Rocky Ridge Brewing Co

Many breweries have a local focus. Many more highlight their focus on freshness. And there is a growing number with a focus on sustainability. But you can count on one hand the number of Australian breweries that tie all of these elements together in the way Rocky Ridge Brewing Co does.

Aside from collaborations – we’ll get to those soon – the beers that owner/head brewer Hamish Coates produces on his family’s fifth generation dairy farm, located 20 minutes outside Busselton in the Margaret River region, are created exclusively with ingredients grown and sourced inside the farm’s fence line. Rainwater fills the tanks, solar power keeps the brewery running, Rocky Ridge barley and wheat fill the mash tun, hop bines soar on trellises, and the proprietary house yeast was the result of an air sample collected on site then cultured up at the University of WA. It’s quite an achievement.

What’s just as interesting is the rate at which the brewery captured the hearts and minds of Western Australian beer drinkers. Since launching in early 2017, the steady stream of releases from Rocky Ridge has gathered considerable momentum, with many selling out within days of release; Rock Juice Double NEIPA and Peach Invasion Peach NEIPA just two such examples.

This noble pursuit of hyper-locality and sustainability does, however, have its limitations – not being able to use New World hops grown elsewhere or interesting adjuncts being the most obvious. Enter the collaboration.

Brewing and beer world peers have been lining up at Rocky Ridge’s doors since the middle of 2017 and, when embarking on collaborative ventures with them, Hamish has allowed himself leeway to play with ingredients that normally wouldn’t be permitted in his regular releases.

Within little more than a year of the first beer leaving the brewery, the distinguished list of brewing buddies included Dainton Family Brewing, Cellarbrations Carlisle, The Dutch Trading Co, Indian Ocean Brewing Co, Cape Cellars, Baby Mammoth, Cheeky Monkey Brewery, Burnt Ends Smoking Co and relative neighbours The Beer Farm. Add in a joint venture with Vasse Valley Hemp that led to one of Australia’s first commercially produced hemp ales, Dr Weedy’s. and it’s clear Hamish and co are a sociable bunch.

While there has been considerable hype around each release, it’s a single beer of which Hamish is most proud. Named after his loyal brewery dog – also featured on the can – Ace Pale AIe has a particularly sentimental appeal because it features the Flinders hop. The variety was recently revived from an old growing region in Albany in the state’s South West and, while its exact origins remain a mystery, Hamish describes his love for Flinders in its point of difference.

“It’s so different,” he says. “There’s a unique flavour and aroma that has floral notes but underlays citrus, passionfruit and grapefruit.”

This belief in unique is also manifested in the Rocky Ridge branding. The modern geometric design that contrasts wonderfully with the romantic sensibility of Rocky Ridge is the work of an old uni pal, Matt Nankivell, who counts among his other clients the Saatchi & Saatchi design agency in London. Not a bad place for a new brewery to get some brand design done.

It's proven to be a potent combination of elements, one that saw demand rocket so far so fast Hamish had to temporarily abandon his goal of only brewing with what they could grow and buy in some ingredients as they increase production of raw ingredients at the farm. It was a decision that didn't come easily but one he was quick to make public.

Speaking of the public, as of April 2019 they can visit a Rocky Ridge cellar door. It's located on the edge of the Busselton foreshore redevelopment and joins the brewery's other venue Darleen's as a home of good beer in the South West.

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Name
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
Address

10 Marine Terrace
Busselton
WA 6280

Phone
0406217247
Open Hours

Thurs to Sun: 10am to 6pm

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The Specials

Rocky Ridge Rock Juice V5
Exit Brewing & Rocky Ridge Brekkie Juice IPA
Rocky Ridge & Blasta Blasta Creag Kveik XIPA
Rocky Ridge & Gweilo Custard Tart Stout
Rocky Ridge BD Imperial Stout & Barleywine Is Life
Rocky Ridge Where's Danny? & Blueberry Imperial Berliner
Rocky Ridge Front Rower Kiwi IIIPA
Rocky Ridge Choc-Coconut Porter
Rocky Ridge Dank Side Of The Moon
Rocky Ridge Blueberry Sour
Rocky Ridge Karl Joins The Mafia
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Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Regulars

