Carlton & United Breweries



Crown and Fiji Bitter Bottles


1957 – Carlton Brewery (Fiji) Limited incorporated was created in August.

1957 – CUB commences brewing in Darwin. NT Draught created. (Darwin Stubby). Because of the logistics of shipping bottles such a long distance, it was decided that a bigger bottle would be used – a 2.25 litre giant which became known as the “Darwin Stubby”.

Darwin Brewery – Carlton and United Breweries Ltd. Darwin Plant.

Original Foster's and VB Cans

1958 – CUB launches beer in a can with both Foster’s and VB. Over 2 million cans sold in the first month.
1958 – CUB acquires Ballarat Brewery, Ballarat, and Volum Brewery, Geelong (closed).