Wrong Side Brewing JAMIESON
AT the junction of the stunning Jamieson and mighty Goulburn rivers, Wrong Side Brewing opened with minimal fanfare in late winter of this year. It was a pensive introduction for a brewery which, going back decades under the name of the Jamieson Brewery and Lakeside Hotel, is legendary among holiday revellers and in craft brewing circles. It's something about the brewery's unique location – with pristine alpine Jamieson river water flowing straight to its front door. This water – which makes the beer unique, too – means Wrong Side Brewing's head brewer Paul Hann is a happy man. "I just stand on the deck and look out on the river and imagine that this is where I come to work," he says. "Where else would you want to brew beer?" Since Hann took charge, the brewery's huge 1.4-hectare beer garden and deck have been restored to glory. The brewery is all set for the summer rush and Hann can't wait to spend it at his new workplace. "There are not many breweries that have this much area where kids and families can have fun," he says. Wrong Side has become the brewery that the beautiful hamlet of Jamieson has been waiting for. Hann, who has a strong inclination toward more traditional European beers, says the old brew-house at Jamieson is the perfect place to hone beer styles that have been good for centuries. "I'd like to think that we focus a little bit more on brewing traditional European beers," he says. "There's such a rich history in traditional beers – it's nice to brew a beer that can tell a story, that has a history. Wrong Side Brewing's saisons are very much a testament to this thinking. The brewery has a wide range of beers on tap including a pilsener, black lager, pale ale, stout, raspberry ale and summer and winter saisons.