Perth’s Feral Brewing is Australia’s best craft brewery, according to a survey of over 6,500 craft beer drinkers by craft beer retailer, Beer Cartel.
In taking the top spot, Feral beat national craft beer brands, including James Squire, Little Creatures and Matilda Bay (all of which are owned by large multi-national companies).
Richard Kelsey, Director of Beer Cartel said Feral Brewing being voted Australia’s best craft brewery was evidence of the quality of beer being produced out of Western Australia.
“We’ve always looked to WA as one of the great pioneering craft beer states in Australia,’” said Kelsey.
“Feral Brewing has been producing exceptional craft beer over the last ten years, regularly picking up awards by the Australian beer judging community. This latest accolade builds upon these numerous awards, showing Feral is considered by the craft drinking public in the same light as these judges.”
Among other things, the survey also saw Victoria voted Australia’s best State for craft beer and Australia voted the best beer producing nation in the world.
In addition, Pale Ale got the vote as the most consumed craft beer style in Australia; Australian craft beer drinkers expressed frustration at the beer selection at sporting and music events.
Chris McNamara, Executive Officer of the Craft Beer Industry Association of Australia said that the study was a fantastic initiative at better understanding the Australian craft beer drinking landscape.
“This study by Beer Cartel confirms a lot of perceptions we had towards the Australia craft beer market, but builds upon these further,” said McNamara.