Rooibos, cardamom and mole are just a few of the exotic ingredients that six homebrewing groups will be offering up in a competition during “Momentum,” a photo auction and benefit or the International Development Exchange (IDEX) on June 14th at the Mission Cultural Center. This San Francisco based nonprofit “promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to locally run organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.”
Each homebrewer was asked to design a beer using ingredients from one of the assigned countries: Guatemala, Mexico, India, Nepal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Professional judges and the public will vote on the resulting beers. The homebrewers include Artisan Brewing, Euphemia Ales, Gone Boating, Happenstance Brewing, Poplar Brewing and Sonnenbrau.
If you’re always on the lookout for new and interesting beer flavors, check out this event and support a good cause. For more information and tickets go to: http://idexmomentum.eventbrite.com/
Here’s what you can expect from the brewers:
Brewers: Ian Dunbar-Hall, Heather Dominey, Robert Kwan, Scott Hightower
Beer/Ingredient(s): Belgian Wit with Turmeric.
Brewers: Ross Halligan and Gearoid Murphy
Country: South Africa
Beer/Ingredient(s): Nelson Sorgum and Rooibus brew.
Brewers: Mike Sonn and Sarah Sonn
Beer/Ingredient(s): Kokum Wheat using German Wheat Yeast.
Brewer: Aaron Bryan
Beer/Ingredient(s): Oak-aged Belgian Saison brewed with Guatemalan Cardamom.
Gone Boating Brewing
Brewers: Micaela Healy and Matt Dunne
Beer/Ingredient(s): A Chocolate Mole Ale and Golden Nopalito Ale
Brewer: Kevin Bailey