Beer lovers across the Bundaberg Region are expected to go ballistic when two of their favourite craft breweries join forces at the end of this month.
Award-winning Queensland brewer, the Ballistic Beer Co has purchased Bargara Brewing, bringing exciting new resources and opportunities to Bundaberg’s much-loved local brewery.
Under the new arrangement, Bargara’s venue “The Brewhouse” will get a facelift and Bargara’s established brands like Thirsty Turtle Lager and Rusty Roo Red Ale will continue to be an integral part of the liquid offering in the Wide Bay area, together with locally brewed Ballistic beers. The current Bargara team will remain and more jobs are planned.
Founder Jack Millbank will continue to be involved giving the business the benefit of his knowledge, experience and passion for the craft beer industry and the region.
“Bundaberg has a proud and enterprising beverage history with Bundaberg Rum and Bundaberg soft drinks that are household names around the country,” Jack said.
“Craft beer is a natural fit and the brewery will continue to be a destination for both locals and tourists as well as an important contributor to the local economy.”
Ballistic Beer Co owner David Kitchen said it would be rewarding to work with Jack and Jacinta Millbank who made Bargara Brewing what it was, and to now take it to the next level.
“It will be a place that locals can support with craft beers that they will be proud of,” David said.
The company has also purchased The Whitsunday Islands Brewing Company, at Airlie Beach, making five venues in the Ballistic network strategically located in key town centres along the coast.