Rocky Ridge Ace Pale Ale

While there has tended to be considerable hype around each Rocky Ridge release, there’s a single beer of which head brewer and owner Hamish Coates is most proud. Named after his loyal brewery dog, who is also featured on the can art, Ace pale aIe is especially sentimental because it features the Flinders hop, a hop variety that was recently revived from an old growing region in Albany in Western Australia’s South West and is now grown in the Rocky Ridge hop garden. While its exact origins remain… Read more
Style
Pale Ale
ABV
6.2%

Rocky Ridge Pale Ale

One of two pale ales in the Rocky Ridge core range and the beer described as their flagship, this Pale Ale is a beer that makes use of the brewery's homegrown hops and malt to produce what you might term an old school pale in these increasingly fruit forward days. Sure, you'll pick up some melon, peach and citrusy touches but they're fairly restrained, sitting alongside a pale malt sweetness. On the palate, however, the hop character is much more of the earthy, drying variety, akin to something… Read more
Style
Pale Ale
ABV
4.8%

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Specials

Rocky Ridge Rock Juice V5

Tapped November 13th, 2019
The Rocky Ridge team have unleashed the fifth version of their crowd-pleasing Rock Juice, reuniting with Celebrations Carlisle and Cape Cellars to create a tweaked and better-then-ever imperial NEIPA. Building on previous iterations, V5 brings with it a fresh look that’s in line with recent brand and packaging upgrades from the brewery. Throw in an increase in ABV – now up to a sizeable 10.5 percent ABV – and an all Australian hop bill, including Galaxy, Melba, Ella and Vic Secret, and you've… Read more
Style
Imperial NEIPA
ABV
10.5%
Bitterness
25 IBU
Stockists

Rocky Ridge Cellar Door

Cape Cellars

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Exit Brewing & Rocky Ridge Brekkie Juice IPA

Tapped October 28th, 2019
It's become pretty commonplace to describe some of the haziest, thickest IPAs as aking to brekkie juice. And, here, collaborators Exit and Rocky Ridge go the whole hog (or should that be juice bar) in loading up an IPA with a quartet of fruits. As you can imagine, this moves the appearance beyond hazy and into full on brekkie juice territory, while it's the mango that dominates on the fruit front, with the guava, passionfruit and pineapple fighting it out for the lesser podium spots. It's not as… Read more
Style
Hazy IPA with Fruit
ABV
6.7%

Rocky Ridge & Blasta Blasta Creag Kveik XIPA

Tapped October 1st, 2019
Returning the favour from their recent Blasta x Rocky Ridge collaboration, Incan Saison this time around the pair’s brew at the latter's farm brewery continues the theme of using interesting yeast, in this case kveik. Somewhat tenuously, and more than a little tongue in cheek, Rocky Ridge’s Hamish Coates says the Norwegian strain is on its third generation and, as such, could now be known as an Australian kveik strain. Smirks aside, the yeast is the dominant factor here. Hamish says all of Blast… Read more
Style
Kveik IPA
ABV
8.4%
Stockists

Available from the Rocky Ridge cellar door, Darleen's Busselton, Blasta Brewing Co and Rocky Ridge stockists

Rocky Ridge & Gweilo Custard Tart Stout

Tapped September 4th, 2019
It's fair to assume that nothing would surprise craft beer drinkers anymore, with an array of interesting and perplexing ingredient-spiked beers coming at us ever faster. So it is that Rocky Ridge's Custard Tart Stout may have punters asking how, but certainly not why, in a era of eccentric beer. Brewed in collaboration with Hong Kong craft brewers Gweilo, the rich pastry stout resembles and acknowledges the iconic custard tart dessert that is famous in the global city. It features lactose, vanilla… Read more
Style
Pastry Stout
ABV
6.0%
Bitterness
20 IBU

Rocky Ridge BD Imperial Stout & Barleywine Is Life

Tapped August 13th, 2019
We’re well and truly into the thick of "big beer" season and the multitudinous Rocky Ridge brewers aren’t holding back with their seasonal releases of gutsy, warming ales. Most notably, their 2019 vintages of DB Russian Imperial Stout (previously Dirty Bitch after one of the brewery dogs) and Barleywine Is Life – both barrel aged – which have had many a punter waiting in anticipation. This year's DB comes in at a sizeable 12.5 percent ABV and, after spending six months in shiraz… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout & Barleywine
ABV
12.5% & 11.0%
Bitterness
20 IBU & 55 IBU

