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Mash Brewing

The Swan Valley is home to a colourful collection of craft breweries. Within an hour of touching down at Perth's airport, visitors can take in stops that celebrate the Aussie spirit, German beer halls and wild experimentation in the space of a short drive. At the heart of the region is Mash Brewing, a contemporary brewery and restaurant on the side of the West Swan Road that also brews beer for a pair of sister venues in Rockingham and Bunbury.

Very much one for families as well as beer lovers thanks to a dedicated play area, Mash's Swan Valley home base offers bar seating where you can work your way through the range of regulars and rotating seasonals just metres from the brewhouse as well as heaps of terrace seating (complete with mist sprays to keep you as cool as your beer when the summer sizzles). Time it right and the brewers will be making beer as you order at the bar as the brewhouse is located directly behind the taps.

A new brewery team was brought in during 2011 and set about reinventing the beer range. The result was a mix of those aimed fairly and squarely at the more mainstream drinker, such as the Freo Doctor (pale lager) and a pair of ciders, alongside sessionable wheat and pale ales and an ever-changing lineup that's as much designed to satisfy the brewers as it is visiting beer geeks. The latter has included an English IPA named Challenger, a series of rye beers and the Deville, a smoked German ale that picked up one of the few gold medals awarded at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards. Since then, an American IPA called Copy Cat has taken out a swag of trophies, including the Champion Australian Beer at the 2014 awards.

If you can't make it to the Swan Valley, Mash's other venues pour their beers and offer a similar range of quality pub fare too. The Bunbury Mash is found on the Marlston Waterfront overlooking the Indian Ocean, while Mash has also taken up residence in the Rockingham Shopping Centre, where you'll find 16 taps.

Those living on the East Coast – particularly those in Melbourne – can find their beers with increasing ease too these days, particularly since Mash's owners stepped in to save 3 Ravens and now brew some of their beers for the East Coast market at the Thornbury brewery.

In 2016, the brewery also underwent a rebranding process and, subsequent to that, is launching some of its beers and ciders in cans.

Name
Mash Brewing
Address

10250 West Swan Rd
Henley Brook
WA 6055

Phone
(08) 9296 5588
Website
Hours

Mon, Tues: 11am - 5pm
Wed, Thurs & Sun: 11am - late (kitchen closes at 8pm)
Fri - Sat: 11am - late (kitchen closes at 9pm)

The Regulars

Mash Freo Doctor (aka Pale Lager)

The beer for newcomers to craft beer, this is Mash's entry level beer, which keeps things simple. All Australian malt and relatively gentle bitterness make for a beer that's approachable and sessionable and will keep your mates who aren't interested in the more colourful offerings happy while you explore the rest of the range. ··· Read more
Style
Pale Lager
Strength
4.5%

Mash West Coast Wheat

Mash's take on the southern German hefeweizen style uses a traditional German yeast to deliver those familiar fruity and spicy characteristics: banana, clove and vanilla, with a touch of citrus in the mouth too, in a beer that finishes nice and dry. ··· Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
Strength
4.5%

Mash Pale Ale

A beer that's all about the hops. With the malt there to do little more than provide a backbone on which the hops can go to work, it's opens up with welcoming floral and citrusy aromas and follows through with similar hop flavours and an impressively full and smooth mouthfeel for a beer of its size. Balanced, rounded and sessionable. ··· Read more
Style
US Pale Ale
Strength
4.5%

The Specials

Mash Brewing Cola Nick & Wizz Fizz II

Tapped Mon Nov 16 2015
Mash Brewing's line of funked up beers with even more funked up labels (sorry, collector's cards swinging from their necks) returns as a twosome. The series of Berliner Weisse created by 3 Ravens brewer Brendan O'Sullivan at the WA brewery's Melbourne outpost launched earlier this year as a threesome: the "straight" Wizz Fizz and two flavoured versions, Granny's Apples and Purple Stain. The last of these has since picked up a trophy for Best Wheat Beer in WA, around about the same time ··· Read more
Style
Berliner Weisse
Strength
2.9%
Stockists

Cherry Tree Hotel

The Public Brewery

Hop Heads

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Mash Brewing Invisible Weizenbock

Tapped Mon Jul 13 2015
It would seem the Sarcasm (the name of Mash's "session double IPA") lingers on at the WA brewery. When dropping us a line to notify us of his latest limited release beer, brewer Charlie Hodgson plundered a few other phrases that tend to be favoured by the bigger breweries' marketing departments and marketing led beer brands: "Brewed longer for a smooth taste" (because it required a long, protracted ferment to get where he needed it, he say); "Batch brewed" and "Cold ··· Read more
Style
Weizenbock
Strength
8.0%
Bitterness
20 IBU
Stockists

All Mash venues in WA

The Brisbane

Others TBC

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Mash Brewing Sarcasm II

Tapped Sun May 31 2015
It says something about Mash head brewer Charlie Hodgson's standards that his thoughts on Sarcasm Mk I, a double IPA that was released a few weeks ago, mostly in WA, were pretty critical; "didn't really get what I wanted"; "a touch sweet, a little bit boozy and a little confused." It was one of the beers on tap at the Royston for Pint of Origin WA during Good Beer Week, meaning we got to have a taste. Not only was it far from the sweetest of big IPAs we've sampled, according to ··· Read more
Style
Double IPA
Strength
9.5%
Bitterness
75 IBU
Stockists

All three Mash venues

The Classroom

The Print Hall

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Mash Brewing Berliner Weisse Trio

