Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with Styrian Goldings Hops and Aged in Puncheons
The next entry in our exploration of Farmstead® India Pale ales will feature Styrian Goldings hops. Grown in Slovenia and often used in Belgium, its earthy, resinous, and spicy characteristics—with the slightest hint of citrus—accent and buoy the base beer. Prior to dry hopping, the beer rested in our oak puncheons for nearly five months, and it has since conditioned in the bottle for over seven months, allowing for the development and integration of its acidity. This is the most classic “hoppy saison” thus far in the Self-Reliance series, perhaps a bit less India Pale Ale-ish and a bit more of the old world classic hoppy rustic saison.