Hawkers has teamed up with one of Denmark’s most prolific brewers, Anders Kissmeyer, to concoct a Danish-style Christmas beer in the celebratory spirit of J-Dag. Juleøl (literally “Christmas Beer”) is a traditional dark lager subsequently infused with blueberry and juniper for the maximum festive touch. Best enjoyed in the presence of an ugly Christmas jumper (though, whoever wears it is a choice they’ll leave to you).
Founded back in 2014 and launched in February 2015, the company has its roots much earlier. Mazen Hajjar, their founder, started the Middle East’s first craft brewery back during the July 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah. By the time he left, his old company was exporting beer to 26 different countries including Australia. After one of his trips to Australia and while hawking beers in a Sydney suburb, the decision to start a brewery in Australia was made.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name Hawkers was inspired by the street vendors that roamed Australia from the early days of the colony. Many early immigrants were hawkers as they needed little capital and skill to push a cart and earn a living. Their activities were critical for the health of many regional economies and they helped spread the colony further.