Little Creatures. Photography by Whitney Ng.
Perth loves a good brewery, and with WA producing some of the finest craft beers in the country, why wouldn’t it? Follow our guide to find the best in town, whether you’re in the mood for a trendy urban bar or a rustic countryside microbrewery. Bottoms up!
Indian Ocean Brewing Company.
Indian Ocean Brewing Company
It’s little wonder this venue won WA’s Best Brewery at the 2013 Perth Royal Beer Show: situated in Mindarie Marina, Indian Ocean Brewing Company boasts incredible sunset views and top-notch beers. Drink The Indi White Cap,
a Belgian Wit Bier that’s equal parts cloudy, sweet and spicy. 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie (08) 9400 1111
The Sail and Anchor.
Black Salt Brewery
This beachside venue offers a whole lot more than just stunning views of Port Beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. It also boasts the communal spirit of a small brewery – while you enjoy the house brews and seafood, let the kids go wild in Black Salt’s on-site playground! Drink The Black Salt Original Pilsner or Blonde. 42 Port Beach Road, North Fremantle (08) 9430 6866
This iconic Freo powerhouse thrives as both an internationally recognised brewery and a local go-to for comfort food. With an outdoor deck overlooking Freo’s Fishing Boat Harbour and a cavernous interior space, it’s easy to see why Little Creatures is one of Perth’s favourite breweries. Drink The always popular Pale Ale or Bright Ale. 40 Mews Road, Fremantle (08) 9430 5555
Situated along the buzzing South Terrace, The Monk Brewery is an easy-going space for lovers of live music, craft beers and delicious pub grub. Open till late and a perfect place for everything from pale to porter, The Monk will surely leave you well oiled and well fed. Drink The fruity and slightly spicy Kolsch.
33 South Terrace, Fremantle (08) 9336 7666
The Sail and Anchor
A long-standing veteran in the local brewing industry, The Sail and Anchor is a classic, quintessentially Freo venue that doubles as a viewing balcony for weekend street performances, as well as a convenient husband crèche for avid market punters. Drink Seasonal craft beer from one of the traditional English hand pumps. 64 South Terrace, Fremantle (08) 9431 1666
Old Swan Brewery.
This multi-million dollar microbrewery is set to become Northbridge’s favourite new watering hole. Along with the capacity to produce 150,000 litres of beer per year, the venue will comprise a two-storey bar and skydeck overlooking the greenspace of Northbridge Piazza. Drink The Lager, created by famed brewer Ken Arrowsmith. Corner of Lake and James streets, Northbridge.
The Generous Squire
The home of internationally renowned James Squire beer is situated at the start of bustling Shafto Lane. The Generous Squire serves as a well-known social
refuge and the place to unwind after a hard day’s work. Drink Shafto’s Reward, a special bitter that is brewed fresh on site. 397 Murray Street (corner of Shafto Lane), Perth (08) 6311 7071
The Old Swan Brewery
This is arguably one of Perth’s most renowned breweries, and widely considered to be home to the best steak in town. Stunning views of the Swan River makes the Old Brewery the perfect place to enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch with award-winning beers. Drink The multiple award-winning Angus Pale Ale. 173 Mounts Bay Road, Perth (08) 9211 8999
Last Drop Brewery.
Last Drop Brewery
A meeting point for creatures of comfort that appreciate a dimly lit Tudor-inspired venue, Last Drop Brewery welcomes all those who love a wallet-friendly, traditionally brewed pick-me-up. Drink Bock, a barrel-aged dark lager made with German and Czech hops. 507 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale (08) 9456 4228
The Principal comfortably lies within the bounds of both a contemporary brew bar and a chic, Modern Australian restaurant. This Midland establishment is the perfect pit stop on the way to or from the Swan Valley. Drink The Principal’s Pilsener is a local favourite.
23 Cale Street, Midland (08) 9250 2995
This understated East Vic Park microbrewery produces all natural, preservative-free beers and ciders. Look out for $6.50 pint specials, and eat your fill from their extensive menu, featuring tapas, steaks and more. Drink The Mexican Pilsner and Tokyo Super Dry. 774 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park (08) 9470 5818
Duckstein Brewery offers an authentic taste of Germany, from its jovial beer-hall ambience to its traditional cuisine. On weekends, the Swan Valley brewery fills with merrymakers keen for a frothy stein and some toe-tapping to the regular live music. Drink The brewery’s classic Germanic beers like the Hefeweiss or Dunkel. 9720 West Swan Road, Henley Brook (08) 9296 0620
Elmar’s in the Valley
Warm and enchanting, Elmar’s has a sense of Hogwarts’ Great Hall charm to it. The Swan Valley venue hosts an in-house brewery, family-friendly restaurant and charming small goods shop. We love the long communal tables. Drink The Schwarzbier (a dark lager) or the refreshing Ein Stein Pilsner. 8731 West Swan Road, Henley Brook (08) 9296 6354
Feral Brewing Company
With up to 16 craft beers on tap at any given time, it’s no wonder this brewery has a reputation among beer fanatics for offering more than just your average pint. We highly recommend enjoying the picturesque surroundings and
a pint with Feral’s generous charcuterie board. Drink The chocolatey Smoked Porter. 152 Haddrill Road, Baskerville (08) 9296 4657
With seasonal, hand-crafted beers as well as fresh wood-fired pizzas, there’s no better way to while away an afternoon than in Ironbark Brewery’s sun-dappled courtyard. The only challenge is deciding between the 45 beers available on any given day. Drink The subtly spiced alcoholic Ginger Beer. 55 Benara Road, Caversham (08) 9377 4400
The appropriately named Mash Brewing produces an exciting mishmash of beers inspired by both international favourites and the usual suspects. Take a seat at a communal table to watch the brew crew at work while you down a pint or two. Drink The 7% Charlie Brown Belgian Dubbel – an American spin on English brown ale. 10250 West Swan Road, Henley Brook (08) 9296 5588
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