Pear: Harvest 2021
Farmstead® Ale Brewed with Pears and Aged in Oak Barrels
Each harvest season, we choose various barrels of our Farmstead® ales that exhibit sympathetic characteristics for pairing with local fruit varieties. Regardless of the base beer blend, the ideal outcome remains the same: a thoughtful, considerate representation of the fruit in season.
This blend was aged between 28 and 32 months in wine barrels and then conditioned further on a blend of Siberian pears and a few local varieties of desert pears—Stacy, Luscious, Summercrisp, and Nova—all organically grown by Elmore Roots Nursery in nearby Elmore, Vt. It is a delicate, expressive representation of Vermont’s summer and the annual autumn harvest.