Wig and Pen expects spring move to Llewellyn Hall

Proprietor Lachie McOmish expects to move the Wig and Pen brewpub from its birthplace in Civic to Llewellyn Hall in early spring 2014.

McOmish says he has to vacate the current premises during September and hopes the pub will be out of action during the move for, “no more than a few weeks”.

McOmish says the bar will be about the same size as it is now, though the brewing area will be a little larger. The brewery will be on the same level as the bar, with a grain mill and storage space downstairs.

Before his departure to set up the BentSpoke brewpub in Braddon, brewer Richard Watkins trained Dr Tom Lillicrap as the Wig’s new brewer.

McOmish says Lillicrap’s winter offerings at the old site include five stouts: Mexican chocolate and chilli, spice and truffle infused, Russian imperial, velvet cream and double chocolate.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2014
First published 30 July 2014 in the Canberra Times