Brewery Froths with pride

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Froth Craft Brewry won WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue as well as two other awards at the 2019 AHA & Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence.
Camera IconFroth Craft Brewry won WA’s Best Regional Hospitality Venue as well as two other awards at the 2019 AHA & Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence. Credit: Pictures: Matt Jelonek, Matt Jelonek

An Exmouth brewery which has only had its own beers on tap for just over two years has been crowned the best regional hospitality venue in the State.

Froth Craft Brewery took home three gongs from the 2019 AHA and Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence on November 11, including outdoor area, boutique brewery and WA’s best regional hospitality venue.

The award wins come on the back of a recent expansion which almost doubled the venue’s capacity by adding a beer garden and sky lounge.

Froth Craft director Pete Firth said to win best regional venue was surprising and rewarding because of the calibre of competition across the State.

“It was a category we couldn’t write an application for, so I guess the greater Froth culture must have shone through for the judges,” he said.

“We really just try to focus on personifying the idea of a laid-back, casual atmosphere, friendly service and impeccable product knowledge.”

The expansion of the venue was completed by builder Luke Ferwerda, while artist Sadie James completed a feature mural which has since won best business mural at the Australian Street Art Awards.

Mr Firth said the boutique brewery category was judged on more than just brewery range.

“It had a lot to do with product knowledge and delivery of service, which is something we really value and prioritise,” he said. “I don’t think the staff mind the odd taste testing, but the passion they have for the product is tangible when people come into Froth.”

Froth was not the only North West venue to clean up at the awards, with Karratha-based Blanche Bar Group also claiming three wins.

The casual pub dining award – regional went to Rambla Bar and Bistro in Wickham, while Blanche Bar itself picked up the responsible service of alcohol award and the venue manager award for Lara Ducie.

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