On our first conversation for 2019 we catch up with Brooklyn Brewery President Robin Ottaway and Gordon Treanor, General Manager of Craft at Lion to discuss both company’s plans for Brooklyn here in Australia.
Readers will recall that Lion secured distribution rights for Brooklyn, taking over from Coopers late last year. The news was no great surprise, as Lion’s parent company Kirin holds a 24.5% stake in the US craft brewery but as always puts the focus on ideas such as independence and market control – all of which we discuss in this conversation.
We also look at what contract brewing the beer means for the brand and whether it affects the brand at all as well as what beers will be brewed here and what are Lion’s plans for the brand Down Under?
As always, it’s a great chat with two very interesting beer personages. Enjoy the conversation.
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