Nowhereman Brewing Co

The beer lovers of Western Australia have been well served by their local craft beer industry over the past few decades, with growing numbers of microbreweries found in popular suburbs, tourist regions and even where you might not expect them. The CBD and surrounds have, for the most part, not been so well served.

So offer up thanks to Nowhereman, which opened less than three kilometres from the city centre in the second half of 2017. It has quickly carved out a place as “Perth’s Urban Brewery”, thanks to its own spin on the three part harmony of the brewery’s eponymous Beatles song title: a dream team of front of house, kitchen and brewer bringing their best to the former furniture factory.

Founder Reece Wheadon’s six-year background in the roles of WA Beer Week director and curator served him well through the gestation period of Nowhereman. Which is just as well, as it was a gestation that dwarfs that of an elephant. His vision for a brewpub close to the CBD, bike paths, train lines and free central area transit buses took four years to become a reality but, with an expertly recruited and experienced team, it's been on song ever since the needle finally hit the record.

In the kitchen, they're using Eden Valley biodynamic wheat and Caputo 00 flour in their pizza bases and, elsewhere on the menu, the focus on small batch and ethically produced foods elevates Nowhereman food well beyond the fare found at most brewpubs and beer venues.

The third part – the melody, so to speak – was initially played by Colonial Brewing Co and The Monk brewer Paul Wyman, but has since been taking up by ex Little Creatures man Eddie Still.

The Leedy Lager, Crate Digger American Pale Ale, On The DL Dark Lager and Rhapsody XPA showcase their provenance as do collaborations like By The Pound, an English Brown Ale created with local roasters Pound Coffee. In 2018, they launched the Restaurant Series too, Bartender Series sees us working with Perth bars and bartenders to create beers that reflect the collaborator in question, whether that's trying to reverse engineer their favourite cocktail or taking flavour inspirations from their cocktail list. Beyond the house beers, there’s a similar Western Australian focus throughout the wine, spirits and sodas on offer.

All are enjoyed in a bright and airy space filled with natural light in which the bar – black tiles at the rear, an expanse of hardwood to lean on while making your selection – is very much the centrepiece, flanked by the brewery on its left. Seating is a mix of low tables and benches, higher spots and stools, with bare brick walls, giant murals, large plantings and a rendition of the brewery logo looming overhead on one of the factory windows further evidence this has been a labour of love for Reece.

It makes it a great space for hosting events – something Nowhereman wasted little time in embracing – and is open Wednesday to Sunday with selected sports on screens and a vibe that’s as welcoming and inclusive as their beers.

Guy Southern

Name
Nowhereman Brewing Co
Address

25 Harrogate Street
West Leederville
WA 6007

Website
Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to midnight
Saturday: midday to midnight
Sunday: midday to 9pm

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Nowhereman Brewing Co Regulars

Nowhereman Brewing Rhapsody XPA

Tapped August 13th, 2018
New brewer Eddie Still’s first beer for the inner Perth brewery leaves West Leederville’s urban grit behind for more tropical climes. Perhaps it's the illusion of summer during the slow crawl out of the cooler months but, if Rhapsody’s opening weekend is anything to go by, this looks set to become Nowhereman’s best-selling beer. The light orange hue in the glass the echoes the sunshine in glass that waits as tropical aromas, notably passionfruit, and some citrus work in concert with sweet… Read more
Style
XPA
ABV
5.0%

Nowhereman On The DL Schwarzbier

Sometimes known as “Black Pils”, Schwarzbier leads a humble life in the beer world. Perhaps misunderstood due to its appearance, it's a style that is deceptively lighter than its dark hue might lead drinkers to expect. It can also be complex yet refreshing, which you could argue makes it a bold choice for the dark beer in a brewery's core range. As with all of head brewer Paul Wyman’s beers, On The DL is an articulation of balance, drinkability and respect for style. In this Schwarzbier, that… Read more
Style
Schwarzbier
ABV
4.8%

