Beer #99 - Nomad / Freshie Salt & Pepper

Beer #99 - W/C 16 January 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.

BEER // The River Gose has flowed from the Harz Mountains and through the town of Goslar in Lower Saxony for a very very long time. As the area is extremely rich in minerals, and especially salt, it is natural that the river carried them into the local groundwater supply. Meaning that the water drawn from wells by the brewers of Goslar was a little salty. They added coriander to balance the flavour and Gose remained a very popular speciality in the region until it became all but forgotten in the mid 20th century with the popularity of pilsner and weissbier. Recent years have seen a huge resurgence of interest in the style with brewers all over the world creating their own versions. With Freshie, Nomad strived to retain the flavour of a traditional Gose top fermenting with German ale yeast, light malts, Willamette hops and coriander. The Australian character comes from saltwater taken from Freshwater Beach (3km from the brewery) and Tasmanian Pepper Berries. It is a delicate, light, dry and extremely refreshing beer. As you drink more, you'll notice more citrus, spice and earthy flavours.

BREWERY // Nomad
BEER // Freshie Salt & Pepper
STYLE // Gose
ORIGIN // Sydney
ABV // 4.5%
IBU // 80
TEMPERATURE // Cold - 5-7C
FOOD MATCH // Rouladen. Ceviche. Fries & Mayo. Oysters. A Plum
GLASS // Stange, Flute