Wildflower How's the Serenity (Batch #2)09910946
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
Inspired by one of our all time staff favourite beers, a certain Adelaide based sparkling ale, this is an arranged marriage of this certain wort with our house culture that has made for a match we love. A sparkling Australian Wild Ale made with organic malted schooner barley (AU), organic black patent malt (AU), organic raw sugar (AU) and Pride of Ringwood hops (AU). The second batch saw an entirely stainless steel fermentation, a higher starting gravity resulting in a more alcoholic beer (6.2%) and a higher dosage at bottling for a more effervescent drink. It is immediately ester driven, a crisp palate and earthy bitterness in spades. It's a near perfect beer for me, genuinely, and if I get my way, we will be making this cuvee for many years to come. The name of this beer, along with many of our other green bottle saison-inspired ales, come out of the book of Australian sayings. Quite obviously, its a quote from the 1997 comedic masterpiece that is The Castle.
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.