Get wild with Van Dieman Brewing as they release the first of their Australian Spontaneous Ales. This project is a few years in the making, and the end result is completely unique.
The grains and the hops were grown on the Van Dieman farm, the water drawn from springs on the property, and local yeast and microflora settled in the coolship to bring funky flavours native to the area.
After fermenting in oak barrels, this all becomes a final product with an expression of place, and a beer of which the Van Dieman crew are damn proud.
The first ASA is called Unpredictable Spring, and is a blend of one-, two- and three-year-old spontaneously fermented ales inspired by young lambic beers.
Join Van Dieman at one of the launches of this singular beer here:
- Preachers Bar, Hobart - Wednesday August 7, 6pm to 9pm
- Saint John Craft Beer, Launceston - Friday August 16, 6pm to 9pm
Brewer and founder Will Tatchell will be at both events to share a beer and chat. And, in the name of celebration, there'll also be Giblin X available, Van Dieman's tenth birthday imperial stout that topped the Tassie element of our Best New Beers of 2019 – So Far feature.