About Platypus Brewing
We, the Managing Platypi, are a well-travelled, diverse bunch that are all proud to call ourselves Houstonians. Between the 3 owners, we have … 1 Texas gal from the suburbs of Houston (the sweet city of Sugar Land), 2 Aussie “blokes” from Queensland, 2 dual citizens of Australia and the US, a father of 2 girls, a chocolate fiend, a proud UT Longhorn, 2 MBAs, a lover of food websites, an engineer, a CPA, an Indian and a couple of finance consultants…and the list goes on. So, what does this all have to do with Platypus? Well let’s face it … the koala and kangaroo have been done!
Once upon a time in a land far, far away …
The story starts with a small home brew kit that Rachna bought Sean for Christmas 10+ years ago when they first moved from Houston to Australia. Little did she realize that this was the start of a true passion. Sean went on to take a Master Brew course and upgraded the original brew kit to continue crafting his beers. The craft beer bug had definitely bit both Sean and Rachna, and they started scoping possible options for opening a brewery in Brisbane, Queensland . Alas the Brisbane brewery has not happened (yet!) but through the fortunes of life, family brought them back to Houston and the idea of opening a brewery continued to grow.
Enter Morgan, a great friend living in Houston … although Morgan and Sean happen to both be from Australia, they actually met while living in Houston 15+ years ago and bonded over all things rugby and beer. Morgan also has his share of home brewing over the years and the idea of creating a brewery near home had instant appeal.
The concept evolved as the three Platypi discussed venture possibilities and realized that all of the things that they loved about both Australia and Texas were one and the same, a cultural overlap so-to-speak. The passion of crafting great beer, while creating a friendly and relaxed neighborhood environment for people to come together and enjoy good drink and food, started to take shape. The dream quickly became a reality.
Enter Kerry, an award winning brewer … Kerry has been in the brewing industry since 2008 and brings West Coast experience and style to the growing Houston craft beer scene. Her beers have won a gold medal at the California State Fair as well as the coveted “People’s Choice” award at Reno’s BBQ, Blues, and Brews Festival. Her proven talent, experience and drive, combined with her desire to be part of growing a new brewery, were the perfect combination. Without Kerry, Platypus would be a pub without the brew!
Enter John, an outstanding head chef… John has been in the Houston restaurant scene since …well we won’t give away his age, but a long time! He is a kitchen ninja with a passion for developing savory, bold flavors. Plating up a perfectly grilled steak, firing up the barbie or crafting a perfect share plate, John executes each dish to perfectly complement a pint. John’s love of the kitchen is evident in each bite and we realize how lucky we are to have him leading the kitchen!
This is just the start of our story — you can help us continue to develop it. We are happy to be able to share our love of beer with you!