Feral Brewing Company

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Feral Brewing Company
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
FoundedOctober 2002 (2002-10)
FoundersAlistair Carragher, Brendan Varis
Headquarters152 Haddrill Road, Baskerville,
Western Australia
ProductsBeer
Production output
5 million litres per annum[1]
ParentCoca-Cola Amatil
Websitewww.feralbrewing.com.au

The Feral Brewing Company is a brewery in the Swan Valley, Western Australia.[2]

History[edit]

Feral Brewing first opened in October 2002 and was founded by Alistair Carragher and Brendan Varis,[3] with a vision to "craft beers that ... were a little on the wild side".[4] Varis has a degree in brewing and fermentation science and Carragher's background was in hospitality and sales.[5]

In January 2012 the Feral Brewing Company and Nail Brewing formed Brewcorp Pty Ltd developing a brewhouse and warehouse facilities in Bassendean.[6][7]

In October 2017, Feral was bought by Coca-Cola Amatil.[8]

Brewing technique[edit]

Feral Brewing Company brews a range of beers. They bottle five year-round beers: the Feral White (also known as the Belgium White), the Hop Hog (an American IPA), Smoked Porter (a smoked beer or Rauchbier), Sly Fox (a Session Blonde Ale) and the Karma Citra (a Black India Pale Ale). Beers are available for purchase from retail outlets.

Distribution[edit]

The brewery doubles as a restaurant and distributes beers in Australia.

The brewery's beer list includes various styles including Belgium white Ales, Pilsners, American IPAs, and Lambic style sour beers as well as other barrel-conditioned and fermented styles.

Beers[edit]

Awards[edit]

The Feral Brewing Company has won a number of awards including From the Australian International Beer Awards:

  • 2009 Champion Hybrid Beer - Feral White[9]
  • 2009 Champion Small Brewery[9]
  • 2009 Champion Exhibitor[9]
  • 2009 Champion Ale - Hop Hog[9]
  • 2010 Champion Ale - The Runt[10]
  • 2011 Champion Ale - Hop Hog[11]
  • 2011 Best Beer - Hop Hog[11]
  • 2012 Champion Large Australian Brewery
  • 2012 Best International Pale Ale Hop Hog
  • 2012 Best Scotch and Barley Wine Razorback
  • 2013 Champion Medium Australian Brewery[12]
  • 2013 Best Porter - Boris

From the Perth Royal Beer Show:

  • 2010 Best Commercial Brewery[13]
  • 2010 Best Commercial Beer - Hop Hog[13]
  • 2010 Best Western Australian Brewery[13]
  • 2010 Best Western Australian Beer - Hop Hog[13]
  • 2011 Best American Style Pale Ale - Hop Hog[14]
  • 2011 Best Indian Pale Ale - Fanta Pants[14]
  • 2011 Best Ale Draught - Fanta Pants[14]
  • 2011 Best Western Australian Beer - Hop Hog[14]
  • 2012 Best American Style Pale Ale - Hop Hog[15]

From the Beer and Brewer People's Choice Awards:

  • 2011 Best Australian Beer - Hop Hog
  • 2012 Young Brewer of the Year - Will Irving
  • 2012 Best Australian Beer - Hop Hog

From the Hong Kong International Beer Awards:

  • 2012 Best Indian Pale Ale & Champion Beer - Hop Hog[16]

From the Western Australian Tourism Awards:

  • 2012 Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries - Gold[17]

From GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the Year

  • 2012 People's Choice Winner - Hop Hog
  • 2013 People's Choice Winner - Hop Hog
  • 2014 People's Choice Winner - Hop Hog

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feral Brewing's Hop Hog named beer of the year". The Australian. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ "WA has best beer in the country". WAtoday. Fairfax Media. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Great Northern Hotel". Crafty Pint. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  4. ^ "WA's Feral Brewing Company wins award". Weekly Times. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Feral Brewery". Getaway. Ninemsn. 3 March 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  6. ^ Simpson, Willie (17 July 2012). "Beer Peers join Forces". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  7. ^ "A Million Litres of Beer in a Year". OnePerth.com.au. 16 April 2012.
  8. ^ Foster, Brendan (12 October 2017). "Popular Perth craft brewery Feral bought out by Coca Cola". WAtoday. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  9. ^ a b c d "2009 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  10. ^ "2010 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  11. ^ a b "2011 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  12. ^ "2013 Australian International Beer Awards" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited and University of Ballarat. 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d "2010 Perth Royal Beer Show" (PDF). Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  14. ^ a b c d "2011 Perth Royal Beer Show". Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  15. ^ "2012 Perth Royal Beer Show". Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia. 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  16. ^ Kirkegaard, Matt (12 September 2012). "Feral wins in Hong Kong". Brews News. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Feral Tastes Success". Community News. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Deutsher, Keith M. (2012). The Breweries of Australia (2nd ed.). Glebe, NSW: Beer & Brewer Media. ISBN 9780987395214.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°47′52.5″S 116°2′4.57″E / 31.797917°S 116.0346028°E / -31.797917; 116.0346028