Beer #126 - Nomad / Granite

Beer #126 - W/C 24 July 2017

BREWERY // Years ago, a triumvirate of beer experts came together in Northern Italy and made plans to open a new kind of brewery in Australia. Leonardo Di Vincenzo is the founder of Birra del Borgo (top 100 rated global brewery) and Kerrie & Johnny Latta own the largest craft beer distributor in Australia. They persuaded Brooks Carretta, Leonardo's brewing protege, to move from the mountains of Lazio to the beaches of Brookvale, Sydney. Brooks had two conditions "To never be restricted by fashions and trends and to use Australia’s amazing native ingredients". That was in early 2014 and since then we've seen beers made with Wattle Seeds, Lilly Pilly Fruit, Hibiscus Rosella and others aged in grappa barrels. Nomad have collaborated with breweries including Beavertown, Cigar City, Jester King and Stone. And they're showing no signs of slowing.

 Johnny and Kerrie were driving through Mudgee (northwest of Sydney) to their farm when they saw a neighbouring farm had pomegranates for sale. Which got them thinking about how the tart, tangy fruit might compliment a pale ale. Pomegranates originated in Persia and have held cultural importance across the centuries. They were known as the "fruit of the dead" in ancient Greek mythology, pomegranates were a symbol of prosperity and ambition in ancient Egypt and some scholars believe it was the original forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Granite is a classic pale ale with pomegranate arils, juice and molasses added which gives a tart, dry edge to the tropical passionfruit and melon notes from the Australian Galaxy & Summer hops.

BEER // 
Pomegranate Pale Ale
ABV //
IBU //
Galaxy & Summer
Cool - 7-10C
Turkey Sandwich. Felafel. Grilled Lamb. Bean Chilli.
GLASS // IPA Glass