Pirate Life snapped up by world’s biggest brewer AB InBev and will open new brewery in Port Adelaide next year

GLOBAL brewing giant AB InBev has snapped up iconic local brewer Pirate Life, injecting $10 million into the brewer’s plans to revitalise Port Adelaide.

The investment will allow Pirate Life to press ahead with redevelopment plans, which include a 300-person hospitality venue and a brewery with an annual capacity of eight million litres.

Pirate Life co- founder Jack Cameron said the deal was a game-change for the brewer, allowing it to reach new international markets.

“We got a call from them (AB InBev) and it’s so exciting that they can help out with Port Adelaide, which will take us to a whole new level,” he said.

“Now that we have closed the deal, we’ll get the lease signed before the end of the year and by this time next year we’ll have a fully functional hospitality venue.”

“We’re excited to be part of the Port Adelaide revival.”