A brand new beer coming Wednesday from Hill Farmstead Brewery has been nine years in the making.
That creation is Samuel, a farmstead ale brewed with a base of buckwheat, spelt and wildflower honey sourced from Vermont, as well as the same hops used in both of the brewery’s Le Sarrasin and Vera Mae. The ale was then aged in wine barrels before being bottle conditioned for more than a year.
Samuel is named after Hill Farmstead owner Shawn Hill’s great-great-uncle Samuel Hill, who lived from 1820-1899 and was “a widely accomplished individual” who served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg as well as an owner of several patents for milk cooling and cream separation.
According to a post on Hill Farmstead’s website, Samuel will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($40) and will have a one bottle per person purchase limit when it is released on Feb. 20.