Fonio is a grain cultivated in West Africa for essentially the most half. The crop grows rapidly in dry climates and would not require irrigation, making it a hardy various in nations like Guinea, one of many principal producers of the small grain mullet.
This “super-grain” is principally consumed in Africa, however a brand new beer produced by Brewgooder and Brooklyn Brewery is utilizing fonio as the idea for a session IPA.
In addition to offering financial alternatives to West African fonio farmers, the usage of the drought-resistant, hardy grain additionally lowers the environmental footprint of the beer.
Brewgooder and Brooklyn Brewery’s Fonio IPA’s label design is harking back to West African artwork with a vibrant combine of colours, totally different patterns, and thick brush strokes. The cans are co-branded with Brewgooder’s wordmark alongside the highest, and Brooklyn Brewery will get represented within the heart. The design additionally marks a departure from Brewgooder’s extra serene branding of white cans with gentle, colourful layered waves.
“When we first began brewing, I’m unsure I’d have believed it if somebody mentioned we’d at some point collaborate with Brooklyn Brewery,” mentioned Alan Mahon, co-founder of Brewgooder, in a weblog post. “To work with Brooklyn Brewery on a collaboration that’s not solely the UK’s first ever ‘at scale’ fonio grain beer but additionally a product that empowers communities and gathers learnings for extra sustainable brewing is one thing very particular to the whole Brewgooder group.”
Brewgooder and Brooklyn Brewery’s Fonio Session IPA is now accessible at Co-Op UK shops.
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