Self-Reliance: Vermont-Grown Cascade
Farmstead® India Pale Ale Brewed and Dry-Hopped with Vermont-Grown 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 entry in our explorative series of Farmstead® India Pale Ales was brewed in October of 2020 entirely with cascade hops grown by our neighbors Kevin and Karen Broderick of Whitefield Hop Yard in nearby East Hardwick. This spent seven months in our puncheons prior to additional dry-hopping with that same cascade and has conditioned in bottle since.