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The craft beer scene in Australia is growing at a rapid pace each year, with a new brewery opening up on average every 6 days. A few mates from Sydney have decided to have a crack at it, but found it hard to find information out there about opening a new brewery in Australia. They're recording all their conversations with brewery owners and professionals, sharing their learnings via a podcast to other aspiring brewery owners.
 
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Today’s episode we begin our Wild Ales & Fermentations segment where we chat with brewery owners that are pushing the envelope in regarding to the unique types of beers they are producing and offering to the craft beer market. In part 1, I had the pleasure of speaking with Marrickville based Brewery Owner of Wildflower Topher Boehm to discuss their…
 
Today’s episode I chat with Michael Anderson from Aerofloat who are trade wastewater specialists here in Australia. The topic on wastewater has come up quite a lot within the BMAB community in relation to the types of wastewater treatment systems there are out on the market and what a brewery owners responsibilities are from a compliance perspectiv…
 
Today’s episode I chat with Canadian based Brewing Equipment Manufacturer and consultancy business Konig Brewing Systems. Founders Brad McQuhae & Balbir Sidhu invite along other members of their team, Sales Executive Paul Feaver & Technical Sales & Service operative Matthew AKA Mugg Cameron. In our chat we cover a lot of ground, discussing topics s…
 
Today’s episode we discuss Brewery Layouts & Designs. To provide some expert advice on this topic I’m joined by our resident brewer & brewery consultant Neil Playfoot, where we chat with John Gonzales from Bespoke Brewing Solutions and his new addition to the team, Justin Fox. In our conversation we cover what an aspiring brewery owner needs to kno…
 
Today’s episode we explore how to Build a Brewery on a Shoestring budget by talking with author of many books including the Brewery Operations Manual and the Affordable Brewery, and that is none other than US Based Brewpub Legend, Tom Hennessy from the Colorado Boy Brewery. Now for those that are unfamiliar with Tom, his been around the commercial …
 
Continuing on with Part 2 of our Gypsy Brewing segment, I chat with Founder & Owner Brad Walker of the Sutherland Shire based brewery, Sunday Road. Brad along with a number of other successful breweries, started out as a gypsy brewer before launching into his very own physical brewery. Beginning his journey in 2016, bouncing around a couple differe…
 
To kick off our first interview episode of Series 2, we dive deep into the Gypsy Brewing model. Now, It was hot topic in series 1 and has since been a very debated one within the BMAB community. So this is part 1 of the Gypsy brewing segment, where I catch up with prominent Gypsy Brewers Adam Betts from The Edge Brewing Project in Victoria and Tony…
 
We are back with Series 2 of the BMAB Podcast. Having 5 months off to recharge and re-focus, we've been busy with getting the website launched (that was constantly promised in Series 1) and filling it with more brewery building content for you all. In our introductory episode I explain where I am at with my own brewery build aspirations, introduce …
 
The final episode of series 1, I thought it would be good to create an episode which nicely sums up the original series of the podcast. In the episode I recap my biggest learnings to date, explain where I am at in my brewery building plans and I also share with you all the future direction of the the Build Me A Brewery Podcast. Thanks again for eve…
 
Our final guest featured episode of series 1 of the podcast, and please make sure you tune into the Series Conclusion episode which is a brief summary and tie off over the past 5mths of learnings.. In todays episode, I chat with General Manager of the Independent Brewers Association (IBA), Kylie Lethbridge to discuss their role in the Independent c…
 
Coming to the pointy end of the original series of the podcast, our second last episode to be exact. Today’s episode I meet up with Director of BSK Projects, Benedikt Schikora to discuss the services and benefits of engaging a Project Management firm to guide an aspiring brewery owner through the convoluted and intricate nature of a brewery project…
 
