Beer #237 - Nomad / Piccolo
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 The Bruery, Lervig, Jester King and Stone. Nomad's beers were a hit at Beervana this month and we're looking forward to seeing more of their beer this side of the Tasman. Be sure to stop by the brewery for a beer in the Transit Lounge bar next time you're in Sydney.
BEER // Everybody knows that a piccolo is a half sized flute. It is also the name of a miniature caffè latte which is the the go-to coffee order for hip Italian-Australian Sydneysiders like the Nomad team. We're presuming Piccolo Stout took it's name from the coffee not the instrument. This brew was made in collaboration with local Manly cafe and roaster Belgrave Cartel. It has bigger flavour than you might expect in a 4% beer and is reminiscent of an espresso martini or a coldbrew coffee. It's made with milk sugar to give it a smooth mouthfeel and residual sweetness. And instead of dry hopping the beer, Nomad 'dry coffee-d' it with a lot of freshly roasted beans.
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BREWERY // Nomad
BEER // Piccolo
STYLE // Coffee Stout
ORIGIN // Brookvale, Sydney
ABV // 4%
TEMPERATURE // Cellar Temp - around 10-13C. About an hour out of the fridge
FOOD MATCH // Hamekins. Bean chilli w. dark chocolate. Chocolate brownie. Vanilla ice cream.
GLASS // Piccolo Glass. Dimpled Handle