The Sydney pubs that are boycotting Coopers beer

The Bearded Tit is just one of the Sydney bars that now refuses to serve Coopers beer.
The Bearded Tit is just one of the Sydney bars that now refuses to serve Coopers beer.  Photo: Christopher Pearce

It's been a couple of days since South Australian brewing company, Coopers and Bible Society Australia released their "Keeping It Light" ad campaign, aimed to 'reach even more Australian's with God's word'. After some fierce nationwide backlash, pubs have started boycotting the beer, taking it off tap and refusing to order more. Here are the Sydney pubs that have boycotted Coopers faster than you can say, 'Amen!' for the company's pass at the marriage equality debate. 

The Union Bar, Newtown 

The Union Bar in Newtown posted on their Facebook admonishing the language coming out of Coopers Brewery, particularly the call to "Keep it Light" in regard to an issue effecting thousands and far from a light-hearted debate. 

The Bearded Tit, Redfern 

The Bearded Tit in Redfern shared an article on the topic, simply announcing that Coopers would no longer be available along with the hashtag #keepingitreal. 

Hollywood Hotel, Surry Hills

Hollywood Hotel in Surry Hills posted a photo of their message to Coopers Beer obscuring a Coopers tap at the bar. 

Newtown Hotel, Newtown 

Newtown Hotel announced that they are replacing their Coopers Green tap with Boxer Red Ale from local brewery, Rocks Brewing Company in Alexandria with donations for every pint sold going to the GetUp! a community advocacy organisation giving Australians the opportunity to hold politicians accountable on important issues. 


Regarding media inquires the business released a statement supporting the LQBTI community and their intent to back local breweries. 

Hideaway Bar, Enmore 

Hideaway Bar in Enmore shared a Facebook post by to boycott Coopers Brewery until they support Marriage Equality with the caption: "We will be taking it out of the fridge..." The post on the bar's Facebook page, however, has since been taken down.