#OnThisDay 16 September 1804 the first and only Government brewery began brewing beer. In 1805 12,000 gallons of beer were produced but production stalled as the supply of barley was unreliable and hops had to be imported. The brewery closed shortly after 1805.
Sources: Australian Beers. The first steps
Gilling, T. (2016). Grog: A bottled history of Australia’s first 30 years. Hachette Australia.
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