We’re pretty blessed here in Perth. Not only are we home to some of the best beaches in the world, but we also have some of the best breweries right at our doorstep (kind of). With summer around the corner, there’s no better time to grab your mates, and grab an ice-cold beer from one of WA’s favourite craft beer breweries.
Since first hitting the market in 2005, Gage Roads have gone from being a brewing startup to now having a household name. Taking its name from the strip of ocean that runs between Fremantle and Rottnest Island, the brewery is home to surfers, swimmers, seagulls and ships, representing its founders and everything they stand for. If that’s not enough reason to love them, last year they took out the top prize at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne for their pale ale – Little Dove.
14 Absolon St, Palmyra
Nestled amongst the old vines, The Feral Brewing Co has marked its territory in the Swan Valley for years now. After opening its doors in the early 2000’s, when Australia’s independent brewing scene was in its infancy, it has become a popular watering hole for those that enjoy a finely crafted beer. First driven by a deep respect for traditional brewing methods, the team behind the name set out to brew ambitious beer brimming with character and complexity. It now hosts seasonal culinary events throughout the year, making it the perfect location to curl up on a rug with a picnic basket and a few cold brews.
152 Haddrill Road, Perth WA
As Fremantle’s only Small Batch Craft Brewery, Monk Craft Brewery Kitchen offers its customers a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Fremantle city hub. The menu here takes inspiration from around the world, while the brewery boasts award-winning beer and farmhouse cider that is produced in their small batch brewery. Can’t decide which brew is for you? The Monk’s beer tasting paddle is the best way to sample the whole range, with recipe cards and tasting notes for just $20 you really can’t go wrong.
33 South Terrace, Fremantle
I think it’s safe to say that Little Creatures is one of Fremantle’s most iconic watering holes. Afterall, it has been around since they year 2000. Nestled on the water’s edge in Fremantle, Little Creatures is dedicated to making a unique range of beers for both the locals and visitors. It all started with a group of mates who wanted to brew a hop-driven American Pale Ale with a distinctive aroma and delicious flavor. Little Creatures is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon sampling different brews and chowing down some pub grub.
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle
For good beer and an even better location, Matso’s Brewery takes the cake. Situated in the tropical paradise we call Broome, this brewery has made the former Union Bank building its home. Besides having the best brew in town, Matso’s beers reflect their location by showcasing the ingredients the region is famed for in their beers. The most popular brew is Matso’s Ginger Beer, and it’s one that offers plenty of bite. For something a little fruitier, the mango and desert lime fruit that appears in the two ciders are said to make you feel as if you’re sunbathing on a tropical beach.
60 Hamersley St, Broome