Wildflower x Porcine Poolroom15166
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 5.7%
"This one is pretty cool. Poolroom is roughly a biere-de-garde... a beer style I have been dying to make since we started the brewery. The name, obviously another Castle reference, is in-keeping with the beer's utility, it is a beer 'to keep' (the literal translation of 'de garde) and in the sense that you might receive a sporting trophy and put it in the poolroom to keep, this beer is much the same." - Topher
Tasting notes by Meesh: A visually stunning beer, pale gold with beautiful foam. The nose is evocative of Cuvee des Jonquilles, hyper floral. This beer has a beautiful weight and richness. The body is full but met with a perfect level of carbonation. Red Earth hops lend a spicy character with a cut of zesty citrus and a pleasurable bitterness.
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.