Blueberry: 2020 Harvest
Farmstead® Ale Brewed with Blueberries and Aged in Oak Barrels
As we more fully embrace the characteristics of each fruit that we source, we have somewhat reimagined our fruited Farmstead® ales. To more prominently represent those fruits and the variation of each harvest season, we let the fruit guide us in selecting from our range of barrel-aged Farmstead® ales—sometimes this will be a single base beer, other times it may be a blend of different barrels—all with the goal of best expressing the fruit’s unique aspects.
For this installment, we paired a blend of our Farmstead® ales—all of which rested in oak for more than 20 months—with organic wild Maine blueberries from Merrill Blueberry Farms in Hancock, Maine. This harmonized occurrence has rested in the bottle since May 2021, achieving its balance of complex acidity and seasonal fruit representation.