Farmstead® Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
Samuel Hill (1820-1899) was Edward’s great-uncle and brother of Ephraim. His story is many-layered and singularly impressive. He served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg. An early agricultural innovator, he held several patents for milk cooling and cream separation. He moved a house, midwinter, with horses from North Greensboro to Greensboro Village. He also helped build the first road from Greensboro to Greensboro Bend.
In an attempt to honor this intrepid and industrious relative, we have crafted a base of buckwheat, spelt, and Vermont wildflower honey. Inspired and informed deeply by two of our favorite Farmstead® ales—Le Sarrasin and Vera Mae—Samuel aspires to blend essential elements of each in a novel representation of our continuing efforts towards refinement and intentionality.
Following shifting seasons of rest in wine barrels and many months of bottle conditioning, we are finally able to present a beer worthy of Samuel’s name and inspiring memory.