Indian Ocean Brewing

Out past the Northern suburbs of Perth, the Indian Ocean Brewing Co sits on Mindarie Marina looking out over the water. As brewery views go, there's not many that would beat it: palm trees, blue skies, yachts, endless ocean. It's a view that comes with the added advantage that the attached venue offers the full Indi range of beers and cider and a menu that suits both an evening session or an afternoon with the family.

The brew kit was originally installed back in 2006 and has been in operation ever since under various brewers. Since early 2016, Jackson Purser has been heading the brewing side of operations, with Brody Watts at his side, following in the footsteps of well-travelled brewer Mal Secourable and ex 3 Ravens brewer Dave Brough.

The pair wasted little time putting their spin on things, dismantling and rebuilding the brewery (squeezed into a small pocket of the vast venue), tweaking the core range (and snaffling five medals at the Australian International Beer Awards soon after) and adding a colourful range of seasonals. They're colourful beyond what's in the glass too; they created eye-catching decals that are as much work of art as something to stick on a tap.

While the best way to sample the full range is by taking a trip to Mindarie, Indian Ocean beers are appearing with greater regularity at Perth's key beer venues too, such as The DTC, Petition and Five Bar.

If you do head to the venue, however, you can now enjoy the beers in an adjacent poolside venue too. And, should you still be hankering for more at departure time, they'll fill a CANimal on the bar for you with any of their beers to take home too.,

Name
Indian Ocean Brewing
Address

33 Ocean Falls Blvd
Mindarie
WA 6030

Phone
(08) 9400 1111
Website
Hours

11am to midnight

Indian Ocean Brewing Regulars

Indian Ocean Brett Not Brett

Tapped April 11th, 2018
Brett Not Brett has become a well regarded small batch release for the brewing team at WA's Indian Ocean. Despite featuring in The Crafty Pint Best New WA Beers of 2017, for some reason, we hadn’t actually added it to the Indi brewery page on the site. So, with a new iteration of this small batch release now pouring from the Mindarie brewery, it felt like a good time to set that record straight. Brett Not Brett’s name was spawned from the unique Saccharonmyces Bruxellenis Trois yeast used in… Read more
Style
New World Sour
ABV
4.9%

Indian Ocean & The Dutch Trading Co Table Beer

Tapped April 10th, 2018
The history of the table beer style (if you can call it such) is more centred on an idea than any tight guidelines. For many years, these low alcohol beers were enjoyed with a meal by adults and children; it wasn’t too long ago in some areas that such drinks were even served in schools. The international renaissance of table beers also seems to be a recognition that you can create interesting and complex beers without being crushed by high alcohol, half a bine of hops or a deluge of adjuncts. For… Read more
Style
Table Beer
ABV
2.8%
Stockists

Also available from Indian Ocean Brewing's taproom

Indian Ocean Hazy Pucker

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Hazy Pucker is an apple cider: not too sweet, not too dry, well balanced with a crisp tart finish.… Read more
Style
Apple Cider

Indian Ocean Street Beer

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: This beer is an inspiration of a Vietnamese style Bia Hoi (gas beer!), traditionally served on the streets fresh by pop up beer vendors. Street Beer experiments with different hops each batch and the finest sushi rice to achieve an interesting full body and almost rice pudding character.… Read more
Style
Rice Lager
ABV
3.8%
Bitterness
18 IBU

Indian Ocean Pale Ale

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Gold in colour. Lifted tropical fruit (mango, passionfruit) and citrus (blood orange and grapefruit) with hints of pine and floral notes are present on both the nose and palate. Clean, medium bitterness.… Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
ABV
5.2%
Bitterness
40 IBU

Indian Ocean Export Lager

Tapped March 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Pale-straw in colour, this beer is an example of a Dortmund Style Lager. Spicy/herbal hop character on the nose. Slightly sweet malt balanced with a German noble hop character with a crisp finish on the palate.… Read more
Style
Dortmunder Lager
ABV
5.0%
Bitterness
25 IBU

Indi Britannia Best Bitter – RETIRED

Mid-strength quaffer based on classic 'sessionable' English ales. It's a light, refreshing golden ale displaying distinctive hop aroma, subtle malt sweetness and a long dry finish packed full of hop bitterness. Brewer's notes… Read more
Style
Best Bitter
ABV
3.5%

Indi Vanilla Stout – RETIRED

The one beer from the old lineup that Dave Brough wasn't allowed to tamper with too much when he took over was this, a perennial favourite with the locals. A sweet stout characterised by malt sweetness, dark chocolate and vanilla that dominate both aroma and flavour, with less roast character than most stouts. The addition of lactose contributes a full bodied, rich flavour to this nitrogenated ale.… Read more
Style
Sweet Stout
ABV
6.2%

