The Story

Hawthorn Brewing Co is one of Melbourne’s original craft beers, brewing its first beer, our pale ale, 10 years ago. Many batches and beers later in early 2017, Hawthorn Brewing Co joined the Australian Venue Company.

Inspired by the city of Melbourne, Hawthorn Brewing Co brew beers that we want to drink, and share with our mates. All our beers are brewed locally in Melbourne, using 100% Victorian malted barley. Where possible, we use Victorian grown hops and supplement with hops from Tasmania and New Zealand.

The Range

Our beers have Melbourne at their core. Whether that is FIRST BOUNCE pale ale, inspired by the highs of following your favourite team. STAND UP, a modern, easy going and approachable Pilsner, much like our hometown. THE LOCAL Australian IPA, using 100% Victorian ingredients to produce a beer proud to be from VIC or our LITTLE BEAUTY Aussie Ale.

We regularly produce small batch, once off beers throughout the year. These are very limited in size, and sell out in hours. You have to be quick and keep updated on our social channels to get info on these rare releases.
We have won our fair share of awards throughout the years, most notably at the acclaimed International Beer Challenge in London where we were named Champion Brewer in 2014 and numerous Gold and Silver awards at the Australian International Beer Awards.

Find Beer

Hawthorn can be found in hundreds of bottle shops and retail stores around Australia. More than 100 pubs, bars and clubs are also pouring our beer throughout Victoria, NSW and QLD. We’re also proud of our following further afield. Our beers are also available in selected good beer venues in Belgium, China, Dubai, France, India and Japan.