Oak Aged Campland begins at our farm’s annual hop harvest festival as we make a beer with whole cone Chinook and Brewers Gold hops picked fresh from our yard. In 2019, our friends from Allagash Brewing came down to the farm and we produce the first batch of Campland (formerly Tiny House). They brought along with them two barrels previously used in the production of their Coolship (spontaneously fermented) beer. At the end of the harvest and brew day, we filled these two barrels with our collaborative beer and inoculated them with wild yeast cultures from our respective breweries. After a year of aging in these barrels, the beer is ready for bottling, and the barrels ready to receive new fresh hop farmhouse ale and cultures from the year’s collaborating brewery. The result is an ever-developing yet equally refreshing and hop forward table beer.
Blend 1. 2019 Harvest. Allagash Brewing (ME).
Blend 2. 2020 Harvest. Freak Folk Bier (VT).