Busselton Foreshore brewery opening end of October, 2020

The team behind Shelter Brewing Co on the Busselton Foreshore are planning to open their doors in the last week of October.

Shelter Brewing Co general manager Paul Maley said the development got off the ground at the end of last year and they were now nearing the end of the build.

"It is getting exciting," he said.

The brewery have started their recruitment process for around 20 chefs and will be advertising for around 30 front of house staff at the end of September.

Mr Maley said eventually they will have a head count of around 70 people working at the brewery.

"It will be one of the largest private employers in Busselton," he said.

"It is starting to really take shape, we have the brewery at the back of the main entry and the front [looking out over Geographe Bay] is hospitality.

"The brewery platform will run from the staircase all the way across the top to the office, the server tanks and fermenters will be behind.

"There will also be a lounge area with sofas and armchairs on the main floor and cafe space where the windows will pop open.

"Obviously Western Australians love getting up early so we will be serving coffee and bagels from 7am, the rest of the venue will open at 10am to 10pm.

"The doors [facing the foreshore] open up so we can get that inside/outside space happening, as most of the time it is warm and sunny."

The brewery will be able to seat up to 650 people (post COVID-19 restrictions) on big, high and low communal tables. Outside there will be tables with umbrellas and a play area for children.

Upstairs is a private function room with a verandah overlooking the bay which can accommodate up to 80 people for a sit down meal or 120 people standing up.

"Everything from milestones, birthdays, weddings, work conferences and seminars," Mr Maley said.

"Hopefully there is something for everyone here, even if you do not drink beer you can have a coffee and enjoy the space."

Shelter Brewing Co head brewer Jason Credaro has been working on five brews that will be ready in time for the opening.

"I will start brewing in the next couple of weeks," he said.

"We will have five skews that are locked in a lager, IPA, XPA, a red ale and sour, they will all be easy drinking styles nothing too challenging.

"Beers everyone should enjoy."

The food menu will focus on pizzas with head chef Julian Begerhoff sourcing as much local ingredients as he can.

"We will hand cut all our own chips here," he said.

"We will highlight a main product on the menu it could be meat, fish or vegetables and making sure we can get as much local produce in as we can.

"We will have big pizza ovens and handcraft our pizzas, so we can have craft beer and craft food as good as we can, I am really excited."

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