Hill Farmstead Clara - 9 months in the bottle have been very, very good to this. It’s gone from a solid saison to something I’d actively seek out. Tart, light, refreshing. Good way to start two days off from work.
Hill Farmstead Anna - From last night. Due to poor labeling on my part I’m unsure if this is from last June or November. Considerably more tart than previous bottles. Very good. Dregs went into the carboy.
Hill Farmstead Juicy - This was very good. Didn’t really notice any differences from the bottle I opened in November. The dregs from this bottle went straight into the carboy - hopefully that wild Greensboro yeast was still vital.
Hill Farmstead Arthur - Is this my favorite beer? It’s certainly very close to the top of the list, especially for non-hoppy styles. Enough tartness to make it interesting without losing balance. Would love to grab a bunch of these in the future.
Grassroots Brewing Convivial Suarez - Developing nicely. Had a lot more brett character than I remember from the 1st bottle in March. Really happy I have enough of these to track how they develop over the next couple years.
Homebrew Homework - The plan for today is to brew another saison using some of the yeast from the last batch and bottle dregs from some Hill Farmstead bottles. So for the past few days I’ve been working through these bottles.
Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling - “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling…” The smoked malt is very nicely balanced here, I had been concerned it might be overpowering. I should have known better when dealing with HF.