08 Jun 2018

Matso’s to join Gage Roads stable

The Gage Roads juggernaut continues to soar with the announcement the WA operation will buy fellow large-scale WA brewery Matso’s in a deal worth around $16 million. Rumours of the arrangement had been circulating the State’s beer scene for several months and the confirmation of the sale was made via the Australian Stock Exchange this […]


28 May 2018

Billabong rises from the ashes

One of WA’s oldest craft breweries is rising from the ashes to serve its loyal band of customers. A fire ripped through Billabong Brewery just over two weeks ago, putting the Myaree beer-maker off line. While the blaze was predominantly contained to the office, library and lounge bar area there was some water damage to […]


18 May 2018

Beerland takes top AIBA prize

Two of Western Australia’s growing group of brewpubs have banded together to dominate Australia’s world renown beer competition. Northbridge Brewing Company and Whitfords Brewing Co, which operate under the Beerland label, won the major prize at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne. And apart from the group’s Wheat winning Champion Beer, it also collected […]


05 May 2018

WABA cautious over excise relief

WA brewers expect the Federal Government’s announcement of excise relief will enable local beer producers to grow their businesses and create more jobs throughout the industry. However, the Western Australian Brewers Association (WABA) has concerns the government’s announcement that all kegs over eight litres will attract the same excise rate will open the door for […]


28 Apr 2018

Perth Royal Beer Show Awards

It is back for another year but with a change or two to enhance the night of nights for WA brewing. The Perth Royal Beer Show Awards is now open for entry and the WA Brewers Association is calling on all members to submit their best beers for judging. The process for the 2018 awards […]


10 Apr 2018

Graduation day for Nail beers

By Ross Lewis John Stallwood’s beers are now old enough to drink themselves. But like every teenager approaching the age of graduation, Nail Brewing has endured plenty of trial and tribulations. Indeed, there were more than a few times when it looked like the beer maker wouldn’t reach double digits let alone to 18 years […]


12 Mar 2018

Upside for the Otherside

The overwhelming response to what was a one-off brew for a music festival has led the team behind Otherside Brewing Co. to commission a new custom built brewery here in Perth. Since their humble beginnings in Fremantle as a gypsy brewer, offering just one brew, Otherside now have five lines available at around 100 bottle […]


20 Feb 2018

Faults, Flavours Training – Steven Blaine

The next Faults and Flavours course is scheduled for March 8 at Dutch Trading Co. Places are limited. Faults and Flavours Training Overview: Using specially created Cicerone flavour kits and a wealth of knowledge, our experienced trainers will take you through guided tastings and provide concise information on common beer faults and flavours Exam Details: One of […]


17 Oct 2017

WA Beer Week Calendar LIVE

WA BEER WEEK is back and the events calendar is now LIVE! Beer launches, beer quizzes, beer dinners, beer-gustations, beer classes, beer runs, beer hops…and SO.MUCH.MORE. You get it, it’s all about beer and it’s all AWESOME. There’s an event for everyone happening at your favourite bars, breweries and restaurants around WA. Complete calendar of […]


13 Sep 2017

Welcome WABA Education Coordinator

WABA is proud to welcome Steven Blaine to the committee in the newly formed position of Education Coordinator. Steven Blaine is the national beer & cider manager for on-premise specialist 100Proof, having previously worked as the Craft Beer Ambassador for Lion’s craft portfolio. You could say that the love of good beer runs in his […]


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