In the shadow of the famous Zig-Zag Railway at Lithgow, lies one of the purest freshwater aquifers in the Australia with rainwater filtered through ancient sandstone. In 1885 it became the site of Lithgow's first brewery.
by Roderick Eime on location in Lithgow
|Adrian Schindler with relics of the old brewery. The site was called Terry's in the mid-20th Century. (R Eime)|
|The original Zig Zag Brwery c.1890. Many of the original buildings remain.|
Also supplying water to the soft drink trade, the business declined and was bought by the Schindler family in 1981 with the objective of revitalising the beverage business as well as provide boutique accommodation in a most unusual surrounding.
|The new Zig Zag brewery line-up at the Workies. (R Eime)|
|Brand new, custom built brewing equipment installed at Zig Zag Brewery, Lithgow.|
For details on Zig Zag ales and lagers, click the images below