Today Tasmania hums with brewing activity, but over a decade ago there was just five operating on the picturesque isle. After winning a series of homebrew competitions, Paul Morrison decided that a life in beer was more appealing than that of an orchardist and, after marrying Mel in October, he and his new wife launched Morrison Brewing in Launceston, November 2011.
Debuting with their signature Irish Red ale, the core range currently encompasses an Irish Stout, English Bitter, Session Ale, Pale Ale and Tasmanian IPA. While the Morrisons love classic European styles, they are also keen to experiment, something which their petite, 500 litre brew kit provides the perfect level of flexibility for.
This month’s Hops To Home exclusive collaboration beer has its origins in a beer brewed for the local Fresh Hop Beer Festival, as Mel Morrison explains.