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Self-Reliance: Nelson Sauvin

Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with Nelson Sauvin Hops 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 batch was brewed and dry-hopped with personally selected Nelson Sauvin hops from Freestyle Farms—our agricultural partner in Upper Moutere, New Zealand—and conditioned in oak barrels for nearly 8 months.

02/12/20 Release Date
6% ABV
Puncheon, Wine Barrel Aging Method