In this episode, we heavily dive into the formal training options available across Australia and Globally in the Brewing Industry, where I chat with Young Henry’s Co-Founder & IBA Training Advocate Leader Richard Adamson who has been pivotal in the development of the CIII Microbrewing course here in NSW and the greater national TAFE course framewor…
 
In this episode, I meet up with Co-Founder & Director Peter McGee of Victual. Now I like to best describe Victual as a turnkey safety management system that Brewery Owners and related industries can access and utilise for developing formal safety processes within their business. They offer much more than this, which Peter shares with us in today’s …
 
In this episode, I manage to line up a chat with Supply Chain Leader Rich Crowe of the Fermentum Group, including brands such as Stone & Wood, Fixation and just recently acquired Two Birds, as well as being joined by Brew life & Impact Leader Elise Skinner. Rich having over 15 years in both small and big brewing businesses and Elise having a strong…
 
Not a topic or segment that I considered when starting this podcast. They can be applied to any business across practically any industry, but our episodes and conversations today are tailored and applied to life within a brewery’s business. More than just one topic, but I feel they all have an important role to play and they seem to interrelate and…
 
In this episode, I meet up with serial Beer Entrepreneur Rich Coombes from Kaddy. Having started other beer and cider ventures in the past, including Batlow Cider and Canberra’s Capital Brewing, Rich and other co-founder and former UBER Australia Head of Operations Mike Abbott, are streamlining the way suppliers and customers in the alcoholic bever…
 
In this episode, I chat with Bryant Soorkia from Ready Set China who represents and imports a number of famous Australian beer brands into mainland China. Not a topic I thought I would cover, especially for those just starting their brewery building journey, but the opportunity to chat with Bryant presented itself and I am glad I did so. As craft i…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Group Quality & Sustainability Manager of the Endeavour Drinks Group, Diarmaid O’Mordha. Most of you will know that the Endeavour Drinks group is the largest beverage retailer and distributor in Australia with well known bottleshops such as Dan Murphy’s and BWS, and the giant pubs & clubs network ALH Group. Diarmaid…
 
In this week’s segment we discuss the inner workings of Beer distribution and how Breweries work with distributors and retailers to send their beer far and wide into bottleshops, pubs and clubs. In part 1 of the segment, I talk with Founder and Director Andy Harris from Motus Transport. Being a family owned & operated transportation and logistics c…
 
In this episode, I chat with well-known figure within the Australian Craft Beer Industry, James Smith, who was the founder of Good Beer Week and online magazine & new resource, The Crafty Pint. Originally from the UK and working for a newspaper over there, James and his wife then moved over to Australia in 2008. After being introduced to a few peop…
 
In this episode, I chat with highly sought after Graphic Designer within the Craft Beer Industry, Jarrod Fuller from Zendoke Design. A very chilled out and down to earth character, Jarrod has a large portfolio of breweries both here in Australia and Internationally, and many listeners may of put hands on cans that he has designed such as Nail Brewi…
 
In this episode, I chat with Adam Mumford from Men At Work Agency who provide full marketing & advertising suite of services including Public Relations, Content Creation, Digital, Social Media and much more. As the name implies, they lean more towards male driven products and brands including Ryobi, Kennard's Hire and also within the craft beer spa…
 
A breweries brand is so important in a continuously growing and competitive market place. Brewing beer is only a small part of a brewery’s overall operations, and whilst a good quality and consistent product can speak for itself at times, having a well thought out marketing plan on how you are going to ensure your beer is getting into more thirsty …
 
Part 2 of the Beer Packaging segment, I meet up with Nick Becker from Konvoy Kegs to talk about how they help breweries with rental and leasing options for their keg fleet management. Nick was an investor of the famous Harts Pub in the Sydney Rocks area, and then following other Harts Pub owner Mark Fethers to start the Rocks Brewery now over in Al…
 
So you’ve built your brewery, customers are enjoying having your beers in your tap room, demand is starting to gather momentum, now what? Have you considered what you will do for takeaways other than growlers, are their opportunities to get your beer into local bottleshops or pubs, or are there talks currently going on with beverage distributors to…
 
