Wayward have been working on their Discovery Series for some time now, and the three inaugural releases are ready to be discovered by adventurous drinkers.
They are Ripasso Rosso, Ripasso Bianco, and Balthazar Imperial Stout, all hand packaged in 375ml champagne bottles.
For those who want early access and serious bragging rights, there's a pre-launch event at Bucket Boys on Friday, August 23, with only 50 spots available.
A $60 ticket includes:
- a 120ml taster of each beer
- a 375ml bottle of each to take home and cellar (or crack open with friends the next night)
- a Wayward Brewing glass
Ripasso Rosso & Ripasso Bianco - classic farmhouse ale refermented on grape skins (Four Acres Shiraz marc for the Rosso; Belford Single Vineyard Chardonnay marc for the Bianco) for added depth and intensity. Malt, citrus and spice has been intertwined with fruit and acid from the grapes, savoury oak from the four months in French oak foeders, and funk from the Brett-dominant wild yeast blend.
Balthazar - a bold imperial stout with layered aromatics of caramel, coffee, chocolate and burnt toffee, all brought together with subtle whiskey and vanilla notes courtesy of six months maturation in ex-Jack Daniels barrels.