Rocky Ridge Where's Danny? & Blueberry Imperial Berliner

Tapped August 13th, 2019
As has been the tradition since they launched, in recent weeks WA punters have had a slew of new releases from the team at Rocky Ridge to tuck into, not least among them a ginger nut stout brewed in honour of assistant brewer and all-round nice guy Ash "Danny" Gale. and the trend-bending Blueberry Imperial Berliner. Where’s Danny is an American style stout brewed with chocolate, orange and fresh ginger. Plentiful quantities were added during brewing and fermentation to ensure each adjunct… Read more
Style
Ginger Nut Stout & Imperial Blueberry Berliner Weisse
ABV
5.7% & 6.5%
Bitterness
20 IBU & 6 IBU

Rocky Ridge Front Rower Kiwi IIIPA

Tapped June 18th, 2019
Ordinarily, the Rocky Ridge brewers like to champion local and celebrate homegrown but, occasionally they'll devote some time in the brewery to celebrate beer from a far off land, or at least from our neighbours across the Tasman Sea. Front Rower is one of a stack of beers from Rocky Ridge as part of their End of Beer Year en masse release and pays tribute to New Zealand's diverse hop industry. Coming in at a whopping 10.5 percent ABV and a potentially tongue-shredding 77 IBU, the brewing team clearly… Read more
Style
NZ IIIPA
ABV
10.5%
Bitterness
77 IBU

Rocky Ridge Choc-Coconut Porter

Tapped June 18th, 2019
The Rocky Ridge team show no signs of slowing down as they move into the cold, wet winter months. And, among the beers they keep pumping out of their South West brewery doors are more with a slightly warming edge – beers like the experimental Choc-Coconut Porter, designed to hit shelves and warm cockles as the drizzle sets in. Brewed with 20kg of shredded and roasted coconut, the strong porter base has been brewed to a moderate 22 IBU and a generous 6.8 percent ABV. There's no question this thick,… Read more
Style
Chocolate Coconut Porter
ABV
6.8%
Bitterness
22 IBU

Rocky Ridge Dank Side Of The Moon

Tapped June 18th, 2019
The black IPA might not be enjoying as much of the spotlight these days as many of the recent IPA variants doing the rounds, but it's a style that the past two or three weeks suggest remains in the mind of many a brewer who appreciates the place for robust, maltier IPAs in the dank, dark backstage of brewing. Rocky Ridge's 2019 BIPA has been released as a sister beer to the Pink Floyd-referencing Pine On You Crazy Diamond, although Dank Side Of The Moon is the darker, more twisted of the siblings.… Read more
Style
Black IPA
ABV
8.85%
Bitterness
75 IBU

Rocky Ridge Blueberry Sour

Tapped June 17th, 2019
Rocky Ridge undoubtedly have their eye in when it comes to sours. And, with this release, they're pushing their sour game to the next level with a large format bottle and a label with a more "adult" edge than their typical can designs. Within each elegant 750ml bottle will still be the same blend of of local ingredients and microflora. The debut release in the new look packaging is a spritzy barrel-aged sour packed to the rafters with fresh, locally grown blueberries. As per Rocky Ridge's… Read more
Style
Blueberry Sour
ABV
5.0%
Bitterness
5 IBU

Rocky Ridge Karl Joins The Mafia

Tapped June 17th, 2019
A 9 percent ABV imperial white stout brewed with coffee from a boutique coffee roastery in Margaret River in collaboration with a tiny craft beer bar in a Singaporean Chinatown complex... That's a lot to digest but, then again, this was initially brewed for GABS, and is another Rocky Ridge beer worth savouring. Karl Joins the Mafia is the latest release in a series of beers adorned with the "Karl" persona, an unlucky character who always seems to land in worrying predicaments. Thankfully,… Read more
Style
Imperial White Stout
ABV
9.0%
Bitterness
30 IBU

Rocky Ridge Alfie's Lager

Tapped June 17th, 2019
Afie's Lager – a doppelbock – was brewed in honour of a Rocky Ridge family pup. Alfie is the trusty brewpup of head brewer Ross Terlick and spends his days helping on the Rocky Ridge brewery and farm. The beer itself is pretty self explanatory: a gutsy doppelbock brewed to a generous 7.6 percent ABV and 22 IBU. Don't let the big numbers worry you, though, this lager is well balanced and oozes drinkability. Pronounced malt and sweetness are key players on the nose and palate alike, with generous… Read more
Style
Doppelbock
ABV
7.6%
Bitterness
22 IBU

