53 episodes

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.

Build Me A Brewery Chris Hayton

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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.

    Series 2 Introduction Episode

    Series 2 Introduction Episode

    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 to the audience Neil Playfoot and Joel Hamilton-Foster who are coming on board with the BMAB Project, review Series 1 key takeaways and standout episodes, as well as give listeners a bit of an insight and overview of the topics we will be exploring in Series 2.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    The Edge Brewing Project
    The Suburban Brew

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

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    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 30 min
    Gypsy Brewing Part 1 - Adam Betts (Edge Brewing Project) & Tony Dichiera (The Suburban Brew)

    Gypsy Brewing Part 1 - Adam Betts (Edge Brewing Project) & Tony Dichiera (The Suburban Brew)

    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 Dichiera from The Suburban Brew in South Australia.


    Now, both guests have been gypsy brewing for many years now, and both have different approaches and motivations of wishing to pursue the model when starting out their beer making business. 


    In the episode we talk about their successes to date with gypsy brewing, their challenges, and their end goals with it all. We talk about what Gypsy brewing is and what it isn’t, some of the business operational considerations of it in regard to sourcing and developing a good relationship with the right brewery, as well as the key marketing and sales aspects a gypsy brewer must have up to scratch if they are going to make any dent in pursing the path as a brewer without a brewery.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    The Edge Brewing Project
    The Suburban Brew

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

    Also like and follow us on Facebook
    Build Me A Brewery Facebook Page
    Build Me A  Brewery Discussion Group

    And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    BMAB YouTube Channel

    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Gypsy Brewing Part 2 - Brad Walker from Sunday Road Brewing Co.

    Gypsy Brewing Part 2 - Brad Walker from Sunday Road Brewing Co.

    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 different breweries such as Wayward in Sydney’s Inner West and Illawarra Brewing Co down Wollongong way, Brad learnt his craft and built the Sunday Road brand via the gypsy brewing path for several years.
    In this episode, Brad shares his personal views and opinions of what gypsy brewing is, and what it isn’t, the differences between gypsy brewing today compared to when he and many other breweries started out down this same path, and he talks about his tough slog story of his gypsy brewing days, his learning and personal development about professional brewing, the business side of the brewing industry, plus all the challenges, mistakes, as well as successes leading up to the eventual opening up of his very own physical brewery.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Sunday Road Brewing

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

    Also like and follow us on Facebook
    Build Me A Brewery Facebook Page
    Build Me A  Brewery Discussion Group

    And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    BMAB YouTube Channel

    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 49 min
    Building A Brewery On A Shoestring Budget with Tom Hennessy

    Building A Brewery On A Shoestring Budget with Tom Hennessy

    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 brewing industry since the 90’s and is famous for coining the term Frankenbrew. 
    Building and owning 6 Brewpubs and 1 packaging brewery in his time, Tom is very well placed in sharing advice to those wishing to build their very own brewpub and brewery. 
    Tom’s philosophy for starting a brewery is a practical and cost-effective approach, showing tremendous out of the box, creative thinking when it comes to saving money when building out your brewery and sourcing and putting together your equipment for a 1/3 of the average cost.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Colorado Boy Brewery
    Brewery Immersion Course
    Tom's Books

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

    Also like and follow us on Facebook
    Build Me A Brewery Facebook Page
    Build Me A  Brewery Discussion Group

    And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    BMAB YouTube Channel

    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Brewery Layouts & Designs with Bespoke Brewing Solutions

    Brewery Layouts & Designs with Bespoke Brewing Solutions

    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 know from a foundational perspective, including knowing what your budget is, the size of your overall brewery space, monthly & annual production goals, and whether you intend to be more taproom or wholesale sales driven etc.
    We then move into a bit of a client consultation, where Bespoke guides myself and you the audience through the process of planning the layout of your equipment within your space and all the important and often overlooked considerations for fitting out your brewery.
    It’s a giant episode, with a lot of important visuals shared to better help the audience understand some of the points discussed in today’s episode, which we will be making available on our YouTube channel for all of you to watch also.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Bespoke Brewing Solutions

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

    Also like and follow us on Facebook
    Build Me A Brewery Facebook Page
    Build Me A  Brewery Discussion Group

    And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    BMAB YouTube Channel

    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Brewing Equipment Quotes | Installation & Commissioning with Konig Brewing Systems

    Brewing Equipment Quotes | Installation & Commissioning with Konig Brewing Systems

    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 such as comparing and breaking down sales quotes from manufacturers & suppliers and providing some good investigations into why quotes can vary in price and inclusions.
    We also discuss the Installation & Commissioning side of equipment, complimenting the article that Brad did for the BMAB site a few months back. This includes Factory Acceptance Testing and considerations when trying to do the install yourself.
    And finally we end with a conversation on all the ancillary equipment rarely talked about in conversations on brewhouses & tanks such as pumps, valves, glycol to name a few. 
    It’s another giant episode, which has some important visuals to assist the audience with their understanding of today’s chat, so look at out for the video version of this episode via our YouTube channel.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Konig Brewing Systems Website

    Visit us at www.buildmeabrewery.com.au for more exclusive Brewery Building Content.

    Also like and follow us on Facebook
    Build Me A Brewery Facebook Page
    Build Me A  Brewery Discussion Group

    And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    BMAB YouTube Channel

    Series 2 Partner Sponsor:
    https://www.lallemandbrewing.com

    • 1 hr 32 min

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