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!
COWARAMUP BREWING CO.
Cowaramup Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery situated in rural Cowaramup, in the renowned Margaret River Region in WA’s South West.
The brewery opened in December 2006 and currently has six beers available on tap; Cowaramup Pilsener, Hefewizen, Light Sign Summer Ale, Special & India Pale Ales and Cowaramup Porter. We suggest that their award winning Pils is seriously not to be missed!! Drop past their stall and ask head brewer Jeremy for a taste!
EAGLE BAY BREWING CO.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co. make their beers with fresh rainwater, malted barley, yeast and hops. Nothing else. No added preservatives or nasty stuff! Their beers are filtered and served straight from the tanks in the brewery to your glass, ensuring that you enjoy a fresh frothie!
Their range features six beers, starting with an easy drinking Kolsch and moving through to a Vienna, Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Mild Ale and a brewers series seasonal release. Fingers crossed that this special release is their epic Summer Ale!
THE BEER FARM
The Beer Farm is Margaret River’s newest brewery! Located in rural Metricup, the Beer Farm team have converted an old dairy farm into a brewery, and are harvesting the water from their naturally fed spring on site and using it to create some delicious brews.
You will find them at the South West Craft Beer Festival exhibiting their range of lagers, ales and ciders, along with a special Beerfest brew! Don’t miss out on trying their brand news brews and welcoming them to the festival. We also hear they are into kissing booths, so you might score more than just a beer at their stall!
THE BLACK KITE BEVERAGE CO.
This little beauty is a boutique style family owned and operated business located in beautiful Margaret River. They pride themselves in turning the best local fruit, roots and herbs into amazing boozy drinks.
Black Kite only have two beverage varieties, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality and flavour!!! Pop into their stall at Beerfest and try their zinging Zenzero Ginger Beer with ginseng and apple , or their to die for Citro Bitter Lemon Lime and Bitters!! You won’t be disappointed!
They were the first brewer to establish themselves in the region among a haven of wine! Now, 21 years on, Bootleg Brewery, Margaret River, have well and truly perfected their craft!With 6 multi-award winning brews on tap, Bootleg has now flourished to become one of Margaret River’s favoured beer sipping destinations.
Their idyllic setting not only provides a full bar with passionate, beer-loving staff, but also a yummy menu created by the best of local south west produce. Next time you’re in the area pop into this family friendly local favourite.
We are super excited to welcome back the old faithful in 2016!
BLUE MILE BREWERY
Blue Mile Brewing is THE new local brewery in Busselton and we are super pumped to announce they are joining us in 2016! They love local so much they even named themselves after the heritage listed Busselton Jetty (also known as the blue mile)! The jetty has withstood the test of time for over 100 years and is even more iconic than ever! This is a quality The Blue Mile Brewery strive for in everything they brew!
Blue Mile is a family run business who believe the true secret to brewing great beer is the use of fresh local raw ingredients! Why wouldn’t you when Australian farms the highest quality produce in the world??
This definitely proves true in local favourite brew 24 Cannons Pale Ale! With a serious punch of floral, citrus and spicy hops, it finishing with a smooth, biscuity malt… mmm! It’s your must try for 2016!
THE CIDERY AND BLACKWOOD VALLEY BREWING CO.
The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company is an exciting new addition to the SWCBF for 2016 (especially for those not so keen on hop brews). The fantastic team from this small family business are proud supporters of our local southwest orchardists, who they claim grow the best apples in the world!!
The Cidery has been making artisan ciders since last century and is WA”s oldest Boutique Cidery. They pride themselves in producing 100% natural ciders from the Southwest’s internationally acclaimed Pink Lady apples (no juice concentrate for this bunch!) which means no additives, preservatives, sugar or water added to these sweet babies!
Their products range from a unique Soft (non-alcoholic) Cider through the various degrees of natural sweetness right up to a beautifully aged dry Scrumpy! They also produce WA’s only true Perry – made from all natural fermented pear juice!
COLONIAL BREWING CO.
Welcome back Colonial Brewing Co!! Their beer is about substance over style, and founded on the belief that beer making is both an art form and great way to wind down. Simply put, they believe in beer!!
They don’t put too much fuss into the process, but this certainly doesn’t mean they don’t care! They simply seem to have perfected “little is more”. And their beers certainly do the talking once it’s in a glass in front of you!
But Colonial Brewery Co aren’t just known for their award winning ales… pop in and experience the sublime views, friendly service, great food and heaps of kiddies entertainment! Nestled among vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, they really are a little patch of southwest paradise. Check it out next time you’re in this beautiful region!!
MARGARET RIVER ALE CO.
