Founded in 2019, Local Brewing was formed by a group of university mates who believed in making great beer and doing good. It’s the latter which lead the Clifton Hill team, in Melbourne’s inner North, to partner with Second Bite, a not-for-profit organization supporting those in need around Australia.
Their charitable partnership donates a meal to those in need for every Local pack or pint sold, over 40,000 meals to date, and has also sparked creative fermentation closer to home, as the brewery’s Alex Kirkman explains.
“We wanted to highlight food insecurities. There’s a lot of food waste in Australia, and no one seems to talk about it”
“At the brewery, we’ve also turned rescued fruit and bread that was going to waste or landfill into weird and wonderful beers”
However, it’s a punchy, new hop, and archetypal beer style, that’s grabbed the attention of the Local team for this month’s exclusive Hops To Home collaboration, Alex says.