Breweries Limited sold to South African Breweries
In 1910 when the Union of South Africa was formed in the British Commonwealth. three directors negotiated the sale of Breweries Limited to South African Breweries. Nearly all Rhodesian beer companies were merged under SAB Castle Breweries was registered.
Country’s capacity astonishing
South African Breweries transferred an entire brewing plant 1 000 miles from Kroonstad, South Africa, to Salisbury. When it was built, using 100 tons of steel for the six-storey building, the brewery was as good a model as any in the United Kingdom or Germany. In December 1911 The Rhodesia Herald reported that Castle Breweries was opened by the Marquis of Winchester, who said he hoped that the brewery would be self-supporting, not only in its barley requirements from Rhodesian farmers, but that it would be self-sustained by locally made crates and bottles.
–The capacities of this country for the production of local industry, is quite astonishing.” he said. The injection of £60 000 by Mr C. Chidell of the London board indicated faith in the future of Rhodesia.