Self-Reliance: German Cascade
Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with German Cascade and Aged in Puncheons
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” inspires and compels our persistent reflection, examination, and refinement. From our ongoing pursuit of unique and personally selected hops to our steady quest after refinement and the individualized expression of elegance in all of our beers, Emerson’s urging to “insist on yourself; never imitate” provides motivation towards greater self-exploration, self-expression, and self-realization.
To that end, we present you a reimagining of our Self-Reliance series—once our exploratory pale ales, now our Farmstead® single hop India pale ales featuring varieties of our own selection. This new series allows us to showcase each hop’s characteristics within the framework of our delicately tart, lightly effervescent base beer.
This release was brewed in February of 2019, generously hopped with Cascade hops sourced from Germany, and aged in oak puncheons for 5 months prior to bottling.