Craft beer guide launched

Planning a visit to taste the Margaret River Region's best craft beers has just been made easier thanks to the launch of a handy trail guide mapping 10 local breweries across the Capes.

The Margaret River Region Craft Beer Trail includes a detailed map showing breweries from Busselton to Eagle Bay, and south to Margaret River.

In the guide is information on opening days and hours, dining, contact information and more.

Included in the Trail are Bootleg Brewery, Caves Road Collective (home of Black Brewing Co), Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Colonial Brewing Co, Cowaramup Brewing Co, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Margaret River Brewhouse, Rocky Ridge Brewing, The Beerfarm, and Wild Hop Brewing Co.

Guide coordinator Emma Locke from Black Brewing Co said the trail included established favourites, as well as two exciting new breweries opened in the last six months.

"We've proven ourselves to be a crafty lot down south," Ms Locke said.

"There are a number of award-winning craft beers produced in the Margaret River Region and we have the highest concentration of microbreweries in Western Australia.

"Just 20 years ago there was one lone brewery in the region. They're still going strong but are now in great company. Each Margaret River Region brewery has its own distinct style but all share a love for hospitality and brewing some great beers in a number of styles."

30 trails have been developed so far and made possible with assistance from Tourism WA.

Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the WA Food and Wine Trail initiative supported the growing enthusiasm for food and wine tourism in the State.

"Food and wine tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry worldwide, with almost 400,000 food and beverage travellers visiting our State each year," he said.

Each Margaret River Region brewery has its own distinct style but all share a love for hospitality and brewing.

- Emma Locke

"The food and wine trails initiative taps into this lucrative market, promoting our State's fresh, safe, high-quality produce which can be experienced in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world."

The map can be found at any of the participating breweries, or from a Visitor Centre in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River.

The trail can also be downloaded from the Trails WA website (trailswa.com.au - search for Food & Wine experiences) and via the app.