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Alcohol Beverages

Lion is proud to manage Australia’s leading beer portfolio, including XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, James Boag, James Squire and Little Creatures. While we’re best-known for our beers, we also have a range of popular cider brands including 5 Seeds, Kirin and James Squire Orchard Crush.


Lion has played a pivotal role in the growing popularity of cider in Australia.  Its 5 Seeds brand revolutionised the market in 2009 and is the third largest cider in the country today.  Australia’s leading craft beer trademark, James Squire, has also innovated in cider with the acclaimed release of James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider and Pear Cider.  And most recently, Lion collaborated with the master brewers of Kirin Japan to develop a unique range of premium Kirin Ciders exclusively for Australia. 

5 Seeds

5 Seeds is a contemporary cider brand with an attitude and taste profile that is anything but ordinary. Since the brand’s launch in 2009, 5 Seeds has taken a refreshingly different approach to crafting real ciders from orchard apples. 5 Seeds ciders are a tempting blend of the crispness of fresh fruit and total refreshment.

    James Squire Orchard Crush Cider

    James Squire Orchard Crush is a delicious range of premium quality craft ciders from Australia’s favourite craft beer brand. As Australia’s first brewer, James Squire needed to grow ingredients for his first brews himself. Having had an orchard on his land, it wouldn’t be surprising if he had also made a few flavoursome ciders in his time. In making our ciders today, as with our beers, we never forsake flavour.


      Kirin’s passionate team of experts have studied the subtlety and balance of flavour for decades, and have now turned that craftsmanship to cider. Each of our ciders have been considered, balanced and perfected to provide a range of truly unique flavour expressions. The result is a range of carefully crafted premium ciders, infused with Japanese inspired flavours.


        Pipsqueak Apple Cider is an authentic Australian craft cider created by the team at Little Creatures Brewing. Crafted from 100% fresh, locally sourced apple juice, Pipsqueak is like a breath of fresh air on a lazy, sunny afternoon! Pipsqueak was awarded ‘Best Australian Cider’ at the Australian Cider Awards 2012.