the journey so far
We are a husband and wife team (with two great teenage kids), with Cherie being the Brewhouse owner and Jason looking after the beer and brewing side of the operation. We've both had other lives but were fortunate enough to meet a mere 6 years ago and have now been very happily married for half that time. We both currently work full time, Cherie as a Project Manager for a local council, and Jason as a Senior Research Officer at a university.
Like many commercial brewers, there has been a gestation time as a home brewer. Being the son of a long-time home brewer, Jason was aware of both the joys and bounty that brewing at home could provide. But, after two years living in Seattle, epicentre of the thriving craft beer scene in Washington State, his appreciation for and love of beer grew substantially.
After returning to Australia there was a desire to start making some of those great beers which were so plentiful in the Pacific Northwest. One thing led to another, and from little things big things grow. The collection of shiny stainless things happened, and the idea of a happy hobby led to the idea of, with only a little more effort, sharing the love of beer with others on a slightly bigger scale.
Unlike other breweries, we're not really planning on making much money out of our venture. But then, that's not the point. What we really want to do is share our special little part of Adelaide with others, provide a slightly decadent and rather exclusive experience for beer lovers, and bring a little joy to people's hearts and tummies. And if we end up recouping a fraction of the costs involved in our enterprise, that'd be great too. And, as for the future of the Brewhouse, well, we'll just see how the present goes first.