Wildflower Field Work: Spitfire Wheat13192
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 5%
An ale made for research and development, Field Work: Spitfire Wheat aims to highlight the characteristics a single, unique varietal of wheat brings to our beer. We brewed this beer by replacing the red wheat in our Gold recipe with Spitfire wheat, a steely high protein hard wheat. Fermented with our house culture then transferred into ex-wine oak barrels for 16 months maturation before blending and bottling, where it rested for conditioning and natural carbonation until release.
The difference is visible in the glass with this beer. A stunning light straw colour almost reminiscent of table beer. Leads with an elegant nose of subtle citrus fruit. A totally different mouthfeel to any other Wildflower beer I've tasted. Big, bold, plush palate - the full body restricting the acid and showing low bitterness. A really fascinating beer.
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.