Indian Ocean Brewing

Out past the Northern suburbs of Perth, the Indian Ocean Brewing Co sits on Mindarie Marina looking out over the water. As brewery views go, there's not many that would beat it: palm trees, blue skies, yachts, endless ocean. It's a view that comes with the added advantage that the attached venue offers the full Indi range of beers and cider and a menu that suits both an evening session or an afternoon with the family.

The brew kit was originally installed back in 2006 and has been in operation ever since under various brewers. Since early 2016, Jackson Purser has been heading the brewing side of operations, with Brody Watts at his side, following in the footsteps of well-travelled brewer Mal Secourable and ex 3 Ravens brewer Dave Brough.

The pair wasted little time putting their spin on things, dismantling and rebuilding the brewery (squeezed into a small pocket of the vast venue), tweaking the core range (and snaffling five medals at the Australian International Beer Awards soon after) and adding a colourful range of seasonals. They're colourful beyond what's in the glass too; they created eye-catching decals that are as much work of art as something to stick on a tap.

While the best way to sample the full range is by taking a trip to Mindarie, Indian Ocean beers are appearing with greater regularity at Perth's key beer venues too, such as The DTC, Petition and Five Bar.

If you do head to the venue, however, you can now enjoy the beers in an adjacent poolside venue too. And, should you still be hankering for more at departure time, they'll fill a CANimal on the bar for you with any of their beers to take home too.,

Name
Indian Ocean Brewing
Address

33 Ocean Falls Blvd
Mindarie
WA 6030

Phone
(08) 9400 1111
Website
Hours

11am to midnight

Indian Ocean Brewing Regulars

Indian Ocean Hazy Pucker

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Hazy Pucker is an apple cider: not too sweet, not too dry, well balanced with a crisp tart finish. ··· Read more
Style
Apple Cider

Indian Ocean Street Beer

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: This beer is an inspiration of a Vietnamese style Bia Hoi (gas beer!), traditionally served on the streets fresh by pop up beer vendors. Street Beer experiments with different hops each batch and the finest sushi rice to achieve an interesting full body and almost rice pudding character. ··· Read more
Style
Rice Lager
Strength
3.8%
Bitterness
18 IBU

Indian Ocean Pale Ale

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Gold in colour. Lifted tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit) and citrus (blood orange and grapefruit) with hints of pine and floral notes are present on both the nose and palate. Clean, medium bitterness. ··· Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
5.2%
Bitterness
40 IBU

Indian Ocean Export Lager

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Pale-straw in colour, this beer is an example of a Dortmund Style Lager. Spicy/herbal hop character on the nose. Slightly sweet malt balanced with a German noble hop character with a crisp finish on the palate. ··· Read more
Style
Dortmunder Lager
Strength
5.0%
Bitterness
25 IBU

Indi Britannia Best Bitter – RETIRED

Mid-strength quaffer based on classic 'sessionable' English ales. It's a light, refreshing golden ale displaying distinctive hop aroma, subtle malt sweetness and a long dry finish packed full of hop bitterness. Brewer's notes ··· Read more
Style
Best Bitter
Strength
3.5%

Indi Vanilla Stout – RETIRED

The one beer from the old lineup that Dave Brough wasn't allowed to tamper with too much when he took over was this, a perennial favourite with the locals. A sweet stout characterised by malt sweetness, dark chocolate and vanilla that dominate both aroma and flavour, with less roast character than most stouts. The addition of lactose contributes a full bodied, rich flavour to this nitrogenated ale. ··· Read more
Style
Sweet Stout
Strength
6.2%

Indi White Cap – RETIRED

A straw colored Belgian Witbier brewed from equal proportions of wheat and barley. Spiced, unfiltered, straw coloured wit with bubble gum/light phenols/coriander on the nose. Malt, citrus and yeast characters meld on the palate to create a spritzy, delicate but thirst slaking beer low in bitterness. Served cloudy, it has a balance of subtle citrus & a soft fruitiness that is intriguingly distinctive. Brewer's notes ··· Read more
Style
Witbier
Strength
4.7%

Indi Big Red – RETIRED

This bold, confronting American Red Ale leaps out at you from the glass (so wear a raincoat). A distinctive, mouth-watering citrus hop aroma gives way to sweet, toffee like malt flavors and dry, somewhat roasty/spicy bitter finish. Not a beer for the faint hearted! Brewer's notes ··· Read more
Style
Red Ale
Strength
5.4%

Indi Lager – RETIRED

Copper coloured lager loosely based on the classic German Dortmunder brews: rich malt on the palate with balancing but moderate bitterness framed with classic German hop character. Brewer's notes ··· Read more
Style
Lager
Strength
5.0%

Indian Ocean Brewing Specials

Indian Ocean Double De-Husker Du?

