Wildflower Foggy Morning (Batch #5) (1500ml)10685
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
Foggy Morning is an Australian Wild Ale made with 100% smoked malt from Voyager Craft Malt, Whitton NSW. This will be the final release of Foggy Morning. It uses conventionally grown grain and since March 2020, was the only exception to us working with entirely certified organic grains. This is something we feel very strongly about at Wildflower and whilst we're always sad to say goodbye to a beer, the innumerable benefits of using grains grown by regenerative organic farmers and malted in a carbon-zero malthouse are too hard to ignore.
This fifth and final batch of Foggy Morning was brewed in February 2021 and rested in barrel for five months before selection, blending and bottling in July 2021. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV and 2.4P (1.010 SG). Batch #5 opens with big smoke, charred orange peels, kindling and smoked bacon. A full palate...upfront orange and smoked apple. Creamy before a mouthwatering acid line driving to a smoked ham and campfire ash finish. Artwork for the label was water coloured by my wife Bernadette.
It's difficult to overstate the impact of Wildflower since its inception only a few years ago in 2017. Hailing from Texas, Topher Boehm has an impressive resume - from Brasserie Thiriez to Jester King to his background in astrophysics - not to mention his unique house yeast. Cultivated from foraged wildflowers native to NSW, think wattle blossoms and banksia, blended with a Belgian saison strain, creating something truly individual which speaks of place. Topher even sprayed the entire brewery with inoculated wort when he moved in, just to make sure everything was literally covered in the house culture.