Margaret River Brewhouse

Just a stone's throw away from Margaret River’s town centre, nestled among towering Karri trees, sits Margaret River Brewhouse. Although it's one of many breweries in WA’s greater South West, Margaret River Brewhouse acts as a hub within the famed winery region for locals and tourists alike.

With a longstanding reputation as the ever-reliable people's pub, the brewhouse frequently finds itself bustling with those visiting for any number of attractions, including the thriving craft beer scene itself.

Margaret River Brewhouse has also undergone some considerable evolution since it first started serving quality craft beer, honest food and genuine hospitality to the local community. There’s been a rename and a rebrand, along with an expansion into canned products that saw their core beers and select seasonals gain wider distribution.

It's a continual evolution too. If anyone thought they'd hit their sweet spot, so to speak, think again: as 2022 draws to a close, they're in the process of more than doubling the size of their brewery, a process that will give them the ability to surpass on million litres per annum – no mean feat for a humble, family-owned operation.

For the three families behind the brewery and venue, their “If you build it, they will come” approach has become a thriving validation of vision and belief, aided in no small part by the reputation they soon gained for both consistency and originality.

As for the venue you can walk to from Margaret River's bustling centre, you find it nestled behind an iconic 1940s weatherboard cottage, overlooking a terraced lawn area and children’s play area. It’s close enough to town to be easily accessible, but far enough away to retain a secluded, picturesque ambience.

Within the airy space is a bar pouring 12 beers and an often busy open kitchen that pumps out approachable but creative plates, designed for dining within the relaxed surrounds with beer in hand. Think rich and spicy tomato sauce-laced mussels and classically-styled beef burgers or fish and chips, or if you're feeling more adventurous, shoot for the decadent cheeseburger roti or ever-popular red duck leg curry.

Of the beers on tap, seven are core range including the famed Kolsch, ginger beer and oatmeal stout. Seasonals are consistent high performers: their elite-level Panther Cream (a barrel-aged imperial stout) is a regular trophy-winner, while hop-forward offerings like 8 Ball double IPA and In The Pines NEIPA are brewed on the reg thanks to their growing cult status among hopheads.

For Margaret River Brewhouse, the overriding MO has always been to brew great beer while supporting the local, tourist, and homebrewing communities. Since launching, the Brewhouse, as its affectionately known by the locals, has not only ticked those boxes but assured itself a position atop the list of South West craft breweries to visit thanks to a commitment to crowd-pleasing hospitality and welcoming accessibility.

So next time you're out Margaret River way, ensure you find time to book (essential) a table and lean in to the southwest lifestyle: relax, have a few beers, and just take it all in…

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Name
Margaret River Brewhouse
Address

35 Bussell Hwy
Margaret River
WA 6285

Phone
(08) 9757 2614
Open Hours

Summer: 11am to 9pm
From Feb 3 onwards:
Mon to Thurs: 11am to 7pm
Fri to Sun: 11am to 9pm


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Margaret River Brewhouse Regulars

Brewhouse Margaret River Kolsch

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Margeret River Brewhouse would look to brew a beer designed for enjoying as you come out of the surf. The region's worldwide big-break reputation is partly built on the earlier surfing settlers of the 60s and 70s who found the secluded beaches and waves by carving paths through the scrub. One can imagine the how nice it would have been to have a can of the brewery's kolsch after a day of surfing at the makeshift camp. Barley and wheat malts are combined… Read more
Style
Kolsch
ABV
4.7%
Bitterness
23 IBU

Brewhouse Margaret River Brown

With a broad style church to draw from, the Brewhouse Margaret River's brown ale opted for the classic working man’s beer that regularly sated factory workers ing the upper reaches of England. Easy drinking and malt focused, Bastard Brown features toffee and coffee notes with a toasty edge on a lighter than expected body. As the Brewhouse team says affectionately: “The Brown is a nice bastard”.… Read more
Style
Northern English Brown Ale
ABV
5.0%

Brewhouse Margaret River Pale Ale

The Brewhouse's pale ale is one inspired by American craft brewing pioneers and therefore, is one focused on American hops. The West Coast pale ale drips with grapefruit, orange and pine from the Cascade and Amarillo hops within, which also help with the dry, bitter finish. Although not available at the natural spa, this will certainly pair well with watching the afternoon sun set over the forest from the brewery’s verandah – something highly Insta-worthy itself.… Read more
Style
West Coast Pale Ale
ABV
5.4%

Brewhouse Margaret River Red IPA

Metres from the brewery’s front door, a circuitous labyrinth of trails weave through the native forest and pine plantation – a red track on the edge of town. It’s of no surprise, then, to see dirt covered mountain bikes lined up outside the brewery seeking similar hued refreshment. The heaviest offering in the core range, this Red IPA - originally called Red Track - layers some classic (Columbus, Centennial and Cascade) and newer (Amarillo and Mosaic) American hops upon a caramel malt based… Read more
Style
IPA
ABV
6.2%

