Next week, Hill Farmstead Brewery is releasing the latest in a long line of collaborations with the same brewery.
The Greensboro Bend, Vt.-based brewery will be releasing Elaborative Five, a collaboration with Brad Clark of Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery located in Athens, Ohio that was brewed in March 2014. The beer is a a spontaneously fermented ale brewed with whole leaf Amarillo hops that has been aged in oak barrels with rooibos tea.
“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,” reads a post on Hill Farmstead’s website. “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.”
As the name suggests, this will be the fifth beer in the Elaborative Series, all of which were brewed in collaboration “with like-minded friends:”
- Elaborative One — a brown ale brewed with Ohio walnuts and aged in oak barrels released in 2013
- Elaborative Two — a farmstead ale breed with pumpkins and aged in both a variety of wine barrels and a cider barrel before being blended together released in 2013
- Elaborative Three — an imperial stout brewed with rapadura before being aged for 20 months in a “variety of bourbon barrels” and blended together and released on Dec. 16, 2015
- Elaborative Four — a farmstead ale that was inspired by the German radler-style beer and was brewed with “ample amounts” of grapefruit zest and juice, oats and wheat and released on Aug. 9, 2016
- Elaborative Five — a spontaneously fermented ale brewed with whole leaf Amarillo hops that has been aged in oak barrels with rooibos tea to be released on Sept. 14, 2016
According to a post on Hill Farmstead’s website, Elaborative Five will be packaged in 375ml bottles ($18) and will have a three bottle per person limit when it goes on sale at the brewery on Sept. 14.