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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.
Six String Brewing and the love of beer
At the time there seemed to be a fair amount of local opposition to the venture, and I wrote primarily about the misconceptions about beer that still underlie drinking culture in Australia. Eventually, Six String’s DA application was approved, and the brewery’s doors were opened to the public just three weeks ago. Last weekend I took a day trip up to the Central Coast to visit the premises.
Adam Klasterka and Chris Benson are the brains behind Six String, with Klasterka looking after the sales and business side of things and Benson coming up with the beers. The idea of opening up a brewery has been with the two of them since 2010, but the challenges and obstructions presented has left them working for two years on the bureaucratic and political side of starting up a business, so actually having their own beer pouring from the house taps comes as a huge relief to them and the team
The brewery as it stands now gives off a relaxed and friendly vibe. There are two bars set up, with five beers currently pouring; a seating area has been arranged with long patio-style wooden benches and tables for punters to sit and enjoy the brews. Six String features live music on Friday and Saturday nights and, while the kitchen was not yet in operation for my visit, they have since acquired the services of a local gourmet hot dog business. The workings are all there to establish the brewery as a destination to sit and enjoy the atmosphere while tucking into some food and good beer.
“The locals are loving it,” Klasterka says. “We didn’t advertise at all other than through social media, and the response has been great. We have had people who were initially opposed to us now coming in regularly and are fast turning into raving fans.”
Professional courtesy dictated that during my visit I should get myself a sample paddle and taste for myself. The brewery is currently offering five different beers, ranging from the German-style hefeweizen, through a lower-alcohol blonde, Belgian saison, Australian-American hybrid-style pale ale and for the more adventurous, a dark red IPA.
Although I’m obviously a beer lover and a friend of the brewery, I wouldn’t be lying if I said I enjoyed all five of their brews very much. Personally, my American-influenced tastes obviously gravitated towards the dark red IPA, but I was really surprised by the character packed into the 3.8% blonde and the drinkable, slightly fruity flavours of the pale ale and saison will be a perennial hit. The fact is that Six String are doing all of their beers very well, and it’s actually difficult to pick a favourite.
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