Over the last couple years, Farm to Table has become all the rage throughout the food scene. People want to see fresh produce coming from local farms in their dishes, and restaurants have been popping up and revamping their menus to please this need. Now that the foodies are happy, it seems to be time to keep the beer geeks happy as well.
One of the latest breweries to become available in the Philadelphia area, Twisted Pine Brewing Co. out of Boulder, Colorado, has started a Farm to Foam series of beers. In support of their local farmers market, Twisted Pine kicked off the series with an IPA. Looking to incorporate something from the market, they decided to throw some carrots in the beer: yup, they make a carrot IPA. Known as Roots Revival, the beer includes carrots harvested less than 15 miles from the brew kettles, to go along with hops and malts which were all harvested within the state of Colorado.
The series will continue using Colorado hops and grains exclusively, but will switch up the carrots to include a variety of different fruits, roots, seeds and vegetables from similar locations.