Margaret River Brewhouse & King Road Brewing Close Encounters

Margaret River Brewhouse

Published November 17, 2022

Being big fans of each other's work, Margaret River Brewhouse’s choice of partner for their debut collaboration will come as no surprise to those that know them. What's more, given they share a passion for Strata hops with their mates from up the road at King Road Brewing, neither does the inspiration behind the beer. However, what the unknown was the vehicle, which arrives as a modern West Coast IPA.

NB: Modern.

Those expecting a bold, full-bodied, classically-leaning West Coast IPA may miss the balanced focus here. The malt sweetness is almost juicy, while Strata’s influence offers melon, strawberry jam and passionfruit, with Citra and NZH107 in a supporting role, providing sweet citrus. There's a lasting bitter ebb – a reminder of its West Coast style origins – in what is very much a close encounters of the Strata kind.

Guy Southern

West Coast IPA

Available from both breweries

Both Grain Cru stores

Scarborough Cellars

And select WA stockists

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Margaret River Brewhouse

35 Bussell Hwy
Margaret River
WA 6285

(08) 9757 2614
Open Hours

Summer: 11am to 9pm
From Feb 3 onwards:
Mon to Thurs: 11am to 7pm
Fri to Sun: 11am to 9pm