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Josh is the Head Brewer and one of five founders of Beerfarm, a brewery based in the South West corner of Western Australia. Josh has been at Beerfarm for 7 years, long before the brewhouse had a roof and the venue had more dirt than customers. Josh’s drive to brew as many great beers as possible makes him a truly Independent Spirit, with Beerfarm now proudly producing over 1 million litres of beer per year!
“I like to think I’m a little bit left of centre and do things differently than most. I like to go with the flow and get out into nature, from the top of Western Australia right down to the Great Southern Region.”
– Josh Thomas.
Talking with Josh is like having a yarn with an old friend, which is how we want you to feel when you’re talking to our team in store at Liquor Barons. We value being humble and down to earth, just like Josh does.
Q & A with Josh
What makes you an Independent Spirit?
I like to be a little bit left field, to go with the flow and to do things differently. I’m a social chameleon, meaning I can adapt and get along with any character. JT is my go-to nickname, but I get a bit of everything, to be honest. John Burger or Johnny. JB, for short, because nicknames evolve.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love checking out the coast and spending time with family and friends. I love getting out into nature, Boranup beach and just Western Australia’s natural beauty as a whole. From the top of WA down the great Southern, there are so many great spots from the gorges to the inland.
How did you get into brewing?
I grew up in Perth, then my family moved to Broome, and I lived there for a few years. Then, finally, I moved down south when I was 18, with the goal of becoming a winemaker. But instead, I didn’t find the passion for it and fell in love with beer after pouring beers behind a bar.
Tell us something interesting about you.
I’ve been at Beerfarm for seven years, since the very beginning. I can play the harmonica. I have five older siblings, a big family and a dog. I love jumping off some big gorges and cliffs up north in the Kimberley’s.