THE TEMPLE BREWERY
James has always loved drinking and appreciating good craft beer. Moving from the UK to Australia, James is now a Brunswick local. His brewing journey started in his backyard in 2012, and he was instantly hooked. As Head Brewer, playing around with different styles, ingredients and techniques fuel his passion. The pursuit of creating top-quality beers, pushing boundaries, and working with an awesome brew crew keeps every day as exciting as the last. His favourite Temple beer is the Weston St IPA.
Ross has always been obsessed with fermentation in all forms - a school project he completed back in grade 2 was about the Tasmanian wine industry! He moved over from Tassie to Melbourne in late 2017, where he started at Temple by pouring our freshest beers in the Brewpub, always pestering the production staff with questions during their knock off pints on a Friday. It wasn’t long before he started in the brewery in January 2018.
Since then, his passion for experimentation and a love for crafting traditional styles have been honed on our 25hL brewhouse. You will often find Ross singing at the top of his voice whilst filling kegs, or trying to convince James and Alex that the newest limited release needs “Just a few more IBUs/Grams per litre of dry hopping/kilos of fruit puree”. His favourite Temple beer is the Anytime Pale Ale.
Alex came to brewing at Temple by way of the food industry, where he developed a knack for interpreting and reinventing recipes, as well as a passion for all things fermentation. This country NSW boy snatched up the opportunity to work in the brewery while he was serving in the Temple kitchen and has never looked back. He loves experimenting on our pilot system, creating everything from classic german styles to IPA’s. He‘s also eager to start brewing some meads and braggots. You’ll often find him hiding in the corner of the brewery dodging the wild hose-down techniques of Ross; “The guy is a maniac.” - Alex. His favourite Temple beer is the Okinawa Sour.
EXPLORE OUR BEERS
Temple craft beers are currently stocked in a wide range of bottle shops and restaurants in Melbourne and other interstate locations.