Cassels brewing Co.
Cassels Brewing Co was established in 2009 at the historic Tannery complex in Woolston, Christchurch. The family owned and operated label has grown rapidly in the last decade, whilst staying true to its principals of producing the highest quality classic craft beer, using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Our commitment to quality was rewarded by winning the Trophy for World’s Best Stout & Porter for our now globally famous Milk Stout at the World Beer Awards 2019
Simon – Head Brewer
Simon knew he wanted to get into brewing since high school (he even did a placement in brewing while still at College!) his passion for beer only grew as he studied Chemistry at Uni and was fortunate enough to land his first brewing job at Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester.
Several years later Simon ended up in New Zealand and was employed by John Harrington as Brewery Manager at Harrington’s Brewery.
Four years later he took up a new challenge as the General Manager of Operations and Brewing for Little Creatures in Fremantle Western Australia he spent an action packed 5 years there before coming back to New Zealand.
It was around this time that he met the Cassels family and was offered a job over a beer! Fitting really! He’s been with the Cassels team ever since!
Dani – Brewer
Dani was first introduced to beer in South Africa, but it wasn’t until she was living in Canada that she really fell in love with it! Her next step was Craft Beer! That love started in Australia and now that she’s in New Zealand she helps to make Craft Beer! Pretty great transition right!?
She’s been working in the brewing industry for around 3 years, it’s a pretty tough industry to get into but Simon saw a whole lot of passion in Dani and decided to give her a shot! And thankfully he did, she’s a fantastic addition to the Cassels Brewing team, with an ever changing favourite style of beer Dani has mastered brewing Stouts to Sours and everything in between!