Barrel Fermented Wild Ale
Blueberry Fated Farmer 2019
Our Fated Farmer Series is a landmark step toward realizing our foundational vision for Trillium: Build a place that intuitively celebrates the intersection of New England farming, agriculture, brewing and an integrated community experience. The grist of each of the dynamic Fated Farmer wild ales is set on the structure of Valley Malt and is barrel fermented in 500L puncheons with our Native New England Mixed Culture and aged for 5-7 months, before re-fermenting on freshly harvested fruit. The beers in this series are explorations of how natural agriculture can enhance and accentuate our wild ales - as we continue to produce new batches of Fated Farmer we hope to give a recurring showcase to this concept.
For the 2019 vintage of Fated Farmer Blueberry, we returned to Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, Massachusetts to pick a gorgeous crop of ripe berries. Pouring a stunning crimson color in the glass, Fated Farmer Blueberry boasts aromas of freshly baked blueberry pie accented with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. A pleasant acidity gives way to a rounded earthiness which assists in balancing the lush fruit character.