A teacher, an academic and journalist walk into a bar… it’s not the start of a bad joke; it was the start of Semi-Pro.
Around 2014, three Brisbane guys obsessed by wort and hops and mashing in and IBUs found each other and started brewing together in each others’ backyards whenever they could.
And people loved what we made. We started gypsy brewing more seriously to keep the amber ale flowing.
And people kept asking for our beer. We were embraced into the sodden, hairy bosom of the Brisbane craft beer community.
And for years we did weekends and 5am weekday starts, and late nights and whenever we could steal a few hours. We still struggled to keep up.
And it became obvious Semi-Pro was bigger than just the three of us.
When Mick’s wife popped out a baby and he became a stay at home dad for a year, the opportunity to make Semi-Pro ‘more pro’ presented itself.
We’re now becoming more legit; getting our own system and premises to wholesale. It’s going to be an interesting ride!
Semi-Pro is all about medium and low alcohol, approachable and seasonal beers, perfect for balmy SEQ. We brew with only the best quality, sustainably sourced ingredients and ecologically aware processes.
At heart we are just beer nerds, and our techniques and craft is always growing as we learn more about the wonder that is beer.
At heart we’ll always be Semi-Pro. Show Less