There can’t be too many beers that capture Melbourne and spring quite like Future Mountain’s Let The Day Begin. The beer is a collaboration with the coffee roasters at Collingwood's Everyday Coffee and sees the brewery and blendary select a single-origin bean to partner with a barrel-aged golden sour. For 2022, that chosen coffee was Gilberto Mejia, which is named for the small-scale farmer who grows those beans on his one-hectare farm in the Cajamarca region of Peru.
The coffee’s impact on the beer is a long way from the roasted espresso notes you’d find in a coffee stout, with it instead bringing floral, plum, crisp apple and further fruit flavours that continually build. Those intertwine with the golden sour's underlying stone fruit notes and peach and a mouth-coating tartness and smooth textural finish.
- Golden Sour With Coffee