8th July 2021
Thanks to Menu Magazine Spinifex Brewing Co Managing Director and proud Noongar man Mick Little is delighted to finally announce its secret project to bring "The taste of the Kimberley" to Australia with the launch of their non-alcoholic Ginger Beer infused with the incredible Indigenous Superfood Kakadu Plum (Gubinge) wild harvested by Aboriginal communities on the remote Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia's Kimberley region.
"The Highest concentration of Vitamin C on Earth more than 100 times that of an orange"
This long awaited announcement timed in part to coincide with 2021 NAIDOC Week further demonstrates the commitment of Spinifex to increasing opportunities for an Aboriginal supply chain of native bush foods to be exported to the world infused in our beverages.
Partnering with Robert Dann, a proud indigenous Kimberley local, Robert is a Nyul Nyul man (his ancestral tribe from the Beagle Bay region) and, as a Traditional Owner of the Winnawall Country – the Sandy Point area of Beagle Bay, he is highly regarded and respected in his community.
At the age of 18 Robert decided to enlist in the Army (Norforce) and following his basic training in the Northern Territory returned to serve for 4 years in his local community of Beagle Bay.
"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 and opportunities for the communities on the Dampier Peninsula." Robert Dann
Spinifex Brewing Co CEO and Broome resident Adam Barnard says " I am exceptionally proud of our team and our company ethos. We are doing exactly what we said we would do at our launch, By engaging with Indigenous communities across Australia we are helping to create supply chain opportunities and by bringing the Indigenous Bush Foods to the world in a a way that has not been done before with the infusion into predominately mid strength craft beers."
"As a proud "Broomie" creating meaningful and trustworthy connections with the traditional owners of the land is a personal priority"