Beer! It’s been part of the human experience since the dawn of civilization – when man ceased to live as a nomadic hunter-gatherer and settled down to live off the land and cultivate grains. That was approximately 10,000 years ago!
Over the centuries beer has meant many things to many people. In times of cheer, it has been the ingredient of celebrations and joy to mundane and provided sustenance to the brave. In gloomier times, it has been a source of comfort to the sad, solace for the suffering and provided hope when there was none and all was thought lost.
It’s delicious, nutritious, refreshing, intoxicating, dependable and even portable.
Surely there has been no better time to be a lover of beer. With thousands of years of experience, recipes and accounts from generations of master brewers, improved technologies and refined recipes and ingredients - these are the tools that make this such an exciting time to enjoy beer.
Australia’s booming craft beer industry is capturing the hearts and taste buds of beer lovers all over the world with microbreweries opening all over the country on an almost weekly basis and a fast-growing home brewer market.
Make your Own!
Now thanks to The Brewers Market you can join in on the creativity and adventurous spirit of the craft brewer and make your own delicious batch of craft beer in the comfort of your own home, with a choice of all the different beer styles and flavour possibilities by adding different hops, malts, honey and even fruits. Cider kits are also very popular and also come with a great range of flavours.
Owned by Jason Gaskell and Kylie Armstrong, The Brewers Market is located at 453 Pacific Highway in Belmont. Jason, who is a cabinetmaker by trade but has been a passionate brewer for approximately 15 years, decided to take his hobby from the kitchen and turn it into something else.
When the time came to make a career change, Jason needed a little direction, he knew exactly what he wanted to do, and The Brewers Market was born.
Open every weekday and until 3pm each Saturday, at The Brewers Market you will find everything you will need to make beer, wine, spirits, cider and ginger beer, including equipment such as fermenting vessels, kegs, keg fridges, and boilers.
"The one things I have noticed over the years of brewing is that the quality of the beer being made has become so much better," says Jason.
"It's not about making home brew anymore its making craft beer, and it’s still not expensive to do it.
"Our customers are made up of both males and females - aged anywhere from 18 to 98 years old who are all willing to give it a go and enjoy what they do. Every day someone is asking about or starting the DIY adventure.''
"For the novice, there are various starter kits, which include everything you will need to get started. Whether it be making beer, wine and spirits, or making cheese and jerky we are always on hand, ready to dish out advice on how to make, store and look after your chosen brew."
They also have a variety of cheese making kits and jerky spices, and if they don't have what you are looking for, Jason and Kylie will do their very best to get it for you.
Love your beer, wine or cider? Take your passion to the next level, live out your hipster dreams and make your own brew to share with your friends and family while accumulating endless bragging rights in the process.