Brewhouse Margaret River Oatmeal Stout

Described as the Margeret River brewery's "the brewers beer" being that it's one the team loves to drink, Brewhouse's stout is an one with a big mix of oatmeal in the malt beer. It's a beer that delivers rich, smooth dark beer in which the rich creaminess of the oats and malt is balanced with Northern Brewer and East Kent Goldings hops to create a very traditionally minded stout.… Read more
Style
Oatmeal Stout
ABV
5.8%

Brewhouse Margaret River Black Duck Lager

Lager is a beer designed for Western Australia's long days being old school Aussie Lager is not in fact a black lager; instead, their "All Australia" pours a golden straw colour that says: "Knock off time is here!" Bitterness from the Pride of Ringwood and Pacific Jade hops (the latter the only non-Aussie influence) is reserved and the approachability of the beer has seen it become a crowd favourite since opening in 2016.… Read more
Style
Lager
ABV
4.8%

Margaret River Brewhouse Megsy

Margaret River Brewhouse’s Megsy has become one of WA’s most popular ginger beers, and it's one of the originals too, given its launch at the brewery’s inception. She's remained a consistent offering for the tourist-driven brewery, no doubt in part due to her moderate 3.1 percent ABV. Fragrant ginger is a dominating factor while a touch of spice gently pricks the tastebuds, leaving you wanting more. Sweetness and a touch of lemon-like acidity are balanced alongside some earthy tones, adding… Read more
Style
Ginger Beer
ABV
3.1%

Margaret River Brewhouse Specials

Margaret River Brewhouse Panther Cream 2022

Published June 26, 2022
Margaret River Brewhouse have been brewing their Panther Cream Russian Imperial Stout for a number of years now, with each iteration receiving a tweak to suit the ever-evolving tastes of both punters and the brewers lucky enough to make it (and typically finding favour with judges at the Perth Royal Beer Awards). For 2022’s vintage, Panther Cream found itself locked up a little longer than usual, spending nine months in Whipper Snapper whisky barrels, up from 2021’s three. As expected, the extra… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
10.4%
Stockists

Margaret River Brewhouse

And other WA venues as listed here

Margaret River Brewhouse & The DTC Talus IIPA

Published March 30, 2022
Midway through 2021, the teams at Margaret River Brewhouse and The DTC explored the then newly-named Talus hop via a clean and very drinkable IPA. Although pleased with the results, they figured there was unrealised potential to be mined within this characterful neomexicanus variety. So, vowing to see just how far they could push Talus in an IPA, they set out to prove how much was left in the tank in this single hop IIPA. The answer is: a fair bit more! Pouring clear amber – can this really be… Read more
Style
Single Hop IIPA
ABV
8.2%
Stockists

Available from the brewery and MRB stockists

Margaret River Brewhouse Nico Brau

Published November 29, 2021
Margaret River Brewhouse’s 2021 Backyard Brewing Tournament delivered drinkers a German pilsner that's a real lesson in restraint from local homebrewer James Kossen. Without compromising on flavour, Nico Brau is a product of a simple grist and hop schedule that combine to yield a light, clean and uber-drinkable lager. Pouring bright with a tight white head and yellow hue, faint bready aromatics lead from the glass along with subtle noble hop character and a touch of citrus. On sipping, a gentle… Read more
Style
German Pilsner
ABV
5.1%

Margaret River Brewhouse Talus IPA

Published June 11, 2021
Margaret River Brewhouse know their way around hops, and for their latest limited release in collaboration with Vic Park's Dutch Trading Company, they’ve decided to showcase a single hop variety, the relatively newly arrived Talus from the US. Talus IPA pours crystal clear with a lasting, lacy white head and dark orange hue. The hop’s trademark pink grapefruit character is almost palpable, delivered with gentle pine, orange zest and a candy like sweetness on the nose. On tasting, spritzy carbonation… Read more
Style
Single Hop IPA
ABV
6.4%
Bitterness
43 IBU
Stockists

And other MRB WA stockists

Margaret River Brewhouse Sour Of Power IPA

Published April 13, 2021
Margaret River Brewhouse’s Sour Of Power IPA is the latest in a long line of one-off releases from the South West brewers. In this case, their penchant for both crushable sours and fresh IPAs culminates in a single tin. Brewed with Citra and Eclipse hops, and soured with Lallemand's WildBrew Helveticus, Sour Of Power is a winning combination of fresh, zesty, citrus hop characters and a clean, long-lasting sourness. The 6.5 percent ABV might limit the crushable factor, but only if driving or following-day-dustiness… Read more
Style
Sour IPA
ABV
6.5%
Bitterness
11 IBU

