Life drawing at Sydney Craft beer week

No event at the coming Sydney Craft Beer Week (20–28 October) captures my imagination more than the life drawing event.

Yes, real life drawing – billed as Barley’s Angels: Beer Meets (Life) Art – open to all for a $26 admission fee. The fee covers drawing pad and pen, food, beer and a “light hearted art lesson while we pair various techniques of life drawing to a variety of well-crafted beer styles”.

The eight-day event includes beer and food related activities mainly around the city and the inner north south, east and west, with a couple of outliers at Manly and Parramatta.

Participating brewers include the craft arms of Foster’s and Lion (Matilda Bay, James Squire, White Rabbit and Little Creatures) and 23 independents, including Stone and Wood, Murray’s, Mountain Goat, Holgate and Moo Brew. Details at

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2012
First published 17 October 2012 in The Canberra Times