Award Winning Beer!
Fresh from the Australian International Beer Awards, where we had a clean sweep of Bronze medals. We were stoked to be recognised continuing our consistent 4-year streak of medals.
Who is Lord Howe Island Brewing Co.?
Who we are
Just two mates
Lord Howe Island Brewing Co. was started by two mates, Anthony Riddle and Christian Young, who wanted to celebrate the Island’s natural fauna and flora through world class beverages.
We also wanted to share the Island’s unique endemic species that are found nowhere else in the world. We hope you enjoy these products as much as we do!
Anthony is a 6th generation Islander born on the Island. He lives on the Island with is family and also operates Marine Adventures Turtle Tours.
Christian grew up on the Island each summer from 1974-98 with his extended family in his youth, and now his family experience this amazing island each year.
Where do we Brew?
Various places on the Mainland
We are an on Island business licensed with the Lord Howe Island Board since 2019 and a Member of the Lord Howe Island Tourism Association.
We are licensed for:
The collection of LHI endemic and native flowers and seeds. Harvesting of native Lord Howe Island flora for commercial use. Production of (on Island) beverages. Production of (off Island) beverages for importation to Lord Howe Island
We operate a small research & development shed on the Island, where we work on recipes including endemic and native botanicals producing for the island.
For the Mainland and Export, we brew at scale in Sydney with some of Australia's best Independent Brewers.
We work with our brewing partners on recipes specific to our market on the island, for different styles and flavours. The family owned, independent brewers we work with are a fantastic support to us.
Part of each sale of our products goes toward supporting community and eco programs. The latest activity was cash support for our Island Hospital to purchase an Ultrasound.
Brewing at scale on the Island
Brewing on LHI
Lord Howe is a UNESCO World Heritage Island. Our island is precious, unique and a world treasure that needs our protection.
We wanted to minimise the footprint/impact on Lord Howe as much as possible so brew as little as possible on the Island.
Lord Howe relies on rainwater as its sole water source. It's hard to brew at scale when you are the mercy of the clouds.
Freight to and from the Island is extremely expensive, so we only ship to the island what we need to. The rest we keep on the Mainland or Export.