West End 1986/87 State Cricket XI ‘David Hookes’ Poster


By the turn of the century lager beer was becoming the most popular beer in the eastern states, and in 1902 the South Australian Brewery set up a new department specially designed for the production of lager beer.

The Adelaide Brewery of Syme & Sison was taken over in 1902, and the Walkerville Co-operative Brewing Co., one of the main competitors was acquired in 1938. Walkerville had previously purchased the Torrenside Brewery in 1898, and had relocated to that site in Winwood Street, Southwark. At the time of takeover the Winwood Street premises were renamed the Nathan Brewery, to be changed again in 1949 to the Southwark Brewery. When the West End Brewery premises in Hindley Street were closed in1980 and demolished in 1983, all brewing operations were then carried out at Winwood Street Southwark.

LionCo shut its South Australian operations of West End Brewery in June 2021 due to falling sales. QUOTE:

“West End has been operating well below its full production capacity for some time now and unfortunately this is no longer viable,” LionCo said in a statement. “We have come to this proposal as the best way to ensure we have a sustainable brewing network for the future. “The Australian beer market has been in long-term decline for the past decade as Australian drinkers choose other beverages, like wine, over beer. Per capita beer consumption has dropped around 20 per cent in this time.” LionCo, which is a subsidiary of Japan’s Kirin, says Covid-19 exacerbated the situation. “Our input costs have continued to rise against this backdrop of declining volume, and a further drop in draught beer sales as a result of the pandemic.’’

Lion’s South Australia-brewed beers are no longer made in South Australia.


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