Nowhereman Crate Digger American Pale Ale

At the 2016 Light Up Leederville carnival, a very proud Nowhereman founder Reece Wheadon was able to showcase the first of his brewing company's beers: Crate Digger. Still a year away from having a brewpub open to the public, the American pale ale had been gypsy brewed with the help of the Perth brewing community. What was tasted that day and what currently pours from its West Leederville home is an aromatic beer with a balanced bitterness that belies its fairly weighty 50 IBUs [International Bitterness… Read more
Style
American Pale Ale
ABV
4.5%
Bitterness
50 IBU

Nowhereman Six Seasons Saison – RETIRED

Six Seasons refers to the Noongar calendar that is a guide to seasonal change throughout the Western Australian year. In contrast to the European version, the seasons of Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang are felt or observed in the flowering of plants or activity of animals, which may be shorter or longer depending on the climate of a particular year. In terms of Six Seasons' inspiration on the beer front, it draws a lineage to the classic farmhouse saison style of Europe. It's… Read more
Style
Saison
ABV
5.0%

Nowhereman Oxford St Common – RETIRED

The two kilometre street that runs through the heart of Leederville aptly lends its name to Nowhereman’s reduced alcohol Steam Ale. Historically, the style is linked to the American Gold Rush and the production of a malty lager without the use of traditional refrigeration. While US immigrants were fueled by a gilded fever, the sides of Oxford Street were being used as market gardens after Chinese immigrants, who had come to Australia chasing a similar dream, found work following the local gold… Read more
Style
Steam Ale
ABV
3.8%

Nowhereman Leederville Lager

Stylistically, Martinis and lagers have a lot in common. Both are created from a few ingredients, involve a tightrope like balancing act that separates an OK version from greatness and possess a broad appeal that, when done well, should see both given greater respect than they perhaps receive. Which brings us to Leedy Lager, the well crafted local lager that has quickly become Nowhereman’s bestseller. The delicate balance is provided by traditional and new iterations of classic lager hops including… Read more
Style
German style Pilsner
ABV
4.2%

Nowhereman Brewing Co Specials

Nowhereman & Helios & Ballistic PassionSour Pop

Tapped Today
WA Beer Week provided a rare opportunity for former colleagues to catch up and share a beer. While they were at it, they thought it might be worth making a beer, given they all met while working at Gage Roads many years previously. So, Charlie Hodgson (Helios), Lachy Crowthers (Ballistic) and Eddie Still gathered around Nowhereman’s whirlpool to create a sessionable summer sour, something that would suit the humid Queensland weather as much as the dry Perth heat. Riffing on the familiar flavoured… Read more
Style
Passionfruit Sour
ABV
3.5%
Stockists

Nowhereman Brewery

399 Bar, Northbridge

Cabin 401 Bar & Grill, Bibra Lake

Clarences, Mt Lawley

Inglewood Hotel, Inglewood

Island Market, Trigg

Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House, Perth CBD

Liquor Barons Ellenbrook, Ellenbrook

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Nowhereman Miia IPA

Tapped November 29th, 2018
Named after his newborn daughter Miia, head brewer Eddie Still’s mind may well have been fighting evil with hops as the colourful decal suggests, yet there's a good chance that it came about as he had a little time waiting for her arrival so why not brew another beer? Whatever the case, Miia delivers punchy hop characters but still sits comfortably within Nowhereman’s approachability driven ethos. An El Dorado heavy trio of hops have left some welcome hop haze in the glass, creating fruity aromas… Read more
Style
IPA
ABV
6.6%

Nowhereman & Strange Company & Ronnie Nights Strange Bloody Nights

Tapped November 29th, 2018
Pushing the postcodes of collaboration, Nowhereman invited the combined teams of Fremantle sister venues Strange Company and Ronnie Nights to develop a beer that best represents the venues. The lively siblings share a fondness for using shrubs, a type of vinegared syrup, in cocktails. So, in paying homage to this, an Oleo-Saccharum technique was used in which citrus peel is sealed in sugar to draw the oils into an increasingly concentrated citrus syrup. While all of this sounds rather fancy, the… Read more
Style
Blood Orange & Mandarin Sour
ABV
4.0%
Stockists