In this episode I chat with Research & Development Associate, Avi Shayevitz from Lallemand Brewing over in Canada. An avid homebrewer and a passion for the science behind the brewing process having a Masters Degree in Food Science, Avi dives into the important considerations in regards to Yeast that Breweries need to get their head around in the co…
 
In this episode, I head up to Newcastle’s Foghorn Brewhouse to meet up with National Sales Manager Michael Capaldo from Hop Products Australia to discuss the supply side of things when it comes to Hops, a crucial ingredient when it comes to your beer. Similar to Hayden, Michael is well placed to share his advice when it comes to Hops Supply having …
 
We now move on to our Raw Materials & Ingredient Suppliers segment. This is where we talk all things Malt, Hops and Yeast and the important considerations on each in regards to building relationships with suppliers, contracts, handling and storage and much more. Our first episode of the segment, I chat with Hayden Lockie from Gladfield Mallt. Hayde…
 
The final episode of the Brewery Equipment Sourcing segment. I chat with Gavin Van Vuuren from Synergy Custom Solutions. Originally from South Africa and another IT background convert, Gavin spent too many years in IT Project Management which began to eat away at his sanity. Through a friend he discovered brewing, distilling and packaging equipment…
 
In today’s episode I chat with Julian Sanders from Spark Breweries & Distilleries based in Melbourne, VIC. Spark started providing services to the brewery industry back in 2014 who primarily provide systems from 5HL right up to the production scale 80HL brewhouses. Having a background in Engineering and Commerce Julian honed in on his craft and vis…
 
In this episode I chat with John Gonzales from Bespoke Brewing Solutions. Originally from Austin, Texas, and at the age of 24 back in 2007 he found himself relocating to China within the IT & Logistics space. During this time he found himself occasionally supplying Stainless steel growlers and soon began building some good connections with people w…
 
We now move into a much-anticipated segment of the podcast series, and that is Brewery Equipment Sourcing. Another 4-episode segment that includes conversations with a Brewery Consultants, Equipment Brokers & Manufacturers & Installers based here in Australia and China. Our first episode of the segment, I sit down with Neil Playfoot from Asian Beer…
 
Part 4 and the final episode of the Brewery Consulting & Quality Management segment, I chat with Pulkit Agrawal or PK as he mostly goes by, who is Founder & CEO of the 5th Ingredient. A topic that I never considered when planning this podcast about building a brewery, Beer30 is simply a Brewery Data Management software that helps breweries improve …
 
Part 3 of the Brewery Consulting & Quality Management segment, I chat with Technical Managers Dan McCulloch or VB as he is known as in the Brewing Community and Richard Chamberlain both from the Lallemand Brewing Division. In this chat we talk all things Quality and the important considerations that brewery owners both new and seasoned need to thin…
 
In Part 2 of the Brewery Consulting & Quality Management Segment, I chat with well known figure in the brewing community Steve Hendo from Rockstar Brewer. If you haven’t heard of Steve Hendo, he famously made his name in the brewing community as the founder of the BrewCult brand. Hendo did the gyspy brewing model for many years and built a massive …
 
This is a massive 4 part segment that features some big and well known names within the brewing industry in Australia who share a wealth of knowledge for aspiring brewery owners to consider when planning their brewery build with a focus on quality. Our first episode of the segment, I sit down with Neal Cameron from Brewtique. Now Neal’s name has co…
 
Part 3 and the final episode of the Brewery Licensing & Government Compliance segment. In this episode I managed to line up a chat with Mayor Darcy Bryne from the Inner West Council. Darcy, a craft beer enthusiast, has been a big advocate for the craft beer scene that has sprung up in Sydney’s Inner West for the past 10 years. He and other contribu…
 
