Carlton & United Breweries




1882 – Lager beer first produced commercially in Australia by the Cohn brother’s Victoria Brewery in Bendigo, Victoria.

1884 – Edward Latham sells the Carlton Brewery to the Melbourne Brewing and Malting Company.

1887 – Two brothers from the United States – William and Ralph Foster, first brewed Foster’s lager in Melbourne using an innovative refrigeration process.

Pictured Right – Fosters Lager ca 1895-1897; Victoria Parade Brewery XXX Pale Ale ca 1874-1885; Southern Brewery Pale Ale ca 1887-1889.