Curbside for 18 November 2020
For the week of 18 November, our curbside retail operation will continue; however, with the recently revised travel guidelines—in light of the deterioration in conditions in surrounding states—we would reiterate that we continue to abide by the guidelines set forth by the Vermont Department of Health.
The updated travel restrictions are located at https://bit.ly/ACCD2020, and answers to questions about ordering and safe interactions may be found on our website’s retail page. If you have further questions, please reach out to our team at [email protected]. We’re grateful for your understanding and continued support.
We do have new offerings for those of you able to take advantage of our curbside operation:
This version of Arthur’s namesake beer was aged for more than a year in 500-liter oak barrels housed in the original building (Building 1, as we refer to it). It has been bottle conditioning for nearly two years. Puncheon conditioning yields a subtly different expression than our wine barrels or foudres. The result is not quite Arthur, not quite Art—but magical all the same.
The annual release of our amber Farmstead® ale. This time, we conditioned Sankt Hans in our oak puncheons for four months. First brewed on the June Solstice of 2012, the original beer was a collaboration with our Danish friends Peter Sonne of Flying Couch and Christian Skovdal Andersen of Beer Here. Sankt Hans has become one of our favorite compositional blending elements, and we offer this new iteration in honor of that deep and abiding connection with our distant Danish friends.
Harlan, Society & Solitude #4, and Twilight of the Idols
For this week’s can offerings, we will have a fresh batch of Harlan, our ancestral IPA, as well as the debut of 16 oz. cans of Society & Solitude #4, our double IPA brewed with Citra® and Galaxy hops. Also this week, Twilight of the Idols will debut in 16 oz. cans.
Each autumn, we brew Twilight of the Idols, our winter porter with a touch of coffee and cinnamon, and condition it on vanilla beans. Conceived with an age-old friend (Ryan Witter-Merithew) in 2009 while brewing in Denmark, this tradition continues still. Its name is inspired by the title of the last text written by Friedrich Nietzsche, one of our philosophical idols and a guiding voice throughout our journey.
This year’s batch features a few unique ingredient variations from past batches. For the coffee, we added a natural process Caturra grown at Hacienda La Pradera in Costa Rica’s Tarrazú region and roasted by Vivid Coffee Roasters in Winooski. We also sourced organic, direct trade vanilla beans from Agrofloresta in Papantla, Mexico, an organization whose goals include farmer support services, land restoration, sustainable trade and inputs, and post-harvest transformation.
Visit our online ordering page directly at http://toasttab.com/hillfarmstead/.