London might have Seedlip, distilling non-alcoholic spirits to export to the world, however now Australia has its very personal non-alcoholic craft beer company making chilly brews infused with indigenous Australian components.
Aboriginal owned and led, Sobah launched its distinctive non-alcoholic craft beers at Australia’s Cape Byron Distillery this month: chilly cans of the premium non-alcoholic bigger complemented a ‘bush tucker’ influenced menu on the launch occasion akin to BBQ crocodile with Davidson plum and quandong candy chilli sauce. Wash that down with a crisp booze-free Pilsner!
The two-year-old company is predicated on the Gold Coast in Queensland, home to the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Queensland could also be well-known for its sunshine, browsing and crusing, however whenever you add booze to the combo, many locals and guests additionally get up with sunburn, complications and killer hangovers.
Foodie crew Clinton Schultz, a Gamilaraay man, and his business accomplice and spouse, Lozen, needed to problem the ingesting tradition in Australia by providing an alternative choice to the chilly ‘tinnie’ that was not solely free from alcohol however really good for you.
Their brews are crafted with high-quality components. The pressure of yeast used of their craft beer doesn’t ferment into alcohol, the truth is, it’s a probiotic. This means the drink can retain a light-weight, recent and crisp style that enhances an Aussie BBQ and please an grownup who’s graduated from lemonade or ginger beer for refreshments.
The Lemon Aspen Pilsner is a fruity beer with grapefruit flavour notes from the native fruit infused in it. Indigenous to Far North Queensland the lemon aspen is wealthy in antioxidants and nutritional vitamins A & C. Their second Sobah beer is the Finger Lime Cerveza. The finger lime, aka ‘gulalung’ is an Australian native citrus fruit found round Northern New South Wales and Southeast Queensland. It’s wealthy in folate, potassium and Vitamins C & E.
The identify Sobah is a play on the phrase ‘sober’ however ‘bah’ as a suffix in Yugambeh language signifies a spot. ‘Sobah’ is a spot of sobriety, “where a truly social drink can be enjoyed” explains Clinton.
At this stage, the 2 brews can be found on faucet from their Gold Coast-based meals truck Clinto’s Kupmurri and from Sunrise Cellars in Byron Bay, with plans to distribute in Australia and probably abroad the place there’s been appreciable curiosity from sober nations within the Middle East and Asia.