Your Shout opened its doors in Linwood Ave, Christchurch in 1989, supplying home-brew supplies and ingredients for beer, wine, and the emerging home-distilling market.
My Dad, Paul, became a customer in 1996 after he was given a distilling kit for his birthday. Considering how much time he spent at the brew shop, in 2002 he did like Victor Klam did with Remington (“I liked it so much, I bought the company”) and was fortunate to be able to combine hobby and career when he purchased Your Shout.
After several years of helping out on weekends and covering during holidays from my own job, I took over from Dad full-time in 2013. Since then we now have full online ordering, more variety of stock than ever before, and we’ve moved up the street into a much newer building.
Picking up tid-bits here and there, listening to the experts at previous Home-Brewers’ Conferences and lots of reading and brewing; I am really trying to become the best brewer I can be. With medals in both the 2016 and 2017 SOBA National Home-brew Competition, looks like I’m on the right track.
I’m passionate about me and my customers making good beer and I’m excited to learn more and more alongside them. Supplying quality ingredients and equipment from only the best; such as Gladfield, Grainfather and NZHops, like my father before me, having a career and hobby combined feels like not working at all.