Temple Brewing Company was established by husband and wife team Ron and Renata Feruglio in 2005.
With a little help from some friends Temple Pale Ale was launched commercially in Melbourne in December 2006, followed by Temple Special Bitter in March 2007 and Temple Saison in October 2007. All beers went on to develop a strong reputation in the premium beer market, taking home a bunch of awards along the way.
Yet throughout this time, Temple never had a brewery to call home. Up until production was put on hold in 2009 (to begin the long process that would eventually lead to the Brewery & Brasserie), all beer was brewed by hiring plant at existing breweries that had excess capacity. Uniquely, however, Temple beers were never contract brewed – Ron was always at the helm ensuring quality, consistency and attention to detail.
This approach worked for a while, getting Temple beers onto the market, but the constraints of fitting in with another brewery’s production schedule and volume limitations meant Temple couldn’t keep up with demand.
In 2009, Ron and Renata made the decision to go “all in”. With a swag of great beer recipes hidden under the mattress, it was time (well, almost) to realise the vision that had always been at the heart of Temple.That decision literally meant putting everything they had into the business. You could say they had faith.
With grand plans on both the macro and micro scales, they set to work on designing their dream venue. And between Ron’s perfectionism – ensuring every little detail is just right – and Renata’s ability to occasionally bring him back to reality, things started moving on the Temple dream.
After an arduous 18-24 months of planning, building, crafting, tinkering – and the delivery of a polished stainless steel and copper brewery from Canada – the journey is complete. Temple has entered phase two, and we hope you can join us