A Manjimup brewery is tasting success after receiving support through the State Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants to significantly crank up production and get its products on shelves.
With an additional 23,500 litres of fermentation tank space boosting capacity, Tall Timbers Brewing Co has been able to increase the volume of beverages it produces, allowing the company to distribute throughout Perth and the South West.
Since late last year, the brewery has been actively selling directly to outlets, with an additional 40 bottle shops and 20 tap points in hospitality venues now supporting the brand.
Previously, Tall Timbers Brewing Co mostly sold from its restaurant located across the road from the brewery or on a contract basis to hospitality venues in Perth.
As well as lifting production levels by 400,000 litres of beer or cider annually and allowing for distribution plans to realise the expansion has unlocked new opportunities for local growers.
Tall Timbers Brewing Co plans to release seasonal fruit sour beers alongside cider that will use the pulp of second grade fruit.
Its first fruit sour beer will be made using the queen garnet plum fruit, as well as developing alcoholic and non-alcoholic carbonated drinks creating fruit flavours pulped from local fruits.
To support output, new employment opportunities have been created. The brewery is housed in a building purpose-built by the Swan Brewery in the 1970s.