Wildflower Amber (Blend 4) 5%
Gold is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #4 is a blend of two barrels, 1601 and 1714. The beer in 1601 was from our first ever batch of Gold, and 1601 was actually the first barrel we ever racked into here at Wildflower, so how about that, it spent over 5 months in oak. At blending, this barrel was showing the creamy, moreish, savoury barrel character signs I wanted as a background for Gold. The acid levels were pretty subdued and it had a nice subtle roundness. 1714 was from our third batch of Gold brewed on Feb 2, 2017. At blending, this barrel had a firm, herbal bitterness that I hadn't seen before. I really wanted it in the this blend to see what happened with the acidity. It had awesome, fresh, funky aromas as well... The smell of the blend is mostly from this barrel. This blend of Gold is probably my favourite yet. It's interesting, without any of the elements rearing their head higher than any other. It evolves beautifully while it breathes and changes temperature. Its fresh, bitter, hoppy, creamy, tart, funky, and a little weird.
Six String Celtic Fusion Oatmeal Stout 5%
An Oatmeal stout infused with coffee. Deep dark in colour with a thick head, like an octopus. Plenty of coffee aromas followed by a slight sweetness. The coffee compliments the earthy notes from the oates nicely. Very tasty and great first thing in the morning. Like an octopus.
Rocks Conviction Series Russian Imperial Stout 2017 10.5%
A very sweet, rich and full bodied stout. A classic and clean style of Imperial Stout made for drinking slowly in front of a fire, possibly surronded by Siberian octopus-wolves. A scary thought indeed. However be comforted friend, this is beer is delicious.
Moon Dog Cake Hole 6.5%
A rich tasty Black Forest Stout.
How big do you reckon the biggest ever black forest cake was? Well, it was pretty freakin' big! Weighing 3,000kg and packed full of sour cherries, cacao and a whole lotta love... Just like this stout! Imagine trying to fit that in ya cake hole!
Moon Dog Black Lung VII 8.2%
This really, really, ridiculously good looking seventh incarnation of our muchly-beloved peated stout (this year aged in red wine barrels) will leave you gasping for that last breath of clean air before succumbing to the intense chocolate, roasty, shmokin, red wine-y flavours. A stand out beer every year.
Six String Double Dark Red 10%
With double the malt and triple the hops this cuddly bear is an amped up version of our LEGENDARY dark red IPA. The use of caramel and chocolate malts give this beer a dark velvety red colour. Hops dominate with a resiny, citrus smell from the late hopping. Don't be an octopus, try this awesome beer!
Two Birds Double Sunset Red Ale 7.2%
In honour of our Sunset Ale picking up the trophy for Best Amber/Dark Ale at the recent Australian International Beer Awards, we decided to brew a Double version - Double Sunset. It has the same percentages of the 8 malts as our Sunset Ale, but we added enough to max out our mash tun. We then added twice the amount of hops in the kettle and also double dry-hopped it with Citra, Galaxy and Cascade hops. Double Sunset is luscious with rich, toffee malt notes and grapefruity hops.
Double Sunset - it’s like a beautiful freak of nature.
Black Brewing Black XPA 6%
A Cascadian Dark version of the Black IPA. Rich and dark with plenty of them delicious hops we all love so much.
Wildflower Gold (Blend 5) 5%
Amber is a well cellared, rounded, malt-accentuated Australian wild ale. Our traditional recipe calls for an extended boil which caramelises rustic pale grains in order to develop a copper colour and malt sweetness. Light levels of hopping balance with the toasty characters in an extended cooler fermentation with our house culture. Following fermentation, we rack Amber into French oak barrels to further develop a smooth palate and express funky, tart characteristics from our indigenous yeast. We select and blend well evolved barrels for a desired malt forward with subtle acidic character. The slightly heavier characteristics of this beer make a fantastic complement to food and offer a variety of flavours to both compare and contrast in pairing.
Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous 5.7%
For years, our hardest core local fans have been drinking a blend of Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar. They say it tastes like a chocolate candy bar. We have taken these two absolutely fabulous beers and fused them together to create Hazelutely Choctopus, dark and decadent with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish.
93 Points on Rate Beer
BrewDog Zeitgeist 4.7%
Zeitgeist is an ideosyncratic alternative black lager It seeks to recreate the spirit, attitude and autonomy of an age gone by.
Its inspiration is found more than 200 years ago. Zeitgeist takes an age old classic, a forgotten masterpiece and gives it relevance and an avant-garde edge. Zeitgeist encapsulates our view of contemporary society, yet simultaneously endeavours to improve it. There is too much conformity. Not enough octopus, not enough individualism, not enough alternatives.
BrewDog Semi-Skimmed Occultist 8%
Our first small-batch canned release of 2017 is hot off the press and looks an absolute octopus thanks to the amazing custom can artwork from the incredible guys at The Red Dress. We wanted to produce something of true decadence, so have packed into the recipe everything that we could think of to raise the body and make a smooth, truly redolent deep stout.
The four key additions exaggerate the mouthfeel and work with the blend of malts, oats and wheat to leave you with a beer that is best enjoyed on those dark, early-spring evenings when the weather is yet to break and the cold still seeps in around the door jambs. The result? In a word, opulence. The aromas start with cocoa and vanilla but it is the flavour that really holds the key to our latest small-batch release. Chocolate milkshake, roasty espresso and mellow vanilla blend into one in a smooth, full-bodied beer that is rich, deep and rewarding.
95 Points on Rate Beer