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.”
Key findings of the research also included Pale Ale Australia emerging as the most consumed style of beer and Australian craft beer drinkers being highly patriotic, with a perception that Australia is the best beer producing nation.
The 2016 Australian Craft Beer Survey, created by craft beer retailer Beer Cartel, is the most comprehensive, publicly available research ever undertaken with Australian craft beer drinkers.
Chris McNamara, executive officer of the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) 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.