Battling an infection in a wild brewery

with Wildflower Brewing & Blending

Season 5


Episode 176

In this episode of the Hop Forward Podcast, Nick chats with Topher Boehm, co-founder of Australia’s Wildflower Brewing & Blending.  We discuss everything from how climate change is impacting beer production and Topher’s views on terroir and terminology in beer, after reading an article published by Pelicile Magazine recently titled There is No Such Thing as Terroir in Beer.

We also chat at length about how the brewery, which focuses on making beer with wild yeasts and bacteria, battled and overcame an infection, which crippled production and beer releases.  We explore how they isolated the source of the infection and the steps they took to identify what it was.

This episode is sponsored by...

Charles Faram & Co

Charles Faram have been sellers of hops since 1865 and hop growers for even longer than that.

They stock nitrogen flushed leaf hops, T90 and T45 pellets, and, to ensure their hops remain in optimum condition, they have state of the art cold stores at their sites in Worcestershire and Yakima in the USA.

At brewers can shop by pay as you go or using agreed credit terms for yeast, malt, fruit purees and other brewing products.  In addition to leading varities from across the world, the Faram’s Family range brings to you Archer®, Emperor®, Godiva™, Harlequin®, Jester®, Most™, Mystic™, Olicana®, and Opus® from their Hop Development Programme right here in the UK.

If you would like more information or expert advice visit the brewer’s resources and FAQ pages of the website or contact their technical advisors for different uses, application and recipes. They’re always really happy to help.

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