Shaun Draman at the Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Shaun Draman at the Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

Surf club members score right to name new organic beer

CABARITA Beach Surf Life Saving Club is mixing up a treat with its personalised brand of organic beer crafted by local brewery Pickled Pig.

The surf club has opened a competition for members to name and design a label for the new beer, with the winner taking home the bragging rights and a carton of the customised brand.

Free tasters of the German style beer are now on offer to members of the club to get their creative juices flowing.

"We decided to open the competition to members because we are a very inclusive club, in that this is the members club and they can now have a bit of ownership over a product and brag about it," club bar manager Shaun Draman said.

"Because the beer is organic it has a distinct difference in intensity of flavour, but most members who have tried the beer enjoyed it."

The club was approached by the owners of the small independent brewery with the idea of selling a personalised brand of beer under their own label.

The idea created an opportunity for the surf club to provide a local beer on tap for tourists while supporting local manufacturers.

"We get a lot of tourists that want to try a local beer but we could only provide mass produced products. Now we can offer a local craft beer and support a local business," Mr Draman said.

Pickled Pig is an independent owner-operated brewery with 120 varieties of 100% organic craft beers, free from additives and preservatives.

The brewery's environmentally-friendly approach was an attractive concept to the club who recycle all of their glass, sending their Pickled Pig bottles back to the brewery to be reused.

"A beer that has no side effects for the environment, apart from the alcohol," Pickled Pig brewery owner Paul Brewer said.

Entries for the competition close on November 23 and more details can be found at cabaslsc.org.au.

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