Bush Fire

Bush Fire is a flame-coloured ale infused with teas made from two plants native to South Africa, rooibos and honeybush. Spicy, earthy, and with a gentle touch of sweetness, this aromatic creation brings together two of the world’s most popular brews – tea and beer!

Rooibos-Honeybush Beer
5.8% • Wild Oats Series No. 54

History & Style

Both rooibos and honeybush are herbal components of traditional teas made in South Africa. The certified organic fairtrade rooibos and honeybush teas used in Bush Fire were harvested in South Africa. These teas were steeped during the brewing process into a base blonde ale style.

Tasting Notes

Bush Fire has initial aromas of earthy rooibos and sweet honeybush, rounded out with spiciness from Whitbread Golding Variety hops. Similar earthy-sweet flavours are present, with spicy notes and a mild tartness courtesy of rosehips and hops. A bready malt profile helps to balance out the flavours, and a dry finish enhances the spicy and earthy character of the beer.

Food Pairings

Grilled ham steaks with grainy mustard, Bobotie (South African meat pie), Boerewors sausage, spiced or aged Gouda, honey spice tea cakes.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 5.8%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Organic Fairtrade Rooibos, Organic Fairtrade Honeybush, Organic Rosehips, Brewer’s Yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, carafoam, acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Organic WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety)
  • YEAST: California Ale
  • IBU’S: 15
  • OG: 12.8° P
  • FG: 1.9° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8.0° C
  • GLASSWARE: Toscana