Pirate Life opening in the Port

The much anticipated new Pirate Life Brewing opens in Port Adelaide this week, and they are making a huge splash.

The doors officially open today with the opening celebration and Pirate Life’s Fourth Birthday Bash happening this Saturday.

The new brewery at Port Adelaide is located at the corner of Baker Street & Barlow Street, Port Adelaide in the woolstores.

The Pirate life team said Over the last few years there has been increased interest in re-developing Port Adelaide. We’re pumped because, right there with us, there’s a community of forward-thinking free-spirited entrepreneurs in art, design, food, drinks, tourism, retail, housing development, hospitality, history and preservation. And it’s kind of fitting we’ve found our waterside home, brilliantly steeped in maritime stories. It feels good!

“We’ve been working on Pirate Life at the Port for more than twelve months and we’ve come so far,” says Co-Founder Michael Cameron.

“And while our original Hindmarsh brewery, bar and shop will remain open for business, the Port brewery represents a vital injection of culture at an exciting time befitting the area’s resurgence.”

John Phinney CEO says, “South Australian beer lovers have shown us a great deal of respect and support. On top of that, we’ve had incredible backing from the state government, our colleagues at Carlton & United Breweries, and our new neighbours at the Port Adelaide Council, and we’re very appreciative of that. Now it’s time for us to share the love … and we encourage everyone to drop in and stay for a while.”

“Our new brewhouse in the expansive, proud old Dalgety woolstores really is a sight to behold. From the brewery to the bar, the food offerings and our ongoing events schedule, we reckon you’ll love being there as much as we do. We’re just four years old but we’ve got a lot to celebrate. Come join us for our Birthday & Brewery Launch!” – Michael Cameron, Co-Founder.

It seems the whole world has been watching as they’ve positioned, painted, programmed and personalised the epic location in the 1938 Dalgety Woolstores in north-west Adelaide’s heritage maritime precinct.

“We couldn’t have stumbled across a better new home, and the support of building owner Quality Wool and the broader community has been incredible. It’s going to be our most rewarding birthday yet. And as the locals have discovered, the Port is where pirates do their best work.”

Round up your mates for an epic day of beer, food & tunes. This event is FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY.

There will be unveiling the new tap house with a 22 yard Main Bar (That’s the size of a cricket pitch). Like all of their previous birthdays, Pirate Life have put together a line of eight new limited release birthday beers. Some old faves and some delicious new creations will be pouring on the 9th or March.

The new brewery will house a bar with 24 taps, tasting room, Pirate Life shop, and a new outpost from Robbie’s Chop Shop (a boutique barbershop) which will be open to all comers!

Visitors will be able to enjoy a traditional barbershop service with their favourite brew. Featuring a full complement of barbers and services the store will also stock a wide range of RCS merchandise and grooming products.

The event day is jam-packed with entertainment including special guests, all the way from New Orleans, the awesome Grammy-nominated brass party cats – Hot 8 Brass Band

There is even a FREE Shuttle Bus from Port Adelaide Train Station & a FREE Bus from Gilbert Street Hotel, Adelaide Train Station and then straight to the Brewery. The timetable will be released on our Birthday website.


Date: Saturday 9 March 2pm – 10pm

Where: Cnr of Baker Street & Barlow Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015