When Eddie Brook, founder of Cape Byron Distillery invited us to collaborate on an experimental project, we were absolutely thrilled! As close friends of Brookfarm, we'd been waiting patiently for any opportunity to work with the distillery, their latest project.
Inspired by the local distillery's dedication to rainforest regeneration and use of native botanicals during distillation, a small crew began working closely with Eddie. Carefully planning how their idea would come to fruition, the team exchanged secrets of their crafts, initial visions while experimenting with flavours and taste testing a few breakfast gins...
Lip-puckering and thirst quenching, the kettle soured beer has added botanicals of Juniper berries, crushed coriander seeds and lemon peel... Collectively dubbed the Gin Sour, due to it's tart, refreshing and cocktail-esque qualities, our collab Pilot Batch beer is now out of tank.
To celebrate the release of our moreish collab brew, Brookie's Dry Gin and Stone & Wood, are holding a fundraiser "When Gin Meets Beer" Sunday 21 May at the Cape Byron Distillery. The arvo will kick off at 1pm, with the Stock Pot Kitchen firing up the BBQ and our latest Pilot Batch, Gin Sour pouring from the taps.
All ticket sales and profits from the day will be donated to those affected locally, by the recent floods through the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via Eventbrite. So, join us in the rainforest....to celebrate the release of this unique brew and support a cause close to our hearts.