The newest addition to South Australia’s small but impressive contribution to the country’s craft brewing sector is the family-owned and family-operated Goodieson Brewery in rural McLaren Vale.
Founding brewer Jeff Goodieson, a food technology and malting and brewing graduate from Ballarat University, tossed in his job at Lion-Nathan in Sydney to set up this self-named microbrewery, which he runs with his wife, Mary, sometimes assisted by their two young sons.
Goodieson acquired a 1,200 litre Carl Jacob three-vessel brewhouse in the United States and built a large shed behind his new family home to put it in. The first products, a pilsner and a contrasting pale ale, were launched in January this year. All Goodieson beer is sold in 330mL bottles and can be purchased from the brewery as well as a range of local retail outlets.
RSD 40 Sand Road,
McLaren Vale, SA, 5171
ph. 0409 676542
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