Sparkke Beverage Company
The Sparkke Story
Est. 2016 in Adelaide, South Australia
Sparkke gives a damn about what goes in and on their cans believing that it matters what you consume – and what consumes you. They make 100% natural, award winning beers, ciders, alcoholic ginger beers and hard lemonades. They’re layered, nuanced and seriously delicious!
While they’re proudly founded and led by women, they make beer for everyone. Their diverse genders, minds and tastes makes them bolder, better, richer. Catering for all tastes, ages and genders Sparkke bevvies are frequently lower in alcohol, vegan and/or gluten free. But it doesn’t stop there because what they put on their cans says as much about who they are as what they put inside them.
They get that alcohol has a dark side, but it can also be a solution. It’s not gonna solve your problems, but neither will milk. Sharing a drink is one of social glues of our society, a great conversation starter. And by mixing social with change, they’ve made the conversation a lot more interesting.
Go on, Sparkke up a conversation and ignite the good.
Sparkke Apple Cider
Made entirely from freshly crushed apples using up to 11 va...
Sparkke Ginger Beer
One of Australia's very few 100% natural alcoholic ginger b...
Sparkke Hard Lemonade
Simply put, this is a fermented lemonade! Incorporating top...
Sparkke Pale Ale
A little bit fruity, creamy, juicy and hazy, yet balanced. ...
Meet the Maker
It’s not surprising that Sparkke brewer, Carla Naismith, is deeply passionate about her craft and driven by the company’s ethos of creating 100% natural, highly sessionable brews that are balanced and long on the palette.
A lifelong craft beer nerd, Carla’s interest in brewing took a fully professional turn in early 2017 when she joined Sweet Amber Brewing. In 2018 she began a dialogue with Sparkke that led to her appointment as the company’s assistant brewer in 2019 with a focus on the small batches brewed in the pub’s nano-brewery. In March 2020 Carla became Sparkke’s Brewer.
In collaboration with Sparkke’s Head of Product and Company Co-founder, Rose Kentish, Carla focuses on delivering four new and exciting specialty brews per month to the brew pub’s thirsty patrons. Under this program, two of Sparkke’s latest additions to their canned range (Red Ale and Black IPA) have been delivered in 2020.
On most days, you’ll find Carla at work in her ‘happy place’ on Australia’s first pink brewing floor at the pub.
Sparkke at the Whitmore
Everything Sparkke does at the Whitmore is driven by their passion for excellence. As SA Delicious 100 Best New Restaurant of 2019, and recipients of Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture and a Heritage Award at the SA Architects Awards 2020, they're proud to celebrate their talented makers.
Experience brewer Carla Naismith in action at the onsite brewery, taste the award-winning food from our magnificent kitchen and check out the bottleshop.
There's always something exciting happening at the Whitmore.