Rocky Ridge Brewing Co, Busselton

BUSSELTON | Rocky Ridge Brewing Co launched in Jindong in 2017, in a short time has become one of Western Australia’s best craft breweries. The brewery is in Jindong, on founder Hamish Coates’ fifth generation family dairy farm. The Rocky Ridge the tap room is in town in Busselton.

It’s a sustainable operation. All beer ingredients are grown on the farm. Rainwater fills the tanks, and solar energy powers things. Even the house yeast is of the area. An air sample was collected on the farm and cultured in Perth at UWA. An exception to the rule is when the brewery collaborates on a beer with another brewery. In that case, their ingredients can also be used.

Rocky Ridge’s core range and branding was recently refreshed, with five beers in the line up. This backbone of beers is accompanied by a regular rotation of limited and seasonal releases. Ace IPA is a 6.8% ABV West Coast IPA that’s a standout. Piney and well balanced, with big tropical notes.

For those wanting to try more experimental beers, there’s the 500ml can experimental series where Hamish and the team try all sorts of things. The recent Next Episode Triple West Coast IPA and Ra Ra Raspberry Fruited Pastry Sour were both excellent. When winter rolls around, make sure you check out Chunky Dates. It’s a Pastry Stout collaboration with Mane Liquor brewed with dates, pecans, and lactose.

The Jindong brewery isn’t generally open to the public, but you’ll find all that you need at the Busselton dog friendly tap room. It’s housed in the family’s refurbished 1930s family home, and you’ll find 25 taps of Rocky Ridge and guest beers. There’s also packaged beer to go, growler refills, and wines from LS Merchants. For food, it’s a simple menu of burgers and sides from burgers and sides from food truck The Margaret River Burger Co.

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co

10 Marine Terrace
Western Australia 6280

Telephone: (08) 9717 6664
E-mail: [email protected]

Sun – Thu: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 8:00pm

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