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Published August 9th 2014
Beerland, glorious beerland
Introducing Perth's newest microbrewery. Beerland- The Northbridge Brewing Company officially opened on Wednesday 6th August. The microbrewery, located adjacent to the Northbridge Piazza on Lake Street, brags the craft beer of master brewer Ken Arrowsmith. Mr Arrowsmith, the former master brewer at The Swan Brewery, jumped onboard to create the 'Beerland' range.
The result is a series of three tasty Beerland brews on tap, with a forth coming soon. For those who haven't yet hopped on the craft beer wagon, the drinks menu also provides packaged beers, ciders, wines and highballs.
The quality food menu features not-your-average snacks, pizzas and burgers, most with gluten-free options available. The 'Hush Puppies', fried polenta, corn, cheddar and green onion with ranch sauce are a fantastic snack and already a crowd favourite. There is also a breakfast menu and a more extensive lunch and dinner menu including 'from the grill' and sides, to be added in the months to come.
The working brew vats are featured at the street front of the building housed behind glass, forming an industrial-like feel. The brewery boasts three levels, including an open-air sky deck, and comprises of various recycled materials such as the bricks, used lights and exposed timber beams. What this creates is a sustainable, relaxed and sociable atmosphere where the customers can mingle in large groups at bench tables or in smaller groups at the bar.
By day, The Northbridge Brewing Company is family friendly, yet by night it finds itself as a drinking hole for the busy streets of Northbridge. It is open 7 days a week, 8am to 12pm Wednesday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm Sunday to Tuesday. The microbrewery staff has been non-stop since its grand opening on Wednesday and they prepare themselves for many busy days and nights ahead.
If you fancy a local craft brew, a cheerful atmosphere and a central location, The Northbridge Brewing Company is your next day, or night, out.