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Jan272013

Fear & Trembling: Smoked Baltic Porter

Fear and Trembling was Hill Farmstead’s first collaboration—a Baltic-style porter brewed with malt that was hand smoked over maple wood by our Danish friend, and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. This batch was brewed with malt that was hand-smoked over a blend of native woods, then fermented in the traditional way, with lager yeast, and conditioned in stainless steel. As a student of philosophy and former resident of Copenhagen, it seemed fitting to name our first collaboration after Denmark’s great thinker: Søren Kierkegaard. Anders, Shaun and Søren—all three contemplated absurdity, faith and salvation while wandering the shores of the Baltic Sea... “...continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling...”  9% abv