|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|300 million litres|
|Owner||Mitsubishi keiretsu (through Kirin Holdings)|
Tooheys is a brewery in the suburb of Lidcombe, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It produces beers and ciders under the Tooheys and Hahn Brewery trademarks, and is part of the Lion Nathan beverages group which was acquired by the Japanese Kirin Company in 2009.
Toohey's dates from 1869, when John Thomas Toohey (an Irish immigrant to Melbourne) obtained his brewing licence. Toohey and his brother James Matthew ran pubs in Melbourne (The Limerick Arms and The Great Britain) before moving to Sydney in the 1860s. They commenced brewing Tooheys Black Old Ale in a brewery in the area of present-day Darling Harbour. By 1875, demand for their beer had soared and they established The Standard Brewery in inner-city Surry Hills. In 1902, the company went public as Tooheys Limited, and commenced brewing lager (the present-day Tooheys New) in 1930. In 1955, the brewery moved west to Lidcombe. In 1967, Tooheys bought competitor Miller's Brewers located in Taverner's Hill, closing the brewery in 1975.
In 1980, NSW-based Tooheys merged with Queensland's Castlemaine Perkins to form Castlemaine Tooheys. Bond Corporation purchased Castlemaine Tooheys in 1985. Lion Nathan acquired a 50% stake in Bond's Natbrew Holdings in 1990, and took total ownership in 1992.
Production of Hahn-branded beers was moved from the Camperdown Hahn Brewery to Tooheys, some time between 1993 (Lion Nathan's acquisition of Hahn) and 1999 (when Hahn Brewery was renamed Malt Shovel Brewery).
Products sold under the Tooheys trademark are brewed at Tooheys brewery. Home-brew kits are distributed by Lion Nathan and produced at Canterbury Brewery. As of 2015[update], the Tooheys brand is the major sponsor of rugby union in New South Wales and Queensland, and sponsored the Melbourne Cup in in 2002 and 2003.
- Tooheys New is a pale lager, first brewed in 1930.
- Tooheys New White Stag is a low-carb beer launched in 2008.
- Tooheys Darling Pale Ale
- Tooheys Old is a dark ale, supposedly similar to the Tooheys brothers' original brew.
- Tooheys Extra Dry is a dry style lager, available on tap and in bottles.
- Tooheys Extra Dry Platinum, launched in 2007, is a beer with increased alcohol content of 6.5%.
- Tooheys Pils is a pale lager, launched in 1998.
- Red Bitter  was formerly known as Tooheys Red, 4.0 to 4.2% ABV
- Gold Bitter  was formerly Tooheys Gold, mid-strength, 3.0% ABV
- Blue Bitter  was formerly Tooheys Blue, a low-alcohol "lite" version, 2.3% ABV
- Tooheys Blue Ice
- Tooheys Amber Bitter
- Tooheys 2.2 Lite
- Tooheys 5 Seeds Cider
- Tooheys 5 Seeds Cloudy Apple Cider
- Tooheys 5 Seeds Sour Apple Cider
- Tooheys 5 Seeds Crisp Apple Cider
- Hahn Premium, a German- style lager, was launched in 1988.
- Hahn Premium Light was launched in 1998.
- Hahn Super Dry was launched in October 2006.
- "Cognex Vision Systems Inspect Tooheys Bottle crown and cap inspection :Vision Systems". www.smartsensors.com.au. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
- "Beer acquisition creates Australia's biggest supermarket supplier" ABC News, 17 September 2009
- Tooheys New :: For the Love of Beer
- Deutsher, Keith. The Breweries of Australia: A History. Lothian Books 1999.
- Lion Nathan History
- 1998, according to A Quiet Beer with Chuck Hahn; 1999 according to Lion Nathan History
- Red Bitter
- Gold Bitter
- Blue Bitter
- Lion Nathan, 2006. Our History webpage, http://www.lion-nathan.com/Great-Company/About-Us/History.aspx Retrieved 13 October 2007[dead link]
- Australianbeers.com, ?2002. A Quiet Beer with Chuck Hahn. http://www.australianbeers.com/beers/interview/hahn/hahn.htm et seq. Retrieved 5 June 2015
- Tooheys New website, History section. http://www.tooheysnew.com.au/#/our-history Retrieved 5 June 2015