I love Bridgetown and have visited the town perhaps ten times in the last four years. The small valley settlement is a two-and-a-half hour’s drive from Perth and is best known for two things: being one of the prettiest towns in WA’s south-west, and for hosting Blues at Bridgetown – the state’s largest blues music… Read more →
Swan Valley microbrewery Feral Brewing Company has again performed well at the Perth Royal Beer Show held in Perth on the Friday night picking up a swag of awards, topped off by the claiming the coveted award for Best Western Australian beer for Feral Hop Hog for the second year. This ads to a string… Read more →
Even before Melbourne’s Good Beer Week was a barley grain waiting to burst forth, WA Beer week had established itself as one the premier events on the Australian beer calendar. Incorporating the Perth Royal Beer Show and numerous events across the state, it is running again from June 17 – 26, 2011. With more than… Read more →
Travelling widely around Australia for his day job, Aaron Caruana has had a good chance to check out the Australian beer scene on the ground. This is what he has found.
Entries are now open for the 5th Annual Perth Royal Beer Show run by The Royal Agricultural Society of WA. The competition will take place at the Claremont Showground commencing on Monday 13 June 2011. Some 250 entries entered in last year’s competition (164 commercial entries and 86 amateur entries) will again highlight the high… Read more →
In Perth with a few hours to spare? Why not head off to the Swan Valley and visit some breweries? The Swan Valley is a mere twenty five minutes from the Perth CBD and is packed with wineries, coffee roasters, great places to eat and most importantly craft breweries. If you have just a few… Read more →
They may not be actively brewing anymore at Freemantle’s Sail & Anchor, but the iconic pub seems to be delivering on its commitment to support craft beer. As part of their Novembeer celebrations, this Saturday the pub, part of the ALH Group, will host the Night of the Barrels. featuring a range of Australian craft… Read more →
The winners in the Perth Royal Beer Show were announced last Friday night with Swan Valley’s Feral Brewing winning best Australian Beer, WA beer and Ale. Feral’s win continues its recent domination of major Australian beer awards, winning the trophy for best brewery at last year’s Australian International Beer Awards, the trophy for Champion Ale… Read more →
The long-awaited Moody Cow Brewery in Western Australia’s Ferguson Valley opened for business for the first time this week.
We’ve been wine touring now for a generation, and now beer touring is becoming popular. But the last thing that an enthusiastic beer lover wants to, or should, do when touring microbreweries is drive themself. Pete Luetjens finds some beer nuts who can do the driving for you…