Both Lachie and James share  an undeniable appreciation for is the strong ties to their Brisbane community

and the sense of place and nostalgia they both experience and reflect on in Brisbane.


A creative space for generations, The Foundry Studios has inspired the name of their project, whilst also providing the suburban hollow in which to cultivate and grow Fondre Ales. Just like their views on life and community, Lachie and James believe beer is always better shared. It’s humble and for the workers. It can be nuanced and complex, however should

never stand in the way of meaningful conversation.


Fondre brew seasonal ales that are defined by their ‘house’ mixed culture of yeast and bacteria,

an open primary fermentation and barrel maturation. All of their beers reflect the unique natural and human

environments that surround them here in Brisbane.