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The Good Beer Co.

Represented by James Grugeon


How does your organisation address climate change?

The Good Beer Co. is a social enterprise beer company. It exists to brew and sell beer to raise funds and awareness for good causes. Ten percent from every beer sold goes to charity partners. The Good Beer Co makes it easy for you to enjoy a good beer and give back. We work with good causes, good brewers, good businesses and good beer drinkers to do good. James was one of the of the Queensland Government's 100 Faces of Small Business and a finalist in the 2018 Lord Mayor of Brisbane's Business Awards in the Channel 7 Business Person of the Year Award.

Great Barrier Beer and the partnership between The Good Beer Co. and the Australian Marine Conservation Society was a 2018 finalist in the prestigious Banskia Sustainability Awards “Minister’s Award for the Environment”, in Australia.

Great Barrier Beer was awarded a Bronze Medal and Pale Tail was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2019 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Beer Awards and both beers were voted into the Hottest 100 New Australian Craft Beers of 2018.


What is your organisation doing to create a better future?

As a start-up social enterprise, The Good Beer Co. promotes campaigns and social causes by starting conversations with everyday Australians over a good beer. Normalising discussions on social problems helps to illuminate them to the general public, which opens space for these discussions to be had between changemakers and people in power.

The Good Beer Co. is committed to sustainable business practices, sustainable procurement and recycled packaging. Each brewery that makes Good Beer is carefully selected for its environmental impact. As a start-up founded to advocate for social justice issues, climate change is an overarching and complex social issue that The Good Beer Co. is committed to illuminate to the public. We are in the process of becoming a B-Corp and are developing our own climate action plans. While we are a small business, these are important goals for us and we are actively resourcing these plans.

We are also committed to promoting and supporting the work of the Indigenous-owned non-alcoholic beer company, Sobah.