Angas Park Brewery

W. Appelt

The Angus Park Brewery was established by John Williams in 1858. Prior to his move to Australia, Williams had gained experience in brewing in Devon, England. His two sons, Charles and William, both had successful careers in the brewing industry. Over the next decade, John Williams worked to improve the brewery and establish its reputation. In 1864, William left to manage the Burra Brewery, leaving Charles to assist his father. John Williams passed away in June 1876 at the age of 70, leaving the brewery to his wife with Charles as the brewer. The brewery was put up for sale in 1879 but did not find a buyer. Charles moved to Victoria in the early 1880s.

In 1880, Mr. A.F. Krüger established a small brewery and distillery in Keyneton. The business grew in popularity, resulting in the site becoming unsuitable. In 1883, Mr. Krüger purchased the Angus Park Brewery to expand his brewing operations. Mr. Krüger passed away in 1903, leaving the brewery to his sons, Adolf and Ewald Krüger. Both sons were blacksmiths and not brewers, so the brewery was sold off in 1906 to Mr. Hermann (Willie) Robert Appelt.

Willie Herman Appelt shifted the focus of the brewery from beer production to aerated waters, cordials, and bottling Macclesfield beer. Willie passed away in 1923 and his brother, Herman George Appelt, took over the operation of the factory. The company decided to resume beer production in 1951, but this only lasted for a few years. Appelt's closed its doors in 1975.





Angas Park Brewery
W. Appelt

Brewery ID : 5.311.001

Railway Terrace, Nuriootpa

Established : 1858

Angas Park Brewery
1858 to 1912
W Appelt
1912 to 1957
Appelts Soft Drinks
1957 to 1975

Closed : 1975

Brewery & Softdrink Factory

Appelts factory c1940s

W Appelt


Bottle Caps Softdrink & Cordial Labels

Labels from the brewery

5.311.001.011.0010   5.311.001.020.0010
1952   c1928
5.311.001.020.0020   5.311.001.021.0010
c1930   c1930
5.311.001.022.0010   5.311.001.023.0010
c1930   c1920
5.311.001.024.0010   5.311.001.024.0020
c1960   c1965
5.311.001.024.0030   5.311.001.024.0040
c1965   c1970
5.311.001.025.0010   5.311.001.026.0010
c1970   c1966
5.311.001.027.0010   5.311.001.027.0020
c1966   c1970
5.311.001.027.0030   5.311.001.028.0010
c1970   c1960
5.311.001.028.0020   5.311.001.028.0030
c1965   c1965
5.311.001.028.0040   5.311.001.028.0050
c1970   c1970
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