Mandurah will soon have its first microbrewery, while a mysterious group of WA identities are in the process of establishing a new brewery in Perth.
Award-winning home brewer Mark Rivers and Trina Youchak, who has a background in hospitality management systems, are set to launch Three Rivers Brewing Co in Mandurah in the coming weeks.
Rivers, who won the James Squire Trophy for Champion Amateur Brewer at last year’s Perth Royal Beer Show, is a water quality expert who has a PhD in Natural Resource Management.
Rivers also took home six medals for his beers, including a gold for Duck’s Nuts, an English Nut Brown Ale.
Youchak told Australian Brews News that the Mandurah base will be a production facility with cellar door sales and on-site tastings available.
“We’ve got lots of interest in our beers from Perth and Fremantle, so it’s now just a matter of keeping up with interest and demand,” she said.
Youchak said Three Rivers is currently finalising which three beers to launch with, sometime in the next couple of months.
Duck’s Nuts is among the current contenders, which also include a Kolsch and King Henry, an English India Pale Ale that was among Rivers’ medal-winning beers at last year’s Perth Royal Beer Show.
Nowhereman Brewing Co, Perth
Backed by a group of WA brewing identities, Nowhereman is expected to launch early next year in Perth.
The group has opted to retain its anonymity for now, but promises a nice and central location.
“We could be more specific, but we are Nowhereman after all,” they told Australian Brews News.
“Most people in the brewing industry know who’s attached, we’re still just keeping quiet for the time being.
“Our director comes from an events background and he’s pumped to jump into running the brewery.
“We’re also on the hunt for a brewer at the moment, so anyone who’s keen should hit us up.”
The Nowhereman team has ordered an 18HL three vessel system and ample tanks from Premier Stainless, which are scheduled to land in October.
“The good thing about being around the industry so long is we’re used to seeing everyone order new tanks days after their first batch arrives. We think you can never have enough stainless,” they said.
The brewery will have a bar and kitchen and its beers will be available offsite on draught and in cans sometime during 2016.
“We’ve got a couple of styles in the works that as a brewery we feel are lacking across the place,” they said.
“We’re not trying to go crazy broadway style, we’re keen on making balanced and delicious beers. Of our planned four core and two seasonals, we’ve only got two styles locked in as ‘must haves’ on the menu.”
Brewers looking to contact Nowhereman can email james at brewsnews.com.au.