Nomad Brewing Without A Paddle & Wild Mongrel

Nomad Brewing

Released June 12th, 2016

They're carving out quite a niche as one of the more experimental local brewers at Nomad these days. Among the limited release beers out for the middle of 2016 are a couple of quite different sours.

One is Without A Paddle, the punny title given to their 2016 GABS festival beer: a take on the Belgian kriek style. It's a pinky purple drop, the result of 300kg of cherries being added to a base beer that had already fermented with yeast from a prior wild fermented beer at the Northern Beaches brewery. They lend the beer a welcoming fruity aroma, while to taste it's a combination of vinous, acidic qualities and cordial like sour cherry flavours, the result being something akin to a French table wine.

The Wild Mongrel may share some acidity, but is a quite different beast altogether. It started out as the brewery's hoppy Cruisin' Ale to which was added 300Kg of Shiraz grapes. They add a hint of pink, albeit nowhere near to the extent of the kriek. The combination of hop bitterness and bacterial sourness result in a punchily tangy drink, not too dissimilar to a tangy, bitter, zesty grapefruit juice. Refreshingly tart, with the influence of the grapes growing as it warms.

Style
Kriek and Soured Ale
ABV
5.8% & 6.7%
Stockists

Specialist bottleshops

Name
Nomad Brewing
Address

5 Sydenham Road
Brookvale
NSW 2100

Regular events

-Live music and food trucks every Saturday
-Dog friendly venue

Open Hours

Transit Lounge (cellar door):
Tasters, takeaways & snacks
Thu: 12pm–6pm
Fri: 12pm–8pm
Sat: 12pm–6pm
Sun: 12pm–6pm

Tours

By appointment

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