Producer: Wildflower brewery X Ravensworth
Region: New South Wales X Canberra (ACT)
Brewer / Winemaker: Topher Boehm X Bryan Martin
Varietal(s): Australian Wild Ale X Riesling
Tasting notes: Lovely bright nose, citrus pops, herb garden (provance), minerality, mild smoke. Flavours of lemon soda, chalky minerality and earthy spice.
The Bright Side beers are two friend’s attempt to view the world with a glass half-full. When Bryan Martin (Ravensworth Wines) realised his vines were smoke tainted from the 2020 bushfires, he concocted a plan ‘B’ with Topher Boehm (Wildflower Brewing & Blending). These beers are the marriage of Bryan’s hand harvested, carbonic macerated, whole bunch wine grapes with Topher’s freshly fermented Gold Australian Wild Ale. Aged and macerated for eight months in Murrumbateman before travelling to the big smoke for bottling and maturation.