This episode was recorded on location at Van Dieman Brewing, where I was attending the “From The Wilderness” Beer Festival, a celebration of the art of Farmhouse Brewing.
My guests, Head Brewer Evan Hunter, and his partner and Brewery Sales & Promotions Manager, Steph Schrodka, are the dynamic duo behind the Bruny Island Beer Co. Now in it’s 5th year of operation, this little brewery on a small island in the deep south of Tasmania is very unique…they use open top fermenters and their brew kit is manufactured from old dairy farming equipment.
Evan and Steph are knowledgeable, passionate and fun…lots of fun. In this episode I do my best to get them to let me in on their brewery secrets, which leads to some awkward moments and a lot of laughing! I also pick Evans brain about wet hops and farmhouse ales, Steph talks about selling their first beers and her love of fresh hop beers. We also discuss the challenges of having a brewery along side a cheesery and a bakery with microbes flying all around their open top fermenters!
A fun and interesting chat, enjoy it!