Henry Pike arrived in South Australia in 1878 and settled in the township of Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Henry started a handyman business and worked for many local companies in the area including Johnstons Brewery in Oakbank. Johnston’s brewery was one of the largest breweries in the state at the time, and they owned many hotels in the local area. After a disagreement with the Johnston family, Henry took it upon himself to start a new brewery in the area and compete directly with Johnstons brewery. The new brewery was no more than 100 meters down the road from Johnstons and was brewing beer by 1886.
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