"Art and science" have combined in the making of a milestone moment for Devil's Elbow Brewery.
The $3 million venture at Dubbo embarked on its first brew on Thursday, watched by an excited general manager Brendon O'Sullivan.
The craft beer process started eight days after the venue, which also boasts coffee and pizza, opened to the public.
The dream of Mr O'Sullivan and friends Paul and Melissa Knaggs, and David Rich, Devil's Elbow Brewery was four years in the planning and six months in construction in Blueridge Business Park.
With all four being born and bred in Dubbo, Mr O'Sullivan said they wanted to bring some of the "metropolitan flavour and feels" to their home town.
"The venues they have in Sydney, there's no reason why we can't have them out here in Dubbo and it's fantastic we can show Dubbo off to be more than your standard country town," he said.
"We are a large city, so we're really proud we show all of our travellers, tourists and visitors we can do it just as well as the big players in Sydney."
The all-day venue opened last week serving a selection of craft beers brewed by head brewer Lachlan MacBean in the Hunter Valley.
On Thursday the vast stainless steel vessels at Dubbo were put into action for the first time to brew the Flash Kate Indian Pale Ale.
The drink's name was inspired by 1920s crime queen Kate Leigh.
"Flash Kate, she was from the razor gang in Sydney," Mr O'Sullivan said.
"She ran a gin house out of the Milestone [Hotel],
"She was once quoted as saying 'I'd rather be dead than alive in Dubbo', which is terrible, but she was a very interesting character in Australia's history and Dubbo's history as well.
"So we've named a beer after her because she was a bit rough, ready, a bit full-on, and our IPA will be the same."
The microbrewery's range has been named after local "places, characters, [and] points in time".
All of our lagers you've probably seen so far are named after things like the nun launcher for example, being St Brigid's.Brendon O'Sullivan
"All of our lagers you've probably seen so far are named after things like the Nun Launcher for example, being St Brigid's," Mr O'Sullivan said.
"The small arms from Talbragar Street, there used to be a small arms factory so we've got Rosie the Riveter character holding a beer."
Mr MacBean has been brewing commercially for 15 years.
"It's very much a process-driven activity, so at every stage you have to do testing to make sure things are on track..." he said.
"It's a scientific process but at the same time, it's also a bit of feel, a bit of art and science all in there."
Devil's Elbow Brewery will hold a grand opening on September 13 to 15 and is planning an Oktoberfest.
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