Swan BreweryIn 1857, Frederick Sherwood founded the Swan Brewery on the banks of the Swan River. After his death in 1874, the company passed through the hands of many owners. The brewery was relocated, but continued its dominance in Perth, with many ‘tied’ pubs. Swan Brewery was bought by entrepreneur Alan Bond in 1981. It is now part of the Lion Nathan group, owned by the Japanese Kirin Holdings Company Limited.