Indie band turn talents to brewing with fund-raising charity ale

Members of chart-topping indie band Blossoms have turned their hit-making talents to beer in a bid to raise cash for musicians hit by the pandemic.

The band has teamed up with brewery Goose Island to release SK Brew Take 2, a West Coast IPA, to support Stagehand, the live music charity that helps support people across the sector who have been financially affected by Covid-19.

The beer is a refreshing, almost tropical take on a West Coast IPA – a bold mix of flavours that perfectly compliments Blossoms’ versatile, award-winning sound. Its the second time the brewery has partnered the band to produce a beer after a successful project in 2019.

Goose Island UK’s head brewer Andrew Walton said: We had a great time brewing with the folks from Blossoms.

“We loved the previous batch of SK Brew but wanted to dial up the favours and really help the hops shine. A change to the hop bill, when we added them and some subtle tweaks to the water profile really helped bring forward a softer bitterness and bold tropical flavours.

“This is a contemporary take on a West Coast IPA with that classic colour and bitterness but with a more fruit forward spin. I think we managed to strike a great balance and this year’s SK Brew is bold, flavourful and highly drinkable.”

The band members added: “We’re excited to announce our collaboration with Goose Island for our new beer SK Brew Take 2. Profits from the sale of the beer will go to Stagehand too.”

SK Brew Take 2 is a limited edition beer, with 1,000 x 4packs of 440ml cans set to be released soon. Fans are encouraged to sign up to the Goose Island UK mailing list to be first to know when the beers will go on sale.

More information can be found at GooseIslandShop.com/Blossoms.