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Madness & Civilization #12

Blended Barrel-Aged Ale

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout.

Furthering our exploration of microclimate terroir and the symbiosis of commonly sourced ingredients, we blended bourbon barrel-aged Everett and Genealogy of Morals, then aged the blend atop single-origin Guatemalan cacao nibs and Finca Vista Hermosa Natural, sourced from Guatemala by our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark. These friends long ago changed our world-view as to what coffee could be and continue to deeply influence us here at Hill Farmstead.