Beerfarm

Brewer

Name
Beerfarm
Address

177 Gale Road
Metricup
WA 6280

Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Friday: 11am to 8pm
Sat & Sun: 11am to 6pm

The first thing to understand about Beerfarm is that it’s not just a brewery. Yes, there’s half a million litres of beer flowing out of its home in the Margaret River region, each year; however, in many ways Beerfarm upends the modern beer business model by focusing just as much on the experience.

The Beerfarm venue captures the essence of that through well-executed, yet incredibly social beers, a kitchen that's very much connected to place, and an event roster that welcomes all to the bonhomie - it’s as if the brewery is the head, and the neighbouring venue is its heart.

It’s a heart that beats within a working farm in Metricup, located halfway between Dunsborough and Margaret River in an old dairy farm and hayshed that was last used in the late 1940s. In this idyllic location, four self-described misfits pulled together around a shared vision to create a comfortably upcycled venue that seems like it’s been around far longer than it actually has.

The playful sensibility manifests in their cult classic, glowing pink, shiraz-fermented Berliner weisse, grain-fed beef, nationally recognised street art, footies to kick on the rolling lawn... all of which ultimately creates something effortlessly welcoming and cohesive.

In anyone else’s hands this might seem cute or, at best, a forced attempt at authenticity, but here it works. Perhaps most telling is the “No Dicks” policy spray-painted on the entry wall.

Being farm-based, seasonality and sustainability are central to the Beerfarm experience, while ongoing collaborations with Hidden Treasures and Cabin Fever, as well as well as native ingredient food and beer explorations with Fervor, are just some of their community-focused efforts.

Upon opening, head of production Josh Thomas created a range of beers suited to an afternoon session at the brewery, even if much of the production ends up in fridges and pouring across bars far from home. ABVs are typically respectable and, with a New World lean, their design has far more in common with jug-sharing beers in country pubs of old, a move that renders icons like India Pale Lager and Royal Haze part of the West Australian legend.

Concurrently, head of innovation Charlotte Freestone has spearheaded quality control and limited releases, her international expertise elevating already high standards while keeping fan favourites like the annual beer / wine hydrid sour releases feeling fresh.

Head chef Hayden Vink’s team showcases a modern, share plate-driven affair which looks globally for inspiration while sourcing the best locally-available produce. Expect Chinese 5 Spice Pork Belly to arrive next to ponzu-cured snapper ceviche and peanut chilli mole beef cheek. And don’t worry, there’s plenty more approachable fare for the less curious and kids.

For those looking for something more substantial, the ongoing Friday night Raise the Steaks experience is the stuff of legend, featuring large cuts from the farm’s grain- and grass-fed Black Angus cows.

Taken together, Beerfarm offer a relaxed backyard party at their home 300km south of Perth. Sure, things might get a little loose but it’s a party with its head in the right place – and beer at its heart.

Guy Southern

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Core Range

Beerfarm Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
4.0%
Beerfarm Royal Haze IPA
Hazy IPA
5.8%
Beerfarm Calm Ya Farm
Australian Pale Ale
3.5%
Beerfarm West Coast Lager
Lager
4.6%
Beerfarm IPL
IPL
5.2%
Beerfarm IPA
IPA
5.6%
Beerfarm Australian Bitter
Australian Pale Ale
4.2%
Beerfarm Brown Ale
Brown Ale
4.4%

Limited Releases

Beerfarm Hot Pink Hazy
Fruited Hazy Double IPA
8.0%
Beerfarm Watermelon Mojito Sour
Fruited Cocktail Sour
4.4%
Beerfarm Superdelic NEIPA
NEIPA
7.2%
Beerfarm X Fervor Native Series: Boab Nut Brown Ale
Boab Nut Brown Ale
5.0%
Beerfarm WA XPA & Talk To The Palm
Fresh Hop XPA & Imperial Stout
4.8% & 8.5%
Beerfarm Through The Grapevine
Wine Hybrid Ale
7.0%
Beerfarm Passion Pils & Pump Up The Jam
Fruited Pilsner & Fruit Sour
Both 4.2%
Beerfarm Botanical Citrus Gose
Gin Gose
4.0%
Beerfarm x Copper & Oak West Coast Red IPA
Red IPA
5.8%
Beerfarm & Fervor Native Series: Quandong & Samphire Gose
Quandong & Samphire Gose
3.0%
Beerfarm The Hop Experiment EXP#1
East & West Coast Double IPAs
Both 7.8%
Beerfarm & LS Merchants Shiravignon
Beer-Wine Hybrid
6.8%
Beerfarm Cryo Mountain & Nectaron IPAs
IPAs
6.4% & 6.5%
Beerfarm Royal Standard
Mid-Strength Hazy Pale
3.5%
Beerfarm Big Hazy
Hazy Double IPA
7.8%
Beerfarm & LS Merchants Shirazzaweiss 2021
Fruited Sour
6.0%
Beerfarm Double IPL 2021
Double IPL
7.8%
Beerfarm Save the Harvest Strawberry Sour 2021
Strawberry Sour
4.9%
Beerfarm & Liquor Shed Brett NEIPA 2020
Brett NEIPA & Grapefruit
6.5%
Beerfarm & Mane Liquor The Mane Event
Hazy Double IPA
8.0%
Beerfarm & Fervor Native Series Woolya Wah Red Ale
Wattleseed Red Ale
6.2%
Beerfarm & Friends Tsars
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
9.6%
Beerfarm Shirazzaweiss 2020& Bubblina ft Tallboy & Moose
Grape Berliner Weisse
6.0% & 6.2%
Tallboy & Moose The Fang & Snickerdoodle
Red IPA & Amber Ale
6.1% & 6.0%
Beerfarm Barrel-Aged Cranberry & Pineapple Sour
Cranberry & Pineapple Sour
4.8%
Beerfarm, Si Paradiso & Dumbo Gelato Aperitivo Sour
Fruit Sour
4.2%
Beerfarm & Fervor Native Series Strawberry Gum Stout
Strawberry Gum Stout
6.5%
Beerfarm Barrel-Aged American Barleywine
Barrel-Aged Barleywine
10.0%
Beerfarm Berlinion Blanc
Berliner Weisse
4.7%
Beerfarm Boonta New England IPA
NEIPA
6.0%
Beerfarm Haymaker IPA
West Coast IPA
5.2%
Beerfarm & Fervor Desert Lime & Myrtle IPA
Spiced Lactose IPA
6.5%
Beerfarm Save The Harvest Strawberry Sour
Fruited Berliner Weisse
4.6%
Beerfarm Double IPL & Double IPA
Double IPL & Double IPA
7.8%
Beerfarm & Smith Street Taps Asam Boi
Salted Plum Gose
4.5%
Beerfarm La Maison Marmalade Saison
Orange Saison
6.5%
Beerfarm & Clancy's Gose From The Black Lagoon
Lobster Gose
4.8%
Beerfarm Black IPL
Black IPL
6.0%
Beerfarm Shirazzaweiss
Berliner Weisse with Shiraz Grapes
4.5%
Beerfarm Blood Orange IPA
Blood Orange IPA
5.5%