Spinifex Brewing launches Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer Launch infused with Indigenous superfood Gubinge
To commemorate the start of National Reconciliation Week 2022, Spinifex Brewing Company are pleased to be launching our Non-Alchoholic Gubinge Ginger Beer. The Gubinge Ginger Beer is the first non-alcoholic product to be added to the Spinifex range and is infused with the incredible Indigenous superfood Gubinge (otherwise known as Kakadu Plum).
Spinifex Brewing Company are proud to have worked closely with Robert Dann, a Nyul Nyul man (his ancestral tribefrom the Beagle Bay region) for this 10-month process which included research, planning, harvesting and production.
Robert was instrumental in leading the wild harvesting process within Aboriginal communities on the remote Dampier Peninsula, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. The project engaged more than 400 Indigenous people from communities on the peninsula, with over 1 Tonne of Gubinge being harvested and infused into the non-alcoholic product.
The Gubinge (Kakadu Plum)
The Gubinge also known as the Kakadu Plum has the highest natural, Vitamin C content on earth. The fruit has been harvested by the Indigenous population on the West Kimberley Coast for many years and is used for it’s nutritional and healing qualities. It is known to aid in wound repair, maintain and strengthen teeth, hair and nails. Additionally, it possesses several times the amount of anti-oxidants as blueberries and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and ant-fungal properties. The Gubinge is truly Australia’s native SUPERFOOD.
“I am very pleased to be partnering with Spinifex and to share our local Indigenous knowledge of this fruit as well as the importance of protecting our country.
By showcasing the incredible health benefits of Indigenous bush foods to the world we can help to create sustainable Indigenous farming enterprises protecting our land from mining and ensuring employment andopportunities for the communities on the Dampier Peninsula.” Robert Dann comments on the project.
This has been a really engaging project for Spinifex and one that will have long-term and far-reaching benefits forthe remote Indigenous communities on the Dampier Peninsula. The Spinifex team are proud to be supportingIndigenous farming practices and by creating a product that champions a nationally recognised Indigenoussuperfood like the Gubinge, Spinifex will be able to continue its mission to become a more socially responsibleorganisation
“The process was certainly challenging and we trialled a number of techniques to ensure that we could preserve the high-quality vitamin C from the Gubinge and incorporate it into the Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer. We discovered that freeze drying the Gubinge was the best approach and we have managed to create a product that includes 1/2 the Adult Daily Dose of Vitamin C (40 milligrams)” – Spinifex Brewing Company, Head Brewer, John Gibbs
The new Non-Alcoholic Gubinge Ginger Beer is now available for purchase, with 200,000 Litres currentlyscheduled for production this year.