Beer's better together.

About Us

What is Rock & Ranges Brewing Co-op

We’ve established a community-owned, democratically-controlled brewing co-op in the Macedon Ranges. To promote social enterprise, empower community, encourage environmental sustainability and, at the same time, make fantastic local beers.

We have a rapidly growing group of members with a shared vision and you can simply join now.

Being a member of a non-distributing co-op is an incredibly rewarding opportunity and it’s important you know that we, like many before us, are adhering to the internationally recognised 7 principles of a co-op:

1) Voluntary and Open Membership
2) Democratic Member Control
3) Members’ Economic Participation
4) Autonomy and Independence
5) Education, Training and Information
6) Cooperation among Cooperatives
7) Concern for the Community

These principles have formed the Rock & Ranges Brewing Co-op Rules which we recommend everyone reads to better understand how our co-op works.

 

Beer’s better together.

Meet The Board

  • Luke Spielvogel

    Chair

    Luke has lived in the Macedon Ranges for 13 years with his family. He works in logistics, enjoys growing and fermenting all nature of things and playing the harmonica (badly).
    Favourite style: IPA, but also dark ales and interesting lagers (like Märzen/Schwarzbier)
  • Nicola Rivers

    Secretary

    Lawyer, greenie, mum and beer lover. Helps with the fine print.
    Favourite style: IPA & Pilsner
  • Steve Roberts

    Treasurer

    9 years in the Macedon Ranges, husband and father. Beer, charcuterie, and outdoor enthusiast. Career managing hospitality businesses. Bean (or hop) counter.
    Favourite style: Pale Ale & Hefeweizen
  • Andrew Watt

    Director

    Moved to Newham 4 years ago with now 4 kids in tow. A carpenter by trade, now building skyscrapers in the city and importantly, on the brew crew. Started home brewing a few years ago with Luke and still on a journey of discovery.
    Favourite style: Pilsner & Lager
  • Mark Constable

    Director

    Digital Consultant by day, Beer Lover by night, I am a devoted husband and father of two beautiful daughters, part-owner of Darmasun, President of Dads Club Macedon Ranges and Vice President of Newham Mechanics Institute.
    Favourite style: Stout, Dunkel & XPA
  • Jen Howard

    Director

    A newbie to the Macedon Ranges but an old-time beer lover and brewer. Helps with our Tech and Brewing and is convinced that there is a beer for everyone!
    Favourite style: IPA & Sour
  • Jamie Owen

    Director

    A family man originally from Edinburgh (though you wouldn’t know), then Melbourne and now in the Ranges since 2013. Helps with our marketing, tech and some general business.
    Favourite style: Pale Ale & Porter
  • Emily Blades

    Director

    A wife, mum & publican of The Victoria Hotel, Woodend. Deeply passionate about the Macedon Ranges and loves connecting with businesses and people in this amazing region. Emily is just starting her beer journey...
    Favourite style: Golden Ale & Pilsner