Dickson's Mill Distribution Pty Ltd are the exclusive Australian authorised distributor of the SmartBrew® system.

SmartBrew® transforms traditional manual brewing techniques by way of a fully automated system with online monitoring capabilities. It will even email you instantaneously when the brew cycle is complete - ensuring that you serve the freshest beer or cider possible.

The SmartBrew® system eliminates the messy front end of the beer making. It only uses half the space, costs half as much, uses only one quarter of the water compared to a classic craft beer system. Make no mistake; the SmartBrew® system makes great beer, not beer made from extract. The system uses fresh wort, produced under the guidance of our international brew masters.


Brian Watson - Master Brewer

Because of the way this revolutionary system was designed, you work collaboratively with the very best. Where Brian creates the recipes for the finest malt, you can then work with him to differentiate your brands even further by dry-hopping, finings additions (cocoa, coffee, blueberry, caramel, mandarin, etc.) and yeast selection. The end result is a truly world-class beer that's all your own; marrying the expertise of one of the best BrewMasters on the globe with your local unique touch.

You can be sure that the beer you produce will be of the highest quality because it originates from the passion of a man who has for decades lived and breathed craft beer like few can claim.

Brian Watson has been brewing the highest quality products for decades, and is one of the most highly respected and celebrated BrewMasters on the planet. As an international brewmaster, Brian has won more the 50 medals and set up breweries in North America, China, the UK, Ireland and Australasia. He is Chief Judge of the New Zealand International beer awards, and he judges at the Australian Beer Awards as well as the World Beer Cup in the United States.

And he's all yours. Yup. While your microbrewery competitors are constantly on the hunt for a top BrewMaster, you've got the very best working for you.

And you're invited to get input and exchange ideas with him every few months as part of our community of passionate people who want to serve the very best product. And that it is.


SmartBrew® Wort

SmartBrew® create the wort the old-fashioned way. From scratch. And with an unprecedented attention to detail. Our wort varieties are created using only the finest ingredients. We use only the absolute best malted barley and hops from around the world. This is critical and non-negotiable. We select the best raw material - no matter what the cost - because we live or die by the quality of our wort and your beer. It has to be the best. Period.

20 varieties & 100's more

Lager Ale Wheat Belgian
Dopplebock Ale Dunkle Weizen Dark Ale
Lager Brown Hoppy Pale Ale
US Indian Pale US Wheat Saison
Munich Scotch Weizen Bock Strong
Pilsner Wheat Weizen Wheat

The SmartBrew® brew-pub will improve a venue's profile and grows bottom line in two important ways.

Increased Traffic

The SmartBrew® concept will increase traffic. Not only because it creates a unique and enticing experience for our customers, but as a result of our own promotional campaigns - and it's not just any traffic.

SmartBrew® drinkers are high value and loyal customers whom, like other craft drinkers, spend on average 25% more than mainstream beer drinkers - and increased traffic means increased consumption of all your venues products (including food, beverages, gaming revenue, hotel room sales etc). Our research indicates total revenue increases from 20% to 50% are achievable following installation of a SmartBrew® system.

Increased gross margins on beer

SmartBrew® experience will increase gross margin on beer sales, though the combination of premium beer pricing and lower cost per litre.

In addition, with careful selected seasonal varieties and meal / beverage pal coordination you will find beverage mix shifts to high value / high margin beer.


SmartBrew® Installation Requirements

The SmartBrew® System is feet 17 x 4 feet. We do, however, recommend ample clearance space. 18 x 8 would be the preference.

The SmartBrew® tanks are 8.5 feet high (2.5 m) and you will need 10.5-foot ceilings (3 m). The installation process takes 2-3 days maximum.

Send us your bar area's dimensions and we can place your future brewery in a 3D model.

You will need a waterproof, bunded (sealed) area with drainage for placing the brewery system. The SmartBrew® System requires a Single Phase power supply rated at 208/230V AC, 30A, 60Hz.

In addition the glycol chiller unit will require a Single Phase power supply rated at 208/230V AC 10A, 60Hz. Systems requiring more than one chiller unit will require additional capacity. Other requirements include water, air, CO2, and of course, an internet connection.


SmartBrew® Brewing Process

SmartBrew® transforms traditional manual brewing techniques by way of a fully automated system with online monitoring capabilities. It will even email you instantaneously when the brew cycle is complete - ensuring that you serve the freshest possible beer or cider.

The SmartBrew® system eliminates the messy front end of the beer making. It only uses half the space, costs half as much, uses only one quarter of the water compared to a classic craft beer system. Make no mistake; the SmartBrew® system makes great beer, not beer made from extract. The system uses fresh wort, produced under the guidance of our international brew masters.

Dickson's Mill Group

Ian Wilson
C.E.O.
ianw@dicksonsmill.com.au
+61 414 936 157
David McGilvray
C.F.O.
davidm@dicksonsmill.com.au
+61 412 315 794