Self-Reliance: HBC 522
Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with HBC 522 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.
In continuing our Self-Reliance series of Farmstead® single-hop India pale ales, this release was brewed in December of 2019, conditioned in puncheons, and hopped exclusively with HBC 522, an experimental hop grown in Washington State’s Yakima Valley that is highlighted by citrus and delicate floral characteristics.