Benni McKech­nie

Myrtleford Times - - News - Yes, we have more equip­ment ar­riv­ing this week hope­fully and we will look to start brew­ing beer in the next month or so.

What is your job?

I’m director at the Old Fac­tory

What do you en­joy most about your job?

Be­ing in charge of the busi­ness and mak­ing de­ci­sions as well as hav­ing the chance to be able to work in an awe­some venue at a great lo­ca­tion.

How would you best de­scribe the Old Fac­tory?

An Amer­i­can style bar­be­cue with craft beer. It’s a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment where ev­ery­one can catch up and have a good feed, a few beers and a chat. We will re­leas­ing a new name soon which will be the Old Fac­tory Brew­ing Co.

Will you guys be brew­ing beer? Has that al­ways been an in­ter­est of yours?

Yes, we all def­i­nitely love our beer, so we thought why not make it, we have the per­fect lo­ca­tion with it be­ing home of the hops and last year Myrtle­ford won sec­ond best wa­ter in Aus­tralia. We thought why not get in­volved.

What is your favourite beer?

It varies, at the Fac­tory I would go with one of the Ross and Trevor beers from Bl­iz­zard but with a few mates at a bar­be­cue prob­a­bly a Mel­bourne long­neck.

What else is on your Old Fac­tory or­der?

Beef Brisket is my go too, I eat it lunch and din­ner pretty much three days a week. I put a lot of time and ef­fort into it and it comes up well.

What do you love about liv­ing in the Alpine area?

The di­ver­sity that it of­fers, I have two young kids and it is a magic place to raise kids be­cause ev­ery­one is so friendly, and the scenery is beau­ti­ful. There are no traf­fic lights and we get to go moun­tain bike rid­ing, ski­ing, fish­ing and it’s just a nice slow-paced life­style.

If you could bring any­one in the world to Myrtle­ford who would it be and what would you do with them?

Prob­a­bly my grand­fa­ther who passed away when I was very young, just to show him the suc­cess of the Old Fac­tory and what we have done. He was a very good busi­ness­man who taught us a few things when we were younger and hope­fully he would be proud of us for what we have done.

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