Ben & Jerry’s and 4 Pines have joined forces to release a limited-edition Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nitro Infused Beer to support renewable energy through Australia’s first community-owned power company, Enova.
Brewed at the 4 Pines Brewery in Brookvale and inspired by Ben & Jerry’s famous flavour, the golden-brown nitro beer is infused with sweet and creamy lactose in hard-pour style. According to the brewery, this gives the beer a “mesmerising cascade of colour and a marvellous head with a creamy mouthfeel”.
Proceeds from the project will contribute to Enova’s “revolving community energy funds”. The “revolving” part of the fund allows Enova to use the energy savings from the solar installation to repay the cost of the solar panels over a period determined when the grant is made.
With the funds repaid, Enova can fund more solar projects for other community groups in the future.
“Ben & Jerry’s has long fought for a renewable energy future, and the partnership with 4 Pines provides a foundation for a sustainable solution with solar panels for the people and the planet, “said Stephanie Curley, social mission manager, Ben & Jerry’s Australia.
“For us, we want to leave the world in a better state than which we found it,” said Andrew Tweddell, Head brewer at 4 Pines.
“As each year goes on, we’re working to become a sustainable and community-minded brewery that can make a difference”.
The ice cream-inspired beer is available for purchase from this week in single cans, packs of four, or cartons of 24 while supplies last.