4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys

4ZZZ celebrates 45 years on the air with new collaborative brew from Young Henrys

It’s hard to imagine what Brisbane’s music scene would be like without the support of the city’s preeminent community radio station 4ZZZ. The beloved FM fixture is celebrating 45 years of operation and, frankly, it’s never sounded better. To celebrate more than four decades in the biz, 4ZZZ has linked up with music-loving malt magicians Young Henrys to craft a beer imbued with qualities that reflect the station’s appeal, resulting a bold and unique drop that’s best enjoyed on a warm summer evening.

Proudly independent and best served loud. This is the mantra that underpins Young Henrys operational ethos, but one could also apply it to community radio stalwart 4ZZZ – a station that is staunchly self-reliant and an avowed advocate of turning up the volume. It’s no surprise, then, that both groups have forged a strong bond – when Young Henrys co-founder Oscar McMahon played in a band, 4ZZZ gave the group’s EP some airplay. Since the brewery’s inception, Young Henrys beer has been a fixture at 4ZZZ-sponsored gigs and events. When the station hit 45 years of operation in 2020, the Sydney brew crew was first in line to wish it a happy birthday.

As a present (to the station and to us), Young Henrys has crafted H4ZZZY, a West Coast IPA boasting a hazy composition and tropical fruitiness – in other words, it’s the perfect sip to complement Brisbane’s hazy tropical-summer days. H4ZZZY has been brewed using four types of malted grains and boasts a malty backbone offset by a double dry hop infusion. Its robust taste is matched with a similarly robust kick, clocking in at a sizeable 7.3-percent ABV. Young Henrys H4ZZZY West Coast IPA is available in kegs and long necks from select bottle shops and venues across South East Queensland, with 50-percent of proceeds going back to the station. You can try the beer now at The Scratch, Bloodhound Bar, Zero Fox, Archive Beer Boutique, Tippler’s Tap Fortitude Valley, Beardy’s Bar & Kitchen and more bars around town!

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