Earlier this year Pete Mitcham spent some time as a guest of Cascade Brewery Company, Australia’s oldest continually operating brewery. He walked the fields of barley and toured the brewery with two of its longest serving employees and discovered that their contribution to this iconic business is greater than the sum of their years of service.
Cascade’s former head brewer, Max Burslem, has retired after 42 years with the brewery. It was rather daunting to first meet Max. He started brewing the same year that I was born and is a physically imposing man with an even more imposing reputation. Even though I was into my thirties when we met, I… Read more →