BARREL AGED, SOUR ALES & SPECIAL RELEASES
A limited range of barrel aged soured ales. Think fruit, acidity, body ... everything you have learnt to expect in a wine.
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Small quantities of the releases below are available at our cellar door or phone Jane to arrange a mail order within Australia.
SNAKEBITE #2 6.6% alc.vol. 750ml $30 each
We originally brewed the Snakebite for Noma Australia, but with that journey now complete, we couldn't resist another fresh, young version which takes our cider and blends it with a light, fresh and aromatically hoppy ale. An Australian classic re-imagined.
SOUR CHERRY ALE Barrel Aged 6.4% alc. vol. 2015 Vintage 750ml $30 each
Once the slow, complex, wild fermentations of the spontaneously fermented base ale have reached a balanced stage (at around 2 years), we racked a portion to oak barrels and added up to 25% w/v whole Morello Cherries from an orchard directly across the Derwent River from our farm and allowed a further wild fermentation to complete in barrel over 18 months. Intense red, lifted fruit characteristics, structured mouth feel and an intensely long dry finish … behold the result!
LACTO BLACK 6% alc. vol. 375ml $10 each
A naturally soured, wild, black wort aged in large format oak barrels for nearly 12 months. Slowly fermented to super dryness, it transformed into something we have never seen before.
Upcoming releases ...
SOURED WILD PLUM ALE Barrel Aged est. 6.4% alc. vol. (TBC) 750ml
A 100% spontaneously barrel fermented ale to which up to 25% w/v Agen, Stanley & Blood plums were added early in the process. The plums were sourced from the orchards of our neighbours on the banks of the River Derwent. This ale was racked from barrel at 18months and bottled "as is", after minimal settling. This ale is richly plum coloured, bracingly dry and redolent of the characteristics of the fleshy, fruity plums used.
A Forager's Ale est. 6% alc. vol. (TBC) 750ml
The long awaited ale for the patient! Nearly 5 years in the making, a complex brew to behold.
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