Historic West End brewery in Adelaide to close after 160 years
The historic West End brewery in Adelaide is to close with the loss of about 90 jobs.
Brewing company Lion says the 160-year-old business will close in June next year. The company says the inner-city facility has been operating well below capacity for some time and is no longer viable.
“We have come to this proposal as the best way to ensure we have a sustainable brewing network for the future,” Lion said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Our input costs have continued to rise against this backdrop of declining volume, and a further drop in draught beer sales as a result of the pandemic.”
Lion said about a third of its workforce in South Australia, those involved in sales and sponsorship roles, would stay on.
Those to lose their jobs would have access to placement support and a $1m re-skilling program on top of any redundancy payments.