Spinifex Brewing Company releases LIMITED EDITION Spec Ops Lager!

Spinifex Brewing Company are excited to announce the release of our third Military Beer the LIMITED EDITION Spec Ops Lager. This 4.2% ABV brew has been created to pay our respect to all past and serving members of the Special Air Service Regiment, Special Operations Engineer Regiment & Commando's operating under Special Operations Command (SOCOMD)

In an Australian first, the launch of the Spinifex Spec-Ops Lager is led and officially endorsed by the Special Air Service Historical Foundation, an organisation within the SAS “Family” that preserves the heritage of the SAS Regiment and its predecessors.


Australian Special Operations heritage began during World War II with the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa, and Australian Z Special Unit and Independent Commando Companies. The capability was revived in the 1950s with No.1 Commando Regiment. No.1 SAS Company was raised at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, in 1957, and became the SAS Regiment in 1964.


Other units under Australia’s Special Operations Command are: No.2 Commando Regiment, Special Operations Engineer Regiment, Special Operations Logistics Squadron, ADF School of Special Operations, and the ADF Parachuting School.


Since 1965, Australian Special Operations Forces have served in major conflicts including Borneo, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, and supported peace enforcements and peacekeeping operations in Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia, Bougainville, the South West Pacific and East Timor.

Special Operations Forces also stand ready for counter terrorism tasks in Australia and overseas.


"We hope that the veteran community and the general public get behind the product and enjoy a unique piece of Special Operations history." - Major Brett Warner, SAS Historical Foundation


The artwork featured on the can was designed by renowned Military Artist and friend of Spinifex, Ian Coate.


"For 25 years I have been creating artworks to commemorate Australia’s special forces. I am ecstatic to see a lager that pays tribute to our service personnel in Special Operations (Spec Ops). I look forward to raising my can in honour of these inspiring soldiers and to those who support them in their important role. Thanks Spinifex – I’m so proud to be part of this new addition to your military lager collection." - Ian Coate, Military Artist & friend of Spinifex Brewing Company.

Image (from left to right): Ian Coate (Military Artist), Major Brett Warner (Ret), Adam Barnard (Spinifex Brewing Co, CEO)


It's a great honour to announce this special project that has taken over six months of planning and preparation to bring to reality. It's our tribute to the talented men and women of Australia's special forces and the incredible sacrifices made by them in the defence of our country. This week I had the honour of visiting Holsworthy Barracks in NSW and the Special Operations Engineer Regiment to finalise our launch Stockists prior to today's announcement. Adam Barnard, CEO, Spinifex Brewing Company


The Spec Ops Lager will officially be launched at The ANZAC Club Perth on the 22nd of July 2022, you can purchase tickets to this exclusive event here.


Following the launch, Stockists in NSW including, Moorbank Sports Club & Wattle Grove Tavern will have the LIMITED EDITION Spec Ops available, with WA stockist announcement to come . Alternatively, you can purchase this LIMITED RELEASE online here.


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