Farmer’s Reserve No. 4

Farmer’s Reserve No. 4

6% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft

Ale aged in wine barrels with cara cara oranges, meyer lemons and buddha’s hand citrons

FR4_MEDThis tart, citrus-infused wild ale is the story of a farm. In 1921, Shotaro Hamada founded Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. Today, his grandson Cliff manages 235 acres of bountiful land. Brewed with a tantalizing blend of Hamada’s winter citrus—tart Cara Cara Oranges, sweet Meyer Lemons and fragrant Buddha’s Hand Citrons—this refreshing ale is aged in used wine barrels for over a year.

Recommended Pairings: Flaky white fish, Chicken Piccata, Not-too-sweet Lemon Bars.

Farm to Barrel

Our Farm to Barrel beers highlight the tradition of aging beers in oak barrels.This American wild ale was aged in used wine barrels for over a year. In the barrels we blended a classic Belgian-style ale with a selection of fall and winter fruits and a cocktail of wild Belgian yeasts. The yeast slowly morph the beer from a traditional ale into something wild, creating an acidic bite as well as pulling oak and vanilla flavors from the barrel. After a year, the barrels are blended back together—creating a vinous, delicate beer that captures a specific moment in time from our select Northern California Farms. Farm to Barrel Beers are alive in the bottle, and will continue to mature gracefully for up to 5 years.