The Australian Brewery located in Rouse Hill, Sydney has been experiencing a sustained period of distribution and volume growth. So much so that finding experienced and qualified brewers has been difficult making it hard to keep up with production demands. To ensure the beer is always pouring the Australian Brewery has sponsored a production manager and brewer from Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University in Bavaria, Germany; one of the world’s most prestigious brewing universities.
Maximilian Hammerle completed his 5-year brewing degree in 2016. After completing an internship with the Australian Brewery three years ago, Max was excited to come back to help produce the Australian Brewery’s award winning beers. The post graduate brewing degree in Australia is two years in comparison and Max will be bringing with him a wealth of knowledge, quality control and attention to detail that will be a great asset for Head Brewer Dan Shaw and his team.
The brewing and beverage technology degree at Weihenstephan – Triesdorf includes subjects like microbiology and process engineering and with lots of hands on experience Max is ready to jump straight into the brew house.
“I’m excited to come back to Australia and start my career with the Australian Brewery, I made great friendships while doing my internship and love how passionate the team are to make great beer,” he said.
Max couldn’t come at a better time for the Brewery with export orders keeping the team very busy in 2017. Alongside this the Brewery has secured new national partnerships for the gold medal-winning Seis Hermanos Lager at First Choice Liquor.
As the brewery edges, closer to full capacity with its own range of beer and cider plans are underway to expand again to meet the growing demand.