Construction of Busselton’s new brewery, Shelter Brewing Co, began in August 2019 and is progressing well with the roof cover almost complete and the fit out of kitchen and services block underway.
Situated on the Busselton Foreshore opposite the iconic Busselton Jetty in Western Australia’s south west, the new brewery is set to be a popular venue for locals and visitors alike when it opens its doors in Spring 2020.
Shelter Brewing Co director, Zeb Packard-Hair, said that it was exciting to see the design of brewery come to life.
“It’s been a monumental task but absolutely rewarding to get to this stage. It’s starting to take shape and look like a brewery,” Packard-Hair said.
“The underfloor heating system is being installed over the next couple of weeks ready for the main hall slab to be poured and we’re not far away from glazing which will take the building to lockup stage.
“It’s now time to start thinking about bringing it to life with a team, but first, we need a leader, a General Manager.”
Packard-Hair said that a General Manager role is advertised on Seek and through the Directors’ personal networks. Shelter Brewing Co is a joint venture between the Credaro brothers Jason, Matt, Chris and Mike and Packard-Hair brothers Zeb and Asher, all fourth generation locals.
Packard-Hair said that Shelter Brewing Co would be family-friendly, provide a high-quality offering and always remain approachable.
“Shelter is a place for friends and families to get together over a good beer in a great venue with an incredible view,” Packard-Hair said.
“We’re building a place that capitalises on the beauty of Busselton and its relaxed beachside community and lifestyle and we’re looking for a GM that can create a welcoming, friendly, coastal vibe.”
Shelter Brewing Co will feature a floor-to-ceiling glass external wall that looks into the main brewery, indoor trees in the restaurant area, a first floor multi-function room, an outdoor area for kids to play and a beer garden with ocean views.
The architecture is centred around the working brewing which is open and forms part of the venue.
Situated 230km south of Perth, Busselton has a population of about 35,000, which more than doubles during peak tourism season. It offers an enviable coastal lifestyle and is the gateway to Western Australia’s south west wine region. Busselton Margaret River Airport will commence direct flights to and from Melbourne in March 2020.