Rocky Ridge Plum Intended

Tapped May 21st, 2019
Collaborations, sours, puns and rejected fruit... Just a few things Rocky Ridge won't shy away from and have successfully been serving up to punters since their beers first hit taps in 2017. This beer is one that ticks all the aforementioned boxes but, in classic Rocky Ridge fashion, it's a beer like no release before it. This fruity, punny, sour collaboration was brewed with the team at the Royston Hotel in Richmond and is loaded with 150kg of not-supermarket-worthy plums, and the can is embellished… Read more
Style
Sour Plum Marzen
ABV
4.0%
Bitterness
4 IBU

Rocky Ridge Imperial Ace

Tapped April 28th, 2019
What does a brewery do when their trusty brewdog fathers a litter of eight adorable brewpups? Create a beer to celebrate the occasion, of course. Ace, the trusty Border Collie, already has his own beer in the Rocky Ridge range, but to celebrate becoming a dad the Ace Pale Ale has been ratcheted up to imperial status. Imperial Ace is a triple dry-hopped offshoot of what was already a bountifully-hopped American pale ale in its own right. Here, however, the beer offers up huge passionfruit, melon… Read more
Style
Imperial Pale Ale
ABV
8.0%
Bitterness
75 IBU

Eagle Bay & Rocky Ridge & Dunsborough Cellars Eagle Rock

Tapped April 12th, 2019
Collab names don’t come much more obvious than this; however, for the Rocky Ridge team, this one has been nearly two years in the making. Brewery owner Hamish Coates says: “We’ve wanted to do something with the crew from Eagle Bay since the beginning. They helped us a lot when starting up, so a collaboration has always been on the cards. Making a beer from all WA hops and malts with two other advocates of the WA beer industry has been really special.” That "special" beer is a 100… Read more
Style
Wet Hop Sour
ABV
4.5%
Stockists

Launched at Dunsborough Cellars on April 12

Cans launched at Mane Liquor on April 18

Then hitting other WA retailers

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Rocky Ridge Bob's Your Aunty

Tapped April 9th, 2019
Take one part Rocky Ridge Brewing, one part South Fremantle Brewing, add a dash of blood orange juice and Bob's your... ermm... aunty? The latest collab between the two WA brewing companies is a spritzy Berliner Weisse brewed with 30 litres of freshly squeezed blood orange juice sourced in the South West and fermented with Rocky Ridge's house strain of lactobacillus and kveik yeast. Pouring a hazy straw colour with a pillowy white head, Bob's Your Aunty is as easy on the eye as it is on the nose,… Read more
Style
Blood Orange Berliner Weisse
ABV
3.4%
Bitterness
5 IBU

Rocky Ridge Scratch That Itch Kveik IPA

Tapped March 21st, 2019
Kveik is the craft beer world's latest fascinating beer trend. So, as you'd expect from a brewery that releases new beers with such frequency, like a bat out of hell, the Rocky Ridge brew team got their hands on some of the magic Norwegian yeast to brew a collab with The Dutch Trading Co, themselves no strangers to the weird and wonderful realms within craft beer. After time spent conditioning at the brewery, the public got the chance to experience a monster 9 percent ABV, fresh-hopped Kveik IPA.… Read more
Style
Kveik IPA
ABV
9.0%
Bitterness
70 IBU

Rocky Ridge Shake & Bake Milkshake IPA

Tapped March 21st, 2019
When it comes to one of the many crazes swirling around the global beer world today, milkshake IPAs, it seems that thick and juicy is the rule of thumb. The team over at Rocky Ridge clearly just took that as their launchpad, however, and created a pavlova-inspired spin on the style that's thicker and juicier than any I've encountered before. Hefty additions of freshly juiced passionfruit, kiwifruit, blueberries and strawberries make up a flavour profile that's more fruit salad than IPA. A dose of… Read more
Style
Milkshake IPA
ABV
6.5%
Bitterness
15 IBU

Rocky Ridge Melon Collies

Tapped March 7th, 2019
Rocky Ridge's series of low ABV, fruited sours has quickly become a crowd favourite. Each release sees a seasonal fruit added to a clean, light malt base, which has been fermented with the brewery's own house strain of lactobacillus. This variant was brewed with more than 50kg of Caribbean gold melons and watermelons that weren't aesthetically pleasing enough for supermarket shelves. Initially created for the South West Craft Beer Festival with the help of staff from Rocky Ridge-associated craft… Read more
Style
Melon Gose
ABV
2.6%

