Wig & Pen Tavern and Brewery

Canberra House Arcade
Alinga Street
Canberra City, 2600
Tel: (02) 6248 0171
Web: www.wigandpen.com.au

The Wig and Pen was the brainchild of microbiologist Lachie McOmish, who in about 1991 began thinking seriously about establishing a microbrewery in Canberra. The dream came to fruition as the Wig and Pen in 1994 after McOmish had assembled the essential ingredients of premises, brewhouse, and brewer. The latter was Richard Pass, a talented home-brewer with a keen beer palate. The brewing equipment was purchased from the Craig Brewery at Darling Harbour, Sydney, which closed in 1992. It was an extract brewery, so had to be augmented to create the Wig and Pen's full-mash brewhouse. Pass left in 1998, and was replaced as brewer by his assistant, Richard Watkins, who is the present brewer.

See the brewery website for details
Page updated 2nd December 2005

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