A regional Western Australia brewery is making its first foray into Perth with plans to open a taphouse overlooking the Indian Ocean by Christmas.
A popular regional Western Australia brewery is making its first foray into Perth with plans to open a taphouse overlooking the Indian Ocean by Christmas.
Froth Craft Brewery is in the midst of fitting out its new North Beach venue on West Coast Drive as a 22-tap pub which will bring the brewer’s core beers and seasonal releases into Perth.
The venue will be Froth trio Pete Firth, Tyler Little and Phil Gray’s third, following on from their 2017 launch in Exmouth and 2022 “Bunbrewery” in Bunbury, where most of the company’s beers are now made.
Unlike their previous foray into building a new facility from scratch in Bunbury, the North Beach fitout has been a simple undertaking, with no structural work required.
Froth head frother Pete Firth said the taphouse would bring beers people had while on holiday in Exmouth or Bunbury back to Perth.
“A lot of people from the metro area go and holiday in Exmouth … so I feel there is a track record over the years,” he said.
“With Spinifex taking over the old North Beach Deli and Rocky Ridge moving into Duncraig it is going to bring this cool little triangle of taphouses to an area that is really crying out for it.
“I am a bit nervous; there is a lot more competition obviously, we’re a smaller fish in a bigger pond, but it is exciting at the same time.”
Mr Firth said the uninterrupted sea views from the taphouse were a key lure for Froth to set up shop.
Froth is the third country brewer to move into the area, with Broome’s Spinifex Brewing Co opening an all-day diner just down the road from Froth and Busselton's Rocky Ridge Brewing Co hoping to throw the doors open to its taphouse in nearby Duncraig by the end of summer.
Spinifex, which brews its products at the Food Innovation Precinct in the Shire of Murray, is also putting the final touches on its Cable Beach brewery which it aims to open in December.
Froth’s Bunbury brewpub was crowned best new venue at Australian Hospitality Association of WA’s annual awards in November.
The original Exmouth venue has become well-known for eclectic events such as the diaper derby, got froth Movember campaign and rooftop performances.