Member for Ballina Don Page said “Let’s open this Brewery with a bang!” After a short delay with the fuse burning on “Byron time”, a small ceremonial cannon fired, marking the opening of the Byron Bay Brewery!
Several hundred local and “out of town” glitterati gathered at the Buddha Bar to celebrate, mingle and enjoy the local brew. Non-stop music, circus arts and witty repartee kept the crowd entertained, while Sporting greats Nathan Bracken and Johnny Raper lead a cast of celebrities including Clare Werbeloff (chk chk boom! fame), Sunrise Sports presenter Mark Bretta and Krystal Forscutt . Byron Bay locals gave the the celebs a run for their money in the ‘glam’ stakes, affirming that this place and it’s people know how to put on a party!
Brewery owner Barry Schadel praised his team and the Byron Bay community for their support. Byron Bay Brewery produces 5 beers at present. My favorite was definitely the Pilsener. Hang on … I think I’d better try them again … just to be sure! Byron Bay Brewery offers tours, looks like I’ll have to put that one on the calendar, and put it down to research!
Special thanks to Barry and the brewery team for their awesome hospitality and to Max Markson for his invite.