MATSO’S BROOME BREWERY
Being the most remote brewery in Australia is certainly a challenge at times but the Matso’s team love their spiritual home in Broome. Matso’s Broome brewery as we know it began in 2000 when Martin and Kim Peirson-Jones took over a truly micro 200l brewery that was also a café and art gallery. In 2004 the Broome brewery underwent an upgrade to a full mash brewery so that it could produce 1200L of beer at a time. With Martin’s son PJ (Martin Jnr) also in the business, what was a small family owned café brewery was quickly becoming famous for its beer and demand grew so that the family decided to start hand bottling the beers. Now the brewery is famous for its Ginger Beer and Mango Beer along with the ice-hot Chilli Beer and a range of seven products now available in bottleshops around Australia! It’s still a family owned business and the three generations of family still live here in Broome and are often seen at Matso’s after a hard day’s work. Now as one of Broome’s most famous man-made attractions, the brewery is known for its laid back atmosphere, food and, of course, beer. Live music in the courtyard can be heard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons with a variety of visiting artists along with performances from great local talent. The Matso’s Curry Hut is open seven days a week in the courtyard during the dry season. It offers authentic Indian cuisine sometimes cooked with Matso’s beers (dare to try one with the Chilli Beer!) Tap beers will change slightly from season to season, depending on what the Head Brewer has been up to! You can always get your favourites Ginger Beer, Mango Beer, Hit the Toad Lager and Bishop’s Best Dark Lager along with seasonal beers like the recent Copperhead India Pale Ale plus Chilli and Lychee!