Wildflower x Mountain Culture Village 20229355518000617
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 5.5%
"Village is an ale made with certified organic heritage malted barley, raw wheat and aged hops, all wholly grown in Australia. Brewed in Katoomba using an intensive turbid mash, extended three hour boil and cooled in copper coolship overnight exposed to the environs of the Blue Mountains world heritage site. Fermented and aged in oak without addition of yeast or bacteria. This 2022 blend is composed of four, 500 litre puncheons with three two years of age and a single of one year of age." - Topher
"Unmistakable aromas on the nose. Cheesy aged hop and fresh citrus, ripe stone fruits and almost red fruits twirl in a heady cocktail of aromas. A shell of oak encapsulates the nose, present yet restrained. Structurally an intense palate. There’s peach and apricot backed by more tropical notes. Well defined both by bitterness and oak. The palate comes together as the fruit stretches out, softer textures emerge and the bitterness becomes moreish. It’s complex, engaging and commands your attention." - Luke, Wildflower
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.