Tapped October 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Double De-Husker Du is a Cab Merlot barrel-aged, dark Belgian strong ale. Where to start? Big sweet plum, raisin and toffee. This concoction was brewed alongside its younger counterpart to showcase the same malted ingredients, but treated differently post mash. We used Belgian candi sugar and a traditional Belgian Abbey yeast strain and, once in barrel, the strong ale was re-fermented with a red wine yeast strain and orange blossom honey. Very limited volumes, roughly two barrels ··· Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Ale
Strength
9.75%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Indian Ocean Straight Rollers XPA

Tapped September 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: XPA is neither an IPA nor a pale ale; it sits somewhere in between. Bolstering big hop aromas and a healthy IBU, Straight Roller’s drinkability relies on a dry finish so there is a healthy dose of wheat and oats throughout this beer to boost the body without adding sweetness. This beer is a fast seller and produced sporadically throughout the year so keep an eye out for it. ··· Read more
Style
XPA
Strength
6.4%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Indian Ocean Saison Ethereal

Tapped April 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: French Saison yeast is the protagonist through this particular beer. A style at The Indi we love to brew in Autumn, Saison Ethereal has unique aromatics and flavours of ripe lemon, chamomile and herbal spice. ··· Read more
Style
Saison
Strength
5.4%
Bitterness
20 IBU

Indian Ocean De-Husker Du?

Tapped July 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Australian style black ale. Similar to a Black IPA, but shifting the focus away from American hops towards the tropical and floral hops of Australia. Hop dominated nose with passionfruit and other tropical fruits being present as well as a notable “Turkish delight” character. Similar hop character on the palate balanced with a rich, yet light malt profile. No notable heat from alcohol. One thing to note is that we brewed this beer so only very small amounts of chocolate, coffee ··· Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
7.0%
Bitterness
55 IBU

Indian Ocean Kolsch – RETIRED

Tapped December 11th, 2014
We're not 100 percent sure why (maybe 99 percent), but there seems to be something about the name Gary and WA's brewers, particular those with a past or present relationship with Colonial Brewery. Pretty much all of the Margaret River region brewery's limited releases seem to bear a variant on the name Gary and now a beer brewed by one of their former head brewers has come out with the words (little gary) next to its name in the tasting notes. Hmmm... Said brewer is Mal Secourable, a man with a fondness ··· Read more
Style
Kolsch
Strength
4.7%
Stockists

Indian Ocean Brewery

The Boat

Indi The P.O.M – RETIRED

Tapped August 13th, 2013
As we all know, the English are not the sort of race to gloat. Despite being on the wrong end of many a thrashing - not to mention the odd whitewash - by the Aussie cricketers, just because they've won the current series in England early is no reason to act all high and mighty. That just wouldn't be in their nature, especially not any Englishmen actually living and working in Australia. Although, hang on a minute... What's this from British brewer Dave Brough, currently ensconced at the Indian Ocean ··· Read more
Style
Old Ale
Strength
5.6%

Indi Winter Seasonals: Black White & Dark Lager – RETIRED

Tapped August 8th, 2013
Since taking over the head brewer's role at the Indian Ocean brewery on Perth's most northerly fringes, Dave Brough has wasted little time giving the beer list a serious reworking. All but one of the old lineup were ditched and a steady stream of short run releases has followed. It's all been for the best too, with Indi beers picking up medals at the 2013 Australian International Beer Awards and the White Cap topping its class along the way. Winter has seen a couple of darker beers hit the taps, ··· Read more
Style
Dark Wheat and Vienna Lager
Strength
Both 4.7%

Indi Pilsener – RETIRED

Tapped March 4th, 2013
The first seasonal of 2013 for the Indi brew crew is this Pilsener. They describe it as a Bohemian style Pilsener: "Golden with huge grassy hop aroma , big, assertive malt on the palate and (another) big, dry, bitter finish." ··· Read more
Style
Bohemian Pilsener
Strength
4.8%

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