Eagle Bay Brewery

The South West of WA is blessed with some of the most impressive breweries in Australia, with cellar doors and restaurants that often rival the region's wineries for their visual splendour. Eagle Bay, however, may well be able to lay claim as the most spectacular of them all.

The eye-catching, architecturally designed bar/brewery/restaurant/cellar door sits atop a hill on the peninsula at the very northwestern tip of the Margaret River region. Opened in 2010 by two brothers and a sister, it is surrounded by acre upon acre of family farmland and enjoys truly stunning views along Western Australia's coastline.

Brewing is overseen by Nick d'Espeissis, a former winery cellar rat who started brewing at home at 17 before later going on to learn the art of commercial brewing at breweries on both the east and west coasts of Australia and at Dux de Lux in New Zealand. Operating on a brewhouse that's visible from the restaurant, complete with rarely seen horizontal fermentation tanks, he produces a year-round range of five beers ' a Kolsch, Vienna Lager, Mild, Pale Ale, and ESB ' as well as an ever-changing lineup of seasonal's. As of 2012 ' and the arrival of a packaging line ' Nick's beers are starting to make their way further afield from the brewery.

The d'Espeissis family has also planted 15 acres of vines on their farm and use the grapes to produce a small range of Eagle Bay wines in conjunction with some of the Margaret River's well known winemakers. All are produced in tiny amounts and are available only at the cellar door.

On the food side of things you'll find a blend of woodfired pizzas and gastro pub style dishes that make full use of fresh, seasonal produce. With Nick and siblings Astrid and Adrian all self-confessed foodies, the standard is in keeping with the surrounds, while the kids playground and vast spaces in which to stretch your legs make it a great spot to visit for families as well as beer tourists.

Name
Eagle Bay Brewery
Address

252 Eagle Bay Rd
Eagle Bay
WA 6281

Phone
(08) 9755 3554
Website
Regular events

Super Fresh Fridays - $15 growler fills every Friday!!!!

Hours

11am to 5pm - 7 days a week
Summer/Christmas school holidays: 11am to 7pm

Tours

By appointment

Current Crafty Cabal offers

Free Glass of Eagle Bay Beer with a 2-litre Growler Fill

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Eagle Bay Brewery Regulars

Eagle Bay Kolsch

With its long hot summers, it's little wonder the Kolsch style - a light, almost lager-like golden ale originating from Cologne in Germany - ale that is so popular with brewers in WA. Designed to be refreshing and approachable, it's the beer Eagle Bay will point people towards if they're make their first steps in the craft beer world. It's a "bright, golden-straw thirst quencher with subtle fruity flavours from the hops" and was the first of the brewery's beers to be bottled.… Read more
Style
Kolsch
Strength
4.7%

Eagle Bay Vienna Lager

Inspired by the lager style first brewed in Vienna in the 19th century, Eagle Bay's Vienna Lager isn't as dark as you might expect – more golden than amber – but retains the richer malt character expected of the style. The biscuit and toffee malt sweetness is balanced by the hops in what's another sessionable beer from the brewery. As of early 2015, it is also available in bottles, meaning the brewery's entire core range of six beers is now packaged.… Read more
Style
Vienna Lager
Strength
4.9%
Bitterness
22 IBU
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Eagle Bay Brewery

Freo Doctor

Eagle Bay Mild

Another beer on the Eagle Bay lineup to draw its inspiration from the beers of Europe, this time from the UK. Mild ales are usually lower in alcohol (low three per cents) but relatively high in malt flavour. Eagle Bay's is "malt-driven, moderately hopped and rich amber in colour".… Read more
Style
Mild
Strength
3.5%

Eagle Bay Pale Ale

Eagle Bay's American Pale Ale is all about the hops, packing them in to create big citrusy and piney aromas backed up by caramel malts and some fruitiness from the yeast. The brewery's offering for the hopheads.… Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
Strength
5.1%

Eagle Bay ESB

It may be the slowest selling among Eagle Bay's core range but their ESB (Extra Special Bitter) The Crafty Pint's favourite – and apparently the most popular choice of the Margaret River's winemakers too – is their Extra Special Bitter. Like the Mild, it looks to the UK for inspiration, combining some light floral hops with a mouthful of rich, caramel and toffee goodness within its gleaming copper body. After years as a draught only release, at the end of 2014 it became the fifth of the brewery's… Read more
Style
ESB
Strength
5.4%

