Limited Release #9: Ball Park Bloom (Collab x Ball Park Music)
We've collaborated with Queensland band Ball Park Music – the legends behind Triple J Hottest 100 #4 single Cherub – to raise awareness around Coeliac Disease and support musicians in need.
Along with approximately 2.5 million people in Australia, band members Dan Hanson and Jen Boyce have to avoid gluten and miss out on most beers – but together with our Founder Richard Jeffares, they're determined to do something about it.
So we've released Ball Park Bloom, a Belgian Witbier brewed with buckwheat (not wheat), fresh oranges and coriander seed.
In addition to raising awareness around Coeliac Disease, the joint venture is hoping to raise around $10,000 for Australian music industry, with an amount from each keg and carton sold donated to support Australian musicians in need.
Music venues, bars, restaurants and bottle shops across the country will be pouring the beer before, during and after Coeliac Australia Awareness Week (13-20 March).
“There’s no substitute for beers on tour,” said Ball Park Music drummer Dan Hanson.
“And with two Coeliac band members, we’re regularly trying to track down excellent gluten free beers. It’s been unreal to team up with Richard and TWØBAYS to create a brew that Coeliacs and beer lovers alike can all enjoy! It’s delicious.
“It goes without saying that it’s been an extremely tough year for our beloved music industry. This time a year ago, so many of our amazing colleagues and friends lost a years’ worth of income literally overnight.
“These people are the beating heart of the industry and the incredible live music scene we all love, and they are still very much in need of support. We’re so happy to team up with TWØBAYS to raise money to help out our mates.”
After opening Australia’s first gluten free brewery and taproom in 2018, this is TWØBAYS ninth limited edition beer in cans, but its first collaboration release.
“We’re pumped that one of Australia’s hottest bands were keen to release a beer with us!” said TWØBAYS Brewing Co Founder Richard Jeffares, who was inspired to open the gluten free brewery after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 2015
“Jen, Dan and I have such limited choice when it comes to great beer, but TWØBAYS is trying to change that by pushing the boundaries on all the great craft beer styles. Everybody else can choose whatever beer they want, while those who avoid gluten miss out – so grab you mates (especially those avoiding gluten) and go and drink great beer at your local to support an industry that has been hit very hard by COVID.”