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The Low Down
The Farmhouse red is a Hybrid Farmhouse-style red ale that has been naturally soured using our indigenous wild bacteria living within the brewery’s walls. This natural bacterial contribution along with a generous malt profile whilst residing in premium French oak Barrels provides a great backbone of malt sweetness coupled with an assertive natural acidity that together delivers a smooth yet complex mouthfeel. In conjunction to this, we fermented it with fresh organic Hibiscus whole flowers & rose petals grown in the iconic Byron Bay region of Australia that gives this beer a lively refreshment with a sense of place & season.
Prominent stone fruit characters initially greet you on opening along with some earthy complexity. Flavour-wise expect rustic sweet red berry fruits along with a building acidity that elevates the natural hibiscus & rose characters. The generous malt additions in this ale remind you that this is a full-bodied Red Ale and the 100% can re-fermentation ensures the ale finishes dry, a little vinous and ultimately refreshing.
Costa Nikias (Founder & Chief)
Created in 2011
Food Pairings: Earthy dishes, Mushrooms, Duck, Soups
2014 Sydney Fine Food awards – silver
2018 International Beer awards UK – silver
2015 Australian International Beer Awards – Bronze
ROSE & HIBISCUS RED SOUR ALE