High-tech Pirate Life brewery and bar coming to Port Adelaide
Written on the 13 February 2018 by David Simmons
Adelaide based brewing company Pirate Life will build a $15 million brewery and bar venue at Port Adelaide's historic woolstores.
The South Australian craft brewer, Pirate Life Brewing, will build one of the largest craft breweries in South Australia.
The new site will almost quadruple Pirate Life's annual production to more than 11 million litres, and create 80 new jobs.
In addition to the state-of-the-art brewing plant, the brewing company will also build a bar venue for punters to delight in the company's range of craft beers.
The South Australian Government will contribute $2 million to the redevelopment of the historic woolstore site through the Economic Investment Fund.
The site at Port Adelaide will complement the brewing company's existing brewery in Hindmarsh. The Hindmarsh site will be transformed into an 'innovation centre' where the company will focus on research, development, training, and the production of specialty beers.
Pirate Life was founded in Adelaide by father and son Mick and Jack Cameron and Jared Proudfoot in 2014.
The company was bought in late 2017 by Belgian-based brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, adding the brand to its stable of more than 500 beer brands.
Chief executive of Pirate Life, John Phinney, says the new Port Adelaide site means the brand can remain safely in the hands of South Australians.
"Pirate Life is South Australian," says Phinney.
"Our decision to choose Port Adelaide and expand our business in South Australia was reinforced by the support we received from the State Government and displays our confidence in South Australia."
"We are proud of the history we've built and we intend to make sure our growth and upcoming endeavours are part of both Port Adelaide and South Australia's future."
Business News Australia
Author: David Simmons