US craft brewing legend Mitch Steele from Stone Brewing Co. and Nomad Brewing Co.’s head brewer Brooks Carretta joined forces yesterday (11 Feb) for a collaboration brew at the Northern Beaches brewery.
Steele is in the country for the official launch of Stone beers in Australia, with events being held in Sydney and Melbourne.
“Stone recently awarded the distribution rights to Experienceit beverages who are also partners in Nomad Brewing so it was decided that whilst the boys were in Australia to launch their beers it would be great to brew a beer together,” said Experienceit’s Kerrie Abba.
“For the collaboration brew the boys are going with a Rye IPA. Being Stone, we thought it would be great to go for an IPA, which the boys do so well.”
Nomad’s head brewer is no stranger to brewing with some of the world’s most respected brewers, collaborating with the likes of Sixpoint and Cigar City last year.
“But more than anything no matter how ‘rock star’ the brewer is the brewer boys love the exchange of ideas, methods and look forward to getting creative and making something new,” said Abba.
The beer will launch in March and will be available for national distribution direct from the brewery or through Experienceit’s national distribution network.