Guest Beer - Hill Farmstead - Self-Reliance: Nelson Sauvin
A beer tapped especially as a part of GP + Friends 2020.
Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations. The brewery is the revival and continuation of 220 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont. Its logo is retrieved from a sign that once hung in Aaron Hill's (their great(x3) grandfather) tavern, just up the hill, in the early 1800s.
"Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” inspires and compels our persistent reflection, examination, and refinement. From our ongoing pursuit of unique and personally selected hops to our steady quest after refinement and the individualized expression of elegance in all of our beers, Emerson’s urging to “insist on yourself; never imitate” provides motivation towards greater self-exploration, self-expression, and self-realization.
To that end, we present you a reimagining of our Self-Reliance series—once our exploratory pale ales, now our Farmstead® single hop India pale ales featuring varieties of our own selection. This new series allows us to showcase each hop’s characteristics within the framework of our delicately tart, lightly effervescent base beer.
This batch was brewed and dry-hopped with personally selected Nelson Sauvin hops from Freestyle Farms—our agricultural partner in Upper Moutere, New Zealand—and conditioned in oak barrels for nearly 8 months."