About Us

Temple Brewing

Temple Brewing Co was established to celebrate the origins of beer. The first beer was made in a Temple with records dating as far back as 9500 BC. As one of the oldest prepared beverages in the world, beer was instrumental in the formation of civilisations. Temple Brewing Co aims to showcase this amazing liquid and immerse and inform visitors all about craft beer. The brewery is uniquely designed to allow visitors to walk into the brewery safely and observe the brewers as they go about crafting their brews.

NICHOLAS PANG

(Managing Director)

Having worked in corporate restructuring for almost 15 years, Nick decided on a career change and purchased Temple Brewery in 2013. The brewery has since undertaken a re-branding that included new beers (with new labels) as well as introducing a new look and feel to the venue. “The old Temple beers are made in East Brunswick but it didn’t look like an Australian beer. I needed to make sure that the beers reflected their heritage and also be instantaneously recognizable. I also wanted the venue to be a place for the locals, a place that they could be proud of. How many suburbs can boast that they have their own brewery?” In Nick’s mind, craft beers are just at their infancy stages and he sees Temple as an opportunity to be able to showcase and demonstrate all the beauty of craft beer. Driving the brewery to award wins, collaborations and new markets, Nick sees himself as the ‘traffic controller’ of the team.    

GLENN HARRISON

(Head Brewer)

Starting in the liquor industry as a glassy when he was 16 (in the days when that was still allowed), Glenn sees his path to Head Brewer as one of natural progression. Working in and running pubs and bottle shops led to a sales role selling Mountain Goat beer. This has developed into a life long love affair with craft beer that saw him take up brewing over 10 years ago. Glenn spent 6 years as brewer for Hargraves Hill, making some of what we now consider as the classic Victorian craft beers Glenn has been with Temple since 2014 and in that time, has crafted the Anytime Pale Ale that won the trophy for Best International Pale Ale at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2015. At Temple, Glenn has also collaborated with some of the world’s best brewers, delivering a Smoked Wheat Beer with Rye – a collaboration with Frank Pfeifer, the Head Brewer of Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the World.

Glenn is a sports tragic (it doesn’t matter what sports so long as there is something that he can follow) and is a Parramatta Eels and West Ham supporter.

 

MARK WAGHORNE

(National Sales and Marketing Manager)

Born and bred in Melbourne, Mark has been working in the liquor industry for 22 years. At the ripe old age of 17 he ran the family’s drive thru bottle shop in Gisborne along with assisting in the every day duties of running a local country pub. Later Mark moved into fine wine retail working with the Philip Murphy chain of liquor stores. From here he moved into the wholesale world of wine with Beringer Blass, Cheviot Bridge & JHL Wines. Mark’s first move into craft beer was launching Snowy Mountains Brewery into the Victorian market. After this he became the National Sales Manager for Mountain Goat Beer for 4 and a half years. Mark now heads up our national sales and marketing here at Temple and is a good boss (according to him).