate about finding the right beer for you.
CATOperations & Charters Dave
Cat looks after our Dave’s Charters and also dabbles in Operations as well. She does it so well, that she can do it from Hobart!
In the 2 and a bit years working for Dave’s, she has dealt with bushfires and a couple of lockdowns so if there is someone who knows how to make sure you get on a tour, its Cat.
When not dealing with 2 kids under 2 and the terrible jokes of all the Dave’s, you can find her kicking back with her favourite beer Rodenbach’s Alexander or the funkiest sour she can find.
Col has been a Dave for over 2 years and regularly guides in Sydney, the Hunter Valley, Canberra and you may catch him in Newcastle or the Blue Mountains occassionally too.
Col joined Dave’s after jumping on a brewery tour with his sons a few years back and thought being a guide is better than a real job!
Estefani is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Brewer, tailor and mischief maker, the Mattman is always in a million things at once, but always has time for guiding some punters in some beer exploration on a brewery tour.
When he is not on tour or slinging ciders for the good folks at Batlow, he is brewing something delicious….or deliciously explosive! It only really happened once but his brews are marked ‘handle with care’ when they go into the office beer fridge.
The perennial Rookie Of The Year of Dave’s guides, Todd loves good food, great drink and horrible bucket hats.
Todd is a regular Dave on our Hunter Valley tours, but you may also catch him in Newcastle, Canberra and even in the wilds of Sydney on brewery, walking and food tours.
As an avid traveller and having spent quite a few years overseas, Todd’s Italian is ‘de premier ordre’ if you are Spanish, so try him out on tour.
Born and bred in Manly.
Love of Sydney, Surf and the great outdoors.
History, The Rocks, Beer the perfect trinity.
When not walking around Sydney Harbour, you will find him swimming in Sydney Harbour, as I enjoy my ocean swimming.
When not in Sydney, you’ll find him out bush. As Dorothea Mackellar once wrote . “ The wide brown land for me …..”
Looking forward to sharing a yarn or two or three with you soon …..
Danielle is an enthusiastic craft beer drinker and brewer of beer.
Sheknows her way around a brewery and is happy sharing her knowledge of the local area, the brewing process and various beer styles.
You can catch Dani on our Sydney Brewery Tours when she isnt ‘making yeast happy’ in various breweries or sampling Sydney’s finest in various breweries.
In between acting jobs, Adam acts like a tour guide for Dave’s.
He has a history degree, so he is perfectly suited to telling tall tales in the pubs of The Rocks, but you will also find him talking beer on a Sydney brewery tour as well.
Adam loves a beer, but he has so much range he can even pull off holding an unopened ‘stunt beer’ for a photo as well.
There ain’t nothin like a Dave!
Blues man, adventurer, museum educator, zoo keeper, tall ship sailor, and tour guide, Craigo has guided everything except the lunar module.
He went to school at the reformatory, was an undergraduate at the penitentiary and completed his doctorate at the sanitarium.
Despite being sentenced to 20 years in local government he has found time to work a million different side hustles which includes putting a new spin on Sydney’s stories with Dave’s Rocks and Balmain Pub Tours
Sydney native with a degree in history and extensive experience of Australian travel, including a stint living at Uluṟu. Jackson can be found sharing facts and stories across the Pubs of The Rocks, Sydney Harbour & The Hunter Valley.
An amateur photographer, so don’t be afraid to ask for some group pics and unofficial Mixologist, he can be found concocting drinks at home for friends and family or encouraging them to try different wine styles, craft beers or anything off the cocktail list.
This isn’t a real picture of Garth, but his beard is indeed as luxurious…
Robyn is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Brendon is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Becs is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Erin is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Ander is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Ben is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Jason is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Marco is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Rodd is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon
Tom grew up in Drummoyne facing the historic Balmain Peninsula. He has now lived there for over ten years.
A stroll to White Bay brewery goes directly past the Welcome Hotel. As well, he has worked on and off for over ten years in the Marrickville industry area. Mainly in wholesale food.
Hodgie is mysterious…or hasn’t written or had their bio made up yet…coming soon