Our Story

Black Sands Brewery began with a thirst, a revelation, a desire for high-quality craft beers and most importantly, a place to share with friends.

Grown with inspiration from beers from far away lands, Mattia began brewing at home and after plenty of time testing beers on his friends and family, he brewed up what worked and the rest was the beginning of beer history in Bali.

What happens next in this tale of beers, friends and surfing? The handy machinery arrives, sparkling, new, beautiful & BIG. Then a building goes up with a panoramic view over the vast rice fields, the kitchen sparks to life, a beer garden grows and finally, a revelation is realised and there is a place to come together and celebrate good beer with good friends that is Black Sand Brewery.

The vision was to establish Bali’s first craft brewery, based on a shared food concept. Not only are we brewing the best beer in Bali but our food is definitely worth paying a visit too! Top-quality food and top-quality beer. A better combination is yet to exist. 

Although beer has been around in Indonesia, Black Sand Brewery encapsulated everything beer lovers dream about. The first real craft brewery in Indonesia, focusing on quality, friends and giving people an experience in the unknown world of craft beer in Bali.  

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He is an Energetic Surfer with a burning passion for surfing and good beer. The Head Brewer, boss and purveyor of all things beer. Brains of the operation and mastermind of good beer. 



An Executive Chef whose craft is fuelled by his passion for perfection. From the Roman lands to the serene Balinese paradise, he based himself here on this island to passionately be apart and advocate for all things food, beer, and surf.



Besides being an all-round character,  Duane's passion for beer is unmatched besides being particularly renowned for producing over 400 different beer styles over the last 5 years and many going on to win accolades at international beer competitions. 

The Black Sand Brewery is more than just beer, it’s a way of life. It’s good food, good people, and good times. It is a thriving community of like-minded beer enthusiasts, foodies and lovers of life; a little cheeky, a little nice, and a whole lot of fun! 

Built on the philosophy that beer is for sharing, we are more than just a brewery, but rather, a binding force bringing the people together.

That’s Black Sand in a glass. Never perfect, because we’re always looking but never fail to keep moving on. 

The Black Sand Brewery began with an enthusiastic thirst, a true revelation, a genuine desire for high-quality craft beers, and most importantly a place to share with friends.