The sad story of Justin Case

Justin Case is a passionate risk assessor for Craft Breweries – the best in the business some say. But his story is one of tragedy - and zealous drive to ensure no-one ever went through that themselves.

He grew up in a small country town where his father ran the centuries-old family business: Case Brewing Co.

Justin is a glass half empty person. He had an obsession for identifying risks. Everywhere. He constantly alerted his parents to things that could go wrong. Perils only someone with an eagle-eye for detail would pick up on. And the brewery was a minefield.

Sadly his parents had a complete disregard for detail and compliance, ignoring Justin's pleas and saying ‘back in my day’ and ‘she’ll be right’.

Then disaster struck. His family brewery burnt to the ground. “She’ll be right mate” doesn’t protect you from fire. They were underinsured and lost everything.

It's why we created Craft Brewery Insurance. So no one would have to go through that pain again.

To help him, Justin has assembled a cracking team.

Introducing Team Justin

Matt

Biker Matt

When Matt needs to clear his head, he jumps on his Harley and just goes. The freedom of the open road, the power of his Street Bob and his mind just running free. Troubles dissolving into dust behind him.

He is also mad for insurance. Some would say born into it but he started at the age of 16. He has had the privilege of working with Stone & Wood since they started. Protecting them every step of the way learning and understanding what they need at the different stages in their business growth and life. He knows insurance. He understands everything about the craft brewing business. And he loves an XPA, IPA and a great Australian Pale Ale.

Matthew Denehy is one of 44 national directors of the Harley Owners Group and leads the Northern NSW Chapter, he is the Managing Director of Oracle Group Insurance Brokers and has a vast and variety of business interests.

Matthew looks after QLD, NSW & ACT breweries.

You can contact him on 1800 962 089 or alternatively email him matt@craftbreweryinsurance.com.au.

Brent

Surfer Brent

Brent has been surfing since he was a young grommet, often crossing the sharky Gage Roads channel to surf the uncrowded breaks at Rottnest Island. The meditative appeal of the open sea, salty tang of the ocean breezes and the exhilaration of cutting a great wave. It still captures him today.

He is also a 3rd generation insurance broker. It’s in his blood. He loves working with craft brewery businesses and helping owners understand their obligations, responsibilities, risks. He protects them so that their business and all those that rely on it, is safe. Loves a hoppy, fruity, sessionable IPA!

Brent Campbell, Young Gun Insurance broker of the Year 2016. Gun Boardrider in his dreams.

Executive Director Oracle Group Insurance Brokers Brent looks after WA, SA & NT breweries.

You can contact him on 1800 962 089 or alternatively email him brent@craftbreweryinsurance.com.au.

Jane

Farmer Jane

Jane’s happy place is working on her farm in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. The satisfaction of physical work; outdoor lifestyle; making restorative changes to the land, and watching her ponies get fat as she sips on a Cider watching the sunset over the hills.

She is also an exceptionally experienced insurance broker and loves the diversity of small businesses she works with while understanding the complexity of large business. Jane is particularly drawn to business owners that are passionate about their work. Doing it out of sheer enthusiasm and enjoyment. And craft breweries fit that to a 'T'.

Jane also loves a sour sitting around the camp-fire on her farm after a long day’s work.

Jane Martin, Champion horse woman, Executive Director Oracle Group Insurance Brokers Jane looks after VIC & TAS breweries.

You can contact her on 1800 962 089 or alternatively email her jane@craftbreweryinsurance.com.au.

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Paddling Chris

Chris appears an easy-going bloke. A deep life-long love of being around and in the ocean as well as a refreshing brew. With an easy charm that makes people naturally warm to him but as long as you don’t hold his love of Stand Up Paddling against him. If you do, be prepared for the full lecture of the benefits and pros of the sport.

Chris has grown up with insurance and loves helping people when things have gone wrong. Acting on their behalf at claim time and getting everything they are entitled too is one of the most satisfying aspects of his day to day activities.

"To be able to rock-up to your client with a cheque in hand and knowing that the money will help them get back on their feet. It’s a great feeling"

Chris has been working closely with Matt advising and supporting the craft brewing industry in Northern NSW and South East Queensland for the past 12 years. So, he knows what he is talking about.

Oh, and in case it’s your shout he is very fond of Pale Ales.

You can contact him on 1800 962 089 or alternatively email him at chris@craftbreweryinsurance.com.au.

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