4 Craft Breweries Worthy of a Trip to Western Australia
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The wines found in Western Australia tend to rule the state’s adult beverage scene. But while many travellers are swirling, smelling and sipping, some are discovering the other side of Western Oz’s world-class alcohol scene — craft beer. These four craft breweries, out of the dozens littered across the state, are ones no beer lover should miss.
Maybe you’ve heard of Feral Brewery’s famous Hop Hog brew. If you haven’t, this is the perfect place to start your Western Australia beer tour. Located in Baskerville just east of Perth, Feral Brewery is unique, rustic and home to several beers that have been named the best in the state as well as the entire country. The Hop Hog Pale Ale, Sly Fox Session Ale and Karma Citra Black Ale are a few of the many you won’t want to leave without tasting.
Matilda Bay Brewing Company
Travel south from Perth along the coast, and you’ll discover the port city of Fremantle. This maritime city is known for its history, Victorian architecture and it’s beer. The Matilda Bay Brewing Company opened as the first craft brewery in Australia in 1984, and what was once a small portion of the Sail & Anchor pub is now world-famous in the craft brew scene. Don’t skip this piece of Australia’s brewing history.
Eagle Bay Brewery
Prefer your brews with a view? Western Australia is home to some of the most stunning, untouched natural scenery in the country, and the Eagle Bay Brewery combines postcard-worthy views with delicious beer. Located in Dunsborough, Eagle Bay offers a modern but casual atmosphere with an outdoor area overlooking farmland, bright green trees and the ocean in the distance. Enjoy Eagle Bay’s acclaimed kolsch, lager or pale ale while soaking in the natural beauty of Western Oz.
Cheeky Monkey Brewery
Head even farther south than Dunsborough, and you’ll find the small town of Yallingup. This is where the famously fun and fresh Cheeky Monkey Brewery sits. Sip one of the brewery’s famous Australian Lagers or hard Apple Ciders while the kids play on the lakeside playground. Cheeky Monkey offers a scenic, family-friendly atmosphere with mouthwatering food and beers that will make you come back the next day for more.
Like many parts of the world, the craft beer industry is booming in Western Australia. Use these four renowned breweries as your guide, but don’t be afraid to pop into the dozens of others you find along the way. You may just discover the world’s next big beer.