Wildflower Good as Gold Blend #6 750mL

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Wildflower, run by brothers-in-law Topher Boehm and Chris Allen, is a Sydney-based mixed ferment brewery, that is they ferment beers with a wide variety of native (wild) and cultured yeast strains. What’s more, they try to source their entire grain bill (and occasionally grape, and fruit) from the state of New South Wales too. So what you have is a totally unique, totally location-focussed and easily identifiable house style of beer.

Good as Gold is a bit of a dream beer for us. Its a 50/50 blend of barrel aged Gold with fresh Gold that has just completed primary fermentation. This composition of aged and fresh beer is what we had originally intended for our Gold. It didn't end up like that though, as Gold is 100% barrel aged.  

We love the fresh fermentation esters and bright hop character we get in our young fermentations. But we can't hide that we also love the apparent funk, creamy mouthfeel and complex fermentation flavours of aged beer. We dont think of this blend as being a best of both worlds, but more an attempt (and this is only the first one) to marry these flavours harmoniously. One of the beers that really got me thinking about making mixed culture beers at all was BFM √225. It was the first biere de coupage I tasted and still remains a little bit of a mountain for me. Good as Gold may be made in the same fashion as and with a lot of inspiration from √225 but has a distinctively Wildflower feel. 



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