Clare Valley, SA
Englishman and Pike family patriarch Henry Pike emigrated to South Australia in 1878 aboard the HMS Oakland. He settled in the small town of Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills and in 1886 established the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale, and the company always used the English Pike fish on the label, which remains to this day – a symbol of Pikes’ long heritage in beverage production.
Unfortunately the old Pikes Beer Company went out of business in the mid 1960’s and the family heritage in brewing was almost lost. However, in 1984 Pikes Wines was established by brothers and 5th generation family members (Andrew & Neil Pike), producing a range of premium wines from the Clare Valley. Their long held desire to see Pikes Beer back on the market was realized in 1996 when Pikes Oakbank Beer was relaunched to celebrate 110 years since Henry’s first brew.
Since then, Pikes beer has been made at various contract breweries until December 2014 saw the completion a brand new craft brewery located adjacent to their winery in the beautiful Clare Valley of South Australia. Now all Pikes Beers are 100% Estate produced and packaged under the careful watch of Head Brewer Brad Nolen and Assistant Brewer Alister Pike.
Brewers: Brad Nolen & Alister Pike
*50L Kegs Available