Bundaberg Brewed Drinks have released a new video featuring the Kirkwood family who produce ginger for their products.
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks says the story of each bottle of ginger beer starts at the same time, each and every day at 5am.
“That’s the time our ginger farmers wake each morning to tend to the crop and check the growth,” the company says.
“The time they leave the snug comfort of their bed to guarantee the very best tasting ginger makes its way to our brewery and into that golden-brown bottle.”
Scott Kirkwood is one of the many ginger farmers working with Bundaberg Brewed Drinks to make the magic happen.
Third-generation ginger farmers, Scott and brother Sean Kirkwood, along with their families, have been working with the company for over 14 years, growing ginger to produce the best flavour for each bottle.
Life isn’t always easy for Scott. Sometimes mother nature just doesn’t want to co-operate, other times after an amazing season and fantastic growth, a plague of bacteria sweeps through the ginger and wipes out the crop.
But year after year, Scott and his family pick up the pieces (quite literally) and try again.
“Some of those lines are 30, 40, 50 years old,” Scott said.
“I like to keep the old heritage going, just to know Dad had that stock … you want to make sure you can pass it down to the next generation.”