2019 Update - This is the year we open!

There were 2 council decisions late last year and I’m pleased to announce that they were both approved in our favour. Firstly, there was an amendment to some of the conditions imposed to make them a little more practical and an alteration to the parking lot to add additional bays. Secondly, a new development approval with new layout and construction plans. You can have a look through the approval documents here and here. The wait time for these approvals along with the Christmas break has meant we’ll be delayed a bit further. Construction is now due to start on the 4th of February and should be completed within a 16 week time frame. We have put the building contract out to tender and have selected a preferred bidder. If remaining negotiations go well, we’ll sign a contract with them and get cracking in February.

We have our first employee beginning work as of this week. I can now reveal that our head brewer will be Brody Watts. Brody is well known in Perth brewing circles and has previously worked for Indian Ocean Brewery in Mindarie and Homestead Brewery in the Swan Valley.

In other news, I became a father in November :) Our son Otis is super cute and parenthood is treating us well! I intend to name one of our first beers after him so look out for our “Otis Red Ale“.

Nick Southwell