Castlemaine Brewery

Castlemaine Brewery

Stage Number: MBNH.07.03.09

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Bardon-Red Hill-Milton-Kelvin Grove

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 185 Milton Rd, Milton

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46811111,153.0055

Time Link: 1878

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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The Milton Brewery was established at Milton in 1870. Victorian brothers Nicholas and Edward Fitzgerald bought the failing distillery in 1877 and opened a new brewery which they named Castlemaine after a brewery they already owned in Castlemaine, Victoria. The following year the first beer was brewed there in 1878 and was named XXX Sparkling Ale.


Toowong District History Group Inc; History of the Castlemaine Perkins Brewery 1877-1993. Castlemaine Perkins Limted. Public Affairs Department, Milton, Qld. The Firm. 1993.

Image Citations

Castlemaine Brewery at Milton Brisbane 1879. State Library of Queensland.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496