This year’s WA Beer Week is almost upon us, a 10-day celebration of everything beer-related and showcasing some of the best breweries the state has to offer. Scoop gets the lowdown on the 9 events you really need to get yourself to.
Hear the Beer, Caboose, Friday November 24
For WA Beer Week, Hear the Beer’s Chris Espie is hosting an evening of learning and boogying to tell you just how connected the two are. Chris will spend the evening guiding attendees through five albums and five beers that perfectly complement each other. You’ll learn about how pilsners make you want to dance, how pale ales can enhance your favourite rock album, and how to set the mood by dishing up classic tunes served with an amber ale. A truly unique pairing experience.
Bridges to Beer Run, Dutch Trading Co., Saturday November 18
The crew at Dutch Trading Company (or DTC) have one of the best craft beer selections in town, and know how to throw a good party to boot. But if you want to get to their WA Beer Week bash then you’re going to have to earn it. The inaugural Bridges to Beer run is a 6k ‘at your own pace’ run/walk beginning at McCallum Park and ending at the DTC parking lot, where you can celebrate with a karma keg (pay what you feel). The best part is that all ticket sales and karma keg donations will go to the Movember Foundation, raising funds for men’s health issues. Find out more.
Tin Can Alley, Petition, Sunday November 19
Tin Pan Alley was the area in NYC that is considered the birth place of radio, and a new wave of music across the world. In present day, the team at Petition are bringing us their own version of Tin Can Alley to celebrate the music from that era, and of course serving up a range of tinnies from some of WA Beer Week’s best. Think lawn games, food trucks, heaps of live music, and of course…beer! Find out more.
WA Beer Week Launch Party, Clancy’s Fremantle, Thursday November 16
IT’S FINALLY HERE! After months of waiting it’s time to kick off the celebrations. This year, WA Beer Week has teamed up with Clancy’s Fremantle to throw an epic opening party. Taps flowing with the best beers, BBQ’s slinging the best meats, DJ’s dropping the best beats, and for the first time ever, the chance to dunk your favourite brewer in the Beer Week Dunk Tank. It’s going to be epic. Find out more.
Degustation at the Brewhouse, Nowhereman Brewing, Sunday November 26
Join Nowhereman, the new kids on the brewery block, for a fun and filling evening at their brewery in West Leederville. The team of passionate and talented chefs will be serving up a crazy 8 courses, while the brewers pair each plate with one of their delicious beers. Arrive with an empty stomach and leave the car at home because it’s going to be a big night.
WA Beer Week Family Evening, Homestead Brewing, Saturday November 18
No need to call a babysitter for this event – Homestead Brewing is putting on a magical evening for adults and bubs at their Swan Valley brewery, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. For the adults there’s live music, lawn games, and drink specials, while little ones can enjoy a massive playground and bouncy castle. The perfect way to get the whole family involved in the WA Beer Week festivities. Find out more.
Pitted in Pally, Gage Roads Brewery, Friday November 24
Spend the evening at Gage Roads Brewery partying and watching two iconic surf flicks. The crew at the brewery is setting up a big screen, bringing in food trucks, setting up a stage for some live tunes, and putting the beers on ice for an epic viewing party.
Brewed Laughter- Beer Tasting with a Comedian, Little Creatures, Thursday November 23
Spend an evening beer tasting and laughing up a storm with Little Creatures resident beer expert/comedian Rory Lowe. You’ll get the chance to learn, laugh, and laugh some more as he takes you on a tasting journey of Little Creatures delicious beers plus a few specially brewed for WA Beer Week.
The Craft Pint Blind Tasting, Dutch Trading Company, Saturday November 25
The Crafty Pint is one of Australia’s premier craft beer publications, and they are bringing their craft beer knowledge and Blind Tasting event to Perth! Previous events have been sellouts across WA and beyond. This year features a blind taste test, where you get to decide the winner. If you’re worried that your tastebuds might be a little amateur for this, then have no fear. You’ll be surrounded by plenty of industry pros who are part of the panel, and can give you tips and advice to help choose the winner.
Fremantle Beer Hop, Multiple Locations, Saturday November 25
This free event celebrates the rich craft beer history here in WA, with Fremantle breweries old and new joining together to put on a self-guided tour (or Hop) at six of Fremantle’s finest watering holes. The six breweries featured are: South Fremantle Brewing, Little Creatures, Gage Roads Brewing, Innate Brewing, Otherside Brewing and Monk Brewery and Kitchen.
WA Beer Week runs from November 17-26. Find out more.