Wildflower Field Work: Grassland Oats15167
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 6%
"What is interesting about these oats, though, is that they are grown in a full grassland, rich with biological diversity, an oat crop grown in-amongst a complete polyculture of hundreds of different grains and grasses... The grain when milled had the most evocative aroma, earthy and rich soil, it's a special crop." - Topher
Tasting notes by Meesh: A fresh, ester driven nose showcasing plenty of textbook Wildflower house culture funk and a gentle element of spice. On the palate, it starts soft, round and creamy, then finishes quickly with an assertive bitterness. There's a play of fruit throughout and a mild element of acid which keeps the experience fresh and moreish.
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.