Rocky Ridge Golden Rise

Tapped March 7th, 2019
Craft brewers and rock musicians have plenty in common: beards, sticking it to The Man, passion in abundance and, perhaps most importantly, always ready for a beer after a hard day's work. When Mt. Mountain, a Perth-based psych rock band, wanted a beer to help them celebrate the release of their new album Golden Rise they didn't have to look to hard to find a brewery that could deliver. Rocky Ridge are no strangers to collaboration and they've nailed the brief once again with a very crisp, very… Read more
Style
Golden Ale
ABV
4.6%

Rocky Ridge Ryes Against

Tapped February 6th, 2019
I suppose we asked for this. Quips in previous reviews that hinted at an unintentional Rocky Ridge "Classic Rock" series now appear to have manifested in another, more contemporary edition, Ryes Against. The similarly named Chicago punk band is a favourite of incoming head brewer Ross Terlick and, although the predominantly straight edge members may not appreciate the accolade from the Jindong brewery, it is further evidence of loud, ringing solos melding with water, malt, yeast and hops. An… Read more
Style
Rye IPA
ABV
6.66%
Stockists

Available in limited release from Darleen's Busselton and select WA retailers.

Rocky Ridge Karl's Date Turns Sour

Tapped February 6th, 2019
Poor Karl. You’ve gotta feel for him. Moving on from his nondescript but possibly 9 percent ABV DIPA-fuelled request for help, his current attempt to find love has been sadly derailed. Indeed, it’s even been infused with misfortune but, if we're honest, selecting a piece of fruit as a potential mate may have been ill conceived from the off. One can only hope that, in his future adventures, Karl has the resilience and considered judgement to find good in the world. Go Karl, you got this! The aroma… Read more
Style
Lemon Sherbet Berliner Weisse infused with Misfortune
ABV
3.2%
Stockists

The continuing misfortunes of Karl can be found in limited release from Darleen's Busselton and select WA retailers.

Rocky Ridge Out Of The Blue

Tapped February 6th, 2019
Rocky Ridge owner and head brewer Hamish Coates describes Out of the Blue as the second in a “series of charity beers started with the idea that we should be giving back to the community wherever possible, given the support we receive from our locals.” As with last year’s Sarcoma fundraising beer, 100 percent of profits are donated to charity, in this case Darren’s Ride, which supports those suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and research into the debilitating disease. Darren’s… Read more
Style
Summer Ale
ABV
4.8%
Stockists

Out of the Blue is available from Darleen's Busselton and select WA retailers.

Rocky Ridge & Petition Beer Corner Pine On You Crazy Diamond

Tapped January 11th, 2019
Putting the classic rock back into Rocky Ridge, this Pink Floyd-referencing double IPA collaboration first appeared during Petition Beer Corner’s weeklong Collabosaurus event for WA Beer Week 2018. While the eponymous song was allegedly a stab at redemption by the group for ejecting founding member Syd Barrett due to mental health and substance issues, the beer has no such emotional hang-ups – this is celebratory drinking with a booze level to match. The style is something of a sweet spot for… Read more
Style
Double IPA
ABV
8.85%
Stockists

Available from Petition Beer Corner, Darleens Busselton and WA Rocky Ridge stockists while stocks last

Rocky Ridge Holy S**t, It's A Mid! Cucumber Edition

Tapped January 10th, 2019
“I hope you like cucumber,” Hamish Coates says mischievously, at the exact moment his new beer hits my lips. It’s a question that drinkers should probably consider before drinking as the fruit flavour is undeniable. The explanation for this is explained in a further droll quip when noting that around ten percent of the beer’s final volume is cucumber because “we were worried that the cucumber would get lost”; he needn’t have been concerned. By now the Rocky Ridge gose base has been… Read more
Style
Cucumber Gose
ABV
3.7%
Stockists

Available in limited release from Darleens Busselton and select WA stockists

Rocky Ridge Session

Tapped December 20th, 2018
Over the first two years of Rocky Ridge’s life, there have been times when releasing brewery-only beers has almost appeared like an afterthought, such has been the volume of collaborations. When they do release something of their own volition, it’s usually close or above double digits in terms of booze content, has sat in barrels for months or swells with half of last summer’s hop crop. You’d be forgiven for wondering whether there’s actually a core range at all; well, yes folks, there… Read more
Style
Session Ale
ABV
4.6%
Stockists

Available across WA wherever you find Rocky Ridge beers.

