We are very lucky to have some of Australia’s best craft brewers on board!
What do they all have in common?
They are all based in the beautiful South West region of Western Australia of course.
Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region is a favourite of both visitors and locals alike. The Bootleg Brewery is set aside a picturesque lake where they handcraft a multi-award winning range of ales and lagers which suit every palate.
Since 1994, Bootleg has been well-known for their delicious lunches, live bands and a large children’s playground. With viewing windows into the brewing and bottling area as well as a brewing museum, the brewery truly is an oasis of beer in a desert of wine.
Brew 42 is committed to producing fine handcrafted beer. Their focus is on traditional Irish & English style ales. All of their beers are made from the highest quality malts, hops and yeast using the full, mash-in process. No malt extracts, chemicals, preservatives or artificial flavourings are used in any of the brewing processes. Their beers aren’t filtered, they are simply made with patience, allowing time for the beer to settle-out prior to kegging or bottling.
Bush Shack Brewery
Beginning its life as the Wicked Ale Brewery in the late 1990′s, the Bush Shack Brewery is a small, family run business. With a hands-on approach to creating very unique beers they aim to be a “must-do” with visitors and locals alike.
Bush Shack specialises in all natural, unfiltered brews as well as producing flavoured wine-based drinks. The location is relaxed and rustic, providing a casual “pub-in-the-paddock” atmosphere. It is a place where couples, families and groups can gather to enjoy the rural location.
Born and brewed in Margaret River, Cheeky Monkey is producing Western Australia’s freshest line up of craft beers and ciders. But.. it’s not just about the beer here, Cheeky Monkey is blessed with an idyllic location at the end of the famous Caves Road. It’s a location that lets kids play free whilst you relax, kick back and enjoy a long lunch or dinner.
Colonial Brewing Co
Nestled amongst vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, Colonial Brewing Co is now a must see destination that is well-known for its friendly service, great food, sublime views and award winning Ale.
Colonial beer represents the triumph of substance over style. The winner of numerous national and international awards, this craft brewery was founded on the belief that beer making is a cornerstone of civilisation.
Each brew is created according to the company’s motto, festina lente – hasten slowly. While the beers are brewed with skill and innovation, it is the care and passion of the brewer that elevates the Colonial brewing process from a science to an artform.
Cowaramup Brewing Company
Cowaramup Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery situated in the world renowned Margaret River Region in WA’s South West.
The brewery opened in December 2006 and currently has five beers available on tap including Cowaramup Pilsener, Hefewizen, Special & India Pale Ales and Cowaramup Stout.
The venue itself consists of the brewhouse, bar and restaurant with shaded decking and a beautiful beer garden overlooking the surrounding rural area and small dam.
Custard Apple Cider
This award winning cider maker is set amongst 35 acres of organic orchards just 4 kilometres from Donnybrook centre.
Everything here is done by hand- No fancy bottling machines!
There is no added preservatives, sugars, colourings or artificial additives to their drinks, keeping them as natural as possible. Custard is made from fresh, local fruit to give you the best tasting cider going around.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a family run, boutique operation with a passionate appetite to share their love of brewing, wine making and local produce. Expect a new and vibrant experience for the whole family with an updated menu and playground for the kids in addition to great beer, wine, food, service and atmosphere.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co’s beers are made with fresh rainwater, malted barley, yeast and hops. Nothing else.
No added preservatives or nasty stuff, all their beers are filtered and served straight from the tanks in the brewery to your glass.
Margaret River Ale Company
This is a boldly flavoured brew with rich malt character and an unmistakable riff of freshly aromatic hops. This style of Ale is wildly popular on the West Coast of America, particularly from Californian to Oregon. “Dry Hopping”, which involves adding hop flowers to the fermenting beer, gives this beer a deliciously bitter bite to the finish.
Our Pale Ale is brewed using only natural ingredients, inkling filtered Margaret River tap water, malted barley, hops and yeast.
All of our beer is “cask conditioned” prior to leaving the brewery. This process is the traditional way to carbonate beer by allowing the beer to condition inside a keg, producing real Ale character and a creamy head when poured.
Old Coast Rd Brewery
Enjoy the fine beers brewed onsite at the Old Coast Road Brewery. Enjoy classics such as the Pilsner, Wheat, Bitter and Porter all whilst taking in the views of the beer garden and lawn. You can also relax and let the brewery do the cooking for you with wonderful cafe style meals the whole family will enjoy.
Old Coast Rd Brewery have recently launched a cider range! Their Pear and Apple cider come from their local orchards and are made fresh on-site.
As one of the newest breweries to the South West, Moody Cow joins us at the festival this year for the first time. The family run business is located in the heart of the picturesque Ferguson Valley, just 8 kms from Dardanup township.
3 Oceans Winery
In amongst the masses of beer, wine-lovers will be able to find some solace with 3 Ocean’s premium Margaret River wines.