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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Flora - Cherry 97, Hill Farmstead Florence 99, Grassroots Brother Soignť 100, Hill Farmstead Galaxy Single Hop Pale Ale 99, Hill Farmstead Excursions #4 , Hill Farmstead Arthur 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5 100, Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015) 99, Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life #1 99, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 12) 92, Hill Farmstead Susan 100, Grassroots Legitimacy 100, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Hill Farmstead Mary 99, Hill Farmstead Anna 100, Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin 100, Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison 99, Hill Farmstead Prolegomena 99, Hill Farmstead Excursions #3 96, Hill Farmstead Flora - Plum 100
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VTryan (4) Vermont | March 11, 2015
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer in the world - itís true... Yes, the lines are long, and itís in the middle of nowhere, and some of the reviews Iíve read complain about dirt roads and no wifi.... Ahh, the city folk. Truth is that itís worth it. You drive away with the best beer you can get and get to taste while you wait. Stop complaining, or stop coming - love me some Hill Farmstead!
conway (71) , | February 18, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Obviously, the beer is great. Prices for growler fills are insanely cheap given the quality. Staff was extremely friendly, but it took about 2 hours to get my growlers filled. Not entirely sure what they need to do differently, but there has to be a way to speed that process up. Outside of that itís pretty hard to find anything wrong with this place.
Drake (570) Free Union, Virginia | February 14, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Finally made it to this beer mecca. I got there about 30 minutes after opening and it took me two hours before I got my beer. Four people working but they could have easily utilized one or two more to keep things going. Two of the employees were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and two were not terribly friendly, but they were doing less customer focused things so CS was overall great. Ambiance is nice enough, light woods, farmhouse feel. The golden lab Charlie was wandering around, obviously overjoyed by the number of people he was getting to meet. That was nice. 4 samples for $5 while youíre in line. I tried Edward, Susan, Harlan and Galaxy, all were as excellent as you would expect. Growler fills are reasonable for the glass and for the beer. No bottles available at my visit, save for two Crooked Stave guest bottles. This goes without saying, but, this is an essential stop and worth the hike to get here.
cpetrone84 (47) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 16, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer, nice people behind the counter. Always a nice selection of drafts and very affordable prices on growlers and bottles. Some of the rarer bottles can get pricey but for the most part very affordable especially for how desirable the beers are.
jtclockwork (262) , New Jersey | November 15, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
b3shine (291) Indiana | November 15, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jdb288 (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | October 20, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
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!
MacBoost (24) Pouring Bus, New York | October 11, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MaltOMeal (39) Land of Sugar, Texas | August 25, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Quevillon (238) Boisbriand, Quebec | August 23, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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!
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