By Tam Allenby, Assistant Editor, Beer & Brewer

The Australian Brewery celebrated a record-breaking year in 2017, with an increase in sales volumes and distribution as well as success on the national beer competition circuit.

Adding to the Western Sydney brewery’s big year were two well-received collaboration beers with craft retailer Bucket Boys : a New England Milkshake IPA ‘If You Like Pina Colada’ and a Brown Ale made with real honey and oats, ‘That’s How You Make Porridge’.

The Australian Brewery also secured national distribution with Equity Beverages in mid-2017, allowing its distribution to grow into Western Australia and South Australia. And with both businesses independent and family operated, Australian Brewery say they also have a “shared goal” of growing the brand in independent retail and on-premise venues around the country.

“I’m excited to work with Equity Beverages and our brewery team to continue to grow our brand,” says Marcello Colosimo, owner of Australian Brewery. “My family and I love being a part of growing this industry and helping to get great beer into more people’s hands.”

At the AIBAs, Craft Beer Awards and Royal Sydney Show, Australian Brewery won a combined total of nine gold medals – All Star IPA won five gold alone, with Seis Hermanos Lager and Australian Pale Ale securing two apiece.

There’s also a new canning line in the works, while the brewery’s production and fermentation capacity was increased by a third over the summer period ready for the expected increase in demand.

All signs point towards a big year for the Australian Brewery in 2018.

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Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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