Balaton: 2020 Harvest • Self-Reliance: Amarillo® • Mary
Our entire team extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who visited this week, especially those of you who joined us for the reopening of the taproom and our tasting events. We look forward to another week of these intimate, novel sessions in the week to come.
A small number of reservations remain between 2 March through 15 April for standard taproom service, so visit exploretock.com/hillfarmstead [hit the Reserve button on our profile] for availability.
Balaton: 2020 Harvest
Next in our series of fruit harvest selections, we paired a blend of our Farmstead® ales—all of which rested in oak for more than a year—with Balaton® cherries from nearby Burtt’s Orchard in Cabot, Vt. This harmonized blend rested in the bottle for over a year, achieving its balance of complex acidity and seasonal fruit representation.
This offering in our explorative series of Farmstead® India Pale Ales was brewed in December of 2020 with Amarillo® hops selected during the 2019 hop harvest in Washington State’s Yakima Valley. Following nearly seven months in our puncheons, it was dry-hopped with that same Amarillo® and has conditioned in bottle since.
This week, we will offer freshly packaged cans of Mary, our German-style pilsner brewed with organic malted barley, which enjoyed an extended three-month cold conditioning, in the same spirit as the most recent batch of Marie.
These new offerings will accompany cans of George and Earl, as well as a range of bottle offerings that include Aaron Bourbon/Cognac; Blueberry/Raspberry: 2020 Harvest; Self-Reliance: Vermont-Grown Cascade; and Arthur: Foudre.