Margaret River Brewhouse 3 Sours Of Power: Apricot & Inside Out 2021

Published March 12, 2021
Hot off the heels of their first release for 2021, Drifter Blood Orange Gose, comes yet another fruited sour from the team at Margaret River Brewhouse. On this occasion, however, the fruit is apricot, and the style is a clean and simple kettle sour. 3 Sours of Powers is a recurring offering from the South West brewers featuring some variation with each release. This edition features more than 100kg of apricot puree, added midway through the ferment to boost acid while retaining fresh fruit character.… Read more
Style
Apricot Sour & Strata IPA
ABV
4.5% & 6.5%
Bitterness
8 & 45 IBU

Margaret River Brewhouse Drifter Blood Orange Gose

Published February 24, 2021
Margaret River Brewhouse’s blood orange gose has been released just in time for 2021’s South West Craft Beer Festival. With the region lucky enough to be in a position to host a festival of this scale, the Brewhouse team have knocked up something a little special with limited availability in tins at select WA outlets and the brewery itself. Drifter is a full-flavoured, kettle-soured gose brewed with a stack of local blood oranges. It’s uber-clean and emanates vibrant orange peel and tangy citrus… Read more
Style
Blood Orange Gose
ABV
4.7%
Bitterness
18 IBU

Margaret River Brewhouse Zappa IPA

Published November 27, 2020
Zappa, a rhythm apart, yet familiar; mutant charisma. Or, in hop form, “tropical weirdness”, according to Margaret River Brewhouse. And they’re not far off. So much here feels like a reminder of an old friend, but with an amplified, almost abrasiveness; a shouty character that takes time to settle into. MRB’s Zappa is demanding of the drinker, and probably more so of those treading hazy paths, but in return there’s so much on offer. There’s a definite old school IPA lean which gathers… Read more
Style
Single Hop IPA
ABV
6.5%
Stockists

Available from the brewery

And Margaret River Brewhouse stockists in WA

Margaret River Brewhouse Rhubarb Berliner Weisse

Published August 31, 2020
Margaret River Brewhouse have been on a bit of a tear in 2020. Following on from their 2019 rebrand, they’ve rereleased some past crowd favourites in fresh new clothing while also dropping a couple of new one-offs to acclaim from local beer lovers. And, as spring approaches, they've released this Rhubarb Berliner Weisse a little bit on the down low… Brewed with a stack of locally grown rhubarb, this bright and vibrant fruited sour is strikingly tart and gushes with rich rhubarb and sweet strawberry… Read more
Style
Rhubarb Berliner Weisse
ABV
4.4%
Bitterness
10 IBU

Margaret River Brewhouse Panther Cream 2020

Published July 31, 2020
Sitting atop the long list of beers brewed at Margaret River Brewhouse is Panther Cream. It sits atop the pile in part due to its reputation as one of the best of its class in the state (with multiple trophies to prove it), and also due to its terrorising demeanour as a behemoth of a 10.4 percent ABV barrel-aged imperial stout. This year's iteration finds itself in 375ml cans with a new label, a touch more booze and more time spent in peated ex-Port barrels. Brewed to be big, Panther Cream features… Read more
Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
10.4%
Stockists

Available on tap and in cans at the brewery

And at selected WA stockists.

Margaret River Brewhouse 8 Ball DIPA

Published July 15, 2020
When Margaret River Brewhouse grace us with one of their limited release brews, it’s often akin to being walloped across the face with a sucker punch, whether that's in the shape of a big stout, a puckering sour or a wall of hops. 8 Ball Double IPA fits in the last of those categories: an 8.2 percent ABV, 60-plus IBU hop bomb. American in style and resinous by design, 8 Ball is a full-flavoured, big-bodied IPA of days gone by. The Margaret River Brewhouse team are brave enough to drop such a style… Read more
Style
Double IPA
ABV
8.2%
Bitterness
60-plus IBU

Margaret River Brewhouse Inside Out IPA

Published May 18, 2020
When Margaret River Brewhouse isn’t busy pumping out their core range beer for locals and thirsty, holiday-making punters visiting the idyllic South West, they fill their spare time and tanks with limited release, one-off beers. Inside Out is one such offering: a juicy, single hop IPA inspired by the West Coast IPAs of California and loaded with a whole heap of Strata. Brewed in collaboration with Grain Cru (Cellarbrations Carlisle), Inside Out is loaded with dank, resinous hop character thanks… Read more
Style
Single Hop IPA
ABV
6.5%
Bitterness
47 IBU
Stockists

