About Us

For too long it was impossible to find good beer in Australia.

We started Beer Cartel in 2009 with a dream: to provide beer drinkers with access to amazing beer from Australia and overseas and to open people’s minds to what beer really is.

The sights, the aromas, the flavours and the stories; we wanted to showcase it all.

Operating out of a tiny Kennards Storage Shed, Beer Cartel started as a monthly beer subscription delivered to your door. Each month we used to take over the entire temperature controlled wine storage area at Kennards as we packed 100s of boxes.

It was exciting times, but we wanted to do more and in 2011 opened our Sydney store. 

And with the store things suddenly started to evolve - we went from 60 to 1,000 different beers in a matter of years - both in store and online.

We got to share great beer with tens of thousands of amazing drinkers throughout Australia.

We started the Australian Craft Beer Survey as a way of giving back to this great industry - 24,000 took part in the survey in 2019 and most importantly, the results are used to help grow craft beer in Australia.

And we launched our extremely popular Beer Advent Calendar.

Today we still live our mission; we want to inspire and help you to learn more about the amazing world about craft beer. There is so much to share, so much fun to be had.

We hope you’re ready for the ride!


The Team @ Beer Cartel



At Beer Cartel we believe there is simply too little time to waste on poor beer – our founding philosophy is to put good beer in the hands of consumers, allowing people to enjoy quality craft beer sourced from across the world.


Located 15 minutes north of Sydney’s CBD, the Beer Cartel warehouse is home to 1,000+ craft beers from Australia and overseas. We offer click & collect (order online pick up next business day). Warehouse address: Unit 7, 12 Frederick Street, St Leonards.


Our website is an extension of our store, with an ever changing and ever growing range of beers in stock, as well as our beer club, range of beer gifts and glasses.


We make it easy to try different craft beers through our beer club, where you or the lucky recipient will receive a half dozen or dozen beer pack sent to you or picked up in store every month.


The perfect gift for the hard to get and the real beer lover. We have delivered 1000’s of our diverse range of beer gift packs throughout Australia to many very satisfied customers.


Beer glasses are essential for appreciating beer fully. We stock a wide range of beer glasses, both branded and unbranded to make sure your beer drinking experience is maximised.


We are so sure that any product sold by Beer Cartel will meet or exceed your expectations that we guarantee the products we sell. Should you for any reason be dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return the items for a full refund. If the items you are returning are beers please return all bottles, including empties. All returns must be made within 7 days of receipt and if the items are not beers they must be in an unused and saleable condition.