Bright Side Gamay
Bright Side is 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.
We embarked on this journey for a number or reasons… firsty, I hate waste and I love giving grown produce a 2nd or 3rd life. These beers are an extension of that, adding value to a crop that is seen by an entire industry as useless, trash. Second to experiment further with smoky fruit in order to make educated inferences in years to come (I mean we can’t expect this not to happen again). Third to challenge ideas on worth – what is worthy of being used and what is wasted, and lastly to help Ravensworth recover a portion of the cost of the 2020 harvest- this is a separate label for us both and something we undertake 50/50. We are looking forward to being out and about having conversations about the project and taking an optimistic approach on the harvest, indeed the year that was, 2020. - Wildflower Brewing
Tasting Notes: Full weighty nose, ripe red fruits, raspberry and strawberry aromas with a touch of cured meats. Compact shorter palate, fruit sweetness, raspberry/blackberry flavours.