Froth shouts Bunbury its first brewery

Alexander ScottPilbara News
Designs of the proposed brewery.
Camera IconDesigns of the proposed brewery.

The owners of an award-winning brewery in the North West are frothing to expand their business to another region.

Froth Craft Brewery, initially located in Exmouth, has released the tender to build a venue in Bunbury after the local government approved construction.

The venue will be larger than the Exmouth site, with a progressive design and be capable of brewing in one day what the original brewery could in a week.

Froth Craft owner Pete Firth said after pioneering craft beer in the North West, it was time to expand and bring it to the South West.

“Bringing the first brewery into the North West, it spawned Whalebone and North West Brewing Co, and they are doing really well,” he said.

“So, it is great to be a catalyst for what is a trend and a change.”

Mr Firth said it was exciting to bring something new to the town.

“It’s massive to be able to bring something like this to a place that has so much going for it, like Bunbury, and to a region already that has an amazing amount of produce close by that we will be able to put into the kitchen and brewery.

Mr Firth said it was hoped the six-month build would begin in the next two months.

“The land presented itself a couple of years ago, and it has been a couple of years of logistics and red tape,” he said.

“The development approval was confirmed last week, and we are putting the building out to tender as we speak.”

Mr Firth said it was astounding that Bunbury did not have a microbrewery or producing facility.

“It’s really important that Bunbury gets its own brewery that it can take pride in,” he said.

Mr Firth said the design played into the culture that made them popular in Exmouth.

The venue design will include a bar, cafe, beer garden, children’s play area, and an internal pedestrian thoroughfare to allow for markets, exhibitions and performers.

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