Keeping the "Farm" in "Farmhouse Beer"

Today Scratch is taking a radical stand about what it means to create "farmhouse" beer. In a novel print piece published with Good Beer Hunting and a short online abstract, co-owner Marika Josephson outlines 5 principles for creating beer that purports to come from a "farm" or be called "farmhouse beer": A brewery must grow a significant number of its ingredients on site, it must make beer with ingredients from its ecological growing region, it must utilize its own unique microflora, it must embrace its natural water profile, and it must operate within the bounds of its materials and means. Marika explains in the Good Beer Hunting essay that taking a stand about how farmhouse beer is made is

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