Black Brewing Co Summer Beers

Nothing sings the flavour of summertime more than a crisp cold beer.

But sometimes, actually deciding what to drink is the most difficult part of this process, particularly with so many delicious releases. So, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling this definitive summer beer guide, in no particular order, to help you spend less time deciding and more time enjoying a supremely tasty brew.

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Beerfarm Summer Beer - Asam Boi Gose
Beerfarm's Asam Boi Gose is a collision of continents, a classic German style with an Asian twist.

Asam Boi Gose


Beerfarm’s Asam Boi Gose is one of their most popular blends, with its radical combination of sweet, salty, and sour flavours for your summer drinking pleasure.  It’s made using a traditional sour mash process and infused with preserved salted plum, and tastes like Asia in an Australian made beer.  Deep orange, fruity, and just a little bit salty, it’s the perfect summer refresher.

Beerfarm is also the perfect spot for those sultry summer afternoons, with the converted dairy farm looking out over bucolic pastures, shady trees down by the dam, and a waterslide for the kids.

Shelter Brewing Co - Summer Sour
The Summer Sour from Shelter Brewing Co is tart with a hint of refreshing fruit flavours.

Shelter Brewing Co

Summer Sour

Shelter’s Summer Sour is a crisp, summery sour, with watermelon and citrus notes, and a hint of salt.  It’s ripe for refreshing the senses after a long day on the water.

Their venue occupies prime real estate on the Busselton Foreshore, and overlooks the historic old jetty.  It’s the best kind of brewery; relaxed, welcoming, genuine, and a place where you can watch the bay, taste the sun and soak up the good vibes.

Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Eagle Bay Brewing Co have an XPA that's the perfect refreshing summer beer.

Eagle Bay XPA

Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

The Eagle Bay XPA is something special for beer-lovers who want a drink that’s easy on the alcohol, but still offers plenty of bright, juicy, and happy flavour.

It’s the perfect lunchtime treat, and bursting with bright guava, grapefruit, and passionfruit tropical flavours, all packaged up in a sessionable mid-strength option at 3.5% ABV.

It comes on tap at Eagle Bay or in takeaway cans from local bottle-os.  The cans are a hazy sunshine yellow, which is exactly what you can expect from the taste.

Cheeky Monkey XPA - Summer Beers
Cheeky Monkey's XPA is bursting with refreshing citrus, and comes in their new-look cans.

Cheeky Monkey XPA

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co – Brewpub

Cheeky Monkey’s new XPA is ridiculously refreshing and bursting with citrus.  It’s perfect for a post-surf tinny, or watching the sun go down at Prevelly, Yallingup, or any other regional favourite.

It also goes down a treat on tap at Cheeky Monkey’s Caves Road Brewpub, and the central Caves Road location makes it the perfect post-surf stop off after a jaunt down to Margs or Gracetown, or coming back from up the coast.

Juicy Pale Ale

Bootleg Brewery

Bootleg’s Juicy Pale Ale is perfect for a blistering summer’s afternoon.  It’s a hazy style pale ale, dry hopped with Sabro and Amarillo hops.  With notes of tropical, coconut, tangerine, and citrus, it’s the taste of summer in a mouthful.

Bootleg’s Caves Road brewery is also just about smack bang in the centre of the region, right in the heart of the region’s most prolific wineries.  It makes a great stop on a boozy beer or wine tour, and is also a great place to enjoy a few afternoon ales on tap, no matter whereabouts in the region you live or stay.

The Sophisticated Beast - Summer Beers, Leonard Session NEIPA
The Sophisticated Beast's Leonard is the perfect partner to a cruisy Sunday session.

Leonard Session NEIPA

The Sophisticated Beast

The Sophisticated Beast are a small but mighty brewery based out of the burgeoning industrial estate in Vasse. A must-visit for beer aficionados or anyone looking for a damn tasty drop, they are doing things a little differently in search of new and creative brews, with great results.

Leonard is their session NEIPA, a style of American IPA that offers a flavoursome sip and smooth mouthfeel with less bitterness than typical IPAs.

Sure to be a huge hit this summer, it’s bursting with tropical flavour, 4.2% ABV, and gluten free so that everyone can enjoy.

Margaret River Brewhouse Kolsch - Summer Beers
Brewhouse's Kolsch is a flavoursome thirst quencher, perfect for sunny summer days.



The Brewhouse’s Kolsch is an easy drinking German style ale that is lightly bittered and has a subtle, fruity, refreshing character.

It’s a cracking summer thirst quencher, and packed with flavour.  The Brewhouse is at the bottom of the hill in Margaret River, and a great place to kick off a night out, or enjoy a few beers on a hazy summer afternoon.

Black Brewing Co Raspberry Sour - Summer Beers
Black Brewing Co's annual summer sour limited release is always hotly anticipated.

Stawberry Sour

Black Brewing Co.

Out on the boat, after a hard day’s yakka, or as a post-surf frothy, keep this in the arsenal for every occasion.

Black Brewing are huge proponents of summer, and their annual release of a limited edition Summer Sour is always a crowd-pleasing favourite.  This year it’s a Strawberry Sour, which gives it a cool, refreshing taste with a hint of sweetness.  It’s perfect for cooling down on those summer afternoons.

Keep an eye out for when it is released in the first week of December; it goes down a treat on tap at the brewery, where you can sit on a shady veranda overlooking the large dam, or out in the stunning, shady grounds out back.

Colonial Brewing Co Watermelon and Raspberry Sour - Summer Beers
Colonial Brewing Co have released a new twist on their South West Sour using real summer fruits.

Watermelon & Raspberry Sour

Colonial Brewing Co

Life in Margaret River is uncomplicated, and so is the philosophy of Colonial Brewing Co.

They pride themselves on the beauty of simplicity, and their South West Sour Watermelon & Raspberry is a fruity and refreshing twist on their much loved South West Sour. The addition of real watermelon and raspberries strikes the delicate balance between sweet and sessionable, making it the perfect brew for a hot sunny day. Pouring a beautiful rose gold colour, this ale bursts with the flavours of summer that will satisfy your thirst and and is begging to be drunk in the warm afternoon sunshine.

Cowaramup Brewing Co - Reggie Mandarina
Reggie Mandarina by Cowaramup Brewing Co is everything a summer beer should be.

Reggie Mandarina

Cowaramup Brewing Company

Mark your diaries, Cowaramup Brewing Co’s latest summer sip ‘Reggie Mandarina’ is set to be launched on Sunday the 5th of December. An easy-drinking ale coming in at a sessionable 4.2%, it’s pale gold in colour with low bitterness and good malt character. Refreshing and with great drinkability for the summer ahead, make sure that this one is on your must-try list.

The brewery is set on a picturesque rural property just a smidge north-east of Cowaramup township, with a shaded deck area and large grassed beer garden that’s just perfect for sunny day picnics with friends. And to top it off, the playground means the kids will be happy too!

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