Earlier during the pandemic, Dan tasted Arrowood Hummingbird, a delightful farmhouse ale that he picked up with a TapRm order.
STYLE: Farmhouse Ale
INGREDIENTS: Genesis 2-Row Pale Malt, aged Arrowood Cascade Hops, Maple Syrup, native farmhouse yeast
AVAILABILITY: Draft and Occasional 16-Ounce Can (LIMITED RELEASE)
Stats above taken from the Arrowood Farm Brewery website.
Beautiful, deep, orange almost amber, with a very active, off-white head.
Herbal esters with a sage-like note mixed with citrus, breadiness, and yeasty biscuit.
Honey and malt sweetness echoes along with the aforementioned herbal and citrus notes on the palette with a zippiness from the yeast, bit of root extract on the finish with a slight bitterness from the aged hops.
Smooth and slightly mouth-coating with a soft carbonation.
This rustic beer deserves a rustic dish/meal to pair. Light game or fowl a la guinea hen etc. with stewed potatoes, for example. If you love farmhouse ales, I would definitely recommend you pick this up if you see it. Looking forward to see if a brewery visit is possible at some point in the future.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.