On the podcast this week, we head to Tropical North Queensland and visit Lion’s newest brewery, Tiny Mountain and catch up with head brewer Dave Mullins.
Tiny Mountain Brewery
Lion’s owners Kirin have doubled down on their pharma and food focus, despite earnings and profit declines in their Australia-based business.
New breweries are opening up across the country, and the Brews News Brewery Radar aims to keep track of their progress. This quarter we’ve got updates from WA breweries North West and Shelter, Victoria’s Braeside and Frankston Brewhouse, along with many others.
Lion is set to open its latest foray into craft beer in Townsville before the end of the year, so we spoke to head brewer Dave Mullins about working up from the Castlemaine Perkins packaging line to leading the beer offering at the new microbrewery.
Lion subsidiary Malt Shovel has agreed to conditions which cap production capabilities on the site of its new microbrewery Tiny Mountain, after objections from Townsville Brewery.
Following Townsville City Council’s approval of a Lion-owned microbrewery and taphouse late last year, rival brewery Townsville Brewing Co has commenced an appeal to oppose the decision.