Rocky Ridge & Two Birds Elder Sour

Tapped November 22nd, 2018
In a meeting of minds, Jayne Lewis from Two Birds and Hamish Coates from Rocky Ridge wanted to celebrate her pre-beer, West Australian winemaking background with a release timed for WA Beer Week. After settling on a sour beer, seasonal serendipity struck as the mature elderflower tree behind Rocky Ridge’s small bar, Darleen's, was in full bloom, with the resultant onsite hand-picking of the delicate flowers extending the brewery’s normal terroir 15 kilometres beyond the farm gates. Beginning… Read more
Style
Elderflower Sour
ABV
4.7%
Stockists

Available now from Darleen’s and select WA venues before heading to Two Birds Nest

Rocky Ridge Devine Goodtimes Sparkling Saison

Tapped November 14th, 2018
Chances are, if you've read about a beer from WA in the past couple of years on The Crafty Pint, the words originated with Guy Southern or, to give him his online handle, Goodtimes Craft Beer. Not this time around, however. And that's for a very good reason: Guy was involved in the conception and brewing of this one. He travelled south from Perth to hook up with the team at Rocky Ridge, where they were also joined by folks from de Vine Cellars and set about creating the 4,723rd (or thereabouts) collaboration… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Saison
ABV
8.0%

Rocky Ridge & Baby Mammoth Inglorious Chutney

Tapped November 2nd, 2018
It’s one thing to be creative and it’s another to make a chutney beer aged on apricots for six months in ex-chardonnay barrels. It’s also quite another to launch said chutney beer as the only liquid pairing for a six-course degustation but the Baby Mammoth team wouldn’t have any other way. Just to add to the collaborative creativity, when the dinner took place, each course included ingredients foraged from Rocky Ridge’s farm. To be clear, Inglorious Chutney is something unique – a food… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged American Spiced Amber Ale
ABV
6.9%
Stockists

Darleens Busselton plus selected retailers and venues

Rocky Ridge & LS Merchants Rosé Gose

Tapped October 8th, 2018
For Rocky Ridge and Margaret River rouseabout Jacob Nesbitt, the chance to blend grape and grain was a dream come true. Having assisted with LS Merchant’s 2018 grape harvest – as well as working on the farm brewery's packaging line – when winery owner Dylan Arvidson offered Jacob the chance to make a project wine with him, he saw the opportunity instead for a unique collaboration. As luck would have it, Dylan had been experimenting with salted rosé blends and Rosé Gose was born. Using the… Read more
Style
Beer-Wine Hybrid
ABV
4.0%
Stockists

Rosé Gose is the smallest Rocky Ridge release yet and initial demand has been fierce.

If you're keen, seek it out quickly from independent WA retailers.

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Rocky Ridge Holy S**t, It's A Mid – The Mandarin Edition

Tapped October 2nd, 2018
Given how many high octane IPAs have been leaving the Rocky Ridge farm in recent weeks, it's perhaps not before time that they're serving up a little balance in the form of the latest edition in the Holy S**t, It’s A Mid! series. This time around, the brewery team rescued tens of kilograms of perfectly edible but second grade mandarins from landfill. Normally, farmers would have to pay to dump this fruit, however, thanks to Rocky Ridge, it now receives a second life, reborn in a refreshing, seasonally… Read more
Style
Mandarin Gose
ABV
3.7%

Rocky Ridge Karl Requires Assistance IIPA

Tapped September 20th, 2018
Karl requires assistance. Exactly with what remains a mystery but, for his debut in what looks to be the first of multiple releases in the "Saga of Karl", he sure could use a hand. Perhaps it’s the crushing weight of the five different malts that were employed in this imperial IPA – the most ever in a Rocky Ridge beer outside of the recent barrel aged imperial stout. These come across clear and sweet, yet Karl still requires assistance. Maybe it’s the curious selection of unnamed… Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
ABV
9.0%
Stockists

Karl will be accepting assistance across WA from September 21

Rocky Ridge & Carwyn Cellars Black Brute IPA

Tapped September 1st, 2018
Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner has a new style arrived than the barstardisation begins... And would it come as a surprise that these two collaborators – Melbourne venue Carwyn Cellars and WA brewery Rocky Ridge – would be shaking the tree? The origins of Black Brute began with venue owner Ben Carwyn on a West Coast holiday. He met brewer Hamish Coates, with the former keen to do something with coffee and Hamish excited about the nascent Brut IPA style; the ideas soon coalesced into… Read more
Style
Coffee Brut IPA
ABV
7.75%
Stockists

