Exmouth’s second brewery ready to open its doors

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Whalebone Brewery owners Paul Minniear and Justin Fuery.
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North West beer lovers can rejoice as Exmouth’s second brewery prepares to throw open its doors.

Whalebone Brewing Company is the brainchild of Paul Minniear and Justin Fuery.

Behind the shed doors on the industrial facade is a recycled timber bar, exposed brewing equipment and, as the name suggests, whale bones.

Mr Fuery said the design of the brewery reflected the history of Exmouth.

“Some of the timbers used are from the navy pier,” he said.

“Whalebone is also a popular local dive site, a reminder of our incredible natural environment.

“So there are plenty of conversation starters if people get sick of listening to Paul and I talk about beer.”

Viking Concepts owner Eric Teasdale, who designed the bar, described the venue as windswept and interesting.

Mr Minniear said the brewery would have four beer varieties, pizza and local musicians to open.

“I think we finally worked out what we want to be when we grow up and just wanted to give it a go,” he said.

“Breweries are really popular in the South West and it is great that now people who come to Exmouth and Ningaloo will be able to have a relaxed North West brewery experience.

“After all, it’s always perfect beer drinking weather.”

Mr Minniear said Whalebone’s beers would feature in this year’s Brew and the Moo festival at Dampier in November.

Whalebone is the second brewery to open in Exmouth, after Froth Craft earlier this year.

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