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CLAIRE PARKER AND JEREMY GOOD recognised the potential for a craft brewery to flourish in Cowaramup, Western Australia. The small Margaret River town has been their home since they opened the Cowaramup Brewing Company over a decade ago. Its 800-litre brewhouse (where they make six handcrafted ales and lagers), bar and restaurant complements the region’s already diverse offerings.
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WHERE EXACTLY: In the south-west of Western Australia, three hours’ drive south of Perth. POPULATION: The most recent data released from 2011 was 1131 but the small town is experiencing significant growth, particularly in young families. WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Cowaramup is right in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, the closest town to a number of wineries including Vasse Felix, Howard Park and MadFish. It’s also near Cowaramup Bay, a popular swimming and surfing beach. WHY GO: It’s a chance to explore a quirky small town that retains a uniquely rural feel, central to the internationally famous Margaret River region.