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WA World Ocean Day 2024

It’s no secret that our love of the ocean runs deep. The strip of water between Fremantle and Rottnest Island inspired our brewery, so protecting our oceans has always been part of who we are.

Over the years, we’ve worked with a heap of like-minded people and organisations that share our passion for the sea. From the eco art on the walls of our Fremantle venue, made from plastic remnants collected off the beaches of WA. To working on a range of plastic neutral wetsuits with the legends at Project Blank.

One we are particularly passionate about is out our ongoing partnership with the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), a key program coordinated by marine not for profit Tangaroa Blue Foundation, that helps clean our oceans and tracks their health. The partnership includes regular national beach clean-ups and financial support through new beer releases, while helping Tangaroa Blue uncover more data about the health of our oceans. The Australian Marine Debris Initiative, through a network of volunteers, monitors the impacts of waste along our coastlines. Coordinated by Tangaroa Blue Foundation, the program was launched in 2004 and has since removed more than 16 million pieces of debris (1,369 tonnes) from Australian coastlines. But it doesn’t stop there. The debris is collected, with data recorded into a database which is used to track what debris items are being found and where they come from.

So to celebrate our love for the ocean, this year we are proud to support and be involved with WA World Ocean Day on Saturday, June 8. Hosted at Gage Roads Freo, the event brings together expert panels and information stalls, with live music and good times, to engage locals on ocean health.

On the day, two panel discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities ahead for our oceans, featuring Rebecca Prince-Ruiz (Plastic Free July), Dr Jordan Goetze (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions), Dr Alan Jamieson (Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre) and more. Following the panels, the amazing Thornbird (featuring Vikki from the Waifs) will be up on-stage serving bluesy folk rock.

Outside of that, we’ll have our limited edition WA World Ocean Day beer on tap, and plenty of awesome sustainable merch on sale. We’ll also be running a wetsuit upcycling drive, in partnership with Project Blank, to help close the loop on the estimated 380 tonnes of wetsuit waste that is sent to landfill each year. If you’ve got some old rubber lying around, bring it in and we’ll give it a second life (things like insulation, roof tiles, and even stuffing for dog beds) with the good folk at Upparel. And if the feeling of giving your old suit a new lease on life and keeping it out of landfill isn’t good enough, we’ll sweeten the deal with $100 off our collab wetsuit vests and springsuits. How good!

The ocean is where we work and play. It’s where we connect and unwind. So let’s not destroy what we all so enjoy.

Come join us at Gage Roads Freo on World Ocean Day and help us celebrate big blue!

Register for your free ticket HERE