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Margaret River’s best breweries

Family Travel logo Family Travel 2/07/2019 Alison Godfrey
Beer is booming business in Margaret River. © Provided by Direct Group Pty Ltd Beer is booming business in Margaret River.

Looking for the best brewery Margaret River has to offer? You’re in luck. Planning a visit to taste the Margaret River Region’s best craft beers has just been made easier thanks to a handy trail guide mapping 10 local breweries.

The Margaret River Region Craft Beer Trail includes a detailed map showing breweries from Busselton to Eagle Bay, and south to Margaret River. In the guide is information on opening days and hours, dining, contact information and more.

a river filled with lots of furniture: Wild Hop Brewing Co Margaret River. © Provided by Direct Group Pty Ltd Wild Hop Brewing Co Margaret River.

Included in the Trail are Bootleg Brewery, Caves Road Collective (home of Black Brewing Co), Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Colonial Brewing Co, Cowaramup Brewing Co, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Margaret River Brewhouse, Rocky Ridge Brewing, The Beerfarm, and Wild Hop Brewing Co.

Guide coordinator Emma Locke from Black Brewing Co said the trail included established favourites, as well as two exciting new breweries opened in the last six months.

a field of grass: Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Margaret River. © Provided by Direct Group Pty Ltd Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Margaret River.

“We’ve proven ourselves to be a crafty lot down south,” she says.

“There are a number of award-winning craft beers produced in the Margaret River Region and we have the highest concentration of microbreweries in Western Australia.

“Just 20 years ago there was one lone brewery in the region. They’re still going strong but are now in great company,” she said.

“Each Margaret River Region brewery has its own distinct style but all share a love for hospitality and brewing some great beers in a number of styles.”

Pick up a copy of the Margaret River Region Craft Beer Trail at any of the participating breweries, or from a Visitor Centre in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River. You can also download a copy from the Trails WA website (trailswa.com.au – search for Food & Wine experiences) and app.

It’s just one in a series of 30 food and wine trails creating a simple experience for visitors to WA. 30 trails have been developed so far and made possible with assistance from Tourism WA.

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