We can brew your beer
Throughout our long history we have always been happy to use any excess capacity to help other brewers take their first steps. We have been proud to be the launching place for many new brands that have gone on to become successful household names. Some basic contract brewing FAQ’s are listed below but please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your specific requirements.
What batch sizes are available?
We can produce batches of either 6,000 litres or 12,000 litres. The design of our fermenters means that we cannot produce batches smaller than 6,000 litres.
How much will it cost to make my beer?
There are so many variables from beer style and choice of ingredients through to pack configuration that it is very difficult to provide an estimate of cost with no details. If you have a recipe feel free to get in touch so we can get back to you with a closer estimation of price.
What if I don’t have a recipe?
We can assist with recipe development including pilot brews if required. Please contact us directly to discuss this process and the associated costs.
How do you charge and what do I provide?
We supply all raw materials, labour and utilities and provide you with a quote in the form of a cost per case and/or a cost per keg. This price generally includes bottles and crown seals but any branded packaging (labels, cartons etc.) and kegs are provided by the customer. Note that the quoted figures are then plus excise and plus GST.
*A note on hops: while we do our best to secure adequate supply some hop varieties are in particularly short supply. If your beer is built around an in-demand variety, we recommend securing your own supply to guarantee availability.
What are the terms of payment?
We allocate fermentation space on a first in best dressed basis. A deposit is payable 6-8 weeks from the brew date to confirm your booking with the balance payable upon completion of packaging and prior to pick up of finished goods.
Are there parameters that my packaging needs to conform to?
Yes, please discuss your packaging requirements so we can ensure smooth running with our equipment.
What size bottle can I use to pack my beer?
We always hold stock of O-I Australia 330ml amber bottle (product code 30415). Our filler is capable of packing a range of different bottle sizes but this would need to be confirmed on a case by case basis.
What type of kegs can I use?
We can clean and fill A-type and D-type kegs.
Can my beer be bottle conditioned?
No, it is our policy at present that all bottled beer is force carbonated and tunnel pasteurised. We do not do bottle conditioning.
Does my beer need to be filtered?
No, we can filter your beer for a bright finish or leave it with a slight haze if you’d prefer.