Rebellion Brewery

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Rebellion Brewery
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Town Ballarat
Street Creswick Road
Mair Street
Gregory Street
Opened 2007
Known dates 2007-2018

The Rebellion Brewery was a brewery in Ballarat, Victoria, 2007-2018.

Site[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The brewery began in premises in Creswick Road, Ballarat, in 2007.[1] It later moved into a building in Mair Street, next to the old Athletic Club Hotel.

The brewery opened for business in February 2010.[2] It was the first of a number of small micro breweries to open in Ballarat, since Carlton and United Breweries had closed the Ballarat Brewery in 1987. The first beer was called "The Rat." It also produced a pale ale, premium lager, bitter ale and a gluten free beer.[3]

In 2012 the brewery opened a bar at its Mair Street site.[3]

In 2014 the brewery announced it would relocate to larger premises in Gregory Street West.[1] The Mair Street building was then used by the Athletic Club Brewery.

Community Involvement[edit | edit source]

The People[edit | edit source]

  • The brewery was operated by O'Brien Brewing, owned and operated by John O'Brien.[2]
  • In February 2010 the head brewer was Andrew Lavery.[2] Lavery was mentioned as director of the company in 2014.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2014, Vallely, William, 'Rebellion brewery looks to relocate', Ballarat Courier, 8 August 2014,
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2010, Brown, Emma, 'New beer proves brewery gives a rats about city', Ballarat Courier, 19 February 2010,
  3. 3.0 3.1 2012, 'Rebellion Brewery opens its bar', Ballarat Courier, 11 December 2012,

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