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About Us

We are a team of local beer fans committed to supporting our local breweries and communities.

Our philosophy is simple – collaboration. We love bringing people together to become a part of the ever evolving beer community, giving them the opportunity 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, a bespoke beer experience at a corporate event, or a casual introduction into beer at one of our dinners – everything we do is about connecting more people to local beer.

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 local beer.

To us, it’s more than the art and science of brewing. 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 consume with those who are equally as passionate about what they produce.


Owner & Tour Dude – 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!


Co-Owner, Op’s Manager & Beer Brain – Ever met a dude so into beer he will share his with you just so you can appreciate it as much as he is? Well Jamie is that guy and we’re stoked that he’s with us and bringing his enthusiasm for beer and brewing to help more people learn all about local beer. When not guiding, he’s sorting everything needed to keep DBT going and brewing with some of Sydney’s finest.


Co-Owner, Distribution Manager and History Buff- Ever met a dude who could tell a tale, spin a yarn and everything he said seemed true.  And even more so, when he’s just bought you a beer? Well, Gregg is that guy and we’re stoked that he’s with us bringing his enthusiasm for history and beer to help more people learn all about our city’s history and our local pubs. When not guiding, he’s pretty much either watching football or having a beer or both.


Co-Owner & Events Mastermind – With an early introduction to the local beer scene (growing up in pubs owned by her family across NSW), Shonna has always appreciated quality beer. Launching a career in Event Production over 20 years ago. Shonna has produced all manner of events including large scale international association conferences for some of the world’s largest organisations to charity events and everything in between. Shonna brings an innate understanding of her clients’ needs to every event – having done (and seen!) it all from the other side.


Co-Owner, Bookings Manager & Guide – Shannon heads up theNewcastle, Central Coast & the Hunter Valley operations of Dave’s. Shannon is a big beer fan, with a passion for showcasing the more regional areas of the Australian craft beer scene. Kicking off his own beer-based tour business in 2014, Shannon has merged with Dave’s to bring more people to good beer. After joining Dave’s Shannon took on the role of booking wrangler, guide, as well as social media. He is a jack of all trades in Dave’s beer world


Co-Owner & Tour Dude – 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.


Co-Owner & Beer Legend – An all round craft beer lover Liam fell in love with beer while working in a brewery bar in London. Since returning to Sydney Liam has managed and worked at a heap of craft beer bars, bottleshops, brewery tasting rooms and hosted beer events all over Sydney. A lover of hops and sours Liam is a fan of all beer styles