St Phoebe 2023: Mariposa Plum

St Phoebe 2023: Mariposa Plum

Wildflower St Phoebe 2023: Mariposa Plum will be available online and for tasting and take-away/collection at our cellar door from 12pm (AEST) on Friday 2 February 2024. 

St Phoebe is a golden barrel aged ale wholly fermented by a diversity of yeasts and bacteria collected from native flowers in NSW refermented with plums. It is named for Chris and Emily’s first daughter. Saint Phoebe was a first century deaconess from modern day Greece.

Topher's production notes

The second of two variants for St Phoebe 2023, this release was made by blending barrel aged golden mixed culture fermentation ale with 144kg of fresh, whole, tree ripened, organic Mariposa plums from Moonacres Farm in Fitzroy Falls, NSW. After a five month maceration and refermentation of fruit and beer, it was bottled and allowed to naturally carbonate and mature before release.

The base beer is brewed entirely with certified organic cereals from Chris and Sam Greenwood's farm in Coleambally NSW. Organic raw red wheat with organic Schooner barley malted to a pale roast by Voyager Craft Malt. It is made with filtered Sydney water and Motueka (NZ) hops. Finally, it was fermented with our house culture of microflora wholly foraged from native flowers in NSW. It was bottled on 11 August 2023 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 25 weeks. At bottling it was 5.7% ABV and 10.0°P. 

Meesh's tasting notes

This beer showcases the perfect blush pink we've come to expect from the gorgeous Mariposa plums grown out at Moonacres Farm. A dizzying aroma, all candied red fruit and spices. Delicate fruit weight on the palate, sweet plum met with lifted carbonation and a touch of acid that just dances up the side of your tongue. Elegant and delicious.

Like all our beers, St Phoebe 2023: Mariposa Plum is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).

Enjoy.

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