In 2014 we started a brewery.
Under Master Brewer, Ken Arrowsmith, we have developed a core range of five beers, made the right way every time. This is supplemented by our Limited Edition range, where we push the boundaries on a range of styles.
Our beer is produced using state of the art DME brew houses and fermentation vessels at our Northbridge and Whitfords brew-venues in Western Australia. We recently commenced selling our award winning packaged and draught beer to national retailers, key banner groups and independent retailers.
Although we don’t take things too seriously, we do everything we can to make sure every beer tastes the way we want it to every time!
Ken has been responsible for some of the best beers in Australia. ‘Hopping’ between both Beerland’ brewpubs, Ken brews with great skill and finesse having a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chem). He is an active member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) and in 2004, Ken was awarded the prestigious IBD Fellowship.
A vet of the industry, Ken’s brewed for more than enough breweries throughout his lifetime including Tooheys, South Australian Brewing Company, commissioning and operating of The Old Lion Hotel in North Adelaide, Director of Operations at the Swan Brewing Co right where he started as an Assistant Chemist.
Ken and the brewing team produce a wide range of seasonal small-batch craft beers from dark lager, Get Schwarty – a malty dark beer brewed in the traditional style of a Schwarzbier – to a fruity twist on the classicly European style of Sasion in Taking the Pith, to the latest batch of tropical James Street Juice – a New England inspired pale ale has all the hallmarks of a tropical fruit juice, pouring a thick golden haze with pineapple, passionfruit, orange and mango on the nose.
Ken enjoys playing a bit of soccer, basketball, and even kite surfing – in addition to tasting beers of all styles and provenance.
Andrew Dean is a Certified Cicerone and a member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) currently studying for the Diploma in Brewing.
His first taste of the industry was at the Albany Aleworks in his hometown, where he also studied Graphic Design at Great Southern TAFE. Eventually moving to Perth, Andrew’s passion gained him employment at Billabong Brewing where he learned his craft.
At Beerland, he has honed his skills and applied his creativity to such brews as the Mosaic’s Beard XPA, James Street Juice NEIPA and Bento Box Gose.
Andrew enjoys travelling the world to experience different cultures and visit as many breweries as possible to sample their produce. His favourite beer styles include German Lagers and anything Belgian.
Tom Fleay has been a commercial brewer since 2013 brewing for some of Australia’s best-known craft brands. He started his career at Brewpack in NSW, a contract brewery and bottling plant. In the 3 years he was there, Tom was educated by on-site German Brewmasters and promoted to a ‘Senior Brewer’ role with the tasks of training new brewers and over-seeing brewing operations.
Wanting experience in a smaller brewery focused on their own branding. Tom moved to the Hunter Valley to work at Lovedale Brewery aka Sydney Brewery, working in a small team producing award winning beer. Being a Perth boy, Tom and his family missed WA and decided to move back home if the right job came along, luckily for him the perfect job came up and that was working with the Beerland team.
Tom loves the recipe development stages of brewing and has been fortunate to win some prestigious awards for his brews. Though he has infinite respect for traditional and historical beer styles, he’s not afraid to experiment with the weird and wonderful too. In his spare time Tom loves playing guitar, homebrewing and of course spending time with his family
Chris Webster – Beerland General Sales Manager
With a resume that spans 20 years in the beverage industry, working with heavy weights such as Carlton, McWilliams Wines, Asahi and Matsos, Chris joined the Beerland team in 2018 to help lead the team and make it a household name.
In his down time Chris is an avid and loyal Carlton fan and enjoys weekends out on the Swan River catching tonight’s dinner of crab served with Beerland beer.
Sabhan Rizzi – Beerland Beer Dude
Sabhan began his time in the world of beer in 2015 starting out at Northbridge Brewing Company. Since then he has been continually looking to expand his knowledge of all things beer as well as becoming an avid Home Brewer along the way. Sabhan’s philosophy is that there is no such thing as a bad beer but there are truly great Beers.
These days Sabhan is part of the sales team representing Beerland in and around Perth, so keep an eye out for him in store, at tastings, tap take overs and festivals.
Travis Fryers – Beerland Beer Dude
Travis is a veteran in the industry, but a new kid on the block at Beerland. He is always up for a chat about and a drink of beer whether at your venue, a tasting, the cricket or footy! Don’t be fooled by his inability to grow a cool beer dude beard, he knows good beer is important and is excited to share what Beerland has to offer.