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Quiet Deeds earning drinkers’ respect, says brewer

July 27, 2015
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A semi-bearded Bobby Henry from Quiet Deeds

Bobby Henry from Quiet Deeds

Beer drinkers who have revisited the Quiet Deeds beers in recent months are likely to have been pleasantly surprised, according to head brewer Bobby Henry.

Henry told Radio Brews News that the recipes have evolved considerably since he was first approached to join Quiet Deeds by founders Patrick Ale and David Milstein, who are also his longtime friends.

“I gave them my open and honest feedback about those beers, which was that at the time, they were a little underwhelming,” Henry said.

Henry, whose background is in chemical engineering, said his first priority after joining in September last year was to really lift the quality.

“It’s very challenging working with contract breweries, especially using multiple different ones, getting consistency and getting the correct flavours,” he said.

“I’ve been able to streamline those processes and develop some really close relationships with the breweries that we’re currently using.

“I’m really happy with the recipes that we’ve developed now. I basically just slightly varied the beers over six or seven different iterations.”

Henry said a lot of people wrote Quiet Deeds off as “one of those marketing brands” when it first launched.

image001 (2)But he is confident that the brand is in the process of rebuilding the market’s respect, which will only be helped by the setup of its own brewery later this year.

“You can go back and have a look at all the social media stuff that’s been happening over the last 12 months,” said Henry.

“Everyone’s reaction has basically been, ‘it’s time to revisit Quiet Deeds, things are changing’. And look, they really are.”

In recent weeks, Quiet Deeds has launched a limited edition Lamington Ale, which Henry said was inspired by his time working as a brewer in the United States.

“During the autumn period, everyone would make pumpkin beers inspired by the flavour of pumpkin pies,” he said.

“I started wondering what the Australian version of this autumn flavour would be. I thought about Easter and ANZAC Day – the ANZAC biscuit came to mind and then the lamington.”

Episode 61 of Radio Brews News is available here.

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