Richard’s passion for beer started with the home brew kit and graduated to having his beer drunk in New York bars, downed in pool halls in Beijing and quaffed by the pint in English pubs.
Having founded Barons Brewing in 2005 and created the innovative Black Wattle Ale, which started the trend of using native Australian ingredients in beer, Richard went on to start Young Henrys Brewing Company in 2012. Young Henrys in a little brewery with big ideas in the heart of creative Newtown. Young Henrys approach to beer has been centre around the love of music, art and culture collaborating to make unique brews with the likes of You Am I, Big Village Records, Front End Loader, FBi Radio, Smith Journal Magazine and Sydney Living Museums.
The brewery has held many showcases of emerging visual artists. The beer itself has a loyal local following and is highly regarded by the critics and punters alike. Richard has been the recipient of over 40 International Medals for his beers and just recently took out the Gold Medal at the JD Wetherspoons International Real Ale Festival in the UK. Richard is looking forward to spreading the Young Henrys ethos and love of a great drink far and wide.