We love collaborating with breweries from near and far, and were excited at the opportunity to create a beer with our friends from Felons in Australia.

Introducing New Coast IIPA – We took our favorite elements from US West Coast and East Coast IPAs, to forge a New Coast IIPA. Discover a piney, resinous backbone – true to the style of a West Coast IPA, and feel it collide with the juicy, nectar-like characters of an East Coast Hazy IPA.

The collab was initiated for the inaugural Carwyn Collaboration, a beer event turned virtual event October 24. Eleven Aussie brewers were paired with internationals (aka us) to create a unique brew to be showcased at the fest.

Tune in live on October 24 to learn more about our beer collab and the others.

The brewery pairings are as follows, with the actual beers being kept under wraps for now (although we can tell you to look out for everything from imperial stout to hazy IPA to sour farmhouse ales and big IPAs):

  • One Drop (Syd) & Cascade Brewing (Portland)
  • Deeds (Melb) & Outer Range (Colorado)
  • OCHO (Tas) & Stillwater (USA)
  • Edge (Melb) & Beer Here (Denmark)
  • Sailors Grave (VIC) & Arizona Wilderness (AZ)
  • Felons (Bris) & Firestone Walker (Cali)
  • Otherside (WA) & Garage Project (NZ)
  • Mismatch (SA) & Track (UK)
  • Boatrocker (Melb) & De Molen (Netherlands)
  • Hawkers (Melb) & Bale Breaker (Washington)
  • Mr Banks (VIC) & Interboro (NYC)

We’ve participated in this fest for the past two years and are always excited to get paired with a new brewery we’ve not worked with before. We made a new friend in Felons brew team and were happy to support the Carwyn Collaboration.

— Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

When two coasts collide

This beer showcases the modern USA-grown hop, Idaho Gem. Indulge in flavors of mango nectar, papaya and wild berries, all layered across a warmth derived from a lashing of Queensland Sugar Cane Juice straight into the boil – which the London Ale yeast we used quite literally frothed on.
Punchy and bold – a beer to beware and too good to share. Unfiltered, unpasteurized & preservative-free. 

“What a great honour to brew with what we consider to be one of America’s greatest brewing companies – Firestone Walker. The Beer; New Coast IIPA. The challenge was to create a real “head turner” of a beer with our mates at Firestone Walker. We took our favourite elements for US West Coast and East Coast IPAs, to forge a New Coast IIPA. We’re loving the characteristics coming from Idaho Gem hops. This collaboration was such a great opportunity to share stories and discover new ground with Matt Brynildson. Here at Felons we’re on a constant quest for greatness and this beer was the chance for us to continue the journey. We wish there was more of it to share. We’ll have to get over (when allowed) and brew a follow up collab for the thirsty folk of the USA!”

– Tom Champion, Head Brewer at Felons Brewing Co.

Cast from the curious minds of two great breweries

Amble through a tropical rainforest of tangled hop bines and unveil the most alluring of coastlines. Fierce, utopian and heavenly. Encounter refined malt, a splash of sugarcane juice and mouth-watering USA-grown Idaho gem hops. Go on, surrender yourself to this coastal castaway but beware, it’s too good to share.

Sorry US friends, but this beer is only available through Felons in Australia.