Beer

BEER

The South West Craft Beer Festival only features brewers local to the South West region of Western Australia, right through from Mandurah to Denmark.

We welcome breweries of all sizes, who produce heaps of different styles of mouth-watering, refreshing brews! Right through from chilli beer, light ales, dark ales, Belgium style, or fruity wonders! And for those crazy people are not beer drinkers… never fear! We have a delicious range of ciders, ginger beer, wine and bubbles available as well!

2018 ATTENDING BREWERS

Artisan Brewing

Artisan Brewing sold out of all their beer at the 2016 South West Craft Beer Festival, and they took the prize for the Best South West Brew of 2018!

Brian was the President of the Western Australian Brewers Association… so he knows a thing or two about quality craft beer. He retired so that he could focus on his passion for brewing and to keep up with the punters growing demand! They will be showcasing a stellar line up of great Belgian-inspired ales to quench any craft beer lover’s thirst… and they will have plenty of it!

Black Brewing Co.

Hand-crafted right in the heart of Margaret River, these guys produce an epic range of sessionable and seasonable brews! They are all about creating an environment where you can try new things with creative people, who are passionate about their craft…… everything they do is a collaboration of good people. We can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for 2018!

Black Kite Beverage Co.

The Black Kite Beverage Co. are all set to bring their zesty, thirst quenching, ruity delights to the South West Craft Beer Festival in 2018!

This little beauty of a boutique pride themselves in turning the best local fruit, roots and herbs into amazing boozy drinks. Black Kite may only have four beverage varieties, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality and flavour!!! You won’t be disappointed with this range of tangy delights.

Blue Mile Brewery

Shake those blues away because Blue Mile Brewery will be back at the 2018 festival with their epic core range of  amber gold! Their thirst quenching brews are designed for drinking on a summers day with mates… so the perfect fit for the South West Craft Beer Festival!

Blue Mile Brewery is a family run business in Busselton, who believe the true secret to brewing great beer is to use only fresh, local & raw ingredients! And why wouldn’t you when Australia farms the highest quality produce in the world?? We can’t wait to try their new sour single batch!

Bootleg Brewery

The old faithful is back… A huge welcome back Bootleg Brewery!

You may say this is where south west craft beer began… back in 1994 when Tom Reynolds opened his doors to the regions first operating brewery.

They may be the oldest, but their enthusiastic team of brewers pride themselves in hand-crafting their brews with a bucket load of wisdom, passion and creativity. They’re dedicated to producing new and award-winning brews – and they are damn good at it too!

Whether you prefer their Paint The Town Red IPA,  Raging Bull or their highly anticipated Whiskey and Wine, they will have ales and lagers to quench any beer lover’s palate. Don’t miss them in 2018!

Boston Brewery

Boston Brewery have a theory… everyone has a beer drinker inside them, some people just don’t know it yet. And they must be brewing something right after taking the South West Beer of the Year trophy in 2016 & the One Off Brew Of The Year in 2017.

Tyson and his crew are super dedicated to the craft and joys of a brew well made, and it shows! And they have an epic range of brews ranging from rye ale, smoked beer, ginger beer and their highly anticipated rasperry gose which will be featuring at the One Off Tasting Bar. Made with Denmark’s finest & purest rainwater, the quality of the raw materials, carefully selected, to speak for themselves.

Brewhouse, Margaret River

These new kids on the block have certainly raised the bar in the South West region! Andrew and his team started brewing out of the Brewhouse in 2016, but don’t let that short time fool you… they have a incredible core and seasonal range of ales, lagers, stouts, seasonals and more!

Their brewing philosophy is quite simple – they make beers how they were meant to be made! Using only 4 ingredients; hops, malt, water and yeast, they brew beers that are true to style. But that’s no substitute for flavour… your taste buds are in for a real treat!

Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery

A loyal of the South West Craft Beer Festival, we are stoked to welcome back Cheeky Monkey to share their cheeky cans and kegs with you!

What makes their brews so taste-bud pleasing is they aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, no short cuts are made, plus they only use the finest local ingredients.

With an delicious core range of award-winning brews and their ever impressive range of unique and fruity seasonals, you can rest assured knowing you’ll fine your next crowd pleasing favourite here.

Colonial Brewing Co.

We’re stoked to hear Aymee and her crew at Colonial Brewing Co. will be back for the 2018 festival.

We’re looking forward to celebrating their 2017 GABS Hottest 100 awards with them & trying their newest member to their family – the highly anticipated sour goodness that is the South West Sour (be sure to do the same)! Three cheers to the only female head brewer in the South West … keep brewing glorious beer!

Cowaramup Brewing Co.

Cowaramup Brewing Co. can’t wait to start pouring their golden nectar at the South West Craft Beer Festival 2018. So much so that they found it challenging to choose which of their mouth-watering brews to showcase … and we don’t blame them!

Craft beer heaven open their doors when Jeremy said he was going to bring the whole range! Their beers certainly do the talking once in the glass in front of you!

Custard & Co.

Calling all lovers of juicy, 100% natural, South West ciders … them damn tasty, lip licking good ciders from Custard & Co. will be back at the 2018 South West Craft Beer Festival.

