New microbrewery to open this year as part of SkyCity Adelaide’s latest development

(L-R) Pirate Life co-founders Jack Cameron, Michael Cameron and Jared Proudfoot with SkyCity Adelaide GM David Christian.

SkyCity Adelaide’s $330 million transformation will feature Australia’s first fully functional microbrewery within a casino.

Local brewer Pirate Life will open the new microbrewery on level one of The District at SkyCity.

“The District at SkyCity, featuring the dynamic Pirate Life team, is the final piece of the puzzle at SkyCity Adelaide; creating a vibrant live entertainment space on Level 1 in the current heritage building,” said SkyCity Adelaide general manager David Christian.

“During the recent closure of the Adelaide Casino, construction projects were able to continue on the expansion and hotel site, as well as within our beautiful heritage building, where The District at SkyCity will come to life on Level 1 later this year.”

Pirate Life was founded in Adelaide in 2014 by Michael Cameron, Jack Cameron and Jared Proudfoot before being snapped up by Carlton & United Breweries in 2017.

“When we arrived in Adelaide, a big part of our ambition was to create a brewery that resonated with South Australians,” said Pirate Life co-founder Michael Cameron.

“After establishing Pirate Life in Hindmarsh, followed by the move and expansion in Port Adelaide, the ability to partner with The District at SkyCity as part of their transformation is another fantastic step on the journey. We look forward to sharing the Pirate Life experience with more South Australians, as well as tourists visiting the state.”

The District at SkyCity is slated to open later this year.