CRAFT beer fans will be full of good cheer after a change in State Government regulations, making it easier for microbreweries to operate in the Inner West.
Since September 1, a new definition of "artisan food and drink industry" has been introduced to provide clarity for the craft food and drink industry.
The new "artisan premises authorisation" for microbreweries will be trialled for the next 12 months in the Inner West Council area and rolled out across the state if successful.
Mayor Darcy Byrne welcomed the trial, saying the changes finally give microbreweries the certainty they need.
"Council and Inner West brewers have been fighting for this change for a long time and I commend the Government for acting on our recommendations," he said.