10 September 2016
From Hill Farmstead:
On Wednesday, September 14, during regular retail hours, we are excited to release Elaborative Five, a spontaneously fermented ale aged in oak barrels with rooibos tea. Each 375ml bottle will be $18, with a limit of 3 bottles per person (credit card and matching ID required; please see our bottle release policy on the site).
Elaborative Five was brewed March 2014 with our friend Brad Clark of Jackie O's Pub & Brewery. A simple wort with wheat, oats and aged hops was slowly cooled under the Greensboro night sky with whole leaf Amarillo hops and rooibos tea. Fermented entirely in oak barrels, the beer was allowed to evolve and establish its own unique character, one that represents the lively, enduring relationship of this collaboration of friends and nature.
The Elaborative: A brewing collaboration with like-minded friends. A fermentative experiment through thoughtful enquiry and discourse. A desire to further our understanding of the interactive complexities of our process while trying to abandon our preconceptions...