Where beer lovers, craft beers, education and fun times meet
Welcome to Hopsters – Australia’s first co-operative brewery which is community owned and locally grown in Sydney.
Hopsters was set up so the community, as member-owners, can get involved as much or as little as they wish to create the brewery, produce member-driven craft beers and access brewing education. And even if you don’t want to take part in the brewing process, it’s still a fantastic way to meet a large group of like minded people, attend social events, drink great craft beers and above all, have lots of fun!
To get involved, you simply pay a one time, lifetime membership fee with no risk and no liability. After that, you can decide if you want to participate in brewing, attend brewing education events, organise or attend craft beer crawls or other social events and activities – it’s entirely up to you.
It’s easy to join us
Keen to get involved? Simply head over to our membership page to purchase your membership. Once you’re a member, we’ll keep you in the loop with email updates on events and activities.
We started taking memberships on December 1st, 2016 and as of August 5th, 2017 we are 133 members-owners. If you’re one of the first 250 members to join, you’ll also receive a free Hopsters t-shirt and other additional benefits – you can find out more on the Membership page.
What’s the plan from here?
The next step launch three more beers in the next three months, an Oatmeal Stout, a Black IPA and a ESB.
At the same time as we are a distributing cooperative, we are selling extra shares to our members and focusing on getting new members. Once we have sufficient funds, the first thing we will do is to buy a 200L pilot system to start brewing and delivering cases of the Pale Ale, IPA, Saison, Oatmeal Stout, Black IPA and ESB beers to our members; as the Hopsters membership grows and the cooperative raise more capital either via selling extra shares or memberships, our focus will be opening your own Hopsters Brewery. In the meantime, we’re busy organizing our next three brewing competitions and putting together lots of social events and activities.
If you’ve any questions, feel free to get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help.