Self-Reliance: Eclipse (HPA 016)
Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with Eclipse® Hops and Aged in Puncheons
This week we will also release a new entry in our Self-Reliance series of Farmstead® single-hop India pale ales. Received initially as an experimental hop titled “HPA 016” from Hop Products Australia, the beer was brewed, dry-hopped exclusively with this hop, and aged four months in our oak puncheons. While the beer was in process, HPA has since given this hop an official release and new name: Eclipse®.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” succinctly and emphatically encourages us to engage in frequent introspection: reflect, review, and refine. We encourage you to join us in reading the essay, available for free download or to read in place at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Essays:_First_Series/Self-Reliance.