Fermentation Philosophy

Additional Information


Old Trade’s assortment of beers are in the style of traditional  American and European farm-centric beers.  Included in this lineup will  be traditional American beers such as Pale Ale and IPA, Belgian-style  beers such as Saisons and Lambics, and English based beers like Porter  and Mild.  Old Trade will also create unique beers sourced from farm  ingredients such as raspberries, pecans and peaches and other available  farm fresh ingredients.

The farm opened with a hop yard and a  half acre of cider, pear, cherry trees. In addition to these crops, the  farm has multiple bee hives which will be integrated into beer  production too.

Another unique feature of our farm brewery is a  “barrel program,” which entails aging beer in used spirit and wine  barrels. Old Trade will source many of its barrels from local vineyards  and distilleries. 

The used barrels will add interesting and  unique flavors to many beer styles.  The barrel program will allow an  advanced barrel aging schedule which will allow for beer styles like  barleywine and sour / wild beers to gain increased complexity.

Old  Trade Farm is excited to announce that in addition to our offering  craft beer, we are now a farm cidery and winery! Starting this weekend,  we will be offering a new dry, sparkling cider called Rockyknoll and  will be offering dry-hopped, semi-sweet and barrel fermented cider in  the future.  From Old Trade, this week we will premier a semi-sweet  balanced white wine called Ninja Chicken, crafted through a partnership  with The Kilted Vinter. Future house wine will include other whites and  table reds on tap.  


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