Hill Farmstead Brewery | Greensboro, Vermont
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Excellent based on 75 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

403A Hill Road
Greensboro, Vermont United States 05842 [ print map ]
802 533 7450

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Hours: Wed-Sat 12-5


Mayor: jkwood04 (58) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 10


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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Arthur 100, Hill Farmstead Damon (Port Barrel Aged) 100, Grassroots Arctic Saison 99, Hill Farmstead Works of Love #1 95, Hill Farmstead Aaron 100, Hill Farmstead Peleg 97, Grassroots Brother Soignť 100, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Hill Farmstead Clara 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Hill Farmstead Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Pale Ale 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Hill Farmstead Barrel Aged Everett (2014) 99, Hill Farmstead Everett 100, Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2014-) 99, Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy 100, Hill Farmstead Anna 100, Hill Farmstead George 98, Hill Farmstead James 99, Grassroots Legitimacy 100
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75 reviews for Hill Farmstead Brewery
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  85%
 Food  88%
 Value  80%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (211) bloomfield, Michigan | August 12, 2012
Went for farm house fest not as hard to find as lead to believe beautiful scenery and delicious beer
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jtclockwork  (182) , New Jersey | November 15, 2014
Whatís to be said that hasnít already? I finally made it to Hill Farmstead. Beer is obviously the best out there. The growler line can move a bit slow at times, but we got there early enough that we were in and out in a half hour after opening. Prices for growler fills were very reasonable. Great experience.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (273) Indiana | November 15, 2014
This is on the outskirts of e middle of nowhere, and isnít going to be stumbled across; it is definitely an intentional destination. As good as the beer is, it is as inefficient as it possibly could be. A forty person line took us 2.5 hours, and there is a limit of 3 growlers per person. That is inexplicable. The beer delivers though.
88
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
jdb288  (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | October 20, 2014
Just got back from a quick weekend trip (NJ to VT) for the sole purpose of visiting this brewery. The trip: Yes, itís remote. Yes, there are dirt roads, limited-to-no cell reception, and few gas stations/services. I didnít mind that part. Itís like a scavenger hunt with a pretty epic prize at the end! The brewery: As it stands, there are few (if any) frills. Itís a beautiful piece of land, but itís function over form until the expansion is complete. The products: Indisputable quality. They know their craft, and we know that. Enough said. The value: Canít be beat. The only other HF bottles Iíve obtained are through trade, a random lucky night where I found it on draft, or the secondary market. In any case you canít beat straight retail. The service/process: The staff was very friendly and efficient. Yes, itís a laborious process to fill growlers. The fact that you can do the tastings in line is great and helps to pass the time. Be patient; youíll get what you want. Overall, a great experience. I hope to make it back some day!
58
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost  (23) Pouring Bus, New York | October 11, 2014
The last 3-4 miles of driving to the brewery are all dirt roads with tight turns up and down hills and barely wide enough for 1.5 cars. Consider yourself warned. I arrived on Wednesday morning at 11:25am. It wasnít a special bottle release or anything, just a normal business day. There were already 25 people ahead of me. It opened at noon. The retail shop itself is really just an adjacent space next to the brewing equipment, which means you get to see Shaun Hill in action. You are literally 5 feet away from the brewing equipment, just seperated by a thin rope. The girl will bring you 4x2oz tasters while you wait in line for $5 cash only. The line is insanely slow. Like I said, 25 people ahead of me and I didnít get my beer until 2pm. So, figure 12 or so customers served per hour. Ambiance is like being in a brewery, which you are. There is no food. There are only porta potty toilets to use. Yes, itís the brewery turning out the best beer in the world against a beautiful fall foliage backdrop, but thereís literally nothing but beer and views. No places to sit. No food. Long lines and slow service. No cell phone reception. They did have wi-fi, but it stopped working. the only reason to visit this brewery is to pick up beer and then leave.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
MaltOMeal  (38) Land of Sugar, Texas | August 25, 2014
