Beer #305 - Sailor's Grave / Strawberry Cream Sour
BREWERY // A treacherous cove at Cape Conran is the inspiration for the name and the spirit of Sailor’s Grave, brews inspired by the ocean and rural living. A sea change and love for beer prompted Chris & Gab Moore to start their brewery in East Gippsland in the far South East of Australia. An abandoned butter factory near where Gabs grew up made the perfect spot for their new brewery. Their rural home is located where the Snowy River meets the sea and provides endless inspiration for recipes. From this bountiful land they pick indigenous botanicals in the bush, harvest salt, weed and sea life from from river and ocean, select fruits, grains & produce from local farms & orchards and capture wild yeasts from their backyard.
BEER // Inspired by the Pnau song that has got the team through many a long canning day, Sailors Grave went out to pick some wild strawberries for this beer which was first brewed for GABS 2018. It's a kettle sour which means Lactobacillus (a lactic acid producing bacteria) is added after the mash and before boiling to 'kettle sour' the beer and give it a clean light sourness. As well as local fresh and wild strawberries, lactose and vanilla were added to the brew for sweetness and a creamy body. It's a smooth and surprisingly drinkable beer that tastes of summer.
BREWERY // Sailors Grave
BEER // Wild Strawberry
STYLE // Fruit Sour
ORIGIN // Gippsland, Australia
ABV // 5.4%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. Around 10C
FOOD MATCH // Curly Fries. White Fish. Tempura. Vanilla Cheesecake.
VESSEL // Goblet. White Wine Glass