July 16, 2016

The only problem with having such a great array of breweries in the South West is the isolation.


Such a statement might be weird for a Sandgroper used to the tyranny of distance between the west coast and the rest of the country.


At least there is one opportunity each year to get as many of the region’s best beer makers together in one place and enjoy their wares.


The South West Craft Beer Festival has grown from a rural exercise into an important showcase of a key part of the industry.


Organisers have kept the next event to a seven-hour one-day affair with the date set for February 13th. The venue remains Old Broadwater Farm in Busselton.


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January 1, 2020

Our team hates listicles. But it is the turn of a new year so we have to put down our favourite half-carton of beers for the past 12 months.

November 24, 2019

The first two beers from a new yet strongly credentialled Australian brewery prompted a reach for a variety of dictionaries.

November 13, 2019

WA Police believe they have cracked a syndicate that is dealing in stolen kegs after a series of raids this month.

November 10, 2019

WA beer drinkers are liking the additions to the Coopers brewery stable with sales jumping 3% on the west coast in a year.

November 4, 2019

Need to get to and from Fremantle BeerFest safely? Try the new rideshare option, DiDi.

November 1, 2019

Local brewers have made a breakthrough in the spate of keg thefts in WA, finding a cache of their stolen equipment in Bayswater.

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