Tapped Thu Jun 4 2015
At their eastern outpost, 3 Ravens' brewery in Thornbury, Mash Brewing now has a tank dedicated permanently to the creation of sour beers. It's a passion of brewer Brendan O'Sullivan and the first beers to come out of the tank are this trio of Berliner Weisse style brews. You can read all about their inception – artwork and all here – and can also now buy them to try for yourself with the bottles all waxed and ready to go, complete with cards hanging around their necks like collectibles instead ··· Read more
Style
Berliner Weisse
Strength
2.9%
Bitterness
2 IBU
Stockists

Beer Mash

Acland Cellars

Fox In the Corn

Hop Heads

Paul’s SUPA IGA

Public Brewery (Not Granny’s Apples)

Baden Powell Hotel

Harvest Wines

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Mash Brewing Rye Porter

Tapped Fri Jul 11 2014
Ever since bringing in a new head brewer two or three years back, Mash Brewing in the Swan Valley has been impressing with its beers, from the unique, subtly oaked session beer Grasscutter, the fine recreation of an English IPA, Challenger, and most recently the newly crowned Champion Australian Beer Copy Cat American IPA. Despite taking ownership of Melbourne's 3 Ravens last year, which allows them to brew some Mash beers on the East Coast, many of their limited releases only (or at least initially) ··· Read more
Style
Rye Porter
Strength
4.2%
Stockists

All three Mash Brewing venues

Selected craft beer venues

Beervana NZ

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Mash Brewing Bon Scotch & Copy Cat

Tapped Tue Apr 8 2014
Although maybe not attracting as much attention as many of their peers, the brewing team at Mash has been steadily knocking out some intriguing seasonals in recent years. From the Rye The Hop Not ESB to the smoky DeVille to the unique Grasscutter, a lawnmower/session beer gently fermented on two toasts of French oak, their beers are always worth keeping an eye out for. Now they're back with not one but two limited release beers: a Scotch Ale and a West Coast IPA, and both, according to head brewer ··· Read more
Style
Scotch Ale & West Coast IPA
Strength
7.5% & 6.8%

Mash Brewing Russell

Tapped Fri Dec 6 2013
Ever since they rode to the rescue of 3 Ravens like a knight in shining stainless steel, WA's Mash has been brewing some of its specialty releases at Ravens' Thornbury base for the East Coast market. Among them have been the Illustrated Ales series for which they've invited Melbourne artists to create the label designs. Following in the footsteps of the likes of the Challenger comes Russell. He's an American Amber Ale and also a rather demonic looking dog in what appears to be the torso of a skeleton ··· Read more
Style
American Amber
Strength
4.5%
Stockists

3 Ravens

Purvis Cellars

Slowbeer

Harvest Wine & Liquor

Mayerling Cellars

[Valley Cellar Door](/beer/bar/valley-cel

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Mash Brewing Dubbel Brown

Tapped Thu May 9 2013
Another new beer that's playing loose and fancy free with styles is the latest from Mash. With a tale that sounds not too dissimilar to that of The Mash Collective's Aureus Chrysalis, the Dubbel Brown mixes a Belgian ale yeast (the Dubbel part of its name) with and English style brown ale malt bill. However, further twisting its DNA, the brewers have used US hops too. According to head brewer Charlie Hodgson: "We have fermented it on the cool side to keep the yeast on the down low but to still ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Dubbel
Strength
7.0%
Stockists

Mash Brewing

Mash Brewing Belgo

Tapped Fri Aug 24 2012
Here at The Crafty Pint, we like a good story, so here's one from Mash's head brewer Charlie Hodgson: "It all started in the brewery one wintry day with the schedule a little quieter than during the madness of beer season. Winter sure has its upsides at times... I had some of our Belgian yeast sitting dry and in need of somewhere warm, worty and sugar-filled to hang out for a couple of weeks until it was required to be pitched again into our Belgian Blonde. We were feeling very much like putting ··· Read more
Style
US-Belgian IPA
Strength
5.7%
Stockists

Mash Brewing (all three venues)

Sail & Anchor

Mash Challenger

Tapped Mon Jul 2 2012
The clue's in the title... Challenger hops are a classic variety when brewing English style ales and this is just that, an English style ales brewed with lots of hops thrown into the whirlpool and more used for dry hopping. As well as the English hops, there are some Kiwi representative too that add some tropical fruits on the nose before the more typically British apricot and orange - plus some caramel malts - join in the fun. ··· Read more
Style
English Bitter
Strength
5.8%
Stockists

Mash Brewing

Mash Tank 8

Tapped Mon Jun 25 2012
A Belgian style ale from the Swan Valley brewers that they're calling a "dirty blonde". We presume this is for all the right reasons, however, such as keeping it dirty (aka cloudy ) to ensure the beer retains its distinctive yeast character and the fruity esters that come with it. Look out for "an added spice or two which combine for an unmistakable Belgian nose" as well as "tart acidity" with the malts very much there just to keep things ticking along. ··· Read more
Style
Belgian Blonde
Strength
5.5%
Stockists

Mash Brewing

Mash Rye The Hop Not ESB

Tapped Tue Jan 24 2012
One of a series of rye beers produced by the Mash brewers, this uses the rye's earthy, spicy character to add richness and complexity to a meeting of the continents: an English style Extra Special Bitter dry-hopped with varieties from the US and Europe. ··· Read more
Style
ESB
Strength
5.2%

Mash Koffee Stout

Tapped Thu Jul 5 2012
A winter seasonal from the Swan Valley brewery, this is described as "A wonderfully simple yet complex little beer made with Yahava Koffee Beans. It displays hints of chocolate, cocoa, soft acidity and the signature fresh coffee nuttiness in flavour and aroma." Relatively low in alcohol, it's only available on tap. ··· Read more
Style
Coffee Stout
Strength
4.3%
Stockists

Mash Brewing

Mash Rockingham

Mash Bunbury

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