Great Beer! Here Here!

A working nano-brewery, courtyard bar at the Hougoumont

In the heart of Fremantle, we took a bit of the car park and squeezed in (we're not kidding) a dedicated craft nano-brewery making high quality beer - from classics to new wave brews. The Brewery surrounds a little bar and courtyard space to enjoy our beer (and other drinks and snacks).



Scroll down to find out more about our bar and bar sessions

The background story...

In 1868, aboard the last convict ship Hougoumont, (our Hotel's namesake) the poet John Boyle O’Reilly wrote 9 poems to lift the crushed spirit of his Fenian comrades. They were published in a hand written single edition newspaper,The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs.

An extract from one of the poems reads "Let not frowning Misfortune appal you, Nor shrink ‘neath Calamity’s rod."

Now 150 years later, in Fremantle, we thought it was just right to draw on JB’s strength of character and undying commitment to the cause, especially when it comes to the perfect beer... and so Calamity’s Rod Brewery was born.

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The Bar & Bar Sessions

Bar open everyday .... from 4pm - Late, Bannister St, Fremantle

Brewery & Bar are innovatively housed in shipping containers and set in an outdoor garden space facing Bannister St. Compact, efficient and prxecise in every way!

Located in the very heart of Fremantle’s historic West End, Calamity’s Rod outdoor bar is a perfect setting to enjoy an ice-cold beer. Whittle away the day while our in-house DJ’s spin a mixed plate of country, popcorn, rhythm & blues & jukebox jams. And if you feel like kicking on, then play and stay at our legendary accommodation hotel, the Hougoumont. 


Walk-right-in! No bookings required.

Made here. Drink it here.

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The Sessions

Join us every Friday to meet the Brewers, Dan and Geoff Goddard. Take a tour of our brewery and let Geoff and Dan take you deep into the chemistry of Calamity’s Rod boutique brewing operation. For tour reservations, contact us.

On Saturdays we liven things up. At 7pm, sip on our ice cold brews while Bails and his team spin a mixed plate of country, popcorn, rhythm and tiki classics. It’ll make you smile!

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