Collaborations are commonplace in the beer industry these days, but this release from Killer Sprocket that coincides with International Women’s Day stands apart. Brave Noise saw the Melbourne brewery join with more than 200 breweries from across the world to create a beer with the aim of building a more inclusive and discrimination-free beer industry.
It follows the widespread issue of sexual harassment and abuse in the beer industry exploding across the globe after Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet) asked her Instagram followers if they’d experienced sexism in the industry. Australia too, has a lot of room for improvement, given the stories covered on this site and the concerning results of the Beer Agents For Change’s first diversity survey.
Killer Sprocket’s co-founder Andrea Ryan says they wanted to be a part of these conversations, with the collaboration inviting breweries to publicly share their own code of conduct. You can view Killer Sprocket's here and, as for the beer, Andrea and co were keen to stay true to the original recipe of a hazy pale with late additions of Sabro and Mosaic hops.
Brave Noise pours a cloudy, golden orange with a soft, textural mouthfeel that provides notes of overripe mango, berry, light citrus and unmistakable coconut.
If you’re reading this in time, the beer is launching on March 6 at the Fox Hotel in Collingwood with profits donated to South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault.