Wildflower Waratah 2019


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SKU 006509 Categories , Style Region Producer,


Format750ml Bottle

Australian Wild Ale made of entirely NSW ingredients and native yeast made in collaboration with Voyager Craft Malt, Ryefield Hops and Batch Brewing Co. Made on Cadigal-Wangal land in Marrickville, NSW.

Waratah is our annual 100% NSW ingredient beer. Wholly native yeast (the culture for Waratah 2019 was foraged off hop flowers), Voyager Malt (Whitton, NSW) and Ryefield Hops (Bemboka, NSW). A collaboration between the hop farmers, grain farmers, maltsters and two breweries committed to agricultural beer, Batch Brewing Company and ourselves. Our release of the beer in 2017 year marked the first commercial release of a beer made entirely of NSW ingredients, the 2019 vintage marks the third. Small note, while both Amongst the Bines and Wattle Drops were both brewed with wholly native yeast and NSW grains, their hop bills included small measures of hops from outside the state.

After primary fermentation, the beer was transferred into oak barrels where it aged for 14 months. In late July 2020, we blended a number of these barrels and bottled the Cuvee for conditioning and refermentation until its release 14 weeks later. At bottling it was 5.5% ABV, 23 IBU and 0.4°P (FG= 1.002 SG). At release, it has a familiar nose of marzipan and savoury oak to start. Candied orange citrus, toasted sourdough combine with hints of ripe lime/orange marmalade underneath. The structured palate, ripe stonefruit and pops of lime citrus. Vinous finish with decent length. – Wildflower Brewing and Blending