Eagle Bay Brewery Specials

Eagle Bay & Mane Liquor & Whipper Snapper Black Vanilla

Tapped August 1st, 2017
Eagle Bay’s annual collaboration with Mane Liquor and friends continues to warm the hearts, minds and mouths of drinkers with an ever increasing ABV. The project’s vision this time around was to create a midwinter black barrel aged beer to a lineage in which previous vintages have included a barrel aged black IPA and whiskey barrel aged imperial coffee porter. Black Vanilla completes this dark, tannic journey by taking the form of a whiskey barrel aged vanilla and coconut imperial stout. Some… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Strength
9.5%
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Eagle Bay Brewery

Eagle Bay Brewing West Coast Native Ale

Tapped March 15th, 2017
March 2017 sees Perth venue The Mantle celebrate the flavours of the Kimberley and, as part of the event, the team there hooked up with Eagle Bay to create a new beer. The brewers atop Cape Naturaliste are keen collaborators and also not averse to adding non traditional ingredients to beers, so it would seem an ideal match up. The beer they came up with is the West Coast Native Ale and the non traditional ingredients added to the core four were five kilograms of desert limes from Mavick Native Farm… Read more
Style
Spiced American Wheat
Strength
4.7%

Eagle Bay & Friends Forest For The Trees

Tapped December 15th, 2016
A strong coffee would normally be on the agenda following a night of big beers and whiskey. But, for this collaborative quintet it was the starting point for an annual release. Forest For The Trees is the second bottled collaboration between good friends Mane Liquor and the Eagle Bay Brewing Co. In 2016, the congenial collaborators invited urban distillers Whipper Snapper and bespoke roasters Twin Peaks Coffee to contribute to the small batch dark beer too. Working at the picturesque brewery atop… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
Strength
8.0%
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Eagle Bay Brewery

Baby Mammoth

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Eagle Bay Two Kooks IPA

Tapped April 18th, 2016
As well as its core range and seasonally bottled Brewer's Series beers, WA's Eagle Bay has started putting out very short run, draught only beers. The second in their Single Series is Two Kooks, of which just 1,000 litres has been brewed. It is a beer for which assistant brewers Shannon and Matt were given creative control by their boss, Nick, with the duo opting to create an IPA. Described as their "tribute to our west coast counterparts in the US", we're told to look out for "stone… Read more
Style
West Coast IPA
Strength
6.5%
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

Petition

Eagle Bay Collabs: Huxtabeer & Talon Fish

Tapped November 30th, 2015
They love a collaboration at Eagle Bay (and we're pretty sure they don't struggle to entice potential collaborators to their beautiful home on the northwestern tip of the Margaret River region either). They've got two more out now, including Huxtabeer, which was brewed with the man behind Melbourne restaurant Huxtable and burger chain Huxtaburger, Daniel Wilson, when he was over for the Gourmet Escape. It's a "hopped up" pale ale brewed with fruity New World varieties Southern Cross, Centennial… Read more
Style
Pale Ale & ESB
Strength
Various
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Eagle Bay Brewery

Clancy's Dunsborough

Clancy's Canning Bridge

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Eagle Bay Brewer's Series Steam Ale

Tapped November 4th, 2015
Eagle Bay's spring seasonal "Brewer's Choice" release is the Steam Ale. And, unlike what's probably the best known Steam Ale in the country – Mountain Goat's, which is more a pale, hoppy golden ale – it's a steam ale in nature rather than name. The term originates from the West Coast of the US, from a time in which brewers were producing beers without proper refrigeration, meaning they ended up fermenting beers containing lager yeasts – which prefer colder temperatures than ale yeasts… Read more
Style
Steam Ale
Strength
4.9%
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

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Eagle Bay & Mane Liquor Black & Tannin

Tapped September 10th, 2015
Back in 2013, Eagle Bay and Mane Liquor, the Perth bottleshop with the most ridiculous array of beers from all over the world, joined forces on Saisonnay, a saison aged in Chardonnay barrels. Two years on, they got back together to design a beer for the 2015 GABS festival, one that again combined beer and wine. This time around the chosen style was a black IPA, a beer style Eagle Bay had previous with, and the weapon of choice on the wine front was former cabernet sauvignon barriques. The beer proved… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Black IPA
Strength
7.2%
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

Como Liquor, Como

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Eagle Bay Brewer's Series Summer Ale

Tapped December 15th, 2014
When you possess one of the most magnificent locations in the already magnificent Margaret River region and the mercury is starting to rocket, it's only right to celebrate with a beer. And, while Eagle Bay already has a couple of suitably summery drops on offer at its hilltop peninsula home, they've decided to add one more for the coming months. The latest addition to their Brewer’s Series is a Summer Ale that "pays tribute to long hot summer days down south". It's head brewer Nick’s… Read more
Style
Australian Pale Ale
Strength
4.7%
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Eagle Bay Brewers Series: Black IPA

