A barrel-aged version of the first beer Hill Farmstead Brewery ever brewed is returning this week.
As with previous incarnations, E. is an American pale ale fermented with “Farmstead®” yeast before being aged in oak barrels and dry-hopped with Galaxy hops. The base beer is the brewery’s Edward pale ale (5.2 percent ABV) which was named after Hill Farmstead owner Shawn Hill’s grandfather and was last released in April 2017.
“E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Påske) beer,” reads a post from on Hill Farmstead’s website. “Finally, E is for entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision.”
According to Hill Farmstead, this year’s version of E. will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($33) and will be limited to two bottles per person when it goes on sale on March 28.