The Coral Coast is home to stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and unique natural landscapes – but it’s also home to an array of impressive boutique producers, who lovingly create their own incredible beverages.
These producers have been brewing up delicious drinks, and are definitely making a name for themselves both locally as well as nationally and internationally. Small populations, long stretches of road, and remote locations have not stopped Coral-Coast-ians from creating some of the defining tastes of the State – and it would be a shame for you to deprive your taste buds when in the region.
Whilst on your Coral Coast adventure, it's highly recommended that you stop in and try these brews for yourself:
There’s a reason why these guys have won so many awards – their rum is just so ridiculously tasty. Last year, Illegal Tender Rum Co bought home gold from the Chinese Wine and Spirit Value Awards, as well as bronze from the World Rum Awards. Not bad at all!
Illegal Tender is only a young enterprise, with its team receiving worldwide recognition and acclaim in a short time. All spirits are distilled twice at their purpose built distillery in Dongara, where they produce their popular Spiced and 1808 Barely Legal, as well as their recently released barrel aged rum.
Stop in at Illegal Tender Rum Co for a distillery tour and rum tasting, or else score yourself an award-winning bottle of rum at the cellar door.
Thursday – Sunday | 11am – 4pm
35 Illyarrie Road, Springfield
Just north-east of Geraldton, the Burnt Barrel serves up consistently delicious Kansas-style BBQ feasts, with all elements of their meals made from scratch onsite – think ribs, pulled pork, pork belly… the list goes on. But another star of their show is the selection of delicious beers brewed on-site at their microbrewery by the iconic Uncle Jimmy. Their beloved ginger beer has mustered up a bit of a reputation – and once you taste it, you'll know why. A trip to the Burnt Barrel is sure to result in a bit of a food coma, but is well worth it!
Friday | 11am-4pm
Saturday | 11am – 4pm & 6:00pm – 9:30pm (bookings only)
Sunday | 11am – 4pm
305 Nanson-Howatharra Road, Nanson
A well-established family-favourite, Finlay’s is renowned for serving up delicious seafood and meals with a focus on sourcing all things locally. They have recently undergone massive renovations to their kitchen, and have added their own onsite microbrewery. Finlay’s is serving up three of their own beers; a Pale Ale, I.P.A. and Lager – and the reviews have been glowing! When in Kalbarri, you can’t go past an ice cold beer alongside a fresh seafood meal.
Wednesday to Saturday | From 5pm
Sunday | From 2pm
13 Magee Crescent, Kalbarri
Located in Exmouth, Froth Craft Brewery has been making waves in the craft beer industry, as well as being recognised for their family-friendly restaurant, café and as a live music venue. They recently took out gold as the top tourism initiative in the Australian Hotels Association & AON Hospitality Awards for Excellence - these guys have all bases covered. The team at Froth Craft is constantly brewing up four standard beers – Kölsch, Amber Ale, Pale Ale and I.P.A. They also produce some awesome seasonal ales – such as the Strewth Summer Ale and Hopmouth X.P.A. Take the taste of the Coral Coast home with take-away cans which are available for sale over the counter.
Monday – Sunday | 11am – late
5 Kennedy Street, Exmouth
Whalebone Brewing Company quite literally offers you the experience of drinking beer in a shed – but it’s very good beer and it's a very nice shed! The brewery is run by two local families with a shared love for beer and keeping things uncomplicated. This is a family-friendly venue, offering delicious pizzas, as well as having a kid-friendly play area. There is an excellent selection of brews available, including a Wheat Beer, Ginger Beer, the Big Bone I.P.A, and a classic ice-cold Lager. Enjoy your beverage under the Ningaloo sky – what a treat!
Thursday – Sunday | 4pm – 10pm
27 Paterson Way, Exmouth