Owner & Brewer, Ben Middlemiss Brewing, NZ Brewing Legend
Ben started making wine and brewing beer in his teens after his initial hobby of exploding fireworks was deemed too dangerous. He has exerted a tremendous influence over the development of the craft beer industry through his work at a vast number of breweries on both sides of the Tasman including (but by no means limited to) Marlborough Brewing Company, Cock and Bull/Steam Brewing, Australis, Martinborough Brewery and the Shakespeare Tavern. Today, he runs Ben Middlemiss Brewing Company. He is one of NZ’s craft brewing ko matua.
He had 3 of his beers in Michael Jackson’s ‘Good Beer Guide’. Ben was also responsible for mentoring a young brewer called Luke Nicholas (of Epic Brewing) in his early days!Back to speakers