Carlton & United Breweries have ramped up beer production as Sydney’s pubs and clubs open up along with the rest of New South Wales.
The brewery’s Yatala Brewery in Queensland will brew an extra 50,000 kegs of beer this month, including Great Northern, Victoria Bitter and Resch’s, driven into the city onboard dozens of trucks.
CUB said, “We raise our glass to Sydneysiders for rolling up their sleeves and doing their bit to help re-open their city. Every jab has brought us closer to this momentous occasion.
“It is a particularly special day for Sydney’s pubs and clubs. They’re at the heart of their communities but have been pushed to the brink by lockdown. As Australia’s leading brewer, we’ve ramped up production to ensure Sydney is well-stocked with fresh beer in coming weeks.”
The kegs contain around 2.5 million litres of fresh beer – equivalent to nearly 6 million schooners – and production will ramp up even higher in the warmer months as restrictions ease further.
Re-supplying some of Australia’s most popular beers into nearly every pub and club throughout Sydney has been a major logistical exercise the brewing giant said.
“It is now tremendously important for people to come together and support their local venues in a safe way – to protect the community, keep the momentum going and help ensure more restrictions can be lifted soon.
“Cheers to Sydney! We hope the whole city gets to enjoy this special day in a safe and responsible way. And that all Sydney beer lovers get to do so with a glass of their favourite draught beer in hand.”