This brew’s for the mangroves

May 5, 2022
By Ioni Doherty

Hawke’s Brewing Co has released its third vintage of Legend IPA, in honour of Bob Hawke, with $1 from every can sold being provided to Landcare Australia, the environmental not-for-profit established by the Hawke Government in 1989, to support mangrove conservation and enhancement in Queensland.

This will be the first batch of Legend IPA brewed at Hawke’s recently-opened facility in Marrickville and also the first time the limited release has been made available in cans, having only been previously released in keg format.

“Every year, we have a unique opportunity to honour Bob’s legacy with a limited release called Legend IPA,” says Hawke’s co-founder, Nathan Lennon.

“This year, we’re reinforcing our ‘Every Sip Gives Back’ promise to Landcare Australia, with $1 from every can sold being provided to fund equipment for the Communities Enhancing Tidal Wetlands project in Queensland, a state that Bob loved and fiercely defended on the environmental front, from saving the Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest from the logging industry, to expanding the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.”

This year’s sales of Hawke’s Legend IPA will assist the Cairns & Far North Environment Centre in funding equipment and resources to upskill volunteers, Indigenous Ranger groups and Landcare groups, as well as increase the capacity of the citizen-science group to obtain data on tidal wetland values and threats.

“Mangroves play an incredibly important role in protecting the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by serving as a coastal break for natural disasters, reducing nutrient runoff from urban and agricultural sectors, and providing critical habitat for migratory birds and fish of cultural and economic importance,” says Alex Sinchak, Projects & Events Coordinator, Cairns and Far North Environment Centre.

“Thanks to the support of Hawke’s Brewing and Landcare Australia, we will develop and resource community-led, on-the-ground action to address natural and human pressures, such as litter removal from mangroves and increase habitat value with social, cultural, and economic benefits to the Wet Tropics.”

Hawke’s Legend IPA is available in select independent bottleshops in New South Wales, ACT and Southeast QLD, as well as select Dan Murphy’s outlets in NSW and ACT. For more information, go to

Hawke’s Legend IPA 2022 | Brewer’s Tasting Notes:

Brewed with a two-hop combo of classic Amarillo and Eclipse, plus signature malt from the Victorian farm region of Tungamah. Citrus and pine notes surge forth on the nose and palate, with a wallop of back-end bitterness. 2022’s Legend IPA vintage is a true belter, full of colour and character, just like the man himself.

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