History of WABA

WABA – The W.A. Brewers Association was founded in 2001 by M.r. John Stallwood of Nail Brewing in Perth. John is one of the pioneer brewers in the new age boom of W.A. Craft Brewing. He started Nail Brewing with the vision to produce all naturally brewed, fresh ales, and has been Owner / Head Brewer of the multi award winning Nail Brewing since early 2000. In March of that year, the first ever pint of flagship beer NAIL ALE was poured at Bobby Dazzler’s pub in the centre of Perth. This was where John had installed a 600 L Brewing System to begin Nail’s journey – and was where the makings of the Western Australia Brewer’s Association was born.

In 2000, John banded with fellow like-minded small local brewers to form WABA – with the aim to create an industry group that would support and promote local W.A. Craft Breweries.

From little things, big things grow – and 16 years later, WABA continues to be a strong support for W.A. Craft Breweries and is very proud to be the local representative body for such a great industry.

Cheers John!


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