Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

Style: Imperial Stout/Imperial Black Ale 8.0% ABV From: Stowe, VT Brewery’s Note: “Beelzebub is an American Imperial Stout. The intensely smooth and rich roasted flavor is complemented by the unmistakable presence of hops. The bitterness is held in check, preserving the flavors of dark chocolate. This ale is aggressively dry hopped with Citra to cut through it all. Hail Santa.” Beezlebub pours like motor oil … Continue reading Beezlebub (The Alchemist)

George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale 6% ABV 15.5º P From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “George was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings./ George is our American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…” The beer pours a deep, chocolatey brown, taking an almost reddish glow … Continue reading George (Hill Farmstead Brewing Company)

2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation American Farmhouse Ale brewed with Lime, Hibiscus, and Blood Orange 5% ABV Brewed On: 05/28/2015 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “A tart, refreshing farmstead™ ale brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.” The beer pours a pale, peach-orange, with pine board nuances. It’s clean, yet entirely cloudy, and opaque in color. … Continue reading 2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Earl (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Style: Coffee Oatmeal Stout 7.2% ABV VOL 18º P Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, and Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Columbus hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water Brewery’s Note: “Earl (1911-1985) was our grandfather’s brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted … Continue reading Earl (Hill Farmstead Brewery)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales) Style: Blended Wild (Mixed Fermentation) Saison ? % ABV Ingredients: American Malted barley, Wheat, Hops, Culture, and our Well Water Brewed: August 2013 Bottled: September 2014 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “Brewed at Hill Farmstead in August of 2013 when Tim and Adair came to Vermont for our Festival of Farmhouse … Continue reading Works of Love 2013: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Hill Farmstead & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales)

2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)

Style: American Amber Saison 5.4% ABV (?) From: Greensborough, VT Bottled On: 06/25/15 Brewery’s Note: “An amber farmstead™ ale brewed on the Summer Solstice. Our great friends Peter (Flying Couch) and Christian (Beer Here) joined us from Denmark in celebrating the solstice and brewing this summer saison.” The beer pops with a barely audible hiss, and pours into the glass nearly flat and lifeless. It pours … Continue reading 2015 Sankt Hans (Grassroots Brewing Company, Beer Here, Flying Couch)

La Vermontoise (Hill Farmstead Brewery & Brasserie de Blaugies)

Style: Belgo-American Saison 6.0% ABV From: Dour, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “The Hill Farmstead brewers traveled to Brasserie de Blaugies to share in the kindred bond of farmhouse brewing. The result is this classic saison brewed with spelt and an abundance of Amarillo hops. A true expression of noble Belgian tradition and artistic American innovation from the families at Brasserie de Blaugies and Hill Farmstead.” The … Continue reading La Vermontoise (Hill Farmstead Brewery & Brasserie de Blaugies)