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The Australian craft beer revolution began in Fremantle in 1984 when the Matilda Bay Brewing Company, led by Phil Sexton, bought and renovated the original Freemasons Hotel on South Terrace, renamed it the Sail and Anchor Hotel and launched Australia's first craft brewery, transforming the landscape for beer lovers for good.

The Sail and Anchor is still the spot to try different craft beers, and while they might not brew anymore, they have over 40 beers on tap! You'll find select beers from all over WA and Australia, alongside some of the finest drops from overseas. A few doors down, on the opposite side of South Terrace, Kahuna Brewing Co is serving up cold beer brewed on site. Influenced by its home town, the beer is full flavour yet remains easy drinking.

Take a trip down to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and you'll discover Little Creatures, another local brewery with a Phil Sexton influence. Little Creatures opened in 2000, in what used to be an old crocodile farm. Since then, they have taken up residence in beer lover's hearts across Australia. Take a tour of a working brewery, surrounded by the smell of malt and hops, and sample a selection of Creatures finest brews at the end.

Running with Thieves in South Fremantle is a brewery that believes beer to be the centre of the universe - or at least the facilitator of conversation and ideas. This venue is home to a fully operational brewery and distillery, and produces a range of craft beers, in addition to premium spirits and crafted cocktails. 

If you are looking for another place that's responsible for the craft beer revolution, that's Clancy's Fish Pub, the first place in Fremantle to stock craft beer and a tireless supporter of small independent brewers.

Piggy Food Co, Ronnie Nights are among many Fremantle restaurants, small bars, hotels and cafés that pride themselves on pouring great craft beer. Check out their taps for the unique, the obscure and the wonderful.

If you happen to be in Fremantle in November make sure to check out Fremantle Beer Fest held on the grounds of the Esplanade Reserve, a festival of sun, fun, and froth.