This week, Hill Farmstead Brewery is rereleasing its first collaborative saison.

Phenomenology of Spirit 2018 is a blend of “dark Farmstead® ale” that has been aged for more than eight months in both red wine barrels and bourbon barrels that had formerly been used to age the brewery’s maple imperial stout. The first incarnation of the ale was brewed in collaboration with Tired Hands Brewing Co. and McKenzie Brew House in 2010.

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On Weds., Oct. 10, we will release a new batch of Phenomenology of Spirit. Phenomenology of Spirit was our first collaborative saison—originally brewed in 2010. this version of our dark Farmstead® ale was aged for more than 8 months in oak barrels. The final blend is composed of Spirit aged in red wine barrels as well as bourbon barrels that had formerly been used to age our maple imperial stout. Please visit our bottle release page,, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle). We will also have fresh cans of Society & Solitude #11, along with a wide selection of cans and bottle offerings. Please visit our retail page for updated information. For a complete look at our hours through the end of the year, including Thanksgiving week, click over to our retail schedule. Our schedule for food vendors has wrapped up for the season, and we'd like to thank them for sharing the summer with us and you. We will continue to offer cheese plates and—as autumn weather and schedules allow—pop-up food vendors for you, so stay tuned to our retail schedule on the site. Best, Bob

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The beer gets its name from German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s most famous philosophical work titled Phänomenologie des Geistes that was published in 1807.

According to Hill Farmstead, Phenomenology of Spirit 2018 will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($30) and will have a two bottle per person purchase limit when it goes on sale at the brewery on Oct. 10.