Orelia resident finds the art of brewing with win at Beerfest Fremantle

Travis Eddy.                            d457656
Travis Eddy. d457656

TRAVIS Eddy, of Orelia, has won a Beerfest Fremantle trophy in the Best Lager category.

“I am happy and humbled as there were so many entries this year,” Mr Eddy said of his win.

“I was also relieved as it’s recognition that the processes I have in place to brew are working.”

Mr Eddy described his love of brewing beer as like producing a piece of artwork, which had many steps.

“You can completely customise to a particular or desired taste that you’re directly or indirectly involved with,” he said.

“You can sit back and enjoy the resultant product; essentially it’s a giant science experiment.”

He said the secret to his success was lots of trial and error and research.

“The internet is a wealth of knowledge and it really is your friend when it comes to improving your beers. Local home brew shops are a great place to start too,” he said.

Mr Eddy started brewing six to seven years ago at a local BOP brewery and really enjoyed it.

“I was fortunate enough to open a U-Brew It store in Rockingham with my parents back in 2011 after it had shut down for a period of time and have been brewing there ever since.

“I part own what’s called a Brew on Premise brewery in – it’s where anyone over the age of 18 can come onto our premises and brew 50 litres of whichever beer they wish.”

Mr Eddy takes care of the beer until fermentation and conditioning is complete and the customer can either bottle their brew or have staff put it into kegs.