By Andrew Starke
Cascade Brewery has appointed Mike Unsworth as its new head brewer following on from Max Burslem’s transition to the newly created role of transformation manager.
Unsworth started his career in a small brewery working on the development of craft style beers but boasts more than 20 years brewing experience in English breweries in Berkshire and Manchester.
On his appointment at Cascade, Unsworth said he was delighted to take on the task of head brewer and is already feeling at home in Tasmania.
“Cascade is an incredible brewery and site, with a strong tradition and heritage in brewing. Cascade’s founder Peter Degraves chose this site for brewing in 1824 for the quality of its water and the brewery continues to benefit from his foresight," he said.
"Cascade is unique amongst Australian breweries in that it continues to malt barley for brewing in its own maltings and it continues to focus on traditional brewing methods. This combination results in high quality beers which are valued and enjoyed by beer lovers. I'm amazed by the innovative ideas and new products developed by the Cascade team. Our relationships and support for Tasmanian farmers and growers ensure the highest quality ingredients are used for our beers."
Unsworth said he was looking forward to working with Cascade's former head brewer Max Burslem and the Cascade team over the coming months.