Indi White Cap – RETIRED

A straw colored Belgian Witbier brewed from equal proportions of wheat and barley. Spiced, unfiltered, straw coloured wit with bubble gum/light phenols/coriander on the nose. Malt, citrus and yeast characters meld on the palate to create a spritzy, delicate but thirst slaking beer low in bitterness. Served cloudy, it has a balance of subtle citrus & a soft fruitiness that is intriguingly distinctive. Brewer's notes … Read more
Style
Witbier
ABV
4.7%

Indi Big Red – RETIRED

This bold, confronting American Red Ale leaps out at you from the glass (so wear a raincoat). A distinctive, mouth-watering citrus hop aroma gives way to sweet, toffee like malt flavors and dry, somewhat roasty/spicy bitter finish. Not a beer for the faint hearted! Brewer's notes… Read more
Style
Red Ale
ABV
5.4%

Indi Lager – RETIRED

Copper coloured lager loosely based on the classic German Dortmunder brews: rich malt on the palate with balancing but moderate bitterness framed with classic German hop character. Brewer's notes… Read more
Style
Lager
ABV
5.0%

Indian Ocean Brewing Specials

Indian Ocean & The DTC & Ron Feruglio Oaklore

Tapped Yesterday
What better way to celebrate the festive season than by using the combined talents of your former colleagues to create a massive barleywine ready to take the edge off a summer heatwave? Having worked with former Temple man Ron Feruglio at Homestead and Joel at The DTC, Indi’s head brewer Jackson Purser knew the group would be just the right mix to create malt driven magic before setting the beer to rest in ex-Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for six months. The result is an opulent and incredibly well-balanced… Read more
Style
Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
ABV
11.1%
Stockists

Oaklore is available in limited, wax dipped 750ml bottles from the brewery and will hit select WA retailers into the New Year.

Indian Ocean Brewing Hop Mess

Tapped September 18th, 2018
Anyone drinking in Perth at the moment might fear they're about to be consumed by a wave of double IPAs, in this case labelled IIPA. Here, Indian Ocean joins the high ABV swell of contenders with a decidedly old school take and, as they say, “make a solid beer with enough hearty constitution to stand up to truckloads of hops thrown at it”. It’s an interesting thought that just a decade makes this style of DIPA old school. In 2008, the concept of dry hopping was barely understood or used in… Read more
Style
Imperial IPA
ABV
8.0%
Stockists

Available from the brewery and select WA venues

Indian Ocean & West Winds Spike The Puncheon

Tapped August 29th, 2018
One of the most curious West Australian releases this year may never have occurred. With less than two weeks to go before the Perth Craft Beer Fest, West Winds Gin ambassador Rummy "Gilligan" Lovebeard - possibly not his real name - enquired about a collaboration for the event at the exact moment Indian Ocean head brewer Jackson Purser was checking in the progress of a half-forgotten barrel folly. This was a moment of unusual happenstance. Twelve months earlier, Jackson had filled a French… Read more
Style
Barrel Aged Brett Lager w/ Gin
ABV
5.8%
Stockists

Indian Ocean brewery & select WA venues

Indian Ocean Bière de Mindarie

Tapped July 10th, 2018
Indi’s head brewer Jackson Purser has had a growing – pardon the pun – fascination with yeast since last year’s release of the widely celebrated and much enjoyed Brett Not Brett, a beer that used a clean Saccharomyces yeast to deliver funky characters. For 2018’s GABS entry, he and assistant brewer Brody Watts have continued this exploration, this time bringing Belgian brewing pastures into their marina home on Perth’s northern beaches. Wheat and biscuity malt is evident, however it’s… Read more
Style
Farmhouse Ale
ABV
8.5%
Stockists

Available on tap & in CANimals from the brewery and at select WA venues and growler filling retailers.

Indian Ocean Plumed Serpent Chocolate Stout

Tapped April 24th, 2018
They’ve made an incredible imperial stout that’s not an imperial stout. That’s a fair bit of promise to deliver on but the respected venue manager who served that comment amid other praise while pouring the beer may have captured the very essence of Plumed Serpent. While it's a far smaller beer – 7.5 percent ABV in stature – its cohesive balance and execution have created a beer with poise reminiscent of a 12 percent ABV Omnipollo-esque stout. Coffee, milk and dark chocolate, marshmallow,… Read more
Style
Chocolate Stout
ABV
7.5%
Stockists

Available from Indian Ocean draught or in CANimals

And at select WA venues

Indian Ocean & Riverside Brewery Last Leaf

Tapped March 15th, 2018
When Tom Waits and Keith Richards crooned a husky folk song about their determination to fight against an inevitable fate, it seemed to be the perfect allusion for the autumnal years of a life in rock ‘n' roll. Drawing from this, the Last Leaf beer sees the Indian Ocean Brewing Co and the Riverside Brewhouse – at the site of the old Swan Brewery – celebrating both the eponymous song and seasonal change. Not content with one beer, the collaborators developed two expressions of the original recipe.… Read more
Style
Red Ale
ABV
4.2%

