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The greatest strength of a craft brewery is its process; after all, this is what differentiates home-grown brews from every other run-of-the-mill beer lurking on the shelves out there. Our unique brewing process incorporates rainwater along with time-honoured German techniques utilising custom home-made equipment, and every small, handcrafted batch blends the highest quality, freshest ingredients we source from around the globe.
Although we strive to bring the world a little closer together with our inclusion of quality global ingredients, we can’t tell a lie. Mandurah isn’t just where our brewery is; it’s where our hearts are, too. This is why we make the conscious choice to support our region through the use of locally-sourced ingredients. Our ambition for authenticity informs our mission to educate all the thirsty guys and gals around us about how flavoursome real beer can be through unique, quality experiences. Our vision and eventual goal is to become one of the most respected and preferred craft breweries in Australia.
A CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FOR THE GONG
The festival features 20 of Australia’s best craft brewers and cidermakers, including local brewers Illawarra Brewing Co. who will line up alongside established names such as Feral, 4 Pines, Pirate Life, Mountain Goat and Gage Roads in the centrally-located MacCabe Park.
Illawarra Brewing Company’s (IBC) Dave McGrath is excited about the prospect of going head-to-head with the big boys: “It gives us the opportunity to stack our beers up against some of the best breweries in the country, and we’re up to the challenge – bring it on!”
IBC will showcase its Red Dingo – a collaborative beer with fellow locals Shark Island, under the Southern Brewers banner – as well as the Apocalypso (the brewery’s flagship IPA) and a specialty release kettle sour.
While craft beer’s popularity in the area is on the rise, the festival is also an opportunity for the profile of craft beer to be raised in the Illawarra, explained McGrath.
“It hasn’t taken off as it has done in other regions – I don’t know whether it’s just the city’s mentality or the commercial beers having had quite a stranglehold on the venues around town, but slowly and surely we’re breaking down barriers and getting tap presences around Wollongong.”
While McGrath and IBC have travelled to show off their beers at festivals such as Bitter and Twisted in Maitland, Good Beer Week in Melbourne, and the Australian Beer Festival, over the last couple of years they’ve steered away from the festival circuit to focus on brewing and connecting with the local market.
However, a local event like Crafted Live – only 10 minutes’ drive from the brewery – is the perfect opportunity for McGrath to get back into the festival scene.
“We’re looking to the year ahead, doing some travelling and getting our beers out there, and now that we’ve started packaging it opens up a whole other avenue of the market to get our beers in people’s hands,” he said.
On the BBQ side of things, Crafted Live has curated a lineup of top BBQ food vendors including Black Iron BBQ Smokers, Smokin Hot & Saucy, Artisan Flame and Berlin Bangers to keep attendees well fed over the two day event.
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