Brewing Local Jobs In Greater Geelong

The Victorian Government is supporting a craft brewery to keep its workers safe while doubling its brewing capacity and securing local jobs.

Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas opened Blackman’s Brewery’s new site in Grovedale which was supported by the Victorian Government’s $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan.

Blackman’s Brewery is a wholesale beer production company which is independently owned and operates out of three venues, including its original site in Torquay and Ocean Grove.

Blackman’s Brewery has been able to adapt to changing environments and meet COVIDSafe standards by opening its new and larger premise in Geelong.

The project, which has supported 43 full-time hospitality jobs, enables the business to segregate its entire wholesale production facility if needed and prevent any potential impact on its primary business – brewing beer.

The company, which sources its primary ingredients in Victoria, supplies 150 wholesale customers including independent bottle shops and large retailers. The additional brewing capacity means it can expand as demand for its product grows, giving it a cutting edge in the competitive craft beer market.

The $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan is supporting businesses in regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas within key agriculture and food processing industries through job-matching, case management, worker relocation needs, transport and training.

The project is part of the Victorian Government’s almost $30 billion investment in regional and rural Victoria since 2015. Find out more at

Source: Vic Government