Wildflower x Mountain Culture Village 2022


Sale price$45.00
In stock

Marrickville / Sydney // Australia

5.5% ABV

Only 300 bottles made.

One of Wildflower’s most anticipated releases and for good reason. Village is a now an annual release of an ale made by DJ of Mountain Culture and Chris using methods learned in Belgium.

This 2022 blend is composed of four 500 litre puncheons with three two years of age and a single of one year of age. Made with certified organic heritage malted barley, raw wheat and aged hops, all wholly grown in Australia. Brewed in Katoomba using an intensive turbid mash, extended three hour boil and cooled in copper coolship overnight exposed to the environs of the Blue Mountains world heritage site. Fermented and aged in oak without addition of yeast or bacteria. 

DJ and Chris had been planning to make these types of beers together since before either of their breweries opened. Their first attempts at these non-inoculated ferments were in the winter of 2020. The first release last year comprised of three barrels which were each one year old... this year is a two-year blend, containing beers from the 2020 season and the 2021 brewing season. Next year they hope to release a three year blend with beers from the  '20, '21 and '22 seasons, mirroring the tradition for lambic beers still practiced around Brussels. Make no doubt these ales are the inspirations for Village.
Wildflower was co-founded in 2016 by brothers-in-law Topher Boehm and Chris Allen. 

Made a little differently, their beers have been fermented with a diversity of yeasts and bacteria collected from flowers native to NSW... hence the name. Their practice has developed over time and so has their relationships with local regenerative growers of grain, hops and fruit, who they celebrate their agriculturally focused fermented ales with.