Welcome to Try This Farmhouse a project that celebrates farmhouse ales and demystifies their flavors.
When you see “Farmhouse Ale” on a tap list it can mean so many things for the flavor profile of the beer. Tart? Dry? Funky? Malty? Sure! Try This Farmhouse features interviews with brewers defining the flavor profiles of the beers that they brew, and sharing a little about the farmhouse brewing philosophy behind their wares.
You will also find research into the science and history of what makes a farmhouse beer taste the way it does and how this changes based on time and place.
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What is Try This Farmhouse?
Each week on Thursday I’ll focus on one farmhouse brewery and the unique beers they create as well as some of the history that inspired today’s farmhouse trends. Plus, I’ll share the farmhouse beers you are all drinking that week and where you’re enjoying them.
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Farmhouse Beers by Style
Saison – Learn more about this Belgian Farmhouse style!
Bière de Garde – Learn more about this French Farmhouse style!
Sahti – Learn more about this Finnish Farmhouse style!
Grisette – Coming Soon!
American Wild Ales – Coming Soon!
Gotlandsdricka – Coming Soon!
Belgian Farmhouse Ales – Coming Soon!
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All Try This Farmhouse Interviews
Local Ingredient Brewing in Upstate New York at Arrowood Farms
“To me, ‘saison’ has lost its association to agriculture much the same way all of the beer has over time,” says Matt Schulze, head brewer at Arrowood Farms Brewery. He brews on an actual farm surrounded by natural beauty about 15 miles outside of New Paltz, New York. Naturally, agriculture stays on his mind. However,…
Farmhouse Beer and Cheese Pairings Grounded in the Real World
When it comes to farmhouse beer and cheese pairings, the idea might seem like a challenge. However get a cheese expert and an Advanced Cicerone together and it’s easier than you think. Studying beer is about more than understanding how it exists in a quiet tasting room in a clean glass. Even more than how…
Visiting Brasserie Thiriez: the Fabled Origin of Modern French Saison Yeast
I’d been looking forward to traveling to France for a long time. Really since 2016, when I tried to visit Mont des Cats café only to have the word “Ferme!” repeated to me several times. I also decided I would learn some French before I came back. One major reason that France felt like a…