New boots on the ground

We’re excited to announce that our sales team has new boots on the ground in VIC and WA. Phil Rutjens is our new Sales Rep for VIC, and Brad Nolen is our new Sales Rep for WA, SA and NT.

Phil has more than 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Brewery Operations Manager at Urban Alley Brewery to Brewery Manager at Southern Bay Brewery. He has experience in optimising the brewing and packaging process, coordinating and forecasting stock requirements, and maintaining internal and external industry relationships. Phil particularly loves the creative aspect of brewing and can’t wait to share our newest proprietary variety with local brewers, alongside some other international and advanced hop products that could take your beers to the next level. His appointment comes in response to the departure of Dave Edney.

Brad also has 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Head Brewer at Mash Brewing and Pikes Beer Company to Senior Brewer at Gage Roads and Mildura Brewery. He has experience in quality management, recipe design, product forecasting and maintaining industry relationships. He’s looking forward to continuing these relationships in his new role, which will also allow him to spend a little more quality time with his amazing daughter Ramona. His appointment comes in response to the rising popularity of our proprietary hop varieties, alongside a need to improve access to our products in WA and NT.

We’re pleased to have been able to continue the trend of hiring experienced brewers, with a strong set of technical skills and a real passion for the beer industry. This means we can continue to offer our customers a high level of service and support so they can create the best beers possible.

Get in touch for a bit of banter, and to discuss your Australian, international and advanced hop product requirements:


Owen Johnston

0400 126 015

National, NSW & ACT

Michael Capaldo

0490 441 090


Brad Nolen

0417 397 364


Simeon Bonetti

0490 489 007


Phil Rutjens

0421 944 849


Maria Juarez

0498 648 770


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