On Memorial Day, twenty of us arrived at Hill Farmstead at noon to pick dandelions for this year’s vintage of Vera Mae. Many dozens of pounds of flowers and 3.5 hour of picking, drinking and making new friends.

Beer description, ”Vera Mae is crafted from organic Vermont spelt, American hops, wildflower honey, dandelion flowers from our fields, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated. 6% abv.”  2014’s batch was brewed May 27th and will be released some time this Summer.

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

 

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Day (2014)

Afterward, 12 of us went to Parker Pie and indulged on Lambic and Hill Farmstead beers:

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT

Beers at Parker Pie - West Glover, VT