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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Barrel Aged Everett (2014) 99, Grassroots The Bliss of Absence (Wine Barrel Aged 2014) , Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Plum 98, Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Cherry Origins 99, Oxbow Blended Oxtoberfest 77, Sante Adairius Brackish 90, Sante Adairius Saison Bernice 100, Tired Hands Endless Invisible Crystal Lurker 80, Tired Hands Boogie Board 90, Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison 97, Grassroots Brother Soigné 100, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 6) 100, Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols 99, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #4 96, Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil 99, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 8) 98, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 9) 97, Hill Farmstead Flora (Blueberry) 99, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA 91
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auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 13, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Updated 8/13/2012. Previous sins have been washed away by the excellence of the recent Festival of Farmhouse Ales. It was easily one of the best festivals I’ve ever been to, incredibly well managed, well supplied with beer and food, and just a beautifully peaceful time. The setting is unparalleled. I should give Shaun a break for his first year and some of the bumps that he went through, because this festival was impeccable.
Original review. Love the concept of a remote, farmhouse style brewery, but was a little underwhelmed with the facilities and attitude of the brewer. Stopped in and had a full tour of the brews, which we all quite good. The unfinished building was very messy and hoarded by flies that made standing in the brewery a nuisance, which meant little opportunity to talk to the brewer, since he was in there dealing with the light, but steady trickle of traffic. He spent most of his time ignoring things people said to him and texting on his phone. When he did have things to say they were showed a bit of an ego and were often snotty and dismissive. He wasn’t downright rude, but it was easy to tell that he was full of himself and was far from humble. It really put me off, which is too bad, because the beers are good and the rural setting is beautiful. Also, get an f-in’ public crapper if you’re going to have people visit you this far out in the woods.
kathouse (54) Nevada | July 31, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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. I’ll rate higher once the new wing is done and there is actually something to enjoy oother than the beer.
50belair (143) Florida | July 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
To say that HFB is in the middle of nowhere is an absolute understatement. Lots of construction going on out there. I’m interested to see how everything turns out. I’m sure you know by now that it’s four two ounce pours. That being said, they handled the release very well. The staff is friendly and the beers are world class….
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
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?
jredmond (198) Manhattan, New York | July 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
ametras (32) Gatineau, Quebec | June 25, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty little brewery in the middle of nowhere. You’ll have to take a drive on a couple of dirt roads to get there. Visited on a Thursday afternoon, there were maybe a dozen people in front of us. The line move slowly, but after an hour we were out of there. You can also have some samples while you’re waiting (four 2oz pours for 5$). 6 taps and 7 bottles available. Friendly and professional service. Cash only. Cool experience but really, you’re just stand up in line waiting for growlers to be filled.
GT2 (585) San Diego County , California | June 5, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Growler Filling Station
Level. . . . . . . . . . .High
Location. . . . . . . .Poor, Middle of Nowhere, Dirt Roads
Prices. . . . . . . . . .Medium to High up to $30 per bottle
Tap Selection. . . .Medium, 6-7 House Beers on tap
Bottle Selection. .Medium, 6-7 Bottles including guest bottles
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes, only 4-5 allowed though 6-7 beers on tap
Full Pours. . . . . . .No
Beer Level. . . . . ..Extremely High
Food. . . . . . . . . . .No
Food Level. . . . ...N/A
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Fairly Nice
Growlers. . . . . . ..Yes
Noise Level. . . . .Quiet
Décor. . . . . . . . . .New Wood, Modern Barn
Good for Kids. . .No
Parking. . . . . . . .Private Gravel "Lot"
WiFi. . . . . . . . . . .Yes, But Did Not Work
Cash Only. . . . . .YES
Recommended. .No, See Explanation
Comments: This is not a brewery tasting room as there is no place to sit down and try the beer. You are limited to only a few samples and cannot get a sample of every beer on tap if it exceeds 4-5. WiFi is free, but didn’t work. Extremely slow moving line once you walk in is for growler fills only. If you are buying bottles, you use a separate, unmarked line. If you are just there for tasting beers, then you came to the wrong place. You can taste beers while you are in line for growlers as a way of deciding which beers to fill your growlers. Small line took 45 min to suffer. Location is In the middle of nowhere with no food. So come with a packed lunch I guess? 5 bottles were available including 3 that are nationally distributed through Grassroots/Anchorage and Shelton Bros. So only 2 bottles not available elsewhere. No full pours available by Vermont law. Disappointing. Would not recommend coming all the way out here. Better to go to Waterbury and hit up the beer bars with full pours. This is why Hill Farmstead’s Anniversary event was not at Hill Farmstead. They are also cash only even though they have really high prices, have an iPad, and have WiFi. That is just inexcusable. Closest ATM is miles away and charges a fee. So I guess if you go here you have to be rolling like $300 in cash deep. Should tell the local gang to start holding people up on Hill Rd.
Bacterial (58) Twin Cities, Minnesota | May 15, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Checked this one off the fermentation bucket list today. Fun drive up a dirt road, wondering if Google Maps was just screwing with me. Lots of construction going on (more on that later). Arrived on a warm Tuesday afternoon at a little after 2:00. There were about 15 people in front of me and it took a little over 1 hour to get a few growlers and a bunch of bottles. No complaints, however, they ran a really nice, tight ship. $5 for 4 2oz tasting pours made the time go by much faster. A creepy old dude came in after I had been waiting about 50 minutes and asked if he could just buy a few bottles. The person working there went back to check that they had enough bottles to cover everyone already in line (Madness and Civilization #4). That was cool. Expensive. It was quite fun! The new construction is a new retail area (with cellar storage underneath) and slated to be finished by October. Will be even nicer then, and perhaps they will take credit cards then! Bring cash or be prepared to cry many, many tears.
Whatup14 (117) Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | April 21, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Bâtisse perdue au milieu de nulle part, en fait c’est une grange où on vend de la bière. Service un peu lent, mais aimable. Les prix sont bons dans l’ensemble et les bières sont plus qu’excellente. Seul bémol, l’attente peut être plutôt longue.
SlovakSniper (2) Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec | April 18, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
I have visited the place a few times over the past 4 years. Last time was for the E. release. We showed up at 10:45 am, it was pretty darn cold up in the hills. Doors were opened at 12 :15….. 15-20 people in front of us with multiples growlers (no respect here for the 3 growlers policy ? Please respect your own policy !!!!!). Staff who is always nice seems overwhelmed with the crowd, not prepared and disorganized. Please Hill Farmstead, try to learn how to be efficient…. A little respect for people who are driving hours to get to the number 1 brewery in the world…. Suggestion for growlers when you know it’s gonna be jam pack with geeks, can you prepare a bunch in advance? Anyway, I hate your system, but I love your overpriced beers.
TaktikMTL (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | March 14, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Établissement visité le vendredi 28 février vers 16h45. Ambiance: Pas vraiment d’ambiance si ce n’est un système de son qui joue de la musique. Look garage, au moins c’est vitré. Service: On a attendu 1h20 pour se faire remplir nos growlers. Pourquoi ne pas les remplir à l’avance et nous les donner en échange de nos growlers vide. Ça augmenterais la rapidité du service. Sélection: Rien à dire côté sélection, tout était de grande qualité. (232e rating d’établissement)
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