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Melbourne club

Beer and Beef since 1963

60Year Lapel pin B&B CLUB

The Melbourne Beer and Beef Club was formed in 1963 by like-minded business people and has been meeting every month since.

We are a membership based Club that meets monthly to enjoy beer selected by our Beer Master at a great location with food chosen by our Food Master and hear from a local guest speaker.

Our members have work experience in a number of different industry sectors and are encouraged to bring guests to each lunch.

The dress code is business attire and all attending members must wear their membership ties or scarf to each event.

Meet the Melbourne B&B Club committee

James Breheny

James Breheny


James has an extensive career in both strategic planning and all aspects of sales and marketing execution.  

He has significant experience and operational knowledge in a variety of industry sectors both in corporate roles and as a marketing consultant.

James has been President of Beer & Beef Club Melbourne since 2012 and is MD of family brewing business, Breheny Brothers Breweries 

David Clancey

David Clancey

Vice President

David Clancey is currently the Vice-president of Beer & Beef Melbourne and has been on the committee for over 25 years.


David was a founding member of the Adelaide Beer & Beef Club.


David's CUB Career lasted 30 years in Sales, Sponsorship, Events and Trade Liaison.

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Simon Friars


Simon brings a wealth of experience to the Melbourne Beer & Beef Club with 4 years at Matilda Bay Brewery (WA), 15 years across different beverage categories within CUB and Fosters, many years at Lion and further experience in other FMCG (food) companies.  In these organisations, Simon mainly held various Supply Chain Finance roles.

Simon is incredibly proud of his involvement in the Melbourne Beer & Beef Club over the past 2 years.

Stephen Exinger

Stephen Exinger

Beer Master and Committee Member

Stephen is Beer Master & Committee Member of the Melbourne Beer and Beef Club since 2013.

He has over 32 years of Australian and international operations experience with CUB, including 12 years managing new product development

Stephen is the Past Chairman of the Asia Pacific Section of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling

Perhaps most importantly, he is Passionate about beer!

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Timothy Holden

Committee Member

Timothy Holden joined Melbourne Beer & Beef Club in 2017, has been a Committee Member since 2018 and assists with event management.


Not previously employed with CUB, however, has been drinking various CUB brews since 1979.


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James Hardy

Committee Member

Jim Hardy has been a member of Melbourne Beer & Beef since 2015.  He was previously member of Cairns B&B, a membership he held from 1992.


Jim has served in various committee roles including past Treasurer in both Cairns and Melbourne clubs and has extensive experience in the banking industry.

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Lisa Byrne

Committee Member

After 13 years with CUB both in Qld and Victoria, Lisa joined the Melbourne B&B club in 2021.

The CUB team is Lisa's Melbourne family with her parents and siblings in Queensland!

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Corey Pratt

Committee Member

Corey has a background in Agriculture came to Melbourne after working on the family grain farm in the Victorian Mallee.

In Melbourne, he has been involved in the transport and logistics area of business for the last 20 years.

His work has predominately been working in the shore support side of shipping and on occasion this includes interstate and overseas deployment for projects.

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Evan Burrows

Food Master and Committee Member

After finishing culinary school, Evan went to work for the House of Commons while David Cameron was Prime Minister.  During this time, he cooked for many heads of state and Her Majesty the Queen on several occasions. He has competed in and won multiple cooking medals and trophies as a young chef in the UK. 

After moving to Melbourne and working in multiple places across the city, Evan became a chef for the Australian Venue Company, and was the youngest Head Chef in the Company before becoming one of their youngest senior chefs in Victoria, currently overseeing 6 venues. 

Evan has been chosen to compete against 31 top chefs in the Australian Professional Chef of the Year for the last 3 years. 

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