Swan Draft is being brewed in WA again after years of being made interstate

Swan Draft is being brewed in WA again after years of being made interstate

Swan Draft is back being made in WA.

Nine years after parent company Lion shifted production to South Australia, kegs of the popular lager known colloquially as Swanny D are being brewed at Little Creatures in Fremantle to avoid pandemic-related supply chain disruptions.

Swan Draft was brewed in WA from 1857 until 2013 when production shifted to the West End Brewery in Adelaide.

Brewing then shifted to Tooheys in Sydney when West End rolled out its last kegs in June last year.

While some Swan Draft pouring at Perth pubs is still brewed in NSW, Lion has embarked on a recruitment drive with the aim of bringing all WA keg production to Little Creatures.

Lion WA sales director Jamie Ryan said the local brewing team had undertaken a rigorous emulation process to ensure consistency of taste across the national output.

“Swan Draft kegs are now proudly being brewed locally here in WA for the first time since 2013,” he said.

Mr Ryan added that the homecoming was “a big win in terms of freshness for our loyal WA Swan Draft customers and drinkers”.

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