Jason Harris (l) and Craig Besford (second from right) with the Big Shed crew

Big things are a brewing for the Big Shed Brewing Concern (BSBC) in 2015. The guys behind the brewery, Jason Harris and Craig Basford, are preparing for a busy year ahead after recently launching their Adelaide-based brew house.

The brewery, located in Adelaide’s Royal Park, is transformed on Fridays and Saturdays from a brewery into bar, as they open their doors to the public to sample their brews with all six now available on tap.

Of the six beers, ‘FrankenBROWN Ale’, their maiden beer, was awarded a Bronze at the 2014 Craft Beer Awards. Some equally punny named brews are ‘F-Yeah’ and ‘Cherry Popper’, the latter being their latest creation, a sparkling cider.

“While ‘FrankenBROWN’ is always a crowd pleaser, ‘F-Yeah’ and ‘Cherry Popper’ are recognised as BSBC’s most popular craft beverages to date,” said Basford.

“‘Cherry Popper’ is our latest brew, a sparkling cider using entirely Adelaide Hills’ fruit, and despite being 8.5%, ‘Cherry Popper’ is rather easy to drink, hence the origin of the name!”

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The boys behind BSBC focus on producing the highest quality craft products through their specialty craft beers.

“It’s our mission to create unique craft beers that not only possess superb flavouring, but are also carefully handmade with the finest local ingredients,” said Harris.

Head brewer is Rob Hunt, who after residing in Western Australia working for a well-known craft brewery, bought his knowledge and passion back to his hometown of Adelaide.

“I thrive on the opposing art versus science elements of brewing that are thrown up on a daily basis,” said Hunt.

“I am excited to perfect Big Shed’s core range but also cannot wait to introduce further new offerings that will hopefully convert more willing members to the craft beer movement.”

BSBC is located at 13/2 Brandwood St, Royal Park and is open Friday and Saturday afternoons until late.


Words: Lucy Le Masurier


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