Bridge Road Mayday Hills Black & Blue (330ml)Bridge Road Brewers
Mayday hills is a farmhouse beer project from Bridge Road Brewers. These beers are fermented in traditional wooden foedar tanks and reflect our township and the surrounding region. Mayday Hills.
The third release in the range is Black and Blue.
Two separate beers were created with the same base recipe and then aged on 100kg of local Ovens Valley blackberries & blueberries. The berries have added a touch of colour and acidity and exhibit a refreshing tart character.
The base for this beer is a 6.5% ale fermented in our American oak Foeder which is fermented with Brettanomyces which produces lush tropical fruit esters and and a full mouth feel.
As the beer reached the end of it’s primary ferment, it was pitched on to 100kg of berries and allowed to undergo secondary fermentation. Each of the beers have each taken on the unique characters of the fruit, without dominating the beer.
The Black exhibits a little more acidity and has a slightly tarter finish, whilst the Blue produced a more subtle but complex aroma.