Gooseberry/Northern Kiwi: 2020 Harvest
Farmstead® Ale Brewed with Gooseberries and Northern Kiwi 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.
This selection features a blend of our Farmstead® ales—all of which rested in oak for more than a year—integrated with gooseberries from Fisher Brothers Farm in Shelburne, Vt., and organic northern kiwi berries from Elmore Roots in nearby Elmore, Vt, and from the 2020 harvest season. After a year of resting in the bottle, this presents a delicate, complex reflection of a unique combination of native Vermont fruits in season.