The Shackleton brand stems from Steve’s (co-founder and brewer) adventures to Antarctica whilst researching climate change and oceanography. He spent 3 months exploring the open ocean of the South Atlantic as well as traversing the Antarctic continent.
During his time there he read about the great Sir Ernest Shackleton who, during the early 1900s, began a voyage to cross the Antarctic continent. The compelling story of leadership, adventure, survival and an implacable drive for success resonated as qualities that Steve deemed valuable for this business.
The brewery is nestled in a beautiful location in Salt River where all our products are produced on site, using a Brewhouse imported from the UK.
Similar to Sir Ernest Shackleton, the brewery has had a wild ride. Moments of bliss but also its fair share of trying times. It has been through these ups and down that we appreciate the journey and what it has given us – resilience and a drive for success.
We strive to produce industry leading beers and contribute positively towards our local community.
Sir Ernest Shackleton is regarded as one of the greatest leaders and innovators in history. He was a man driven by exploration and discovery. His rise to fame and success came after a failed expedition to Antarctica with a crew of 28 brave scientists and sailors. Their goal was to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent, through the South Pole.
Disaster struck when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by ice leaving his crew drifting on sea ice through the dark and desolate oceans of Antarctica. Through true grit, leadership and determination, Shackleton and the entire crew survived a 3 year expedition through impossible conditions. This journey elevated his standing and made him a principal figure of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.