Those of you that know me well know that I love a good beer (and sometimes not just one!). So, it will come as no surprise that I am writing a blog post about the Top 5 Breweries in the Swan Valley.
The Swan Valley region in Perth is renowned for its wineries and restaurants. But there has also been an emerging market for boutique breweries in recent years. Some of the best breweries in the Swan Valley are within metres of each other making them easy to visit.
Whilst this post is called the Top 5 Breweries in the Swan Valley, I have not numbered them. They are also listed in no order because, in my opinion, they are ALL world-class and not much separates them. All the breweries listed below hold their own charm and are worth a visit
Duckstein German Brewery & Restaurant
One of the pioneer craft breweries in Perth’s Swan Valley wine region, Duckstein is open daily from 11am.
Offering a wide selection of finely brewed German beers, this venue is best when it is busy, usually around lunchtime.
The fantastic German menu has something to suits everyone’s tastes and the servings are German sized (BIG!!)
There are often live bands playing which only adds to the overall ambience, instead of dominating it. I just love this place!
9720 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Website – www.duckstein.com.au
Elmar’s in the Valley
Home to Perth biggest Oktoberfest celebrations, Elmar’s in the Valley is another German brewery that does it right.
From the moment that you arrive in the Elmar’s carpark you feel like you’ve arrived home. The building has an old Australian country feel about it and is surrounded by big old gum trees and manicured hedges. The interior is just as warm and inviting.
Whilst the bulk of their menu is not traditionally German-themed, the Elmar’s Bratwurst Plate is extremely tasty.
Make sure you check out their Acoustic Sundays that run from early January through to the end of May. The vibe is awesome!
8731 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055
Website – www.elmars.com.au
A multi award-winning brewery, Mash Brewing has been involved in craft brewing since 2006.
Mash has a wide and varied beer selection, so the temptation is to try them all. If you don’t really feel like a beer, or maybe you have tried them all already, Mash also produced a very tasty Apple Cider that is mid-strength (3.5%). Mash has on offer a tasting paddle, where you get to sample four different beers. This is a perfect way to try out their beers to find your favourite. Mash also caters to non beer drinkers with a wine and cocktail menu.
Their extensive menu is perfectly matched with their beer selection and Mash’s House-Smoked Beef Brisket is ‘to die for’.
10250 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055
Website – www.mashbrewing.com.au
Feral Brewing Company
When you arrive at Feral Brewing you’re greeted by one of their smiling, friendly staff at the front door. This is probably one of the Swan Valleys busiest venues on Saturdays and Sundays. There are three seating areas being inside, the veranda and the beer garden, which is a popular choice in summer.
The great news about Feral is the playground which is conveniently located near the beer garden, so the kids can run themselves ragged whilst you have a relaxing beer and while away your Saturday afternoon, and you can even bring the dog.
The chefs at Feral have created a menu that’s sure to please even the fussiest of tastebuds and the emphasis is on share plates of Australian classics using fresh, local produce. And anyone who knows the Swan Valley, knows that fresh, local produce is in abundance.
152 Haddrill Rd, Baskerville WA 6056
Website – www.feralbrewing.com.au
Mandoon Estate is situated just off Reid Highway in Caversham. As you enter up the long driveway, you drive past rows and rows of grapes. The Homestead Brewery is part of the Estate and offers casual dining for those not wanting a picnic on the lawn or to sample the wares of the fine dining restaurant.
The brewers at Homestead Brewery use a German engineered “Schulz” brew house. This is the only one of its kind in Australia and with 350 years of experience behind it, you can’t go wrong.
The Homestead Brewery allows you to sit back, relax with a beer or apple cider in hand whilst overlooking the vines.
10 Harris Road, Caversham WA 6055
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Swan Valley Brewery Tour packages start from just $65 per person for a half day (four hour) or we can tailor a package to suit your desires.
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