Foureur & Kritzner / J. H. Foureur Limited

Foureurs Co-Operative Cider & Vinegar Ltd / Foureurs Co-Operative Ltd

Joseph Hippolyte Foureur was born in Hautevilliers, France on July 16th, 1842. Prior to his migration to England with his family, he received training in champagne production at the renowned Moet winery in France. In 1873, Joseph, his wife Maria, and their daughter Bertha emigrated to Adelaide, Australia on the ship "Sattara." Upon arrival, Joseph established an aerated water company in Glenelg, known as Foureur and Kritzner. The company was the first in South Australia to produce champagne, however, Mr. Kritzner left the business in 1876 and Joseph subsequently declared insolvency. He was subsequently employed by Bickford and Son for a few years before starting his own aerated water and brewing company at his Brompton residence, where he resumed production of champagne.

By 1893, the Brompton property had become too small and Joseph purchased land at 2 Murray Street, West Mitcham. With the arrival of the new century, he discontinued production of alcoholic beverages and focused on aerated waters, tonic ales, and cordials. Joseph Foureur passed away on May 23rd, 1935, leaving his sons Henry and Louis to manage the business. The company was subsequently renamed Foureur Co-operative Cider & Vinegar Limited. In 1946, the business was acquired by Frederick Chalk and renamed Foureur Co-operative Limited, with Henry and Louis taking employment at the Springfield Brewery as coopers.

In 1950, Williams Breweries in Kent Town acquired the company and subsequently relocated the entire operation from Kent Town to West Mitcham, where they continued to manufacture Foureur-branded beverages.





Foureur & Kritzner
J. H. Foureur Limited
Foureurs Co-Operative Cider & Vinegar Ltd
Foureurs Co-Operative Ltd

Brewery ID : 5.001.032

Established : 1875

Foureur & Kritzner
1875 to 1876 - Jetty Road, Glenelg
J.H.Foureur Ltd
1891 to 1935 - Brompton Park / Murray Street West Mitcham
Foureurs Co-Operative Cider & Vinegar Ltd
1935 to 1946
Foureurs Co-Operative Ltd
1946 to 1950

Sold to Williams Breweries in 1950

Brewery and Softdrink maker

Josheph Foureur

Henry & Louis Foureur 1952

Labels from the brewery

5.001.032.C00.0010   5.001.032.C00.0020
c1950   c1935
c1946   c1950
c1940   c1946
c1950   c1950    
c1930 (Colours unknown)    

Softdrink & Cider Labels
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