Beerfarm is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. If you are yet to pop in to see what all the fuss is about, be sure to shuffle this lively brewery to the top of your South West to-do-list.
With a 160-acre backyard of rolling green hills, this unique venue has been converted from an old dairy farm to delicious beer haven, located in Metricup, 20 minutes north of the Margaret River townsite.
The taphouse is set within a large atmospheric space, rolling straight out into an outdoor grassed area, which boasts quite a view. Here you can spend the afternoon soaking up the sunshine, listening to some live music, all while keeping well hydrated of course! With several different seating areas at the venue, you can take your pick between the cosy corner catch-up by the fire or park yourself up at a long table with a bunch of mates for some brewskies, bites and belly-laughs. With fresh produce big on the agenda and some meat-smoking experts in the kitchen, you are guaranteed to leave satisfied.
Tip: Scheduling in an afternoon nap isn’t such a bad idea!
The brewing legends behind the scenes are forever cultivating new concoctions, with their Native Series proving to be very popular with Beerfarm fans, and a project the farm is very proud of. This series aims to educate Australians about the native ingredients in their backyards, as well as the flavour and stories that go with them, all while supporting indigenous farming enterprises.
Their most recent creation is the 8th edition of the Native Series, Quandong & Samphire Gose, made in collaboration with Fervor. To create this brew, they worked closely with a small community in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, the Badgebup Aboriginal Corporation, who source the ingredients for the Quandong and Samphire Gose, as well as shared the stories of their people to bring inspiration to this new creation.
Goreng Country in the Central Great Southern Region of Western Australia, is plentiful with Quandong trees and salty, fresh Samphire from the saline wetlands. Quandong is commonly known as wild peach, desert peach or native peach and Samphire is a bushfood which grows prolifically along the coasts, often referred to as succulent, sea asparagus or swamp grass. An intriguing combination, right? But one that works a treat when found in the hands of the Beerfarm brewers.
The can artwork alone is even worth celebrating. This incredible design was created by local Noongar artist Tamara Hayden and gives you the perfect visual taster for what’s to come inside the can.
Tastebuds tingling? We recommend tasting the Native Series 8 Quandong and Samphire Gose farm-fresh, straight from the Beerfarm! Head there on your next trip to the South West and find out first-hand what all the hype is about. You can also get your hands on this tasty brew at bottle shops around Western Australia and New South Wales. Watch this video to find out more.