Ex­mouth beers picked for fes­ti­vals

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Shan­non Beattie

Ex­mouth is set to be well rep­re­sented at beer and food fes­ti­vals in Perth and the South West in com­ing months.

For the first time both Whale­bone Brew­ing Com­pany and Froth Craft Brew­ery will head to the city to at­tend Fre­man­tle BeerFest from Novem­ber 9 to 11.

Whale­bone owner Paul Min­niear said it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for both brew­eries to be a part of an es­tab­lished fes­ti­val.

“It’s a chance to see the trends, taste some beer and find out what other peo­ple are brew­ing,” he said.

“We want to put our beer into the craft beer com­mu­nity and be­ing one-year-old now, we feel like we’re ready.”

Froth will con­tinue south af­ter BeerFest, hav­ing been hand­picked as one of 10 brew­eries to take part in the Mar­garet River Gourmet Es­cape from Novem­ber 15 to 18.

Froth di­rec­tor Pete Firth said the brew­ery’s strong so­cial me­dia pres­ence and word-of-mouth from happy pun­ters around the State contributed to the in­vi­ta­tion.

“We were told the cul­ture of Froth lined up with the beer com­po­nent of the Gourmet Es­cape,” he said.

Froth con­tin­ues to grow, with the brew­ery ex­pand­ing its ca­pac­ity from 2500 litres to 4500 litres to ex­tend it range and keep up with de­mand.

“We’ve had 11 dif­fer­ent beers on tap, from 10 dif­fer­ent styles, since we first put our beers on tap in July 2017,” Mr Firth said.

“Con­sid­er­ing our re­mote lo­ca­tion and how far flung the pos­i­tive re­sponse has been, it’s all re­ally ex­cit­ing.”

On the lo­cal front, Froth will be at Brew and the Moo in Dampier on Novem­ber 10 and 11, while both brew­eries will again head to the city for Perth BeerFest in Jan­uary.

“We want to get our name and the North West on the craft beer map by es­tab­lish­ing a fan base down south,” Mr Min­niear said.

Pic­ture: Lit­tle Wave Pho­tog­ra­phy

Paul Min­niear and Justin Fuery from Whale­bone Brew­ing Com­pany, with Pheel Gray, Harry Lit­tle, Pete Firth and Tyler Lit­tle from Froth Craft Brew­ery.

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