Coldstream Brewery is owned by lifelong mates Mike and Rohan. Born two weeks apart in the same hospital, attended the same kindergarten at the age of four – quickly becoming best friends. We grew up in the same county town in Gippsland and remained mates throughout our lives.
We first found an appreciation for the beer world on our travels around Europe in our early twenties. Mike and his girlfriend (now wife!) worked as vets, while I worked in pubs and bars. I was able to happily immerse myself in the European beer culture – and also drag Mike along for the ride! The tastes and flavours we found were a real lightbulb moment. We realised that there was nothing like this on the market currently. We knew we had to bring these tastes and experiences back home and combine them with everything we loved about Australia.