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Introducing The Wayward Discovery Series

The Wayward team are proud to release a special new range. A true expression of the brewer's art, our Discovery Series is all about creating beer for the adventurous. Whether they’re big and barrel aged or wild and funky, each beer is a unique batch, hand crafted to showcase distinctive ingredients, innovative brewing processes and diverse beer styles from around the world. Beer to discover, savour and cellar.

The series launches with three inaugural releases: Ripasso Rosso, Ripasso Bianco, and Balthazar Imperial Stout, all hand bottled in to 375ml champagne bottles by the Wayward team.

Meet the Beers

Ripasso Rosso & Ripasso Bianco 

6.1% Ripasso is a winemaking technique where wine is re-fermented on grape skins to give it added depth and intensity. For our Ripasso, we’ve applied this concept to beer instead; fermenting a classic farmhouse ale on skins from our friends at Tyrrell's Wines. Primary ferment was followed by four months maturation in 2000L French Oak Foudres alongside a Brett-dominant wild yeast blend. Layers of delicately balanced malt, citrus and spice intertwine with gentle acidity and fruit character from grapes; all of which is underpinned by savoury French oak and funk from the Brett, blurring the boundary between wild fermented wine and beer.

Ripasso Rosso 2019 was brewed using post-ferment Four Acres Shiraz marc, from vines planted in 1879.  

Ripasso Bianco 2019 was brewed using Belford Single Vineyard Chardonnay marc, from vines planted in 1991. 


9.4% This bold Imperial Stout offers up intensely layered aromatics of caramel, coffee, chocolate and burnt toffee, intertwined perfectly with subtle whiskey and vanilla notes courtesy of six months maturation in ex-Jack Daniels barrels. On the palate expect a rich, complex and mouth filling beer with flavours of coffee and cacao carrying all the way through to a well rounded finish.

Named in honour of Balthazar; the coolest rabbit there ever was. 

The range will be officially released from Wednesday 28 August. Stay tuned for details on launch events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

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