Paddock To Pallet

Kate Young
29th Jul 2016

We’ve all heard the term paddock to plate, but what about paddock to pallet?

Well that’s just what’s happening here in Sydney’s inner west as intuitive minds and forces team up to create a unique brew. Young Henrys has always stood ground when it comes to the importance of low impact brewing, making it an important part of its mission to insure that things are kept local and reducing the impact they had on the environment as little as possible. From packaging (use of refillable growlers and majority of their beer produced in cans) to even donating spent grain from our brewery to a local farm where it’s eaten by some very happy cattle.

Young Henry’s has always been open to the idea of collaborating with like-minded individuals who take pride, care and passion in what they produce. So when Pocket City Farmers asked to collaborate the answer was a definite yes.

Pocket City Farmers is a non profit organisation located in Camperdown that takes over neglected unused spaces and turns them into farms.

The latest collaboration between Camperdown Commons, Acre Eatery & Pocket City Farms has resulted in an urban farm and community hub in the heart of Sydney’s inner west. An array of fresh organic crops now sprout from the once deserted bowling greens of the Camperdown Bowling Club, and will soon sell fresh produce to the local community too.

The task set by Pocket City Farms is to get people having a relationship to the food they're eating; the whole idea is to engage the community and have it be accessible to the community so they can see first hand how the food is grown.

Young Henrys was stoked to be invited to make use of the first produce from Pocket City Farms, 180kg of Queensland Blue Pumpkins that were snuck in among the summer cover crops. Once the pumpkins were harvested, they were cooked by Acre head chef Gareth Howard, and then poured into a brew to create delicious Spiced Pumpkin Ale. Young Henrys Spiced Pumpkin Ale will be available for a limited time on tap (and growlers) nationally from this Sunday, July 31st with the majority of proceeds from the beer going back into the farm.

Keep an eye on the website for list of where you can get your hands on some of the wicked brew.