The Good Beer Co

Australians love beer, our coastline and supporting good causes. The Good Beer Co. helps us do all of these through their delicious craft beers. With 50% of their profits helping great causes like the Australian Marine Conservation Society, we ...

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$35K

Crowdfunded

$25K

Donation to AMCS

500K+

Engaged consumers

The Good Beer Co. launched in November 2015 with a clear and simple mission – to make it easy for Australian beer drinkers to save the world one beer at a time. Partnering with environmentally and socially responsible craft brewers The Good Beer Co. creates great beers that help fund good causes. The Good Beer Co. donates at least 50% of profits from the sale of their beer, whilst also helping to raise the profile of the cause.
So far The Good Beer Co. has created three bespoke beers that support two different causes. Launched at either end of 2016, their first two beers, Great Barrier Beer IPA & Great Barrier Beer Melon Honey KÖlsch, support the Australian Marine Conservation Society – an organisation that tackles the biggest threats to the reef today. In 2017, they made their first foray into the international market with the UK launch of the Great Get Together Pale Ale, which supports the Jo Cox Foundation. With the support of Dreamstarter, The Good Beer Co. was able to turn a craft-beer-for-good dream into a reality.

We’re Australia’s first social enterprise beer company, so that essentially means that we brew really good beer that gives back to good causes. Good beer, good charities, good businesses and good beer drinkers

James Grugeon
founder of The Good Beer Co.

In 2016, The Good Beer Co. successfully ran a crowdfunding campaign with ING Dreamstarter, raising $35,122 - this helped produce their 2nd beer, the Melon Honey KÖlsch. ING Dreamstarter has continued to support The Good Beer Co. beyond just funding. Through product sales & marketing opportunities to customers, staff and other stakeholders ING is able to help The Good Beer Co to grow their brand and networks.

The Good Beer Co. also has numerous celebrity backers including well-known chefs Ryan Squires, owner & chef from Esquires in Brisbane and Ben O’Donoghue, chef from ABC1 TV.

Impact:
  • Great Barrier Beer sales have donated $25,000 to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The Good Beer Co. also provided over $500,000 worth of free media coverage through their relationships and PR opportunities.
  • By partnering with BWS, The Good Beer Co. has also been able to upscale the business, increasing the impact they can make for good causes.
  • Expanding beyond Australia, a third beer - Great Get Together Pale Ale –helped raise $40,000 for the Jo Cox Foundation in the UK. The foundation works to bring communities across the UK together.
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  • February 2016

    The first batch

    Great Barrier Beer brewing partner, Bargara Brewing Company - based in Bundaberg - brews first batch of beer.

  • February 20, 2016

    Launch at Brewski Bar

    Queensland Minister for the Environment launches Great Barrier Beer to over 150 beer fans, supporters and media.

  • February 28, 2016

    Prime Minister tasting

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit Bargara Brewing Company and taste test Great Barrier Beer.

  • July 8, 2016

    Celebrity support

    Ryan Squires, award winning Executive Chef launches an exclusive "Lunch for the Reef" to drive support in Brisbane.

  • October 2016

    Dreamstarter crowdfunding

    Dreamstarter campaign runs - backed by top chefs Ben O’Donoghue and Ryan Squires, each supporting a different beer flavour and over 2,000 crowdfunders voted for the winner.

  • December 2016

    Partner with BWS

    Great Barrier Beer goes on sale at 100 BWS bottle shops.

  • December 2016

    Christmas cheer

    Great Barrier Beer Melon Honey KÖlsch is brewed and sent out in time for our Dreamstarter crowdfunders to enjoy over their Christmas break.

  • March 1, 2017

    On ice at ING Corporate event

    Great Barrier Beer is served at the launch of the new ING Australia HQ in Sydney.

  • May 2, 2017

    At Melbourne Cricket

    Showcased to the world as the beer partner for the Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • June & July 2017

    UK Alliance

    The Good Beer Co teams up with the Jo Cox Foundation and 15 other UK brewers to brew the Great Get Together Pale Ale, going on sale in 200 pubs, bars and shops, selling out in just 2 months.

  • Sept, 2017

    New batch of beer

    New batch of beer being brewed by new brewing partner, details coming soon!