Grassroots is the name used for beer brewed by Hill Farmstead when collaborating with another brewery. Shadow Pictures of a Journey happened because brewers from Denmark were in the area for The Festival in Portland Maine. We were so lucky to have so many talented brewers in the area.
This beer is very similar to other double IPAs brewed at Hill Farmstead but maybe just a bit darker and the carbonation seemed a little lighter. The aroma was big and excellent with lots of citrus and a bit of pine. Taste was exceptional with loads of hops but also very smooth and easy to drink for an 8% ABV beer.
Overall this is one of my favorites from Hill Farmstead, right up with Society & Solitude #5.
Pros: Huge hop profile
Alcohol Content: 8.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 60+
Brewers Website: Hill Farmstead
Brewers Description: This double IPA is a collaborative beer brewed by Shaun E. Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery with Jacob Storm and Morten Lundsbak of Amager Bryghus (Denmark) at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT.
The name is inspired by one of Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson’s travelogues; the beer represents a vivid but fleeting memory of a productive and wonderful visit by our Danish friends to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.