Tapped May 18th, 2014
Over the past two and a half years, Eagle Bay's head brewer Nick has been experimenting with single batches that have led to a Brewer's Series. This is made up of four limited release beers in draught and bottle, all seasonally inspired and selected from the crowd favourites from all of the brewery's previous single batches. For the latest, its autumn release, they brought back their Black IPA. It was in kegs in April and has now been bottled too. The launch was celebrated in collaboration with… Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
5.5%
Bitterness
60 IBU

Eagle Bay / Yeastie Boys Feijoa Pale Ale

Tapped December 19th, 2013
He likes to leave a trail wherever he goes, does Yeastie Boy Stu McKinlay. You may not always see him coming, but you know when he's been as there tends to be a beer or two left in his wake. The latest gift from the Trans-Tasman traveller is a collaboration he concocted with WA's Eagle Bay, that started, as many things do, over a few beers together at the Beervana Festival in New Zealand in August and came to fruition during this year's WA Beer Week. the result was a sessionable pale ale with a twist:… Read more
Style
Fruit / Tea / Flower Pale Ale
Strength
4.9%
Bitterness
21 IBU
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

Clancy's Fish Pub, Dunsborough

The Pourhouse, Dunsborough

Muster, Margaret River

Mane Liquor

[Cellarbrations at Carlisle](/beer/bottleshop/cellarbratio

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Eagle Bay / Mane Liquor Saisonay

Tapped November 8th, 2013
No doubt there will be all manner of new and rare beers hitting taps across the state over the coming days as WA Beer Week kicks off. But we'll wager there will be few as intriguing as this collaboration between Margaret River's Eagle Bay and awesome WA bottleshop Mane Liquor. It makes its debut at the WA leg of Sail & Anchor's Night of the Barrels tonight (November 8), which means that it has seen the inside of a barrel. Head brewer Nick d'Espeissis hooked up with Elliot and Jackson from Mane… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Saison

Eagle Bay Cacao Stout

Tapped August 16th, 2013
The Eagle Bay brewers have hooked up with local Margaret River chocolate makers Bahen & Co for a second year in a row to make their Cacao Stout. It uses cacao husks, a by product of the chocolate making process, which after roasting has significant flavour and complexity. The cacao husks are a waste product of Bahen & Co's chocolate making process so, with both businesses committed to being as green as they can and recycling wherever possible, they decided to find them a new use in beer.… Read more
Style
Cacao Stout
Strength
5.7%
Bitterness
30 IBU

Eagle Bay Black IPA

Tapped July 17th, 2013
The folks at Eagle Bay, the brewery with a rather enviable hilltop spot at the northwestern tip of the Margaret River region, has a couple of winter seasonals line up for 2013. The first is this Black IPA, which takes its inspiration - and its hops (Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe) - from the US to create a beer that combines "prominent pine and citrus hop aroma" with "hints of chocolate and coffee". It's a beer the brewer says is "rich and robust", "delicious"… Read more
Style
Black IPA
Strength
5.&%
Bitterness
60 IBU
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

Pourhouse, Dunsborough

Clancy's Dunsborough

Mane Liquor

Cellarbrations at Willagee

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Eagle Bay Single Batch Pilsner

Tapped April 21st, 2013
The team at Margaret River's Eagle Bay have decided to welcome Autumn with open arms in the form of a traditional Czech style Pilsner. Using fresh rainwater captured on their own farm and their own homegrown hops to create a "fresh and crisp" sessionable lager, their latest has gone on tap at the brewery with a small amount making its way to Perth's Five Bar. The brewers tell us: "It's bright gold in colour with floral aromatics from the handpicked, fresh, green hops from our small… Read more
Style
Pilsner
Strength
5.1%
Bitterness
35 IBU
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

Five Bar

Eagle Bay Summer Ale

Tapped February 2nd, 2013
It's summer so it's time for summer beers. And at Eagle Bay that means a Summer Ale that's their interpretation of the Australian Pale Ale style. Brewed with pale malt and Galaxy hops, it's designed as a thirst quencher "especially for hot sunny days and warm summer evenings", say the brewers. And given they're knocking out beers in the middle of a South West WA summer, they should know what's going to quench one's thirst in such conditions. It has "a bright golden hue" is "well… Read more
Style
Australian Pale Ale
Strength
4.4%
Bitterness
27 IBU
Stockists

Eagle Bay Brewery

The Pourhouse, Dunsborough

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