Graeme Mahy Looks to Brew up Some Beauties in NSW
New Zealander Graeme Mahy was a key player in setting up Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. in NSW in 2006 before travelling the world to gain knowledge about beer production and also impart some of his own ideas as a brewing consultant. Now, he’s back at a new operation in Port Stephens.
Mahy was Murray’s original head brewer and was responsible for some of the brand’s best-known recipes, such as Icon 2IPA, Grand Cru and “Wild Thing” Imperial Stout.
However, as the upswing in craft, or good, beer continues Murray’s believe Mahy is again the person who can make an impact on the growing team.
Mahy has over 25 years home-brewing and 20 years commercial brewing experience, and holds an Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) Foundation Certificate in Brewing.
“In the interests of learning more about the quality and diversity of beer, I’ve been travelling throughout the US, Canada, Germany, Belgium, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong,” Mahy said.
“My experience in judging at World Beer Cups and Great American Beer Festivals in the US in the past few years, combined with brewing collaborations with Pelican Brewery in Portland, and also Adroit Theory Brewing in Purceville, have given me a lot of ideas and new techniques which I will be introducing to Murray’s.”
Original article by Ross Lewis, Yahoo News, October 22, 2014.