Brewer Collection

I have decided to start collecting brewers!

I started my collection at Marchfest in April. This could end up being quite a hit-and-miss sort of thing, because it relies on me having a camera with me when I run into brewers. And unfortunately, my camera does not easily fit into my handbag.

Anyway, so the collection begins….

The Renaissance assistant brewer, Matt Dainty, and the co-founder, Brian Thiel, at Marchfest 2013

The Renaissance assistant brewer, Matt Dainty, and the co-founder, Brian Thiel, at Marchfest 2013

The boyf and I with the 8 Wired brewer, Soren Eriksen

The boyf and I with the 8 Wired brewer, Soren Eriksen

The Moa brewer, David Nicholls, at Marchfest 2013

The Moa brewer, David Nicholls, at Marchfest 2013

The Sprig & Fern head brewer, Tracy Banner

The Sprig & Fern head brewer, Tracy Banner

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Three of the four Funk Estate brewers at Golding's Free Dive - Dan Lord, Shiggy Takagi and Jordan Evison.

Three of the four Funk Estate brewers at Golding’s Free Dive – Dan Lord, Shiggy Takagi and Jordan Evison.

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I collected a fair few brewers at the 2013 Great Australasian Beer Spectacular in Melbourne…

I apologise for looking ghostly in some of these pics.

The head brewer of Italy's Birra Del Borgo, Leo Di Vicenzo, and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne

The head brewer of Italy’s Birra Del Borgo, Leo Di Vicenzo, and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne

Eric Ottaway of Brooklyn Brewery and I at The Local Tap House in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Eric Ottaway of Brooklyn Brewery and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Tim Thomas from the teeny Hop Dog Brewery in NSW and I at The Local Tap House in  St Kilda, Melbourne.

Tim Thomas from the teeny Hop Dog Brewery in NSW and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne. (This one is in B&W because I’m actually blue in this photo.)

Brennan Fielding from Burleigh Brewing and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda.

Brennan Fielding from Burleigh Brewing and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Garage Project's Jos RuffelL and I at The Local Taphouse inSt Kilda, Melbourne. My awkward expression may have something to do with David having trouble with his phone taking the photo.

Garage Project’s Jos RuffelL and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne. My awkward expression may have something to do with David having trouble with his phone taking the photo.

My other Garage Project photo - head brewer Pete Gillespie and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne

My other Garage Project photo – head brewer Pete Gillespie and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Jasper Cuppaidge, from the UK's Camden Town Brewery, and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Jasper Cuppaidge, from the UK’s Camden Town Brewery, and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne. (We are both blue in this photo, which looks less creepy than just me being blue.)

Scott Brandon from Bright Brewery and I at The LocalTaphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Scott Brandon from Bright Brewery and I at The LocalTaphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Ashur Hall from Illawarra Brewing in NSW and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Ashur Hall from Illawarra Brewing in NSW and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Hamish Reed from Hawthorne Brewery and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

Hamish Reed from Hawthorne Brewery and I at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Melbourne.

The Mountain Goat head brewer, Dave Edney, and I at the Mountain Goat brewery, Melbounre.

The Mountain Goat head brewer, Dave Edney, and I at the Mountain Goat brewery, Melbourne.

Brewaucracy's Greig McGill and I at  GABS 2013.

Brewaucracy’s Greig McGill and I at GABS 2013.

Dale Holland, the brewer for Dale's Ales, and I at GABS 2013.

Dale Holland, the brewer for Dale’s Ales, and I at GABS 2013.

Dale Cooper, brewer for DB's Black Dog brewery, and I at GABS 2013.

Dale Cooper, brewer for DB’s Black Dog brewery, and I at GABS 2013.

Yeastie Boys' Stu McKinlay and I at GABS 2013. Coolest brewers photo ever? Probably.

Yeastie Boys’ Stu McKinlay and I at GABS 2013. Coolest brewers photo ever? Probably.

Yeastie Boys' Sam Possenniskie and I at GABS 2013.

Yeastie Boys’ Sam Possenniskie and I at GABS 2013.

Brewer from Golden Bay's Mussel Inn, Andrew Dixon, and I at GABS 2013.

Brewer from Golden Bay’s Mussel Inn, Andrew Dixon, and I at GABS 2013.

Josh Uljans (left) and Karl van Buuren (right) from Moon Dog Brewery in Melbourne nd I at GABS 2013.

Josh Uljans (left) and Karl van Buuren (right) from Moon Dog Brewery in Melbourne join me for a photo at GABS 2013.

Colin Paige from Melbourne's Thunder Road brewery (and former Mac's brewer) and I at GABS 2013.

Colin Paige from Melbourne’s Thunder Road brewery (and former Mac’s brewer) and I at GABS 2013.

Feral brewer, Brendan Varis, and I at Horn Please Indian Restaurant in Melbourne during Good Beer Week 2013.

Feral brewer, Brendan Varis, and I at Horn Please Indian Restaurant in Melbourne during Good Beer Week 2013.

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It turns out Golding’s Free Dive in Wellington is a bit of a hotspot for brewers. Here are a couple I just happened to run into.

Dylan Shearer, the fourth brewer from Funk Estate. At Golding's Free Dive, Wellington, June 2013.

Dylan Shearer, the fourth brewer from Funk Estate, at Golding’s Free Dive, Wellington, June 2013.

Aidan Styles from Baylands Brewery at Golding's Free Dive, July 2013.

Aidan Styles from Baylands Brewery at Golding’s Free Dive, July 2013.

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During Choice Beer Week at the beginning of August I ran into plenty of brewers – here are a few photos of those I remembered to collect (or had a working camera with me when I bumped into them).

Niels Schipper (left) and Paul Croucher (right) at Golding's Free Dive after Mashing In 2013

Niels Schipper from Schipper’s Beer (left) and Paul Croucher from Croucher Brewing (right) at Golding’s Free Dive after Mashing In 2013

The other half of Brewaucracy, Phil Murray (left), and Ron Trigg from mike's in Taranaki.

The other half of Brewaucracy, Phil Murray (left), and Ron Trigg (right) from mike’s in Taranaki at the 2013 NZ Brewer’s Guild Awards Dinner.

Man of the moment Andy Deuchars from the 2013 Champion Brewery, Renaissance. at the NZ Brewer's Guild Awards.

Man of the moment Andy Deuchars from the 2013 Champion Brewery, Renaissance. at the NZ Brewer’s Guild Awards.

Chris Mills from Kereru Brewery in Upper Hutt at the 2013 NZ Brewers Guild Awards.

Chris Mills from Kereru in Upper Hutt at the 2013 NZ Brewers Guild Awards.

Matilda Bay's Chloe Lovatt and I at ParrotDog Brewery during their birthday bash

Matilda Bay’s Chloe Lovatt and I at ParrotDog Brewery during their birthday bash.

ParrotDog's Matt Stevens, Matt Warner and Matt Kristovsky posing with me in front of their bottling line.

ParrotDog’s Matt Stevens, Matt Warner and Matt Kristovsky posing with me in front of their bottling line.

Jayne Lewis from Two Birds Brewery in Melbourne while on her NZ beer trip

Jayne Lewis from Two Birds Brewery in Melbourne while on her NZ beer trip.

A very dark photo of brewing legend Richard Emerson and I at Beervana 2013

A very dark photo of brewing legend Richard Emerson and I at Beervana 2013.

Dave Kurth from Hot Water Brewing (left) and Kieran Haslett-Moore from Southstar and Northend breweries while at Beervana 2013.

Dave Kurth from Hot Water Brewing (left) and Kieran Haslett-Moore from Southstar and Northend breweries while at Beervana 2013.

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