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Craft Brewery Swell Brewing Co. Opens In McLaren Vale

Craft beer company Swell Brewing Co. to open brewery and taphouse in McLaren Vale.

Swell Brewing Co. was the brainchild of Dan Wright, who has been in search of the perfect wave since he first waxed a surfboard. Funnily enough, he’s also been in search of the perfect beer. Putting the two together, an idea brewed, and Swell was born.

Passionate about craft beer, Swell was originally brewed in the back shed of Dan and his wife Corrina’s vineyard in the picturesque wine region of McLaren Vale.

Using the finest ingredients they can source, along with their awesome brewing skills, they bring an individual flavour to the world of beer, creating a range that is, well, swell.

“We have now been supplying our beers in SA for a few years – but it has also been a dream to build a taphouse and brewery on our beautiful vineyard, and it’s happening,” said Corinna.

This weekend, Swell Brewing Co. are having a pre-opening party on Sunday January 27 and Monday January 28 from 11am-6pm. While building hasn’t completely finished yet, by popular demand they are opening up anyway, to show off their new digs.

They’ve teamed up with legendary chef Todd Steele, who will be bringing his amazing skills to show off locally sourced food. Think Greenslade chicken wings, burgers and BLTs.

And of course, Swell will be providing cold beers – their own and also some from their friends at Little Bang, Vale Ale, Smiling Samoyed and Big Shed. Burgers and beers? Sounds like a match made in heaven.

There’s a beautiful lawn to hang out on, a stellar view from their mezzanine, and basically just a good time waiting to be had.

After this weekend, they’ll be closed until their official liquor license is sorted, but it’s set to open officially in February.

So what are you waiting for? Get down to Swell this weekend.

For more info check out the Facebook event here.


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