Future Mountain Ramble On Rose (2022) & Fortune Telling Lady (2022)

Future Mountain

Published September 8, 2022

Future Mountain are a brewery guided by the seasons, with the Melbourne brewers and blenders always informed by when local produce is ready. They also like to release beers just as the weather starts to feel right, which is exactly how these two feel. Ramble On Rose is an annual release that brings beer and wine together by melding a golden sour base with Rose wine less (from the winemaker Konpira Maru) and fresh Yarra Valley raspberries. The result is a beer that pours a stunning pink colour and immediately hits the nostrils with the kind of fresh raspberry aroma you'd typically only get by diving into a truck full of them. There’s also a string of further fruit flavours that flicker between cranberry and redcurrant, while a light palate and gripping sourness makes it a truly refreshing beer.

Fortune Telling Lady meanwhile, spent nine months ageing with sour Morello cherries that were harvested just before Christmas. It pours a richer red when compared with Ramble on Rose and provides an intense cherry flavour, underlying funk and acidity, textural mouthfeel and blink-and-you'd-miss-it notes of almond and spice.

Will Ziebell

Barrel-Aged Golden Sours With Fruit
6.0% & 5.8%
Future Mountain

703-707 Plenty Road
VIC 3073

Regular events

Thursday Specials: $8 pints of saison, farmhouse ales
Saturdays: Brewery tours between 1pm and 4pm

Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 9pm
Friday: 4pm to late
Saturday: midday to late
Sunday: midday to 7pm