Articles by Jono Outred

Bailey Brewing Head South West With Purchase Of Clancy's

More movement in WA's beer scene with Bailey Brewing Co taking over the former Clancy's Dunsborough site and joining the brewing scene in the Margaret River region – just one of two new venues for the Swan Valley team.

Crafty Crawls: Hobart – The Breweries

Tasmania and its capital are wonderlands when it comes to delicious things and that's certainly true for beer. Here, Jono Outred serves as our guide to the breweries of Hobart where you can enjoy a bounty of locally-brewed beers.

Crafty Crawls: WA's South West Part II

In the second instalment of our Crafty Crawl guide to the beery treats dotting the Margaret River region of Western Australia, we head south, visiting sprawling breweries and diverse venues along the way.

Brew & A: Gavin Williams of Black Brewing

Black Brewing Co are part of South West WA's vibrant brewing community, and earlier this year took out the Champion WA Brewery trophy at the 2023 Indies. We caught up with the head brewer behind their success.

Crafty Crawls: WA's South West Part I

WA's vast South West is one of the best places to explore thanks to its beaches, diverse scenery and wineries aplenty. Better yet, the region is awash with local beer too, as we explore in an updated two-part Crafty Crawl.

Crafty Crawls: WA's South West Corridor

WA's South West is a popular holiday destination awash with wineries and breweries. These days, however, even the journey down to the region is paved with beer so here's a guide to the best beers along the South West Corridor.

Athena: On A Mission To Boost Beer Quality

Clare Clouting has spent years working on craft beer quality and earlier this year launched a business to support breweries looking to build better processes. Jono Outred chatted to her about Athena Quality, good beer and good chips.

So Fresh: The Rise Of WA's Hop Growers

The South West might be best known for wine and beaches, but now it's not just the brewing community that's growing fast: these days the region has multiple small-scale hop growers making an impact on the local beer industry.

Eagle Bay Leap Through Hoops... Slowly

Eagle Bay have launched Hoops, a years-in-the-making series celebrating wild ferments, barrel-ageing and patience. We chatted to brewer Keegan Steinbacher about the passion project launched with a little help from 3 Ravens.

From Cask Ale To The Beerfarm: Young Gun Emma Locke

Emma Locke's first brush with beer came while pulling pints of cask ale to help fund a uni degree in the heart of England. Now, having switched British pubs for WA's Beerfarm, she's been named Indies Young Gun of the Year for 2022.

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Who Brews Full Circle Beers?

Small breweries cropping up in all manner of places but few as impressive as Bridgetown's grand hotel. We caught up with the Full Circle crew who brew out of The Bridgetown Hotel in the small town three hours from Perth.

A Grodziskie Wins The Perth Royal Beer Awards

The rarely-seen historical Polish beer style, grodziskie – a low-alcohol smoked wheat ale – was named best beer at the Perth Royal Beer Awards tonight. It's from Rocky Ridge, who also claimed Champion Large Brewery.

From Backyard Brews To The Real Deal

The team at Margaret River Brewhouse launched their Backyard Brewing Tournament as a means of staying connected to their homebrewing roots. Little did they know it would help launch the brewing careers of others.

An Alliance Forms In The South West

South West WA has long been home to one of Australia's most vibrant craft brewing scenes. And now many of the region's brewers have come together to form an Alliance with the aim of achieving even more as a collective.

The Collaborators: Mortlock Malt

After studying brewing at ECU and gaining brewing experience at Little Creatures, Rex Rowles moved back to the family farm to combine his love of brewing with his experience growing barley to create Mortlock Malt.

Something To Braggot About

With his latest collaboration with a local brewer hitting shelves – a braggot brewed with Seasonal Brewing Co – we caught up with the passionate homebrewer turned meadmaker Sean Johnson, of WA-based Erosion Meadery.

Who Brews In Kalbarri?

The Finlay's name has an association with the WA coastal town of Kalbarri stretching back decades. These days, it's attached to a family-friendly brewery serving beers inspired by the region and a seafood driven menu.

Who Brews Phat Beers?

Phat Brew Club joined WA's impressive beer industry this year but their origin goes back six years to when six mates got together to brew. We caught up with the team to find out more as part of our long-running Who Brews? series.

A Frothy Expansion In The South West

WA's South West hosts a heaving beer scene these days and set to add to the local beer offering is Froth Craft Brewery, who are opening a second brewery in Bunbury. We caught up with the founders of the Exmouth-based operation to find out more.

Rocky Ridge's Greener Pastures

Three years on from our first article on Rocky Ridge's sustainable approach, the WA brewery is carbon neutral and heading towards carbon positive. With more eco-minded plans in the works, Jono Outred paid a visit.


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Crafty Crawls: The Venues Of South West WA

The South West of WA has long been a hotspot for local breweries. These days, you won't struggle to find quality bars and bottleshops supporting the brewers of the region and further afield.

The Collaborators: Native Flavours

As they prepare to launch their seventh collaborative Native Series beer together, Jono Outred spoke to the people at Beerfarm and Fervor driving these unique beers and the educational aspect that surrounds them.

Margs' Mermaid Megsy Gets A Makeover

They've become a much-loved part of the Margaret River food and drink scene and now, three years after launching, Brewhouse Margaret River have unveiled a new look and new cans as they look to spread their vibe across WA.

Who Brews As The Sophisticated Beast?

It's one of the tiniest breweries in Australia and also produces cold brew coffee and pink oyster mushrooms. Jono Outred called into The Sophisticated Beast to find out more.

Brew & A: Keegan Steinbacher

As they close in on ten years of beers, Eagle Bay have appointed a new head brewers as co-founder Nick D'Espeissis steps into a new role. We caught up with the new man for our Brew & A series.

Hopping Into The Wild

The burgeoning beer scene in the South West of WA grew again this week with the opening of Wild Hop. Jono Outred joined the team on their family farm to find out more about one of the most highly-anticipated new operations in the state.