Western Australian craft brewery Gage Roads has announced plans to build a brand new brewpub inside a 3000-square-metre shed in Fremantle.
With a goal to open in summer 2021/2022, the Gage Roads Brewery will be built inside the A Shed at Victoria Quay, bringing new life to the heritage-listed site.
Initial plans are to include a working micro-brewery, restaurant, bar and al-fresco area.
Gage Roads Brewing Co. chief strategy officer Aaron Heary said the team is honoured to build its first ever WA venue and to “add to the character of Freo”.
“Fremantle and Victoria Quay is a place Gage Roads is closely connected to,” he said.
“More than 15 years ago, two brothers and a couple of mates had an idea to create a new iconic WA craft brewery.
“Our name, Gage Roads was inspired by the stretch of ocean that separates Rottnest and Fremantle. It’s a special place for all of us and it inspired our brewery.
“Now we’re proudly taking the next step and we can’t wait to bring our spiritual home to life, overlooking the stretch of water that started it all.
“We’re all about approachability and community. We love bringing people together. And that’s the cornerstone for this brewery and venue. It will be a place for locals, tourists and good times.”
While plans for a dedicated event space are yet to be confirmed, the team said they are currently working through the design and key features, so watch this space.
In an effort to promote the state, Gage Roads Brewery will source barley for its beers from local West Australian farmers, while the kitchen will champion local produce from around the state.
Work on the Gage Roads Brewery will begin in October.