Our Pilot Batch beers are experimental brews created by our team of talented brewers, with occasional help from collaborators within our community, all at our Pilot Brewery in Byron Bay.
These small batch brews are special, limited and, once gone, may never return. The Pilot Batch brewery is a space for our brewers to get creative – an opportunity to trial weird and wonderful things, turning the brewery into an experimental playground to get a little fruity.
Every three months, one of our brewers takes up the helm in our Byron brewery, running the day-to-day operations. During this time, they have the chance to brew their favourite beers and run the Pilot Batch program.
Meet our latest Pilot Batch brewer, Andrew Chand-Narayan aka Chandy. Say G’day to him if you see him kicking around our Byron Brewery.
Give us a bit of background about yourself..
Between working snow seasons, I filled my summers with Surf and Vintages. But with my first smell of hops, my passion immediately switched to beer.
I got my foot in the door in a brewery back in 2017 and I am still enjoying the ride! Brewing is forever evolving.
What are your favourite styles of beer and why?
I am a hop head.
Pale Ales and IPAs are definitely my jam 🤤 but I am up to try anything of course!!👍🏽
What will you be brewing during your time here in Byron?
I have already brewed a Dank Milkshake Hazy IPA, currently pouring, my Coffee Brown will be serving soon-ish and another brew to come… but I’ll keep my cards close on that one for now 😉
What do you like about using the Pilot Batch brewery to experiment?
The 6hL pilot kit….well….let’s just say, it was love at first brew 😍 I still take photos every time I brew on it 🤓😍 Here’s to Cheers and Cheers to Beers🍻