Craft beer fans, look no further than the Perth region for plenty of boutique breweries and small bars pushing their favourite flavours.
Boutique breweries are springing up in the Swan Valley, adding value to the region’s national reputation for world class wine, gin and gourmet produce. They happen to be among the best food places in Perth too!
Mandoon Estate Homestead Brewery
On your search for the best food places in Perth, you’ve probably come across Mandoon Estate, widely known for its winery and stunning setting on the banks of the Swan River. The Estate is also popular for its Homestead Brewery, producing craft beers that make a perfect match with the hearty, satisfying meals served in the brewery or out on the deck overlooking the vines. Their food is just like their brews, full of big, bold and balanced flavours. Mandoon Estate has stunning accommodation too, so why not make a weekend of it and enjoy your beer and wine without needing a designated driver.
Mash Brewing deliberately shuns trends and simply creates great craft beers without taking itself too seriously. This approach has clearly worked well, with the brewery rising to join the ranks of the best breweries in Perth, and winning multiple awards. The brew house is literally surrounded by a brasserie style restaurant.
Cider and Ale Trail
Have a taste of all the handcrafted lagers, pilsners, ales, wheat beers and stouts of the best breweries in Perth’s Swan Valley by following the Cider and Ale Trail. This self-drive route takes you to the four venues mentioned above, as well as Duckstein Brewery, Ironbark Brewery, Figtree Estate, Oakover Grounds and Funk 2.0 By Funk Cider. If a guided tour is more your style, settle in and enjoy the ride with Best of Perth Tours, on their Swan Valley Perth Brewery Tour.
The beauty of exploring craft beers without leaving the city is the range that you can experience in some of our small bars. Here are three of the best breweries in Perth metro, and a tour to point you to city craft beer venues.
Northbridge Brewing Company
The buzzing enclave of Northbridge is home to a substantial brewhouse producing an award winning range. Northbridge Brewing Company adds seasonal small batch styles to its core range, a drawcard for craft beer lovers who enjoy experimental brews. The menu offers all the family favourites, like burgers, pizza, pasta, parmigiana and fish and chips.
Just to the west of the CBD is Nowhereman in West Leederville. The custom built brewhouse produces a range of craft beers, served with a seasonal menu of fresh local produce and meats cured in-house.
Perth’s Craft Beer Tour
Plenty of bars in Perth CBD and Northbridge are turning their attention to the wide range of craft beers being produced in WA. To find out more about where to get your fix, join the Perth Urban Brewery Tour with Hidden deTours.
The boutique beer scene in Fremantle is dominated by the internationally renowned and award-winning Little Creatures. As well as giving this fabulous venue a big mention, we’ve listed two more of the best breweries in Perth south of the river, as well as some beer lover experiences not to be missed!
Gage Roads Brewery
If you want to sit by the water and watch iconic container ships go by, listen to good tunes, chill in the beer garden, enjoy some fresh and local food or watch your kids play in an epic playground, Gage Roads Freo has something for everyone. No bookings are needed, walk in anytime and did we mention, doggo's are welcome too!
Enjoy a world-class brew and tasty food in the massive warehouse-style brewery perched on Fremantle Fishing Board Harbour. Little Creatures beers are sold all over town, but there’s something special about tasting beer direct from serving tanks pumped straight from the brewery. There are brewery tours running every day between noon and 3.00pm if you want to learn more about Little Creatures brewing and taste the beers. Grab a Pale Ale and a pizza and soak in the brewery chaos or wander into their backyard to enjoy your beer and nosh in the sunshine. They have an open-door policy at Little Creatures, everyone is welcome to walk in any time without a booking to just hang out.
Last Drop Brewery
Half an hour’s drive east of Fremantle, in Canning Vale, is a gem called the Last Drop Brewery, a popular Tudo style pub, and one of the best breweries in Perth south of the river. In an astonishing feat, the brewery was transported from a medieval village in Bavaria in the early nineties. The European style lagers created here, using traditional methods, make the perfect thirst quencher alongside the venue’s pub food and fusion style dishes.
The beer scene in the Perth Hills is not to be missed, and the best way to explore this scenic and delicious journey is along the Perth Hills Cider and Brew Trail!
Dingo Brewery is a microbrewery using quality cask brewing equipment and technology, plus quality Australian and international ingredients, together with proven recipes and processes to brew their beers. Continued trial and experimentation have led to a range of beer that Dingo Brewery feel passionate you will enjoy. You can choose from over 150 different beers and use their on premises brewing equipment to become a brewmaster and brew your own commercial quality beer. So why not head down to Dingo Brewery's taproom and sample a craft beer or two or grab a growler or cans straight of tap?
Beers, sun and beaches, what more could you want on a nice summer's day? The Sunset Coast is home to some amazing, longstanding breweries who take inspiration from their local surroundings and product good quality, unique and on trend brews.
Indian Ocean Brewing Co
Established in 2005, Indian Ocean Brewing Co have been providing quality craft beer brewed oceanside to the good people of Perth for 15 years. The brewery offers a core range of craft beers as well as a small batch speciality beer every eight to ten weeks – seasonal, developed on trend and in demand. The extensive menu features Australian pub classics, pizzas, share plates and main dishes using only fresh and local produce, making for the perfect balmy summer night stop.
Enjoy the iconic Mandurah lifestyle and sip brews, watch wildlife and chill with great friends in this iconic Destination. Mandurah was also crowned the winner of the 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award and is well worth the visit.
Boundary Island Brwery
Boundary Island Brewery at the Mandurah Quay Resort was born from two Mandurah families who love great beer, delicious food and a great atmosphere summer or winter. Brewing beer since college, and the amazing opportunity to acquire a great building in one of Mandurah’s best waterways overlooking Boundary Island, was the perfect opportunity to create Boundary Island Brewery. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner using all local ingredients where possible, you can even drive your boat right up to the brewery!