How did you get into the business? What was your original set up like? Where did it all begin?
Made the switch from winemaking to brewing at DeBortoli wines/ William Bull brewery after becoming obsessed with good beer and brewing up a storm every weekend in my garage.
William Bull was a 50hL 4 vessel system, it was quite old but did the job. I believe that it has been moved to Moon Dog in Melbourne. My home-brew setup was an very basic, Hot water urn, esky and large cooking pot.
If you weren’t brewing what would you be doing?
I guess I would still be a winemaker…..
What’s your favourite beer that you have brewed?
The Hope Pale Ale.
What makes your beer different?
Attention to detail and a strong passion for top quality product.
What music do you like listening to when getting ya brew on ?
We generally just have Triple J providing the tunes.
What are your predictions on beer trends for 2019?
NEIPA will continue to be popular and I would love to see Lagers make a stronger representation in the craft beer scene.
What’s the funniest/most creative name you have seen on a beer given?
There too many weird and wacky names out there.
The big debate - draft, bottles or cans?
Draft then can & bottle.
Where is your favourite watering hole?
Pourhouse & the Whistler in Maitland and Grainstore, Happy Wombat & Foghorn in Newcastle
If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have one beer, what would it be?
Do I have to pick one? Something thirst quenching and hoppy…