THE COMPANY WE KEEP
Red Island Pty Ltd is an Australian owned premium beverage company located in Port Melbourne, Australia. Established for over 11 years and responsible for successfully launching and growing the brands:
- Quiet Deeds
- Founders Brewing Co
- Alhambra Reserva 1925
- Mahou Five Stars
- Chase Distillery Craft Spirits
- Jumping Goat
- Brothers Cider
Red Island started from very humble beginnings, founders Patrick Ale and David Milstein were childhood friends and both moved to Melbourne after completing High School in country Victoria.
Over a customary beer one night during their time studying Engineering degrees at Melbourne University, they planted the seed to start up their own importing business along with the dream of owning their own brewery. The boys kicked off their business with their first Brand, Bolivian beer 'Pacena' shortly followed by the well established Argentinian Quilmes beer which gave them great success and a solid foundation to expand their company.
After a long slog of hand unloading containers themselves and paying for beer on their credit cards, today Red Island has five successful brands in their portfolio and their very own craft beer called Quiet Deeds with plans to open their own craft brewery in the first half of 2018.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Red Island co-founder Patrick Ale heads up the sales and marketing for Red Island.
Having previously worked for a wide array of industries including multinational digital, online publications and global promoters, he always had the drive and passion to create his own company. Patrick is also a qualified Engineer and holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
When he’s not out scouting the world for new premium beverages to fit into the Red Island portfolio or working on the next Quiet Deeds brew, Pat is at home spending time with his family, having recently had his second child.
Coming from a multicultural background, originally born in Poland with a unique heritage of Half Polish, Half Bolivian, Pat has a great love and appreciation for good food and is very well traveled.
Director of Finance and Operations
Red Island co-founder David Milstein heads up the finance and operations for Red Island.
Having previously worked in car manufacturing and engineering, he hadn’t found his true calling in finance until he co-founded Red Island but always had a passion for business fostered by his father who had his own successful business in country Victoria.
A true country boy at heart he was born in Gippsland and knows a thing or two about drinking good beer. When he’s not crunching the numbers and planning the next expansion at Red Island, Dave is a big sports fan, he particularly enjoys cricket and is a beloved Sydney Swan fans (we don’t hold that against him).