This week, we continue our series featuring breweries of the Victorian High Country Brewery Trail affected by the January bushfires, visiting Wangaratta and chat with Grant Jones from Malt Shed Brewing.
We learn of the background of Malt Shed as three mates, lovers of all things malt, decided what the community needed was a brewery. You’ll hear the origin and focus of the brewery, the challenges and the achievements in a small town and also how the friends, having taken it as far as they can while working full time, have decided to put the brewery up for sale for new owners to the to the next level.
Spend with them
Our late January visit was through this part in Victoria, it was just one of the regions directly affected by fire damage or by loss of tourism. Just today an article was featured in the News Limited travel sections ran articles about another region, the Adelaide Hills, that was urging visitors to return as towns reopen.
There were many communities deeply affected by loss and will take a long time to recover. We have seen tremendous support already from the beer community. And also today we see the launch of the Resilience beer, through which the international brewing community has come together to brew beers and raise money for a wide number of charities, all of which should be celebrated and supported. But if you can, plan to also get out and spend in the affected communities. It is a great way to help and support them and make a meaningful difference in the recovery.
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This special series was also made possible with the assistance of Konvoy Kegs who assisted us to get to the High Country so we could tell their stories.
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