Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room: Australians enjoy a drink or two!
It is undoubtedly a large part of Australian culture, and it strongly connected to social situations – from after-work drinks to help you unwind after a hard week of work, to pre-event drinks before you go out, and even the classic ‘Sunday sesh’ which usually involves passing a few Sunday afternoon hours with a glass in hand.
Unsurprisingly, Perth’s local brewery scene has exploded in recent years, and there now seems to be a new brewery in every few suburbs.
We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular and newest breweries for you to try out around the city – not only will you be supporting local businesses, but you will also get to enjoy some of the best beers in the country.
Bright Tank Brewing Co | East Perth
Founded by a husband and wife team, Bright Tank Brewing Co is a microbrewery, bar and restaurant all in one. Including a selection of classic and pale ales, IPAs and seasonal options, you won’t be left disappointed by this local brew. Look out for their monthly Beergustation menu, which carefully matches each course to a beer.
Golden West Brewing Co | Leederville
The one is hot off the press, having only opened its Leederville distribution doors last month! But while the warehouse might be new, the history of the Golden West Brewing Co has been over 120 years in the making. Featuring modern selections, classic brews and even a coffee-based dark beer, their brews can be found at a number of small bars around Perth.
Little Creatures Brewery | Fremantle
You can’t go past an old favourite; Little Creatures Brewery. Situated on the waterfront in Fremantle, this local brewery was started back at the turn of the century by a group of friends who wanted to brew a local pale ale. Nineteen years later, and the Little Creatures team have produced countless beers, all of which have stood the test of time.
Little Island Brewing Co | Elizabeth Quay
Located on near the bridge at Elizabeth Quay, Little Island Brewing Co at The Island has created six unique beers using traditional methods and natural ingredients. With their brewer’s 30-plus years of experience and the combined craftsmanship of their team members, the Little Island Brewing Co range is sure to please.
Northbridge Brewing Co | Northbridge
Located right in the heart of Northbridge, this multi-storey venue offers a full range of beers brewed on-site in what is said to be one of Australia’s most advanced brew houses for its size. Featuring a core range of beer through its Beerland range, the Northbridge Brewing Co team have also produced over 20 different seasonal small batch styles. If you happen to be in the Hillarys area, you can also check out their sister venue Whitfords Brewing Co.
Otherside Brewing Co | Myaree
From the production of a one-off brew for a music festival, Otherside Brewing Co is now a thriving local brewery in the southern suburb or Myaree which has kept its festival roots. With beer names such as Social, Anthem Harvest and Festive, their core and pilot ranges are complemented by single batch beers.
Riverside Brewhouse at The Old Brewery | Perth
From the laying of its first stone by early pioneers in 1838, The Old Brewery is a heritage site, and continues to be one of Perth’s most recognisable icons along the river. The venue’s Riverside Brewhouse is one of the most awarded craft breweries in WA, and currently features lager, wheat beer and pale ale options. Head on down to The Old Brewery to enjoy both brews and views.
Shy John | Yagan Square
This two-storey brewery and yum cha joint was named after Australia’s first Chinese settler, John Pong Shying, and features a selection of craft brews inspired by his pioneering spirit – such as Great Wall, Spring Breeze and Forbidden Potion. Not only is it a haven for the craft beer enthusiast, but the Shy John menu is also a delicious mix of classic Cantonese fare and innovative, modern dishes.
The Camfield | Burswood
Holding the title of Australia’s largest pub (with five bars, 175 beer taps and an onsite micro-brewery), The Camfield is quickly becoming a Perth favourite, especially as it is located only 100 metres from Optus Stadium. Their Bevy Brewing Company range of beers pay homage to Western Australia, and includes lager, Prize Ale, and seasonally changing brews.
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