Exmouth craft brewery undergoes expansion

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Paul Minniear and Justin Fuery at the recently expanded Whalebone Brewing Company, which now includes a second bar at the back of the warehouse.
Camera IconPaul Minniear and Justin Fuery at the recently expanded Whalebone Brewing Company, which now includes a second bar at the back of the warehouse. Credit: Pilbara News, Shannon Beattie

After just over a year in the business, the boys of Whalebone Brewing Company are riding the highs of success.

The brewery, which celebrated its first birthday in October, recently doubled its brewing capacity, liquor licence and physical space.

Whalebone is now able to brew four days a week and can house 200 people, compared to 100 with its previous licence.

Owner Paul Minniear said all of this meant they had to expand the size of the brewery.

“We’re pushing all of the boundaries out and building a new toilet block, plus we’ve added an extra bar and have created a space for seating inside,” he said.

They are also expanding the children’s play area, which has become a real feature of the brewery.

“It’s become a huge thing for there to be somewhere in town where the parents can relax and the kids can just kind of roam,” Mr Minniear said.

He said the growth was wonderful, but there was much more to it than just good beer.

“We employ local people, so the capacity and venue growth is significant because it means more jobs for people in town,” Mr Minniear said.

“There’s a lot of new businesses to town, not just us, that are doing really well, which is important because it means there’s more work.”

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