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Next Release Friday 1 October: St Abigail 2021, Common Ground Spring Ale 2021, Mountain Rye, Gold Blend #33, Good as Gold Blend #14.

Bright Side: A series of five collaborative Australian Wild Ales made with smoke tainted grapes.

When Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Wines realised his vines were smoke tainted from the 2020 bushfires, he concocted a plan ‘B’ with Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing & Blending to turn the unwanted grapes into a series of blended beers.

A series expressing the 2020 harvest through five unique beers, using Wildflower Gold as a base, married with Ravensworth grape varietals.
Bright Side: Shiraz
Bright Side: Gamay
Bright Side: Riesling
Bright Side: Viognier
Bright Side: Sangiovese

The Bright Side beers are two friend’s attempt to view the world with a glass half-full. Share in our optimism.

RELEASE FRIDAY MAY 7th

ON THE ROAD

Bryan & Topher will be hitting the road this May for a series of parties and speaking appearance at their mates’ venues in Sydney, Canberra, Griffith, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth & Launceston.

All events are open to the public, with tickets available separately for each event. Event formats will vary, based on venue capacities and available space. Please click on the link for each event for more information on tickets and availibliies.

Friday 7 May - P&V Newtown, SYDNEY- Public Gold coin donation tasting
Saturday 8 May - Paranormal Wines, CANBERRA
Sunday 9 May - Limone Dining, GRIFFITH
Saturday 15 May - The Wheaty, ADELAIDE
Sunday 16 May - Bar Romantica, MELBOURNE
Thursday 20 May - BESK, PERTH
Friday 21 May - Si Paradiso, PERTH

Sunday 23 May - Havilah, LAUNCESTON

ABOUT THE BEER

These five beers are the marriage of Bryan’s hand harvested, carbonic macerated, whole bunch wine grapes with Topher’s freshly fermented Gold Australian Wild Ale.

TIMELINE
Late 2019-Early 2020
Persistent smoke from both nearby and surprisingly far away bush fires begin pass through the Canberra District wineries, threatening crops.

2 February 2020
Over dinner, Bryan shares the recent news to Topher his grapes are too highly affected by smoke to make any wine from the estate and the two hatch a plan to see the fruit not go to waste.

March 10-12 2020
Wildflower brews fresh wort in Sydney and starts fermentation before heading down the M5 to pick the whole Ravensworth vineyard with Bryan. Whole bunch grapes are added to neutral stainless steel vessels for a three week carbonic maceration to begin their own fermentation on skins.

1 April 2020
Young fermented Wild Ale travels to Ravensworth and is blended in with each of the vessels containing fruit. The two are left together for eight months for maceration and higher level fermentation development.

December 2020
Topher travels back down to Canberra to separate the fruit from beer and create each blend with Bryan. The blends come back to Sydney for bottling and maturation.

May 2021
After 4+ full months of bottle conditioning and maceration, the results of this project are finally ready to be shared.

RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY MAY 7th, 2021

STOCKISTS

Below is a continually updated list of stockists who are stocking the Bright Side Beers.

NSW
P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, SYDNEY
Limone Dining, GRIFFITH
The Sackville Hotel
Porcine
Bitter Phew
Commodore Cellars
The Artisan Cheese Room
Beer Cartel
10 William St
Winona
Native Drops Bondi
Notwasted
Wine Culture
Field Blend Wine & Cheese Store
The Oak Barrel
RE'
The Noble Hops
Bloodwood
Drnks
Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Road
Automata
Red Bottle Alexandria
Where's Nick
Warners at the Bay
Oldfield Cellars
Thyme to Taste
The Sun Bottle Shop
Karrikin
Bangalay
Bottle Keg Can

Victoria
Bar Romantica, MELBOURNE
Blackhearts + Sparrows, MELBOURNE
Valhalla Brewing
Otter's Promise
Carwyn Cellars
Hippo Bar and Bottle
Mr West
Near & Far
Attica
Wine Republic
Hopheads
Grape & Grain
Winespeake

Western Australia
BESK, PERTH
Si Paradiso, PERTH
Mojo's Bunbury
Scarborough Cellars
Devine Cellars
Si Paradiso
The Re Store
Liberty Liquors
Copper & Oak
Commune Wine Store
Liquor Barons Bullcreek
Wise Child Wine Store
Cellarbrations Carlisle
Petition
Wildflower
Liquor Barons Maylands

Tasmania
Havilah, LAUNCESTON
Cool Wine, HOBART
The Winston, HOBART
Boodle Beasley, HOBART

TOURS & TASTING SESSIONS

Please join us at the brewery to meet our team, learn about our unique process and enjoy our beer with friends.

Eaarly in each month, we open our brewery from 12pm to 1.30pm for a ticketed Tour & Tasting session on a Saturday.



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ACT
Paranormal Wines, CANBERRA
Plonk Fyshwick
Plonk Belconnen
Ainslie Cellars
Page Bottler
Rebel Rebel Dining
Pilot Restaurant and Bar

South Australia
The Wheaty, ADELAIDE
Ed Cellars
Bar Torino
Karma and Crow
Hutt Street Cellars
The Scenic Hotel

Queensland
Brewski
Cru Bar + Cellar
Malt Traders
Scratch Bar
Black Sheep Bottle Shop