ELLENSBURG, WA ... Iron Horse Brewery is introducing a new seasonal beer called Farmlandia available in draught and 22oz bottles. You may be asking, “what on earth is a Farmhouse Ale?” To describe this is like trying to describe what it is like to wear a tie and cufflinks with a flannel shirt, or how to drink champagne in a hay field. If Iron Horse Brewery is good at one thing, that is redefining boundaries and making awesome things happen in your mouth,” said Greg Parker, Owner and GM of Iron Horse Brewery. “This is a pinky-up kind of beer, that will curl your moustache and brighten your eye’s with the glisten of joyous tears,” commented Parker.
Release and Availability
Iron Horse Brewery will release Farmlandia in 20oz bottles around the first week of April and it will be available market-wide through the end of June, in locations including Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska shortly thereafter.
Crisp and Fruity
Farmlandia is a wheat beer fermented with Saison yeast. Saison is french for “spring time in a hay field” which is not true, but it describes that very sensation. A better more exact description of Saison tells us that this beer is: citrusy, spicy, effervescent, bubbly and light-medium bodied. Farmlandia is made with pilsner malt which carries a larger malt and sweet flavor than basic brewers malt. The white wheat gives this beer a light golden color and light body as well as giving the beer a slight haze. Farmlandia has a crisp, clean malt profile and the French Saison yeast provides some spice in the aroma, a light fruitiness, and crisp and dry mouthfeel. “This is true, my nose and taste buds confirmed it,” quipped Ross Chalstrom, Interloper of Press Release Quotes.
Beer Release Party
Iron Horse Brewery is holding an official beer release party on, at [ the pub ]. There will be raffles, flannels, and a touch-the-tractor contest where the winner will receive an 82 dollar IHB gift card and not the tractor as the contest might indicate.
Beer Nerd Details
Style: Farmhouse Ale, French Saison
Hops: Cascade, Delta, and Amarillo
Package: 22oz Bottles and Draft
Other: White Wheat, Red Flannel Pajamas
This is the second seasonal release following Double Rainbow. Consumers hoping to get their hands on the bottles, can use Iron Horse Brewery’s Beer finder for exact locations. The Beer Finder can be found here: http://ihor.se/beerfinder
About Iron Horse Brewery
Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007. Iron Horse is owned by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker. With 33 employees and a recent expansion, enabling IHB to double its brewing capacity, they plan to produced over 18,000 bbls in 2015. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from Facebook, go to www.ironhorsebrewery.com; you’ll probably be sorry you did.
Northwest Beer Guide