There are a lot of positives to be had from beer collaborations – the obvious one being that you always end up with beer at the end of it.
But more than that, it's about sharing of ideas, pushing boundaries and exploring different tastes. And this one from Blackhearts & Sparrows, Stomping Ground and the team at the Torres Strait-owned and run Mabu Mabu sounds like a ripper.
The three parties have gotten together to brew a Wattleseed Stout which will be getting launched at Blackhearts' dedicated events space, Perry's – A Refreshment Club, on July 8.
The beer will obviously be a feature – there'll be a full Stomping Ground tap takeover to help with that – but so will the food.
Executive chef Nornie Bero – originally from Mer Island in the Torres Strait and on a mission to put First Nations ingredients in kitchens across Australia – has come up with an intriguing menu to accompany the beer. With the likes of saltbush lamb cutlet with warrigal green salsa verde, and leek, native currant, and bunya dukkah tartlet on offer, you're clearly going to be in good hands.
The event kicks off at 6.30pm and a ticket gets you a can of Wattleseed Stout and a selection of small plates by Mabu Mabu.