Farm's Edge: Brumley Forest

Baltic Porter



Dear to our hearts; deep in the woods. Brumley Forest is a foraged nut Baltic Porter that reflects Fullsteam's mission to "connect with the land and with one another." In the fall of 2017, a handful of foragers -- led by head brewer Brian Mandeville -- wandered the woods of Brumley Forest, a tract of land owned by the Triangle Land Conservancy. We collected hundreds of pounds of black walnuts and hickory nuts, and the brewery crew labored for weeks to cure and prepare the nuts for brewing.

All beers are a labor of love, but this was capital L Labor. The result is a velvet smooth lager (Baltic Porters are lagers...they rest for weeks), with a distinct black walnut aroma and a silky mouthfeel. More than any other beer we've brewed, Brumley Forest is a taste of place: the taste of a walk deep in the woods.

Brumley Forest opened to the public in April 2017. It's a land forever preserved for the common good, so we all can wander, forage, and connect to the land -- and to one another. $1 of every bottle sold goes back to our friends at the Triangle Land Conservancy to support their mission of land protection and environmental education.

Alc. By Vol.
To-Go Options
Bottles, Growlers
Drink It With
Roasted game meats, roasted vegetables
Grains Black malt, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate malt, Specialty grains, Ashburne Mild malt, Pale malt, Flaked oats, Locally malted barley
Hops Crystal, Magnum
Yeast House Lager
Other Locally foraged hickory nuts, Locally foraged black walnuts


2018 Good Food Awards