Beer #172 - W/C 11 June 2018
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 import beers from around the world to 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.
BEER // Saisons and Farmhouse styles are favourites for Nomad and Beach House is what they created when they wanted to make an 'everyday farmhouse' with a flavour of Australia. It has just a touch of delicate peppery funk from the Saison yeast and packs in lots of zingy lemon sherbet aroma and flavours from the addition of lemon myrtle and lemon zest. It is crisp and dry with a little sourness as you'd expect from a saison but altogether hoppier and fruitier. This mash up of styles is super refreshing and awfully more-ish. Exactly what you'd expect from a traditional European style created be a New South Wales beach.
Take a look at the video below to hear what Johnny has to say about the beer.