Visited July 2013. Took awhile to get to this place as it is remote. Parking was ok. Line took forever to get through as they essentially were not limiting number of containers a person could have filled and there was only one fill tap per brew. We got there about 12:30-12:45 and were in line for 2.5 hours. Would have abandoned if we hadnít driven so far to get there. They would only let us drink their tasters from the covered tables, so had to take turns with GF to get something to drink while in this incessant wait. I donít blame the low service grade on the people behind the counter, they were working hard (all two, then finally three of them) as on management who donít seem to give a ratís a$$ about how much of a pain it is to be served by them because they know how long it takes and donít take the steps needed to improve things. Yeah, their brews are great, but itís not like there are no alternatives out there that are easier to get. If I ever go back to Vermont, Iíll stock up on Heady Topper. If I happen to find HF brews in the VT pubs, Iíll have them then, but will never go back out to the farm. Prices were ok. They ran out of several of the bottled brews I had wanted by the time we got to the counter. Iím not gonna give them a higher rating because of the quality of the brews. Will rate those separately.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon  (232) Boisbriand, Quebec | August 23, 2014
Visited on August 21, 2014, 50 minutes before opening. I was somewhat apprehensive because of some of the revues for the brewery, but if you have a lot of patience and common sense. And also that this place is a work in progress, a guy just behind my last came in April and noticed two new sections, more brewing space and the tap room and retail shop. So if your coming before all of the brewery is done, arrive before opening or be patient and do something while waiting. Getting there is not that bad, if you get the directions right. The dirt road is not that bad, but it was dry. I went there on a Thursday and I was told by a store clerk at the Beer Cellar in Waterbury that this day is the least busiest. I arrived 50 minutes before opening, there was some cars but no line up. So I took advantage to take some pics of the place and going to the porta potty. I got in line 30 minutes before opening, we were about 6 in all (I was first in line). They let us in 15 minutes before time, so some of us can try some beers (5 for four 5 oz tasters), I did not partake mostly because two were not available. And just before noon, I gave my order (after my mom, I let her pass first). The service very friendly and as fast as they can be. They also now take credit and debit cards (note to Canadians, debit has to be a Visa or Master Card, not your bank card). So 15 minutes after opening, I was done. There was a taco stand if I wanted some (cash only), great Idea if you think youíll come out two hours later and you havenít eaten yet. This is one of those pilgrimage type place, Iíll be back!
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse  (63) Nevada | July 31, 2014
The drive was quaint on an old dirt road to reach the brewery. Barn style building with construction going on a new wing. No bathrooms, just a couple outhouses that could use a service. Waited in line until about 10 minutes after 12 before the doors open. There is a separate line just for bottles to help speed things up, but this still is slow. We waited for 1 1/2 hours in a zig-zag line to purchase our selections. Prices are not cheap, but not over blown either. Tasters are served while you stand in line waiting. A couple of picnic tables are under a cover outside for other family members to wait. I know that many others have rated this higher since it is a rare opportunity to visit. Iíll rate higher once the new wing is done and there is actually something to enjoy oother than the beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (171) Florida | July 30, 2014
To say that HFB is in the middle of nowhere is an absolute understatement. Lots of construction going on out there. Iím interested to see how everything turns out. Iím sure you know by now that itís four two ounce pours. That being said, they handled the release very well. The staff is friendly and the beers are world classÖ.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
One of the best breweries in the world, in a beautiful surroundings. The drive is tedious for almost anyone, but this only adds to the draw. So good that they can thrive with what would be unacceptable delays almost anywhere else. While the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, the operations are annoyingly inefficient, but then again, could it voluntarily be part of the charm and myth?
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond  (210) Manhattan, New York | July 4, 2014| Updated September 10, 2014
Stopped by HFS a couple times and have had mixed experiences. Yes, of course the beer is world-class, but what you have to go through to actually get it may not be worth it. First time we came by was during the week (around 2p) and during a snow storm. There were a handful of people in line - no biggie. We got samples (limited to 4-5) which is helpful in picking growlers but closer to a tease. On the second visit we arrived at opening on Friday. The line didnít seem too bad, but we ended up waiting 2.5 hours to fill growlers. Yikes, would not knowingly go through that again. Also, the HFS bottles available had sold out in the days leading up to our visit, so unfortunately no bottles to go. Thankfully, Iíve heard they have started accepting credit cards recently, so I plan to get wild next time I stop by.

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