Wildflower x Tim Ward Lambrewski 20239355518000952
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 5.9%
Made in collaboration with our friend Tim Ward, this ale was made using lightly pressed Lambrusco Maestri skins from the 2023 harvest grown by Chalmers in Heathcote. During harvest we made a quick trip up to the Hunter Valley to collect the skins the morning after Tim’s late-night pressing, brought them back to Marrickville and soaked them for six months on both fresh and aged Gold brewed with regenerative organic grains wholly fermented by a diversity of yeasts and bacteria collected from native flowers in NSW. This extended maceration lends the beer both tannin and colour from this unique variety. A sparkling red (ale) fit for the Christmas table.
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.