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What’s Up

February 4, 2020

Another GOLD Medal to O’Brien Beer

Another GOLD Medal to O'Brien Beer. Not only is O'Brien Beer the only gluten free beer to ever win an AIBA GOLD Medal (having won 3!), but O'Brien Beer is now the sole gluten free beer to ever win an IBA Indies GOLD Medal. So, if you haven't tried an O'Brien GOLD Medal winning beer, do yourself a huge favour…
January 16, 2020

O’Brien Beer: Feature Article in National Liquor News

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT GLUTEN! As gluten free and reduced diets become more mainstream, the market for gluten free beers has flourished. Brydie Allen reports. There’s been a shift in the drinking culture in Australia. Changing demographics including a rise in the buying power of millennials, new drinking occasions, an increase in immigration along with a general trend towards…
June 1, 2019

Another AIBA Gold Medal Awarded to O’Brien Beer

For only the third time in the history of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), a Gold Medal has been awarded to a gluten free beer, this time to O’Brien Stout. The judging panel noted that O'Brien Stout was a "great balanced beer". Of the only three AIBA Gold Medals ever awarded to gluten free beer to date, all three…
November 13, 2018

O’Brien Beer Now In Cans

Once again O'Brien Beer leads the way by bringing you the first ever 100% gluten free beer packaged in cans in Australia. So, if you are: thinking of heading off to a music festival where you can't take in glass bottles, a camper or caravaner that needs to reduce your packaged weight and waste volume, or environmentally conscious knowing that…
November 13, 2018

New O’Brien Beer Branding

O'Brien Beer is proud to bring you the first glimpses of our new branding. A new look for the same trusted 100% gluten free beer from O'Brien Beer. Keep an eye out for this new fresh look that will begin rolling out this month. Enjoy!
June 22, 2018

O’Brien Stout – The wait is over!

The long wait is over for this much requested and anticipated 100% gluten free beer from O'Brien Beer. This Irish Stout style gluten free beer has a deep ruby/black colour with a tan head. Specially roasted sorghum and millet malts provide an aroma of roast coffee and rich chocolate flavour. A full, creamy mouth feel gives way to a roasty…
May 21, 2018

Brisbane Gluten Free Expo 2018

We will again be exhibiting at the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo this weekend with all available O'Brien gluten free beers.  You can also try our new mid-strength 100% gluten free  beer - O'Brien Lager 3.5 Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May, 2018 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 9:00am - 4:00pm daily.
April 12, 2018

Return of O’Brien Belgian Ale – first AIBA GOLD Medal gluten free beer

O'Brien Belgian Ale has returned as the Autumn Seasonal gluten free beer from O'Brien Beer. O'Brien Belgian Ale was the first gluten free beer to be awarded a GOLD Medal at the Australian International Beer Awards.  The only other gluten free beer to be awarded an AIBA GOLD Medal to date is O'Brien Brown Ale. We look forward to bringing…
October 12, 2017

O’Brien Beer leads the way again with the release of O’Brien Lager 3.5

O'Brien Lager 3.5 As leaders in the development and production of quality gluten free beer in Australia and around the world, O’Brien Beer is very proud to release the first full bodied mid-strength gluten free beer in Australia. As we head into summer, we know that O’Brien Lager 3.5 will be very popular with our existing customers.  We believe that…
March 2, 2017


Calling all people in Perth.  Make sure you come along to the Gluten Free Food & Healthy Living Expo at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  11th and 12th March 2017. You will be able to try free samples of our 100% gluten free O'Brien Beer.  You will also be able to make off-premise purchases of packaged O'Brien Beer. We…
October 14, 2016

A New Bottling Machine at Rebellion Brewery

Rebellion Brewery is in the process of replacing our old bottling machine that has served us well since we began back in 2005. Our new bottling machine is a Framax Tri-Block 16/16/3 Rinser/Filler/Crowner. This bottling machine is capable of running at speeds of up to 60 bottles per minute, a marked step up from our old machine that ran up…
June 30, 2016

Still More Venues Now With O’Brien Beer Now On Tap

We continue to add more venues with O’Brien gluten free beer on tap. Some of these additional venues to hook up O’Brien Beer on tap are: Mordy HQ, 528 Main Street, Mordialloc VIC – O’Brien Pale Ale London Tavern, 414 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South VIC – O’Brien Pale Ale Parkview Hotel, 131 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North VIC – O’Brien Pale…
December 31, 2015

O’Brien Beer Now On Tap at Multiple Venues

For the first time in Australia, gluten free beer is now available on tap in multiple venues. Some of the first venues to hook up O’Brien Beer on tap are: Peacock Inn Hotel, 210 High Street, Northcote VIC – O’Brien Pale Ale The Purple Emerald Bar, 349 High Street, Northcote – O’Brien Premium Lager Charles Weston, 27 Weston Street, Brunswick…
November 4, 2015

Rebellion Brewery Moves to New Premises

We have commenced producing O’Brien Beer in our new brewery – Rebellion Brewery, 36 Gregory Street West, Wendouree VIC 3055. The delicate operation to move our brewery to our new premises has been 6 months in the planning and taken a further 6 weeks to execute. We now have plenty of room to allow us to work safely and efficiently…
August 11, 2015

O’Brien Beer 10th Anniversary Chocolate Orange Porter

Thank you to everyone who suggested names for our 10th anniversary beer. We have decided to stick with our descriptive names used to date and name this beer O'Brien Chocolate Orange Porter. The winner of a carton of O'Brien Chocolate Orange Porter is Melissa Magilton - awarded more for her keen history lesson than the name suggestion - thanks Melissa.…
May 19, 2015

Gold Medal Awarded to O’Brien Brown Ale

For only the second time in the history of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), a Gold Medal has been awarded to a gluten free beer, this time to O’Brien Brown Ale. The judging panel was headed by Warren Pawsey, Head Brewer at Little Creatures, Geelong. The O’Brien Brown Ale, which won the Gold Medal in the Best Specialty Beer…
July 30, 2013

O’Brien Beer in the Australian, Max Allen June 2013 1

Article Copy: BALLARAT'S Rebellion Brewing is officially Australia's best gluten-free beer - arguably the best in the world - following an unprecedented result in this year's Australian International Beer Awards. The brewery's full-flavoured O'Brien Belgian Ale, made using millet and sorghum rather than the usual malted barley, won a gold medal in the gluten-free class, the first time in the…
May 24, 2013

The First Gold Medal Awarded to a Gluten Free Beer

For the first time, the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) has bestowed a Gold Medal upon a gluten free beer, awarding it to the O’Brien Belgian Ale. In the 21 years of the Awards, they have never before deemed a gluten free beer of high enough quality to win gold. The judging panel was headed by Craft Beer Industry Association…
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