COLONIAL BREWING CO IS AN AUSTRALIAN FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS RAN WITH PASSION FOR LOCAL AND OFFSHORE CAUSES. WE ARE A BREWERY WITH INTENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHILST BREWING GREAT BEER.
One of the first breweries to open on Western Australia’s wild coastline, the Colonial Brewing Co tapped its first keg in 2004. It was the first step in an incredible journey, guided by some of Australia’s most talented and passionate brewers, we opened our first East Coast brewery in Port Melbourne in 2015. The name Colonial was given to the Brewery as it was one of the first to establish itself in the well regarded wine region of Margaret River, colonialisng the wine region with one of the first craft breweries.
Since opening in 2015, Colonial Brewing Co has grown to a national Australian owned brand, expanding the Port Melbourne facility to take the brand from 3 million litres to the ability to brew up to 7 million litres.
The facility includes the world’s best beer technology from BrauKon, as well as Krones canning line.
But even as we grow, the product is continuously made by local brewers for the local community. Always uncomplicated.
CBCo recognises its responsibility to help protect the planet and is committed to minimising the impact brewing has on the environment.
Over 2020/21 Summer, CBCo installed 100kW of solar panels on the rooftop of its Port Melbourne Brewery. The shift to rooftop solar means significantly reduced electricity consumption from the grid and a reduction in emissions that come from fossil fuels. When the sun is shining bright, CBCo’s new solar panel system is enough to power the entire brewery.
So the next time you’re enjoying a CBCo beer in the sun, enjoy it a little bit more knowing that it was powered by the same stuff. Great beer that’s great for the environment.