A day at the beach isn’t always a watercolour painting – sometimes we get burnt! The same can be said for life's journey. Fortunately, applied correctly (i.e. consumed over a conversation with a mate) this cold craft can be a soothing lotion, helping ease the pain.

Origin – Melbourne, Victoria
ABV- 7%
Size- 330mL can
Style- Indian Pale Ale

The September 11, 2001, attacks? A plot by Mossad, the CIA or the US government. The moon landings? Staged in the American desert or in a television studio to fool everyone into thinking they were real. What about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy? Despite every government authority that had examined the investigation of the death concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he fired three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, it was reported recently that 63% of American's still believes there was another shooter on the grassy knoll!

Unfortunately, as we've all embraced the existence of wild plots and cover-ups, we have given the word 'conspire' a bad rap. After all, one of its definitions is to act in harmony towards a common end. It's this take on it that inspired Jacqui Sacco, Tim Martin, Maggie and Deon Smit to name their new venture Co-Conspirators Brewing Company. Initial meeting at the Merri Mashers, one of Melbourne's homebrew clubs, the two couples who, after finding success in a few homebrew competitions, got the taste for professional brewing. Separately, they had all had ideas about starting up a brewery but, after coming together (I assume over some beers), they soon realised that they shared similar thoughts. From that moment on, a grand conspiracy was born.

Without a home of their own, Co-Conspirators is partnering with brewers and breweries across Melbourne, growing, learning and conspiring with others to make great beer. One of those great beers is this All Black inspired The Neighbour - showing off what our neighbours across the ditch have to offer –amazing unique hops and family grown malts. Generously hopped with Waimea, Wai-Lti, HORT 4337, upfront the citrus, pine and tropical flavours burst through like a Fly Half out of the scrum. It's followed by cracker biscuits malt flavours in the body that weave their magic through the mix like a winger with some room to run. Finishing with balanced bitterness, it leaves you thirsting for more.

Perhaps, working covertly with the New Zealand government, they have added a secret chemical agent into the brew to trick your brain into thinking that one isn't enough!