Steve 'Hendo' Henderson
Hendo is one part professional brewer, one part beer geek, one part prolific beer creator , one part beer judge all mixed with a generous dash of irreverent personality.
An avid home brewer, Hendo decided to get into professional brewing by studying at Edith Cowan University in Perth, WA and then later at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University). He holds a Graduate Certificate in Brewing and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Hendo started his brewing career as assistant brewer at Prickly Moses in 2009 then becoming Head Brewer at Southern Bay Brewing Co in 2012. In 2013, Hendo started his own brewing company called BrewCult. Operating as a gypsy brewer, BrewCult won the People’s Choice Beer at GABS Festival 2015 with "Milk and Two Sugars" Imperial Coffee Milk Stout and backed it up by winning the Champion Gypsy Brewer trophy at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2016.
In 2017, BrewCult ceased operations in what The Craft Pint dubbed, "the most high profile casualty of 2017."
Since then, he has either won or assisted his clients to win dozens of medals and trophies at international standard beer competitions.
Learning from past failures has only made Hendo more determined to learn and grow professionally and to share that knowledge. He is now involved in teaching the craft of brewing at TAFE Queensland.
Hendo also runs the Rockstar Brewer Academy; an online mentoring and coaching program for professional brewers who are looking for the tools to grow their brewery’s quality, consistency and passion.