The Sturm – 2017 Harvest Ale Collab

The-Sturm

CELEBRATE THE 2017 VINTAGE WITH A LIMITED RELEASE COLLABORATION BEER – THE STURM.

Made with a nod to Germany – the Riesling motherland! – and to Dunc & Sam’s roots in winemaking. The Sturm is named after the thirst-quenching, lightly-fermenting grape juice traditionally consumed to help lubricate the long hours of harvest.

Hop Nation and Jamsheed came together using wild fermenting Riesling juice – from Jamsheed’s Garden Gully vineyard in Western Victoria – for inoculation on a small batch of Hop Nation Pilsner wort. The fermenting juice hit the brew with the yeast it needed to kick off but also helped to impart a delicate Riesling character. The wort was hopped up with all German hops – selected to complement the Riesling juice fruit profile – Northern Brewer, Hallertau and Hallertau Melon feature.

Brewed to honour the grape harvest and the special terroir that has nurtured the Garden Gully Riesling vines since the 1890’s. Cheers to the beauty of fermentation!


BEER PROFILE:

Crisp and refreshing, with a piney citrus lift and lively acid line – paying homage to the elegance found in a well-made Riesling.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY:
100 cases (12 x 500mL bottles per case, hand-waxed tops)
Limited keg release.