HE started with a home brew kit 18-years-ago, brewed at Bobby Dazzlers, won best Australian Stout nine times and made the world’s most expensive beer (bottle sold for $1800) – now Nails Brewing director John Stallwood is setting up in Bassendean.
Brewing began at the new Nails Brewery, an old warehouse, on |Collier Road in Bassendean, last weekend.
“It’s been six months in the making and a lot of work, but we’ve |finally moved in,” Mr Stallwood said.
“The beer – ale and stout – will be ready for early July in bottle and keg form. In a couple of months Nail will also be brewing light beer.
“It’s going to be Nails brewed in Bassendean.”
Mr Stallwood (41) has been brewing out of ECU Joondalup since returning to the industry four years ago. He had a four-year hiatus to recover from serious head injuries he sustained when assaulted in 2004.
“I’m ready to set up a new brewery, and Bassendean is perfect. It’s central and close to everywhere,” he said.
Already, Nails is selling in seven pubs across WA, but Mr Stallwood hopes Nails will be on tap and in |bottles in every state by the end of the year.
“I want to be selling about 20,000 litres a month,” he said.
In 2010, Nails Brewing made Antarctic Nail Ale melted from a block of Antarctic ice. Mr Stallwood sold 30 bottles, all for more than $800 each, the most expensive |bottle selling for $1850.
The money raised went to the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd campaign.