Available from Nowhereman, Strange Company and Ronnie Nights in limited release

Nowhereman & Petition Beer Corner Lil Sebastian

Tapped November 29th, 2018
Made in collaboration with Petition Beer Corner for their epic Collabosaurus WA Beer Week event, Lil Sebastian’s heart belongs to a tiny horse from the comedy series, Parks and Recreation. The venue’s team member Laura Thomas suggested the name with the miniature beer in mind, however the result is a something of grander stature as a result of the second in the Nowhereman Bartender Collab series. Idaho 7 hops were used throughout the New World beer, yet six weeks of lagering shows old school… Read more
Style
New World Session Lager
ABV
3.5%
Stockists

Available exclusively from Nowhereman Petition Beer Corner

Nowhereman Brewing Fresh AF Double IPA

Tapped September 19th, 2018
And then another one... Fresh off the back of Rhapsody XPA, Nowhereman return with their biggest beer yet, the Fresh AF Double IPA. Whether intentional or not, it's a beer adds credence to a growing local movement towards DIPAs with lighter malt profiles; an Australian DIPA style, perhaps? Exclusively using Joe White's new Signature malt - a high end, single region origin Australian barley you can read about here - as a base, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Chinook and Eureka hops are then employed… Read more
Style
Double IPA
ABV
7.8%
Stockists

Nowhereman Brewery

And select WA outlets on tap and for growler / CANimal fills

Nowhereman & Clarences Tommy Gose Nowhere

Tapped August 20th, 2018
Kicking off Nowhereman’s small bar series, Tommy Gose Nowhere brings out the tropical heart of their Mt Lawley collaborators with a sessionable riff on the Tommy’s Margarita. For the uninitiated, the International Bartenders Association describes Tommy’s as a New Era iteration of the classic margarita, one that replaces orange liqueur with agave syrup. In this case, agave liqueur was used to season the beer, with lime peel and juice completing the homage. Pouring a hazy, magic-hour sunshine… Read more
Style
Margarita Gose
ABV
3.2%
Stockists

Available from the brewery and Clarences

Nowhereman Haze Of Glory NEIPL

Tapped May 25th, 2018
Announcing their Good Beer Week debut, West Leederville’s Nowhereman took 2018’s theme of the Ultimate Mix as a chance to honour the musical, and often metaphorical, love letter: the mix tape. While owner and chief musical director Reece Wheadon was designing the retro leaning decal, head brewer Paul Wyman was curating a carefully crafted celebration of New World hops by using what he describes as a “stupid amount of hops”. Hi-fidelity aromas from Galaxy, Vic Secret, Mosaic and El Dorado… Read more
Style
New England IPL
ABV
5.9%
Stockists

Nowhereman Brewery

And select WA good beer outlets

Nowhereman Brewing Co Yi P.I.A

Tapped April 18th, 2018
Most people receive an accolade when they leave a business but, for Pia Poynton – of girl plus beer fame, not to mention a regular Crafty Pint contributor – her gift at Nowhereman came early. What's more, it was far more generous than a key to the brewery and some new email passwords. Within a month of her arrival at the Perth brewpub, Yi P.I.A. is being launched, a beer that bears her name and comes with a decal featuring one of her favorite movies, Die Hard. Not too shabby for a new employee.… Read more
Style
Fresh Hop Australian Pale Ale
ABV
4.8%

Nowhereman Age Of Aquarius Summer Ale

For the Nowehereman team, the celestially named Age of Aquarius refers to the beer's debut during February, as well as the inclusion of Astra and Galaxy hops. Those looking for further meaning may get lost in beliefs about the precession of the equinoxes, the identity of the pole star and when this age actually starts and finishes; there's a lot to take in if you're so minded. Alternatively, you could just order the beer itself, as Age of Aquarius the summer ale is incredibly approachable. The wheat… Read more
Style
Summer Ale
ABV
5.0%
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