The salty sea breeze of the Freo Doctor mixes with hoppy aromas permeating laneways and heritage streets. Fremantle is the home of the modern-day craft beer revolution in Australia.
There is an incredible pedigree of Western Australian breweries born in and around Fremantle that started with Phil Sexton in 1984, who bought and renovated the original Freemasons Hotel on South Terrace and renamed it the Sail and Anchor Hotel. It was the launch of Australia’s first contemporary craft brewery, Matilda Bay Brewing Company, and it transformed the Australian beer landscape for good.
Little Creatures Brewery at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour followed in 2000 cementing the city’s reputation for craft beer. Joining them in recent years is Otherside Brewery at Freo.Social, South Fremantle Brewing Company, Gage Roads Brewing Company, Running with Thieves and Calamity’s Rod.
Clancy’s Fish Pub has been a tireless supporter of the WA Craft Beer scene for many years and stocks draft and bottled brews from the smaller independent brew houses.
A vibrant scene of Fremantle's small bars, restaurants, pubs and bottle shops (including The Freo Doctor, the city's oldest bottle shop) wholeheartedly embrace the Freo’s craft beer lineage offering the best, freshest and widest range of craft beer on tap, bottled, in the can, in growlers or straight from the keg.
Read more about Fremantle's breweries and distilleries.