Indian Ocean Fruitulus Lupulus NEIPA

Tapped March 9th, 2018
Forty kilometres north of Perth, a hazy mystery has descended on a brewery overlooking the comings and goings at Mindarie Marina. In Hitchcockian style, the first event took place just days into 2018, when a new hazy IPA was released to little fanfare, offering few signs of the tumult to come. The beer's second coming, over the first weekend of March, whipped locals into a zombie like fever, with an astonishing 200 CANimals of the lupulin MacGuffin – four times a typical weekend's CANimal sales… Read more
Style
NEIPA
ABV
5.9%
Stockists

Indian Ocean Brewery

And select good beer outlets in WA

Indian Ocean Double De-Husker Du?

Tapped October 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Double De-Husker Du is a Cab Merlot barrel-aged, dark Belgian strong ale. Where to start? Big sweet plum, raisin and toffee. This concoction was brewed alongside its younger counterpart to showcase the same malted ingredients, but treated differently post mash. We used Belgian candi sugar and a traditional Belgian Abbey yeast strain and, once in barrel, the strong ale was re-fermented with a red wine yeast strain and orange blossom honey. Very limited volumes, roughly two barrels… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Ale
ABV
9.75%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Indian Ocean Straight Rollers XPA

Tapped September 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: XPA is neither an IPA nor a pale ale; it sits somewhere in between. Bolstering big hop aromas and a healthy IBU, Straight Roller’s drinkability relies on a dry finish so there is a healthy dose of wheat and oats throughout this beer to boost the body without adding sweetness. This beer is a fast seller and produced sporadically throughout the year so keep an eye out for it.… Read more
Style
XPA
ABV
6.4%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Indian Ocean Saison Ethereal

Tapped April 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: French Saison yeast is the protagonist through this particular beer. A style at The Indi we love to brew in Autumn, Saison Ethereal has unique aromatics and flavours of ripe lemon, chamomile and herbal spice.… Read more
Style
Saison
ABV
5.4%
Bitterness
20 IBU

Indian Ocean De-Husker Du?

Tapped July 1st, 2016
Brewer's notes: Australian style black ale. Similar to a Black IPA, but shifting the focus away from American hops towards the tropical and floral hops of Australia. Hop dominated nose with passionfruit and other tropical fruits being present as well as a notable “Turkish delight” character. Similar hop character on the palate balanced with a rich, yet light malt profile. No notable heat from alcohol. One thing to note is that we brewed this beer so only very small amounts of chocolate, coffee… Read more
Style
Black IPA
ABV
7.0%
Bitterness
55 IBU
Awards

Gold – Royal Perth Beer Show 2016

Indian Ocean Kolsch – RETIRED

Tapped December 11th, 2014
We're not 100 percent sure why (maybe 99 percent), but there seems to be something about the name Gary and WA's brewers, particular those with a past or present relationship with Colonial Brewery. Pretty much all of the Margaret River region brewery's limited releases seem to bear a variant on the name Gary and now a beer brewed by one of their former head brewers has come out with the words (little gary) next to its name in the tasting notes. Hmmm... Said brewer is Mal Secourable, a man with a fondness… Read more
Style
Kolsch
ABV
4.7%
Stockists

Indian Ocean Brewery

The Boat

Indi The P.O.M – RETIRED

Tapped August 13th, 2013
As we all know, the English are not the sort of race to gloat. Despite being on the wrong end of many a thrashing - not to mention the odd whitewash - by the Aussie cricketers, just because they've won the current series in England early is no reason to act all high and mighty. That just wouldn't be in their nature, especially not any Englishmen actually living and working in Australia. Although, hang on a minute... What's this from British brewer Dave Brough, currently ensconced at the Indian Ocean… Read more
Style
Old Ale
ABV
5.6%

Indi Winter Seasonals: Black White & Dark Lager – RETIRED

Tapped August 8th, 2013
Since taking over the head brewer's role at the Indian Ocean brewery on Perth's most northerly fringes, Dave Brough has wasted little time giving the beer list a serious reworking. All but one of the old lineup were ditched and a steady stream of short run releases has followed. It's all been for the best too, with Indi beers picking up medals at the 2013 Australian International Beer Awards and the White Cap topping its class along the way. Winter has seen a couple of darker beers hit the taps,… Read more
Style
Dark Wheat and Vienna Lager
ABV
Both 4.7%

Indi Pilsener – RETIRED

Tapped March 4th, 2013
The first seasonal of 2013 for the Indi brew crew is this Pilsener. They describe it as a Bohemian style Pilsener: "Golden with huge grassy hop aroma , big, assertive malt on the palate and (another) big, dry, bitter finish."… Read more
Style
Bohemian Pilsener
ABV
4.8%
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