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 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 Wild Culture and aged for 5-7 months, before refermenting 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.
The addition of locally grown pinot noir grapes lend this rendition of Fated Farmer a deep ruby red hue with a slight haze. Out of the bottle Fated Farmer: Pinot Noir greets to nose with lush aromas of red fruit, delicate spice notes and a touch of earthy funk. The palate bursts with mildly sweet flavors of crushed concord grapes and ripe raspberries graced by a gentle oak character.
Light to medium bodied, Fated Farmer: Pinot Noir has a crisp, effervescent carbonation with a refined level of acidity highlighted by a soft tannin finish. peaches sourced from Lookout Farm in Natick, MA, lend this rendition of Fated Farmer a crisp and elegant personality. A light inviting aroma of ripe peach flesh is followed by refreshing, delicate stone fruit flavor with a mild lactic sourness. Mid palate brings a subtle depth reminiscent of a funky farmhouse cheese character from the aged hops. Complementing the clean, bright flavors is a downy, effervescent mouthfeel tied together with tannic structure and soft bitterness.
STYLE: Barrel Fermented Wild Ale
HOPS: Aged Hops
MALT: Valley Wheat, Valley Pilsner
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Pinot Noir Grapes