THE fusion of art, culture, and craftsmanship has given rise to a tasteful collaboration between SPARK Ipswich 2023 and 4 Hearts Brewing.
The craft brewery at 88 Limestone Street will brew a limited edition, one-off batch of craft beer that pays homage to a spirit of creativity and the people, places and culture celebrated as part of the SPARK Ipswich festival.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said SPARK was now in its third year and this was a great example of the festival going from strength to strength as more businesses and community groups got behind it.
“4 Hearts Brewing is located right in the heart of Ipswich, at the site of the city’s first source of spring water.”
Cr Nicole Jonic said the collaboration extended beyond the beverage itself.
“This special brew embodies the festival’s ethos and also shows what SPARK is all about: people, connections and culture,” she said.
“For 11 days in July all across the city, music, comedy, arts, exhibitions, circus performances, projection, technology and discussions will take over for this annual cultural highlight.”
In 2013, 4 Hearts Brewing became the first Ipswich brewery to brew beer locally in over a century.
It is in the same building as the former Queen Victoria Silver Jubilee Memorial Technical College, designed by noted architect George Brockwell Gill.
4 Hearts Brewing master brewer Reece Richards said the special edition beer would be brewed with meticulously selected ingredients.
“We love SPARK and we wanted to show our support for the festival through an artful combination of premium malts, hops and some other special adjuncts that will create a one-of-a-kind taste,” he said.
“This brew is called the Ipswich Light.”