Margaret River Ale Co is a microbrewery located approximately 2 kilometres from Settlers Tavern, in Margaret River’s light industrial area. The brewery is a production facility only, and is fully owned and operated by Settlers Tavern in Margaret River.
MR Ale Co is unfiltered, small batch, naturally carbonated; all malt beers made only with pure quality ingredients, and delivered fresh to Settlers Tavern from the brewery shortly after being brewed.
And what’s better is they are beer + food matching in 2016, bringing along Settlers famous authentic American Yoder Offset Competition BBQ and smoked up pulled pork and beef brisket sliders!! Match made in heaven? We think so!
ELEPHANT ROCKS CIDER CO.
We can’t wait to welcome Elephant Rocks Cider Company to the SWCBF in 2016! All the way from Denmark in the great southwest! Elephant Rocks pride themselves in using only the best fruits from Western Australia’s Great Southern, and have the awards to show it.
Since launching in 2008 with only 2 varieties of cider, they have blended, tasted and tested new flavour combos you’d never dream of! They have now brewed up eight exciting mouth-watering multi-award winning cider flavours. They will certainly keep you guessing with old faithfuls like Pear Cider & non-carbonated Oaked Scumpy, and quirky combos like Apple & Ginger or Apple Chilli.
Water + Yeast + Malt + Hops + Brewer = Boston Brewery
So Boston Brewery have a theory… everyone has a beer drinker inside them, some people just don’t know it yet! And we think they might just be right! How can you not love all 4 of their core beers and their selection of passionate seasonal brews!
Their brewers are super dedicated to the craft and the joys of a brew well made, and it shows! Made with Denmark’s finest, purest rainwater, why settle for anything less than the best? This rainwater allows the quality of the raw materials, carefully selected to speak for themselves, say a big hello!
3 OCEANS WINE COMPANY
Ok so not really a brewer, but just as good! This one is for the ladies… (and those vino loving lads)!! We’re super excited to welcome them back and their delicious wines and sparkling’s to SWCBF 2016!
These lovely ladies will be back, making sure those not so keen on hops are well and truly looked after! 3 Oceans is named after the 3 oceans that surround the great wine producing country, Australia! The Indian ocean to the West, Southern Ocean to the South, and the Pacific Ocean to the East.
This multi-award winning winery located in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, have been producing scrumptious premium 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!
CHEEKY MONKEY BREWERY
There’s a little cheeky in all of us, so let it run wild at the SWCBF 2016, and try some beer & cider from Cheeky Monkey!! A big welcome back to this family owned and operated brewery nestled in the heart of the Margaret River wine region!
With a dry apple cider, a sweet pear cider, and 6 tempting brews ranging from their Traveling Monk Amber Ale to their Old Reliable Pale Ale, they can cater for any brew lovers taste buds!! And hey, if you’re in the area pop into their place on Caves Road and order their wood fired pizzas… they are amazing, and go perfectly with a cheeky can!
CUSTARD & CO.
Set in the middle of apple growing country in the Southwest of WA, Custard & Co are what you call a little different! They use whole local fruit to make their true, whole apple ciders – which are delicious!!
They revel in the bonkersness of what nature throws at them, using spontaneous wild yeast from the apples at each pressing, and fermenting somewhere between 4 and 12 weeks…occasionally encouraged by Mr. Custard hugging the tanks for extra love!!
All of their whole fruit ciders use real apples… no nasty caustics in their tanks! No concentrate, no flavouring.. just wild yeasts and good times!!
THREE RIVERS BREWING CO.
Had enough of mass-produced beer made from cheap ingredients and processed nasties? They believe the beer-loving public deserves better!!! This small, family owned and run microbrewery located in the beautiful Peel Region of WA, produce a scrumptious range of award-winning beers made from only the finest ingredients and nearly all conforming to the strict German beer purity law – the Reinheitsgebot.
With 8 refreshing brews to choose from… which will you try? Black Knight American Stout, not for the faint hearted? Tomahawk American Pale Ale, classically citrusy and grapefruity in character? Hmm… Or their new Duck’s Nuts Brown Ale for some caramel, a little chocolate and definitely a nutty and perhaps toasty taste!
Artisan Brewing is a family owned and operated wholesale business producing a range of handcrafted Belgian-style ales, from premium South West ingredients, by the top South West brewers! Owner, Brian Fitzgerald, is also the President of the Western Australian Brewers Association and a Certified Cicerone… so he knows a thing or two about quality craft beer in WA!
Fancy something a little European? Brian always has a top notch range of mouth-watering brews on tap.. from 100% Belgian Golden Ales to Special Limited Releases of funky and tasty Aged Sour Ales! Fingers crossed he brings “Rolling Thunder” out to play. Big welcome to the SWCBF Team Artisan Brewing!!!