The South West finally got a taste of a special project which has been brewing in Nannup for more than a year at the weekend. The Nannup Brewing Company officially opened last Wednesday after news of the new establishment was first announced last year. The idea of starting the micro-brewery was crafted over beers a few years ago by friends Geoff Spragg, Darryn Higgins and Danny Lee. The trio, along with Spragg’s partner Helen Spivey and sons Lewis, Aiden and David, have been working hard to create the town’s newest hotspot for great beers, quality finger-food, gorgeous views and a friendly community vibe. Spragg, who has been home-brewing beers for about 30 years, said it was a natural transition for the group after discovering the opportunity in Nannup. “We drove through Nannup one weekend probably about three years ago and Nannup just turned it on, it was a beautiful day, it was like heaven, sat down at this cafe and had a coffee overlooking what you see out the back (here) and just had a look around the area and realised how much of a perfect location it is,” he said. “We’re talking an hour from Bunbury, less than an hour from Margaret River, Busselton, Manjimup, and the amount of tourists that come through on the weekend is phenomenal ... it’s just an amazing little place. “That mixed with a beautiful community as well.” The new establishment is located in what used to be the Nannup Garage and was most recently used as a cafe. Spragg said they have plenty of big plans, which includes creating a full range of Nannup Brewing Company beers and hosting live music acts. “All the taps here we want to have our own beers on all of them with maybe one other guest beer in rotation, definitely the aim is to produce our own” he said. “The plan is to embrace the music scene around Nannup as well and looking out the back there’s almost a natural amphitheatre, so we might put the bands or artists down there with everyone sitting up the top and bring their families and just have an amazing day.” Spragg said the opening weekend, which involved hosting punters for AFL grand final viewing on Saturday, was an “amazing” success.