THE SENTENCE: ominous in name but serious in nature. Suicide walks amongst us every day, the silent killer; many have been touched by it in some form or another.
In rural Australia the struggle is real. Droughts, floods, and struggling to make ends meet, let alone support a family, a farm, and a family legacy is becoming impossible.
Compounding the issue is the fact that the produce that the farmers can supply is being used in price wars, the end result being that they’re being underpaid for goods – tragically putting more pressure on them than ever.
Statistically, eight people a day are taking their lives in Australia; 80 percent of them are male and 78 percent of them are from rural communities.
If you take into account the ripple effect of one suicide on family and friends, these statistics become even more alarming – with possibly hundreds or thousands of people being effected.
Breaking down the walls and getting rid of the stigma surrounding depression and suicide can make a difference, and that’s what’s brought about this collaboration.
We’re not asking you to change your buying habits, just maybe to buy Australian and support the farmers – but more importantly ask others around you, RUOK?
Even by drinking this beer you have helped. Woolshed Brewing Co. and Hotel Sweeneys have already co-contributed with the purchase of this beer towards RUOK, so cheers to that.
From Wednesday 13 September, 20 kegs of THE SENTENCE will be pouring at Hotel Sweeneys until they sell out – so get on down and support a great cause.
THE SENTENCE – Nitro Aussie Red
All-malt, full body to suit nitro finish.
The grain bill comes from Australian Pale Malt, and Australian Crystal: deep red, malty, biscuit, caramel, toffee, with a balanced body.
Hops – Enigma and Vic Secret with some Super Pride – fitting for the message of the beer…
The flavour profile is: all about spice, dense fruits, resinous pine, passionfruit and pineapple.