Esteemed brewer Chris Sheehan is now heading to Eumundi to take on the role of Head Brewer for the new Eumundi Brewery.
Chris will be based on-site at the iconic Imperial Hotel in Eumundi overseeing the installation of the brewing “kit”, and most importantly, fine-tuning the recipes and roll-out of the much anticipated beers.
In taking on the Eumundi role, Chris is handing over the reigns as Head Brewer for James Squire and Malt Shovel Brewery in Sydney, where he has been for a number of years.
Prior to that he’s held managerial roles with the nation’s beery best: with XXXX in Brisbane (where he fell in love with Queensland); West End Brewery in Adelaide; Knappstein Enterprise Brewery in the Clare Valley; and Swan Brewery in Perth.
And he cannot wait to start his next chapter on the Sunshine Coast.
“I’m thrilled to be moving with my family to this beautiful part of the world,” says Chris. “To have the opportunity to live and make beer on the Sunshine Coast is dream job stuff for me.”
“It’s an exciting time to be a brewer in SE Queensland – with so much happening in Brisbane and on the Coast in a beer sense, says Chris. “We have a terrific opportunity to make great flavoured beers that are top quality and will be appreciated by a discerning market of beer lovers.”
“Beyond the brews, I am looking forward to getting reacquainted with both my mountain bike and surfboard!”