Hawkers is a fiercely independent company, and with our unconditional commitment to spreading flavourful beer, we keep striving to achieve our goal of converting 100% of the market to drinking better beers.
Founded back in 2014, and launched in February 2015, the company has its roots much earlier. Mazen Hajjar, our founder, started the Middle East’s first craft brewery back during the July 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah. By the time he left, his old company was exporting beer to 26 different countries including Australia. After one of his trips to Australia and while hawking beers in a Sydney suburb, the decision to start a brewery in Australia was made. The name Hawkers is inspired from the street vendors, that roamed Australia from the early days of the colony. Many early immigrants were hawkers as they needed little capital and skill to push a cart and earn a living. Their activities were critical for the health of many regional economies and they helped spread the colony further. When we started brewing in February 2015, we were 4. It’s been a wild and crazy ride to get where we are today and there are almost 50 of us now. 50 eclectic, passionate and skilled people working together day in and day out to make Hawkers what it is. We are lucky to have a lot of talented and team-oriented co-workers who have come together to grow this company into a very special community. Our awesome fans who believe in what we are doing as a company, inspire and motivate us to keep moving forward.