Episode 279 – Farm to Podcast
More sustainable and definitely more rustic than your city brewery, these five beer producers also operate in conjunction with a farm, using ingredients grown on their lands for a uniquely artisanal experience. We have a range of styles from Illinois, Tennessee, and Vermont that teach us a lot about ingredients and just basic vocabulary, to be honest. Ryan subjects Craig to a game of Two Truths and a Lie: Farm Animal Edition, Craig clears up confusion about his America’s Next Top Model history, and we get real psyched about gruits. It’s a premium farm to our mouths to your ears experience.
Scratch Brewing Company (Ava, IL) – Turmeric Tonic (Gruit-style ale with turmeric and nettle)
Big Thorn Farm & Brewery (Georgetown, IL) – Wood Thyme Tart (Kettle-soured gruit w/ farm-grown thyme and aged on charred hickory logs)
Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro, VT) – E. (2014; Dry-hopped barrel-aged saison)
Rolling Meadows Brewery (Cantrall, IL) – Coffee Break (Brown ale w/ coffee)
Blackberry Farm Brewery (Maryville, TN) – Abbey Quad