Available in WA from September and at a Rocky Ridge tap takeover at Carwyn Cellars on Sept 22

Rocky Ridge Citrus IPA

Tapped August 29th, 2018
Citrus IPA returns for 2018 in a deceptively understated form. Juice and peel from oranges and grapefruit grown locally to the Rocky Ridge farm – “about six buckets” was the technical information supplied - were added to a base similar to the brewery's ACE Pale Ale. The citrus chicanery shows as fruity flavour and with pithy restraint rather than delivering any sticky, marmalade hoppiness. The real subterfuge, however, lies with the near 7 percent ABV. Wherever that's been hidden, it's worthy… Read more
Style
Citrus IPA
ABV
6.8%
Stockists

Available at good retailers across WA

Rocky Ridge Kenny Wagon Wild Zebra

Tapped August 14th, 2018
Rocky Ridge's first charity beer, Kenny Wagon Wild Zebra, is one very close to the brewery’s heart. McKenzie Spalding – aka Kenny Wagon - is the daughter of one of the Rocky Ridge team and is currently undergoing treatment for Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the bones and connective tissue, including muscles and fat. The full 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Sock it to Sarcoma!, a group that supports and raises awareness for those affected by the disease. Ambassadors Chris… Read more
Style
Milk Stout
ABV
5.0%
Stockists

Launched on Aug 15 at a charity dinner at new Perth burger & beer venue, Big Bopper

A limited release will follow via select WA retailers

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Rocky Ridge & Beerland Brewing Undead Monk Belgian Stout

Tapped July 26th, 2018
Start dusting down your Enigma CDs because the monastic undead are wandering the country roads of Jindong. For Beerland Brewing’s first collaboration brew (partners-in-crime Rocky Ridge know a thing or two about making beer friends already), the cowled collaborators settled on a Belgian stout with a devilish ABV. Belgian yeast derived esters lead you into a lighter than expected body where chocolate, light liquorice and muted coffee appear alongside a little spice. The smooth mouthfeel is aided… Read more
Style
Belgian Stout
ABV
6.66%
Stockists

Following Undead Monk’s launch on July 27 at Northbridge Brewing Co, it will hit Whitfords & other good WA retailers

Rocky Ridge White Buffalo

Tapped July 13th, 2018
Let’s get this out of the way early – stouts weren’t always black. We can thank Guinness for popularising this idea, but the term stout originally meant a stronger form of any beer before becoming solely associated with stout porters and, ultimately, turning into its own thing. With this in mind, the Dr Seuss-like concept of brewing a golden coffee stout may have broader appeal than first glance might suggest as many drinkers aren’t inclined to darker beers. Once again, Rocky Ridge enlisted… Read more
Style
White Coffee Stout
ABV
6.2%
Stockists

White Buffalo is on limited release via WA retailers

Rocky Ridge Dirty Bitch Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Tapped July 6th, 2018
Described by Hamish Coates as the greatest beer produced in his young brewery’s life, Dirty Bitch certainly comes cloaked in expectation. Named after Indy, the lesser photographed and perpetually muddy brew dog, this Russian imperial stout has spent four months in cabernet, shiraz and Malbec red wine barrels with 200 litres of hand pressed, local Shiraz grape juice. Adding to this indulgence, two barrels were infused with coffee from the Margaret River Roasting Co, two with chocolate from Gabriel… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
12.5%
Stockists

Available at good WA retailers and being poured by Hamish himself at the Crafty Pint x Beer Sucks x Caboose event on July 12.

Rocky Ridge Holy S**t, It's A Mid! The Plum Edition

Tapped June 15th, 2018
Continuing his noble work in saving fruit from landfill, Rocky Ridge’s Hamish Coates and his expanding team have given 300 kilograms of plums a new lease on life in this iteration of the brewery's fruit gose series. Salty aromas lead the way on the palate with Holy S**t, It’s A Mid! – The Plum Edition showing similar restraint on the fruit front as the previous Kiwi edition. The refreshment of the base beer holds the spotlight with the plum characters providing tart acidity underscored by a… Read more
Style
Plum Gose
ABV
3.7%
Stockists

And for a limited time at other good WA retailers.

