Beer is a Conversation: Kris Domagala

A lot of great stories come out of the Australian International Beer Awards each year and none more so than this week’s guest.

Pete Mitcham recently caught up with Kris Domagala, who brews with our good friend Steve ‘Hendo’ Henderson at little known Melbourne Brewery, Brownstone Microbrewery. Brownstone surprised many – including Kris – when it was awarded the Gary Sheppard Trophy for best new exhibitor and a Gold medal for Kris’ pale ale at the recent awards.

Craft brewing is an industry that inspires many a homebrewer to say, I want to do that, and in many ways Kris typifies the journey that many of them are on in following their passion.

A programmer and app developer by profession, Kris has immersed himself in the beer world as a long-time member of the Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers club, where he also served as Brewmaster, not to mention won awards for his brews. He has stewarded at the Qld Amateur Brewing Championship and the AIBAs, and done work experience at breweries in Qld and his new hometown of Melbourne.

He recently put his programming career on hold and divides his time brewing at Brownstone and working the bar at Stomping Ground while he makes plans his own brewery.

Enjoy the conversation.

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