MEET THE TEAM
Founder / Chief Beer Taster
In previous lives, I worked as a Chartered Accountant, Banker and Diplomat, but ultimately threw it all in to set up a chain of home brew stores. When I started them, I had no knowledge of beer and drank commercial light beer to save money. 14 years down the track, I have experienced some amazing beers, both commercial and brewed at home. Now I really like beer. When the opportunity arose to establish a brewery of my own to create great beers, I leapt at it – what sane person wouldn’t!
When I am not working with the stores or setting up the brewery, I’m usually asleep – there’s bugger all time for anything else. But it is fun and working in beer is way better than selling aluminium cladding or doing tax returns!
Originally from down south W.A., I moved to Brisbane from London to set up Ballistic Beer. I’m personally passionate about high quality consistent beer and education about good beer. I don’t have a favourite beer or style but find myself in an endless search for amazing beer, although I do drink a lot of
IPA. I spend most of my time when I’m not at the brewery with my wife Vanessa, rustling around Brisbane’s farmer’s markets, watching as much cricket as I can and day dreaming about beers I’d like to make.
I am currently listening to Green Star by Pears and my favourite activity is Pub.