Rocky Ridge & Burger Baby Rock-A-Bye Baby & Barrel Aged Version

Tapped June 6th, 2018
Another week, another Rocky Ridge collaboration, this time with Margaret River craft beer and burger joint, Burger Baby. It’s a wonder the brewery team can keep pace with these releases, let alone punters! Not that anyone is likely to be complaining about a Baltic Porter arriving at the start of winter. It’s a style that finds occasional favour with Australian breweries but perhaps the longer lagering time - 42 days in this case - means it doesn’t have the profile of its speedier-fermenting… Read more
Style
Baltic Porter
ABV
7.77%
Stockists

Rock-A-Bye Baby is available in limited release from WA retailers and venues including Burger Baby, Margaret River.

Rocky Ridge & Old Bridge Cellars Stairway To Resin IPA

Tapped May 25th, 2018
An online pie chart divides the entire Led Zeppelin song book into three categories: "Sex", "Vikings, hobbits and some shit" and "Citrus". Adhering to these pithy – pun intended – guidelines should see Rocky Ridge’s latest collaboration with Old Bridge Cellars land in the latter segment. Not concerned with current trends, this duo has crafted a classic West Coast IPA that swells with citrus. While the referenced rock classic is in A minor, the beer is definitely… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
ABV
7.8%
Stockists

The limited release - cans and draught – is available now from select WA retailers and venues.

Rocky Ridge Wet Hop IIPA

Tapped May 17th, 2018
Explaining the concept of wet hop beers to a local retailer, I suggested that many such beers allow some characters and nuance to come through that may be restrained or lost once hops have been through drying or pelletising. As a result, these beers may not always be the hop bomb that some punters expect but can be an excellent reminder that beer is, at its essence, an agricultural product, influenced by the seasons not a person in hi-vis, deep in a production facility. No sooner had I finished this… Read more
Style
Wet Hop IIPA
ABV
8.8%

Rocky Ridge & 4 Skateboard Company 4 Seasons Lager

Tapped May 1st, 2018
Driven by sales manager Ricky Watt’s love of skateboarding, this collaboration sees the Busselton brewing team at Rocky Ridge hook up with local skate brand the 4 Skateboard Company to create a skate session beer: nothing too complex but nothing too beige, with the day’s cruising between skate spots in mind. The pale lager they came up with offers sweet biscuity malts and soft carbonation that come with a hop derived side of light peach and citrus flavours plus a medium bitterness that leaves… Read more
Style
Lager
ABV
5.2%

Rocky Ridge Holy S**t, It's A Mid! The Kiwi Fruit Edition

Tapped April 25th, 2018
Already in its short existence, Rocky Ridge has made a considerable impact on the WA beer scene. Besides almost out-collaborating every other brewery in the state, the steady tide of limited releases has left little room for what most would consider a traditional core range. This seems a tenuous means of building a brand and, to a degree, it probably would be for owner/head brewer Hamish Coates if it wasn’t for the consistently high quality of his releases. Which brings us to the second iteration… Read more
Style
Fruit Gose
ABV
3.7%
Stockists

And in cans and on tap at other good WA venues and retailers

Rocky Ridge & Cellarbrations Carlisle & Cape Cellars Rock Juice V2

Tapped March 2nd, 2018
Early in 2018, the trio of collaborators behind last year's Rock Juice reunited to squeeze more juice from the rock. The sequel amplifies the original's hazy appearance and perceived fruit content while building on the the mouthfeel; however, the 9 percent ABV remains the same. For Rocky Ridge's core range of beers, the brewery sticks to the “Everything we brew, we grow” ethos; for the increasingly frequent collaborations, the team is happy to draw from beyond the fifth generation dairy farm's… Read more
Style
Imperial NEIPA
ABV
9.0%
Stockists

And other good beer stockists across WA

Rocky Ridge & Dainton Family Brewery Peach Invasion

Tapped January 23rd, 2018
Serendipity seems to surround Rocky Ridge Brewing Co’s Hamish "Hammer" Coates. Sure, there’s a lot of hard work involved too but the last four specialty releases - some of the most sought after beers in WA – have been kindly kissed by Lady Luck at one point or another. Most famously, the potential drain pour of Sour Buffalo – which made it to the Crafty Pints Best WA Beers 2017 – became a Coffee Infused Sour Golden Stout that’s spent the last few months bending minds and palates. The… Read more
Style
Peach NEIPA
ABV
6.3%
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