PERTH | What do you do when you’re making quality homebrews while not working your day job as a FIFO engineer? In the case of Steven Russell, you start your own brewery. Blasta Brewing Company opened in Burswood in early 2018, as a place for the community to get together and to, of course, show off his award winning beers.
The name Blasta is Scottish-Gaelic for delicious (Steven was born in Scotland), and the brewery’s unicorn logo, is inspired by Scotland’s national animal.
The family friendly venue is large (indoor capacity is 350 people) and welcoming, with ample seating inside the converted warehouse space and outdoors too. It’s open for breakfast through into the evening, covering locals who are looking for an enjoyable spot to get together, even if they’re not into beer. Being around the corner from Optus Stadium means Blasta is also a great spot for a pre or post game drink.
On tap you’ll find Blasta’s core range, along with a rotating selection of seasonal and limited beers. The award winning The Rampant Raspberry, a 4.7% ABV Fruited Kettle Sour Wild Ale that’s loaded with fresh raspberries, passion fruit, and hibiscus, is well worth trying, as is the Chainbreaker IPA, a 5.9% ABV American IPA. Tasting paddles are available, so you can try a few things in one go. You can also get growler refills and cans to go.
If you’re not a beer person, Blasta offers a selection of hand picked, mostly local wines & spirits supported by Blasta inspired cocktails and boilermakers.
For food, it’s quality versions of pub classics with some twists. Think haggis spring rolls, pizzas, parmas, and burgers.
Blasta Brewing Company
84-88 Goodwood Parade
Western Australia 6100
Mon – Thu: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Fri: 7:00am to 12:00am
Sat: 8:00am to 12:00am
Sun: 8:00am to 11:00pm