Part 2 of our 3 episode segment on Brewery Licensing & Government Compliance. Today’s episode I chat with Russel Steele from RSA Liquor Professionals. Russell has many years’ experience working both sides of the Liquor & Hospitality industry, with 9 years working as a State Licensing regulator and 10 years working in and managing licensed premises …
 
We now have a look at a very important and often very confusing topic when it comes to opening and running a brewery and that is Brewery Licensing & Government Compliance. Part 1 of our 3 episode segment is a sit down with Ben Teseorieo from CPS Planning. I was put onto Ben from Glenn Wignall from the Grifter who highly recommended Ben and his firm…
 
We now move onto our Small Business & Accounting considerations when it comes to not only starting & running a brewery, but essential advice that carries principles that can be applied to the running of any successful small business. Brewing is only a small part of it all. And therefore, I wanted to sit down with business & accounting savvy experts…
 
We now move onto our Small Business & Accounting considerations when it comes to not only starting & running a brewery, but essential advice that carries principles that can be applied to the running of any successful small business. Brewing is only a small part of it all. And therefore, I wanted to sit down with business & accounting savvy experts…
 
This is Part 2 of the Finance & Capital Raising segment of the series. This episode I chat with Jason Baylis from Red Windows Capital who specialises in equipment finance for the Brewery & Winery industries. This is another interesting option to explore when it comes to accessing much needed capital when starting out with the building of your brewe…
 
We now move into our topic specific segments of the podcast series, and a very early consideration in your brewery building journey should be considering how you are going to raise the necessary finance & capital for it. In this episode I briefly cover some financial options available to aspiring brewer owners and entrepreneurs including Home Equit…
 
The final instalment of the Meet The Brewer Series. I head out to Alexandria to meet with Co-Founder James Harvey, AKA Harvs from Yullis Brews. Originating back in 2014 out of a vegetarian restaurant in Surry Hills, Harvs and Co-Founder Karl Cooney immersed themselves into the commercial brewing industry by gypsy brewing all over Sydney and creatin…
 
Part 5 of the Meet The Brewer Series, where we sit down with Co-Founders and Head Brewers from local Sydney breweries, to get their stories, insights and advice. In today’s episode, I sit down with Co-Founder Glenn Wignall from The Grifter Brewing Co in Marrickville. Glenn & co-founders Matt King & Trent Evans began their journey into the craft bre…
 
In today’s episode, I sit down with Head Brewer Dan Shaw from the Australian Brewery out in Rouse Hill, Sydney’s North West. Dan joined the Australian back in 2017, learning and succeeding from well-known figure in the industry Neal Cameron who was involved in the initial set up and commissioning of the brewery. Dan’s roots to the brewing industry …
 
We continue with the Meet The Brewer Series, where I sit down with Co-Founders and Head Brewers from 6 Sydney breweries, to get their stories, insights and advice. In today’s episode, I sit down with Managing Director Simon Osborn and Head Brewer Addy Fitter from Rocks Brewing Company out in Alexandria. This was such a great and informative chat wi…
 
We continue with the Meet The Brewer Series, where we sit down with Co-Founders and Head Brewers from 6 Sydney breweries, to get their stories, insights and advice. Today’s episode I am out at in Sydney’s Inner West again meeting with Founder of Wayward Brewing Peter Phillip. Peter is a well known figure within the brewing community especially in S…
 
The first part of series is titled Meet The Brewer, where, I will be meeting with Co-Founders and Head Brewers from 6 Sydney breweries, to get their stories, insights and advice. In today’s episode I had the pleasure of being able to sit down with an absolute character of the Craft Beer scene, Pat McInerney one of the Co-Founders of Willie the Boat…
 
A Podcast dedicated to better understand what it takes to build a brewery in Australia. The craft beer scene here is growing each year, however it's hard to find info relevant to explaining how one might go about doing this in Australia. We share with aspiring brewery owners recorded conversations with professionals right across the brewing industr…
 
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