Andrew and Steve are cousins who started home brewing 12 years ago as University Students because commercial beer was too expensive for a student wage. They discovered a flair for the brewing process. Armed with technical know-how from their engineering degrees, they quickly began to produce high quality brews. A quest for continuous improvement led to a refined process and a thirst for new and interesting beers. Friends and family raved about the beer and Steve and Andrew found themselves busy catering special events for loved ones. More and more people, friends and strangers alike, began to request beer for events, restaurants and bars. Thus, the hobby evolved into a business. Along came Heath, a talented sales and relationship manager, who played a crucial role in promoting the business through social media, and in establishing, maintaining and growing a loyal customer base from the outset.
Beating Mountain Goat, Two Brothers, Three Ravens and other well know and established craft beers.
A great year for beer with many worthy examples on show, but the Pale and Brown proved unstoppable.
Beating well known national and international craft beer brands.
This is the first time a beer has been developed to raise funding for a charity and will hit the shelves in November. A range of media outlets showed immediate interest and support for the cause, with interviews on radio stations, articles in the Sunday Age, the Saturday Herald Sun, Canberra and Sydney News Papers.
Market interest in Cavalier has grown substantially as a result of the awards and the media attention surrounding Cavalier Courage. Cavalier realized they needed to expand in order to meet demand. Cavalier has acquired their own factory in Derrimut and purchased a new brewery with a brew length of 10hL. This is currently in the set up phase, which will be completed by early 2013. Once the brewery is up and running, Cavalier's production will triple and 2013 will focus on expanding the customer base across Australia.