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Vera Mae

Farmstead® Ale with Spring Blossoms Aged in Oak Barrels

Vera Mae (1886-1976) 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.


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.
This edition was crafted from a combination of conventionally grown grains and organically grown buckwheat, wheat, and spelt from Maine Grains; characterful hops; Vermont wildflower honey from Northwoods Apiaries; dandelion flowers from our fields; our distinctive farmhouse yeast; and water from our well. The resulting beer was refined in our oak puncheons and wine barrels for five months and then laid down to condition in the bottle for the previous nine months.
The 2023 vintage of Vera Mae, our Farmstead® ale crafted from organically grown spelt, buckwheat, and wheat; hops; wildflower honey and dandelion flowers gathered from our fields; our farmhouse yeast; and water from our well.