The brainchild of two couples – Jacqui Sacco, Tim Martin, Maggie and Deon Smit, the origins of Co-Conspirators Brewing Company started off as hobby, but quickly became an obsession.
We met at the Merri Mashers homebrew club through the great conduit of craft beer. Along the way we educated our palettes by exploring local and international craft beers of every style and challenging ourselves to recreate our favourites. As our confidence grew and mixed with a healthy dose of curiosity this soon was replaced with building our own recipes. At the same time brewing started to take over our houses with simple beer kits brewed on the kitchen sink turning into full blown all-grain home brew setups that took over the entire garage.
After enjoying the success of winning several home brew competitions, we were given the exciting opportunity to re-brew our beloved recipes on a commercial scale. After seeing our beers being enjoyed in the hands of the public, the seed (grain) was planted and over a celebratory pint it was decided – we were starting our own brewing company.
We are an independent brewing company that has started our journey partnering with great brewers across Melbourne to grow and learn from the craft beer family. We have been welcomed into this fraternity with open arms and every person in the industry we have met along the way has given us a huge amount of support. We have a strong affinity and belief in our local community and always wanting to have fun we decided on the name Co-Conspirators Brewing Company. We want to conspire with others to make great beer.
Having a great affection for hops we couldn’t help ourselves and knew we had to launch with a West Coast US IPA but rest assured that we have many styles and recipes close to our hearts that we can’t wait to share.
Our conspiring with others won’t be limited to just other brewers and breweries; we hope to conspire with other great local producers in the future to create some unique and different beers – but more on that down the track!