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Great Raft gets Harvey, Thunder Road gets Colin

March 8, 2013
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Colin Paige

Colin Paige

In the week that Melbourne’s Thunder Road Brewery announced a new brewer, the future of former head brewer Harvey Kenney has also been announced.

Thunder Road has announced the appointment of Colin Page, formerly of Singapore’s Archipelago Brewery, as head brewer. Paige has a brewing degree from Heriot Watt University in Scotland and more than 18 years international experience with Fullers and Hop Back breweries (UK), Lion Nathan in New Zealand (Macs) and Australia (Toohey’s) and Asia Pacific Breweries. His Linked In page bio describes his as an expert in cask ale production, bottle -conditioning and keg beer production.

Meanwhile former head brewer, Harvey Kenny, has been announced as the new brewer at Louisiana’s Great Raft Brewing, media release below.

Media Release

We Hired a Brewer

SHREVEPORT, La. – Great Raft Brewing is pleased to announce the hiring of chief brewer Harvey Kenney. Kenney comes to Great Raft from Thunder Road Brewing Company outside Melbourne, Australia, where he served as chief brewer.

Co-founder Andrew Nations said, “We are thrilled to add Harvey to our team. His background in biochemistry and brewing science as a University of California Davis graduate is a perfect fit for Great Raft. The styles we plan to brew have zero room for flaws. Harvey’s persistent approach to high-quality, balanced, and innovative beers will enable us to brew exactly the beers we want.”

Adds Kenney, “I am looking forward to sharing Andrew and Lindsay’s vision of crafting quality beers for Louisiana, and I am excited to be part of one of the up-and-coming craft beer scenes in the South.”

A long time brewer, Kenney brings a blend of chemistry and artistry to his brewing. Kenney has held brewing roles in California, Turkey, Mexico, and most recently in Australia as a part of Thunder Road since its inception in 2009.

Co-founder Lindsay Nations is looking forward to bringing Kenney’s brewing expertise to the team, commenting, “Harvey has built several breweries from the ground up, creating highly technical and delicious beers along the way. We’re excited to work with him to formulate recipes and create remarkable beers.”

About Great Raft Brewing: Great Raft Brewing is a Shreveport, Louisiana based production craft brewery in planning dedicated to making creative, authentic beer and helping to build a great beer culture within communities it serves. Co-founders Andrew and Lindsay Nations are Shreveport natives with a passion for beer. Born from their desire to bring exciting, flavorful, fresh craft beer to their hometown, Great Raft Brewing is bringing the craft brewing tradition to Northern Louisiana.

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2 Responses to Great Raft gets Harvey, Thunder Road gets Colin

  1. Jason Oliver on March 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Congratulations to both Colin and Harvey on their new positions. I look forward to hearing of Thunder Roads continued success as well as Great Raft’s entry into the American craft beer scene.

  2. Tim Wills on March 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Well done Harvey! I hope to see you at the CBC in D.C.!

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