We kick off our tenth year of podcasting about the Australian brewing industry with a conversation with entrepreneur Adam Trippe-Smith.
Adam joined the brewing industry with a background in corporate finance, corporate development and M&A with Ernst & Young, Diageo and APN News & Media. In 2007 he co-founded McLaren Vale Brewing Company before going on to found Australia’s first keg rental company, Kegstar, in 2012. After growing that business he oversaw a staged sale to supply-chain logistics company Brambles before leaving in 2018.
After a break, he recently re-entered the brewing industry founding Konvoy Kegs, a keg rental business that competes with his former creation, while at the same time – together with some illustrious co-founders – he is soon to officially launch another brewery, White Bay Beer Company in Sydney.
Through all of this, Adam was heavily involved in establishing what is now the Independent Brewers Association.
This is a great episode that is rich in industry insight and advice for those involved in the entrepreneurial side of the brewing industry as befits a conversation with one of the most prolific brewing entrepreneurs in the country.
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