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For the Week of 15 September: Flora

For the week of 15 September, we will release a new batch of Flora, our wheat Farmstead® Ale aged in wine barrels. This will be the first public release of a 375m Flora in our bottle shop.

Each blend rests in oak for an undetermined period—from many months to several years—and embodies our progressive vision for Hill Farmstead, a pursuit guided by natural intuition, evolving experience, and optimistic forecast. 

A number of determinants have contributed to the infrequent appearance of Flora in its fundamental form. In many instances, it has served as the ideal complement for various local fruit harvests; occasionally, barrels did not achieve the necessary profile, finding new life in harmonized blends as accent and support; and others were (sadly) destroyed. In a few cases, those barrels that we predicted might reach the appropriate nature of Flora have taken extended conditioning time in bottle before debut. 

This is one of those moments.

After more than two years of patience and quarterly evaluation, Flora once again emerges from a hopeful and unpredictable journey through stainless steel, oak, and glass.

We will also have freshly canned batches of Edward, our American Pale Ale, and Double Nelson, our American Imperial India Pale Ale brewed and dry-hopped entirely with personally selected Nelson Sauvin hops from our agricultural partners at Freestyle Farms, our agricultural partner in Upper Moutere, New Zealand.

Our #DrinkItFoward participation continues throughout September, with $1 for each draft pour in our taproom going to Outright Vermont in support of its essential services for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. Follow #DrinkItForward for other participating locations and ways you can support the organization (@outrightvermont), and if you join us in the taproom, tag a photo of us with #DrinkItFoward to show your support!