Flinders Brewery

Stone Brewery

Port Augusta Brewery

South Australian Brewing Co. (Port Augusta Branch)

The Crystal Cordial Company Ltd

The Spencer Gulf Bottling Company Ltd


William Evans constructed a brewery in 1868 under the direction of Charles Henry Gray, the new brewery was know as the Flinders Brewery and produced 30 hogs heads a week. Charles left the brewery in 1869 to brew in Blinman, the brewery was then leased by Isaiah Reid from the Morphett Street Brewery in Adelaide. With the change of ownership came a change in name, the brewery would now be known as the Stone Brewery and traded as Isaiah Reid & Co.

Isaiah took on a business partner in Henry Hilton, they expanded the brewery and built the brewery brand, making the brewery the largest northern brewery in the state. Mr Reid died in 1876, Henry took on a business partner named William Terdrew Perrers, and again renamed the brewery to the more simplistic Port Augusta Brewery. Hilton sold his portion of the brewery to Perrers in 1879, and over the next three years William had several business partners, until 1881 when William took on the business partner John Baker. The brewery was also making aerated waters and cordials as well as distilling.

In 1888 Baker and Perrers partnership was dissolved, with William managing the brewery alone. The brewery was sold off to the South Australian Brewing Company Ltd in 1893, and brewing ceased in 1898. The brewery would now act as a distribution depot for the northern towns as well as making aerated waters and cordials. The South Australian Brewing Company sold off the Port Augusta Brewery in 1853, with a new company named the Crystal Cordial Company continuing the cordial brands being made at the site. The company closed in 1968 with the Spencer Gulf Bottling Company moving into the site, the new business bottled Coke and other branded drinks.

 

 

 

 

Flinders Brewery
Stone Brewery
Port Augusta Brewery
South Australian Brewing Co.
(Port Augusta Branch)
The Crystal Cordial Company Ltd
The Spencer Gulf Bottling Company

Brewery ID : 5.355.002

Established : 1865

Flinders Brewery
1865 to 1872
Stone Brewery
1872 to 1877
Port Augusta Brewery
1877 to 1893
South Australian Brewing Co.
(Port Augusta Branch)

1893 to 1953
The Crystal Cordial Company Ltd
1953 to 1968
The Spencer Gulf Bottling Company
1968 to c1975

Brewery & Softdrink Factory

Port Augusta Brewery c1883
B8533 State Library SA

Port Augusta Brewery 1909
Posperous Quorn & Port Augusta






Port Adelaide Dispatch, 14th February 1879

 

Bottle Caps


Labels from the brewery

 
5.355.002.001.0010
 
Ginger Brandy
c1893
 
Soda and Cordial Labels