Set in the middle of the apple growing country side, Custard & Co are what you call a little different. They use whole local fruit to make their apple ciders and have unique combos that will blow our mind away! Plus, no nasty little gluten characters swimming around in these bevvies, these are all gluten free. We can’t wait to try the new fruity combo that they’ll be launching at the festival (so new there’s isn’t even a name for it yet)!

Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

The legendary brewers from Eagle Bay Brewing Co. are busy making their heavenly delights for the South West Craft Beer Festival 2018!

Eagle Bay Brewing Co. make their beers with fresh rainwater, malted barley, yeast and hops. Nothing else. No added preservatives or nasty stuff. So you know they are good for you.

They can’t wait to start pouring their golden nectar into you glass in March. And we can’ wait either!

Jarrah Jacks Brewery

We are stoked to announce Jarrah Jacks Brewery will be showcasing at the South West Craft Beer Festival for the very first time in 2018!

Their beers are a million miles from the mass produced factory made chemical brews that some like to call beer. They are skillfully brewed at their small batch brewery in Pemberton using only the finest natural ingredients and time honoured techniques.

They may be new to the festival, but their heavenly delights are sure to go off with a bang!

Margaret River Ale Co.

We are super excited to welcome back the Margaret River Ale Co. to the 2018 South West Craft Beer Festival!

Their unfiltered, naturally carbonated, malt beers are only made with pure quality ingredients, a passion for craftsmanship and an immense sense of local pride. All of their brews represent certain local characteristics of the Margaret River region such as surfing, the great white, road trips and live music.

This gem of a microbrewery is owned and operated by the lads from Settlers Tavern, Margaret River.

We can’t want to see which mouth watering, thirst quenching, heavenly crafty brews they will bring along to the festival. Your taste buds are in for a real treat!

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co.

We’re stoked to announce that Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. will be jumping on board the festival’s wagon in 2018 for their very first time.

Everything they put in their beer; be it Malt, Hops, Yeast or Water has been hand grown, harvested, dried, kilned, malted, filtered and finally brewed on their Busselton farm by their family.

Head Brewer Hamish with an epic range of awesome brews to try and a key eye for creativity. His sensational beer combos are the talk of the town and we can’t wait to try them all!

Runamuk Cider Co.

We can’t wait to welcome this stellar line-up of ciders for the very first time in 2018, all the way from Stratham.

All it took was for one apple to fall to far from the tree who wanted to make his own mark, free of concentrates and added sugars, free of fake colourings and chemicals. His goal was to harvest a revolution with cider drinkers to show that there is more to cider than the sweet sugary concentrates that line the bottle shop shelves. And are we glad he did – these ciders are the perfect mix of sweet and tangy, fruity and refreshing, all at once!

The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Co.

Mark is the legendary man behind the jaw-dropping good ciders created from the fruitful Blackwood Valley in Bridgetown.

The Cidery are proud partners with Newton Orchards, Manjimup, the South West’s largest apple orchardists, to source their amazing Pink Lady apple (from the home of Pink Lady) to hand-craft their artisan ciders.

Rumour has it, they may also be serving up their brand spanking new beers too! We can’t wait to try their one-of-a-kind Truffle Ale, the talk of the town.

The Grove Experience Brewery

We’ve missed this crew over the last couple of years but it made our year to hear they’d be back for the 2018 festival!

They may be a small-scale brewery from Wilyabrup but don’t let this fool you – they may only have a few beers but the quality will set your tastebuds into overdrive!

Head Brewer Doug is the brains behind the development and production of The Grove’s Ales and is constantly engaged in creating new tastes and flavours. His love of craft beer, especially in the field of Real Ale to the highly anticipated release of their Grove House Red Ale which we are super excited to announce will be available for the festival.

Thorny Devil Craft Beer & Cider

We knew craft beer heaven had opened its gates when Peter from Thorny Devil in Mandurah told us they were going to be a part of the 2018 South West Craft Beer Festival. A huge welcome aboard the South West Craft Beer Festival ship!

They have a thirst-quenching range of brews to choose from –  lagers, wheat wonders, dark ales, pomegranate ciders, there new passionfruit IPA and more! So there’s sure to be a brew to suit any connoisseur.. bottoms up!

Three Rivers Brewing Co.

A big welcome back to quite possibly the most sustainable brewery in WA, Three Rivers Brewing Co.

Sustainability is a key factor behind Three Rivers. It is a true “franken-brewery” to use an industry term. The brewery only uses recovered and recycled equipment in its production. The fermenters were once dairy tanks as are some of the brewing vessels, the grain mill is from a horse stud farm and the cool room was rescued from a butcher in Mount Barker.

Leftover grain is passed on to a farmer in Waroona for stock feed, the remaining yeast is used as fertiliser and remaining hops are used as mulch. And this is what we call using initiative… beer soap and dog biscuits are produced as by-products of the beer and grain.

So check out their stall and have a cold glass of guilt-free lager, knowing you are looking after our South West environment!

3 Oceans Wine Co.

Well… maybe not quite a brewer, but just as good! Our host venue for 2018 will make sure all those vino loving lads and ladies who still want to be part of a super fun festival don’t miss out!

3 Oceans Winery will be making sure those not so keen on hops are well and truly looked after… and they are damn good at it too!  This multi-award winning beauty has been producing premium, flavoursome wines since 1979! The Margaret River region is renowned for producing some of the best vino in the world, so I can’t wait to taste what their new season has to offer.

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