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This was attempt number one at a group photo before the talented Jessica Shaver arrived and worked her magic

L-R: Justin Fox, Sorcha Gillen, Jeremy Good, Alex Poulsen, Jared Proudfoot, Nick d'Espeissis and Shannon Grigg Photo Courtesy of Jessica Shaver

L-R: Justin Fox, Sorcha Gillen, Jeremy Good, Alex Poulsen, Jared Proudfoot, Nick d’Espeissis and Shannon Grigg
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Shaver

I recently was lucky enough to be invited along to a collaboration brew day and I know it feels like there’s a new collab every second day but I still love ’em. Perhaps it’s because I’ve yet to come across one that wasn’t a genuinely good beer or perhaps it’s because I just love the idea of brewers getting together to do the thing they love. If you’re super keen you can read more about my love for collaborations here.

This particular collaboration is extra special because it was brewers from the south west coming together under one roof, in one brewhouse and with multiple pints. Despite the fact their breweries are all roughly within an hours drive of each other this collaboration is a first for the region, as far as I am aware anyway. The collaboration included Colonial Brewing, Bootleg Brewing, Eagle Bay Brewing, Cowaramup Brewing, Duckstein Brewing and Cheeky Monkey Brewing and the brew day was done at Eagle Bay. For a full run down check out my article for Crafty Pint here.

The beer will make it’s debut at South West in the City, a Five Bar event where the brewers will also be there to engage in all sorts of beer-geek talk or just say g’day. Each brewery will also bring along one of their own beers so there’s plenty south west goodness available; apologies if that sounded a little dirty. The event will be held on Sunday 27th October, two weeks before WA Beer Week kicks off – think of it as a good warm up exercise!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few photos I took on the day and some of the more memorable quotes and moments that put a smile on my face …

“Are we putting more hops in this or are we making Swan Draught?”

“I only put honey on my toast or in my Lemsip”

“I want to be in Victoria’s Secret”

“This is the Rolls Royce of brewery drainage”

Nick (Eagle Bay), Jeremy (Cowaramup) and Red (Cheeky Monkey) looking down at a drain, talking about brewery drainage

Nick (Eagle Bay), Jeremy (Cowaramup) and Red (Cheeky Monkey) looking down at a drain, talking about brewery drainage

Cowaramup's Jeremy Good adding some malt

Cowaramup’s Jeremy Good adding some malt

Colonial's Sorcha throws in a bag of malt and shows off her Freo jumper

Colonial’s Sorcha throws in a bag of malt and shows off her Freo jumper

I'm only just the right level of qualified to do this - cleaning out the mash tun

I’m only just the right level of qualified to do this – cleaning out the mash tun

Potential name for the beer is The Council Worker - this photo may explain why

Potential name for the beer is The Council Worker – this photo may explain why

Jared (Cheeky Monkey) and I throwing in handfuls of hops over seven minutes

Jared (Cheeky Monkey) and I throwing in handfuls of hops

Justin (Colonial), Jeremy (Cowaramup) and Nick (Eagle Bay) weighing out hops

Justin (Colonial), Jeremy (Cowaramup) and Nick (Eagle Bay) weighing out hops

Stop! Hop time!

Stop! Hop time!

When asked to make a funny face, this is the resulting photo Photo Courtesy of Jessica Shaver

When asked to make a funny face, this is the resulting photo
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Shaver

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