Best Breweries in Perth
Perth is awash with excellent local beer. But while other major Australian cities have more independent breweries, Perth has the great distinction of being ground zero for “craft beer” in Australia – long before the term came into vogue.
The watershed moment came in ’84, when Fremantle pub the Sail and Anchor grew its in-house brewing operation into Matilda Bay Brewing Company. Then Little Creatures came along in ’99, which set the benchmark for hoppy, American-style ales that were relatively unknown in Australia at the time.
Those breweries are now two of the country’s biggest names in beer – but Perth and Freo continue to be hotbeds for young brewing talent, which is proudly on display at taprooms across the city.
Whether you’re after a vast seaside warehouse with a fire-powered menu, or a no-frills brewpub where you can BYO food, these are the best breweries in Perth to lose an afternoon at.