Hobart Brewing Company - Brendan Parnell


Unsurprisingly, it all started over a beer. Scott Overdorf, an American brewer who learnt his craft in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies during America’s own brewing renaissance, has been honing his craft in Tasmania for the last five years at Moo Brew. The co-founder and head brewer loves the fact that Tasmanian ingredients are fuelling innovation in markets much further afield. 

Having experienced first hand America’s beer resurgence, Scott was firmly of the belief that Hobart was ripe for its own.

He was introduced in May 2014 with local beer lover and co-founder Brendan Parnell. Brendan’s own beer awakening was sparked into life on a trip through Belgium over a decade ago. The following seven years of his life working as a lawyer in England was merely a front to fund his double-life of Belgium and Dutch beer discoveries. Upon returning to Tasmania he discovered an incredible rich brewing past and set about unearthing it for all to see once again.

Together, Scott and Brendan share a passion they are determined to celebrate with their new Hobart brewery and taproom where they will continue to brew their favourite beers with Tasmania’s best ingredients while providing a gentle nod to Hobart’s past as a colonial brewing giant.

Hobart Brewing Company - Tap Room