Fixation is backed by people who know beer and fronted by a man who has a fanatical obsession with the style. Tom Delmont, well known within the Australian beer community, is unsurprisingly our passionate IPA enthusiast to deliver it to the IPA fanatics of Australia.
With over a decade in the game, Tom’s passion for independent beer and fresh IPA’s is only matched by his love for the good beer industry and sharing good beers with drinkers – the perfect person to lead Fixation.
The bloke running between the tanks is our brewer Sam Bethune. After a few years in sales, Sam saw the hop-greener side and studied brewing in Berlin, obtaining the VLB Certified Brewmasters qualification and started his brewing career at Stone & Wood in 2015.
Sam is a man fixated with IPA’s. When the first IPA you ever tried was Russian River’s acclaimed Pliny the Elder, the bar is set high. Sam spent a lot of time in the US in a previous music life, particularly between LA and Portland and really got hooked on IPA’s. He strives to make what he thinks are the best expression of IPA’s: aromatic, bitter, balanced, refreshing and damn satisfying to drink!
Whether it be brewing, sales or the team serving you a beer in our Incubator tasting room, we all have one thing in common.
We love fresh IPA!
We’re obsessed with great IPA. Some would call it a Fixation, and so we did.
We are inspired by brewers all over the world, particularly the hop heads on the West Coast of the USA, for their consistently fresh and vibrant IPA’s and their dedication to brewing damn delicious beers.
IPA’s are at their best when they are fresh. When the beer is super fresh, there’s a colossal, mind blowing hop aroma that is completely irresistable. With a little bit of age on then, they start to lose that awesome floral hop character, meaning we often don’t drink IPA’s at their best.
We set up Fixation Brewing Co to be fixated on one thing – making the best IPA’s possible and that means being dedicated to freshest beer possible.
This obsession also means uncompromising, dependable quality. Since launching late 2015, Fixation Brewing has been awarded the Trophy for Excellence in Consistency at the Australian International Beer Awards, following gold medal success in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
We were also thrilled to have been awarded gold medals at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Independent Brewer’s Awards, as well as the recognition as the ‘Champion Large Brewery’ in 2019.
LIFE IS SHORT. DRINK FRESH!