Brewing Great Beer. Brewing Great Things for Australia.


Our Story

Hawke’s Brewing Co. is the story of two Aussie blokes, who had a dream to run an Australian beer company, built on the values of a national icon – the great former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.

In April 2017, the dream turned into a reality. Hawke’s Brewing Co. is an independent, Australian-owned beer company, built on three key principles.

Brewing great quality beer.

Supporting the land that grows its all-Australian ingredients.

And a promise that the kind-hearted, generous and community-centric values of Bob Hawke are always upheld.

It’s not everyday you get to create a beer company with the former Prime Minister of Australia.

That’s why Hawke’s is committed to always brewing great beer, while brewing great things for the country we love.

And that’s a legacy we’d all be proud to put our name to.


"Every sip is a quid
for Landcare"



We're Proud to Support Landcare Australia

Bob Hawke is passionate about about many things – like watching a gripping game of cricket; telling a few stories over a cold beer with mates; and the sustainable management of our spectacular and diverse natural environment. 

In fact in 1989, Bob helped turn a once small rural initiative into what’s become Australia’s largest environmentally-focused movement – Landcare. That’s why Hawke’s Brewing Co. is proud to announce its partnership with Landcare Australia, with every drop of Hawke’s sold helping to support the rural communities who do such an amazing job in looking after the land that grows our all-Australian ingredients. 

Bob is so passionate about this partnership that he’s foregoing all financial benefit from Hawke’s Brewing Co., and passing it on as donations to Landcare Australia.

Learn More About Landcare


The Brew

On Tap and in Cans

2018 AIBA trophy “Best Australian Style Lager"

Tasting Notes: Brewed with all-Australian ingredients, it has a subtle citrus aroma, light bitterness and a gentle dry finish.

Hops: Helga, Ella, Topaz and Cascade
IBU: 18
ABV: 4.5%

2018 AIBA Gold “American Style Pale Ale"

Tasting Notes: An easy-drinking pale, delivering a big, floral aroma, with tropical notes of lychee, stone fruit and citrus. Lightly toasted malt and gentle bitterness deliver a clean finish.

Hops: Fortnight, Ekuanot & Mosaic
IBU: 30
ABV: 4.5%


We wish it was sometimes. The 80s was a golden era. When summers seemed longer. When our boys would clean up the Poms in one-eighth of a one-dayer. When a genius piece of engineering helped us streak past the Yanks on the open sea. And when our beer was drunk from another genius piece of engineering – the tinnie.

Today, we know even more reasons to love tinnies. They stop light and air getting in, meaning fresher-tasting beer. They get colder, faster, so that’s a no brainer. They’re lighter but also tougher. And you can enjoy them at all your favourite outdoor things.

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The Brewer

Justin Fox

Justin was formerly head of brewing for Colonial Brewing Co. and is now a master of brewing ingredients with Bintani Australia. We got to chatting to Justin at the pub one day about all things beer and picked his brain on how to concoct the perfect brew. We liked what we heard and over a couple of months, countless tastings and a few pilot brews, the first Hawke’s Brewing Co. beer – Hawke’s Lager – was born. Juz’s dream is to make great beer that everyone can enjoy and we’re honoured that he helped us make ours. He too has always wanted a beer with Bob Hawke. Life goals complete.


Beer Finder


Hawke's Lager is on tap and in tins. To find a stockist near you, type your location into the field below. And keep your eye on this page as we roll out to the rest of Australia throughout 2017.









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