Spark Breweries & Distilleries

Q: What does Spark offer a new brewpub?

We supply compact and simple 10 and 20-keg batch brewhouse. The K5 and K10 have been designed and developed in Melbourne specifically for professional brewpub operations. These qualify for the small brewer excise rebate and increase profitability, with $75 per keg cost of production. You can serve your beer direct from the tank – no messy and wasteful kegging, canning or bottling and no cool room required.

Q: What is involved in brewery installation?

It takes two weeks of plumbing, electrical and flooring work. The fermenter tanks and serving tanks can be stacked vertically to look good, work well and save space. We support venue design and installation, and pride ourselves on strong after-sales service, with warranty and fast parts backup to ensure that your project runs smoothly, inexpensively and results in a long term profitable asset.

Q: How much space does it take up?

A line of tanks behind the bar allows the full brewing, fermenting and serving process. Rectangular brewing zones also work well, allowing a view of brewing from a bar around the edge. A typical floor area for the size range of venue brewing systems is 15 to 50 sqm.

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Q: do you offer finance?

We don’t offer finance, but our equipment finance partners do. An example of their lease-to-own options, based on a K5 system capable of producing 15-40 kegs a week is:

  • 20% deposit

  • around $1,000 per week

  • 4-5 year lease term

  • Final balloon payment option

  • Payments begin after your equipment has had ample time to be delivered and installed (often 5 months after your sign a contract with them) so your business can be cash flow positive from the get go

Q: Who is going to brew?

Spark offers training, recipe development and brewing services. We work very closely with our clients before, during and after installation to ensure their success.

We can work with you to achieve a unique and highly compelling range of products to suit your location and patrons.

We have helped clients find brewers and are happy to discuss providing initial (and ongoing) training to your brewer on your system and brewing services on your system while you are getting running.

Q: how much space does my brewery need?

Dimensions for a K5 brewery

Height x Width x Depth in mm

Brew house = 2555 x 1900 x 1400mm

Footprint 2.66m2

Height x Diameter of tanks:

5hL FV stack = 4000 x 1200mm

5hL FV and 5hL BBT stack = 3600 x 1200mm

Footprint 1.13m2

10hL and 5hL BBT stack = 4100 x 1300mm

Footprint 1.32m2

Mill 250 H x W x D = 1100 x 600 x 1250mm

Footprint 0.75m2

Chiller chilly max 90 HxWxD = 1000 x 880 x 750mm

Footprint 0.66m2

Burnley brew pub K5 brew house with 4 stacked tanks has a total brewing area 6.6 x 3.7m = 24.42m2, total equipment footprint 9.35m2 thereof, i.e. their brewing area is 2.6 times their total equipment footprint

K1000 brewhouse dimensions


Use the above dimensions from the K5 tanks to calculate total area required.

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