By Triana O'Keefe, editor Australian Hotelier
One of Sydney’s oldest pubs, The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks, will celebrate its 100th birthday this November.
The Cumberland Street favourite and the original home of Aussie craft beer will be celebrating with a neighbourhood party on Friday 14 November, a specially brewed craft beer and an inaugural Aussie Art Prize.
Celebrations will start early at the 10th Annual Australian Beer Festival at the Hotel this October, when the pub will brew and launch a special limited edition Rocks Lager to mark its centenary. Brewers attending the festival will also be encouraged to brew a one-off heritage beer in honour of the 100-year milestone.
Leading up to the party, the hotel is also calling for all patrons and employees old and new to share their memories through its Facebook page.
Luke Davies, general manager at The Australian Heritage Hotel, said: "It is a very proud time for us to be able to say that we have been serving the good folk of Sydney for 100 years. With so many new bars and pubs popping up all over the place, it’s unusual for a venue to last the test of time these days. So we have some big celebrations planned to mark this milestone and would love any old staff, patrons and Sydneysiders to join in and celebrate this special occasion with us."