Margaret River is home to more microbreweries than any other region of Australia. Among them is a handful that boast mightily impressive homes, such as that of CBCo – known as Colonial Brewing Co prior to September 2022.
Theirs is a sleek, contemporary affair sat amid 70 acres of sprawling farmland. Founded in 2004, it combines a family-friendly brasserie & brewery focused on creating "beers with integrity", a large kids' play area and a wide lawn that regularly hosts live music, DJs and mini-festivals. There's even a driving range for anyone who wants to tee up while at a brewery.
These days, you'll find CBCo’s beers pouring at venues all around WA and increasingly in most other states and territories too. The company now operates a second, larger brewery in Port Melbourne too, helping get more of the beers into the hands of drinkers on the East Coast.
For visitors to the WA venue, there's plenty to tempt those not interested in beer, from the selection of wines from the region to a fresh and simple menu done well (especially the pizzas...). In a drive to reduce food miles, they've developed a half-acre kitchen garden and orchard too.
It's an approach in keeping with the overall aim at CBCO's original home base: to create an authentic, unpretentious and convivial atmosphere in which their beers can be enjoyed by families, tourists, beer lovers and beer novices alike.