Found at good WA stockists

Brewhouse Margaret River Chocolate Orange Porter

Published April 29, 2019
This autumn limited release from the crew at Brewhouse Margaret River couldn't have come at a better time: a chocolate and orange infused porter that landed days before the Easter weekend and just as the cold South West nights were starting to settle in. Available on tap and in takeaway bottles from the brewery, the Brewhouse Choc Orange Porter features robust flavours of dark chocolate, red berry and an earthiness derived from a whopping 8kg cocoa nibs added both in the boil and as a chocolaty dry… Read more
Style
Choc Orange Porter
ABV
6.4%
Bitterness
35 IBU

Brewhouse Margaret River Sour and the Passion

Published March 13, 2019
Brewhouse Margaret River can fly a little under the radar in the craft beer world, but that isn't to say they're not holding their own against the other brewers in the South West of WA; their on premise sales are significant and they've done a great job in capturing the family market in a region drowning in boutique wineries. The quality and consistency of their core range suggests they've got their brewhouse dialled in, but their limited release beers tell us that head brewer Ryan Ashworth has plenty… Read more
Style
Passionfruit Sout
ABV
4.0%

Brewhouse Margaret River Saison

Published February 8, 2019
As Ryan Ashworth stepped into the head brewer’s role at Brewhouse Margaret River an expanding range of possibilities opened up not only for himself but also the brewery. While the temptation to go a little crazy was ripe, the desire to craft something seasonal and refreshing was also front of mind. Enter: the saison, a creative middle ground for brewers. Here the classic Dupont style is explored with elements of peppery spice and lemon rind as well as a little funk derived through partial fermentation… Read more
Style
Saison
ABV
4.8%
Stockists

This summer 2018/19 seasonal is available from the brewery on tap and in takeaway bottles

Brewhouse Margaret River In The Pines NEIPA

Published February 8, 2019
The recent creative run from Brewhouse Margaret River brewery has brought them to one of the styles of the moment, the NEIPA. That said, the brewery has taken some licence with their expression in creating a beer that leans a little closer to a classic IPA than the trubby examples that threaten to hold cutlery upright, Uri Geller-style, in the glass. This is more a fruit bomb than a juice bomb as evidenced by the big tropical aromas of melon, mango, pineapple and more derived from Citra and Mosaic… Read more
Style
NEIPA
ABV
6.8%
Stockists

Available from the brewery on tap and via takeaway bottles.

Brewhouse Margaret River & Scott Butson Fischer's Weisse

Published November 27, 2018
Each year for the past three years, the Brewhouse Margaret River crew has held a Backyard Brewing Tournament, inviting amateurs to enter a beer in the hope of being voted the best and seeing their creation scaled up to a full batch brew. In 2018, the winner is Scott Butson, with the winning beer a hefeweizen with a great family backstory. The beer's creation started out when Scott travelled to the Alps in Northern Italy in 2006 and met up with his father-in-law Gerhard Fischer in the city of Bolzano.… Read more
Style
Hefeweizen
ABV
5.0%
Stockists

On tap & in bottles at the brewery

Brewhouse Margaret River Panther Cream

Published July 10, 2018
Eighteen months after opening, Brewhouse Margaret River won Best WA Beer and Best Commercial Beer at the 2017 Perth Royal Beer Show awards for its Peter Coupan Barrel Aged Stout. The accolade seemed to catch many, including the Brewhouse team, off guard with the beer selling out in record time from its Karri forest clad home. This year, just in time for the 2018 awards, they're released a slightly tweaked version that’s spent two months in three whiskey barrels – two ex-Port casks and one sherry… Read more
Style
Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
10.2%
Awards

Best Stout/Porter – Perth Royal Beer Awards

Stockists

Available from Brewhouse Margaret River on tap and takeaway via 500ml bottles and growler fills.

Brewhouse Margaret River Pilsner – RETIRED

Originally named Ils Pils after Brewhouse co-owner Ilya Hastings, when the brewery released the beer in cans they opted to give it the more traditional name Pilsner. Like that name, it's another Brewhouse beer that focuses on being true to the style's origins in Europe which is achieved with a trio of noble hops – Saaz, Hallertau and Tettnanger. You could argue that, with a Kolsch and a Lager in the core range, adding a classically minded Czech pilsener to the offering as well might be overdoing… Read more
Style
Czech Pilsener
ABV
4.5%

Brewhouse Margaret River Groper – RETIRED

The Brewhouse’s mid-strength offering is a beer designed to suit the hordes of weekend drivers zipping around the region. It’s hard work darting between wineries and breweries so, on arrival to Margaret River, whether on the Bussell Highway or Carters Road, we can imagine there will be plenty opting for a first sip of this welcoming quencher. European malts are paired with Amarillo (US), Progress (UK) and Styrian Golding (Slovenia) hops in a beer the team describes as a "Transatlantic Golden… Read more
Style
Golden Ale
ABV
3.5%