Black Brewing Co


Black Brewing Co

3517 Caves Road
WA 6280

(08) 9755 6500
Open Hours

Seven days: 11am to 5pm


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Born out of a passionate backyard brewing project in suburban Perth, Black Brewing Co has its roots firmly planted in the ethos of “making good booze and having fun” and continues to do business with this in mind at its Caves Road home in Margaret River.

The brewery shares a name with one of world’s largest freshwater crayfish, the critically endangered Black Hairy Marron, found only in Margaret River and the creature that adorns Black's labels, albeit straddled by a Dionysus-like character. (We're pretty sure god-transportation isn't the cause for the low numbers, however.)

Opened in late 2015, Black’s Margaret River location houses a brewery and distillery on the northern third of Caves Road under the Caves Road Collective banner. Indeed, the vines, manicured gardens and Zen reflection pool on approach to the brewery might have you believing you’ve arrived to sample chardonnay rather than any number of beers. Yet, despite its cavernous, modern digs, the brewery steers clear of the R&M Williams, "chinos and checked shirt" set, even if there is a subtle influence from the neighbours.

Black’s executive chef offers a pared-back menu including shared dishes and pizzas with a focus on using great quality local ingredients from the ocean, pasture, garden and pantry. The tight menu covers the ocean, garden and pasture with bespoke bar snacks and a kids' menu that should enable a long afternoon of share plate grazing, watching the sun lengthen the eucalypt shadows on the estate’s lake.

Scan the fonts and you'll see sessionability is the focus. Session Ale and Lager keep things straight ahead, while the Pale Ale and IPA bring a modernity that will sate craftier tastes. Then, as the days darken, the lactose-infused Bao Bao Milk Stout brings a similar level of drinking pleasure that’s best enjoyed beside the brewery’s double-sided fireplace.

The original German-built brewery has been extensively expanded to allow for increased volume and special releases that have included a 8.5 percent ABV Bad Boy Bao Bao Imperial Milk Stout and seasonal release sours in an approach that keeps things interesting for drinkers and brewers alike.

Collaborations also include the memorable Kuld Creamery ice cream beers where the brewery and ice creamery have collaborated multiple times for the likes of Neopolitan Stout, Orange Sherbert Berliner Weisse and the most recent Banana Split Dunkel Weiss. The quality of their output was recognised in 2023 when Black won Champion WA Brewery at the Indies.

Additionally, Black a wide range of gins and liqueurs, under the Dune Distilling label, which uses water from an onsite natural spring and has a range of other spirits taking shape in barrel.

As for those pushed for time during a busy South West weekender, they can take the full complement of Black's commitment to “making good booze and having fun” home with them via the venue’s cellar door.

Guy Southern

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Core Range

Black Brewing Session Ale
Summer Ale
Black Brewing Bao Bao Milk Stout
Milk Stout
Black Brewing Lager
Black Brewing Hazy Pale
Hazy Pale
Black Brewing Strata IPA

Limited Releases

Black Brewing Blackberry & Violet Catharina Sour
Fruited Catharina Sour
Black Brewing Co Aztec Sour
White Sapote Sour
Black Brewing Bad Boy Bao Bao 2023
Imperial Stout
Black Brewing Juicy IPA
Juicy IPA
Black Brewing Citrus Bomb

Black Brewing American Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Black Brewing & Kuld Creamery Hazelnut Affogato Ice Cream Stout
Pastry Stout
Black Brewing Blood Orange Honey Saison
Fruited Honey Saison
Black Brewing Strawberry Sour
Strawberry Sour
Black Brewing Red IPA & Black Smokes
Red Rye IPA & Smoky Black IPA
5.9% & 6.5%
Black Brewing Coconut Porter & Bad Boy Bao Bao
Coconut Porter & Sweet Stout
6.5% & 7.4%
Black Brewing Pineapple Coconut Gose
Piña Colada Gose
Black Brewing Citrus Wheat & Bananana Split
Citrus Wheat Ale & Dunkelweizen
Both 5.0%
Black Brewing Blackberry Gose
Blackberry Gose
Black Brewing Summer Sour
Raspberry & Rhubarb Sour
Black Brewing & Kuld Neapolitan Ice Cream Stout
Sweet Stout
Black Brewing & Old Faithful Faithfully Yours
Rose Water Sour
Black Brewing Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Black Brewing IPA
BlacK Brewing Saison #1
Black Brewing Bad Boy Bao Bao
Imperial Milk Stout