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Indie Beer Label CoConspirators Is Opening a 195-Seater Brunswick Brewpub This Year

It'll be pouring the label's core beer range, as well as a few exclusive releases.
By Libby Curran
January 22, 2020
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By Libby Curran
January 22, 2020
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Melbourne's inner north is set to score another new independent brewery, only this one's got Brunswick in its sights. Local label CoConspirators has announced plans to build a 195-seater pub and full 12-hectolitre brewery. Set to launch by mid-2020, it'll be the brand's first permanent brewery, after three years spent contract brewing out of various other local breweries.

Known for the bold, playful portraits adorning its cans, CoConspirators is the work of two couples: Maggie and Deon Smit, and Jacqui Sacco and Tim Martin. Launched back in 2016 and now with a slew of familiar core beers under its belt, the label is taking the next big step with plans to create and collaborate on even more unique brews in the future.

Fan favourites including The Matriarch New England IPA, The Salesman XPA and The Editor passionfruit and guava sour will all be available onsite, along with new release drops and even a few exclusive brews you won't be able to get your hands on anywhere else.

Full details about the new Victoria Street venue are yet to drop, although we do know it's being imagined by the crew at architect studio Humble and will align with CoConspirators' environmentally conscious leanings. Not only is the team looking into incorporating both solar energy and thermal dynamic insulation, but it's also keen to pull a Melbourne-first move by installing aerobic digestion technology to process the brewery and food waste into grey water.

CoConspirators is slated to open at 377 Victoria Street, Brunswick, by mid-2020.

Published on January 22, 2020 by Libby Curran

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