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Vera Mae

Farmstead® Ale with Spring Blossoms Aged in Oak Barrels

Vera Mae was our grandfather’s eldest sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Farmstead® ale is crafted from Vermont organic spelt, American hops, Vermont wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Aged in French oak wine barrels and bottled conditioned, the result is an elegant, luminescent representation of spring in Vermont: lightly tart, bright, effervescent and delicate—passing quickly while leaving just the slightest, most pleasing memory of sunshine, warmth and the promise of more.

Ancestral Series
08/12/20 Release Date
6.5% ABV
Dandelions Adjuncts
Wine Barrel Aging Method

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20190731
Since 2010, the brewing of Vera Mae has become a Spring ritual that revolves around the communal collection of dandelion flowers growing in the fields surrounding our brewery. This Farmstead® ale is crafted from organically grown grains, characterful hops, Vermont wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our farmhouse yeast, and water from our well. The 2019 Edition was refined in our oak puncheons and wine barrels for two months and has been bottle conditioning for more than one year.