This week, and by popular demand, we catch up with John Preston from Melbourne’s iconic homebrew store, Grain & Grape.
John began brewing with his friend Laurie Cahir in 1987. They soon migrated to all-grain brewing and soon had plans of opening a brewery. Commonsense prevailed and they pooled funds to open Southern Home Brewing in Edithvale in August 1990, only the second Australian Home Brewing business specialising in all grain.
Grain & Grape has supplied and nurtured an assortment of current professional brewers and John’s history and perspective is fascinating.
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