United States > Vermont > Greensboro
Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Madness & Solitude , Hill Farmstead Mary 99, Hill Farmstead Susan 100, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy 99, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96, Hill Farmstead Arthur 100, Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy 100, Hill Farmstead Genealogy (2015) 98, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5 100, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy 100, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 15) , Hill Farmstead Flora 100, Grassroots Brother Soigné 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1 99, Hill Farmstead Harlan 100, Hill Farmstead Anna 100, Hill Farmstead Earl 100, Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015) 100
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GT2 (662) Oceanside, 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 (107) 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 (179) 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, 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 (263) Montréal, 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)
jkwood04 (65) Connecticut | January 31, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Perfect beers. Great service. Great prices. Only complaint is the distance, but it’s worth every second, every time I visit. Every time I go there, I can’t wait to go back.
salvaticas (20) , | January 12, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is all about the experience. There is nothing like rolling up the dirt road to a barn and having some of the best beer you’ve ever had. I’m torn on the service rating because on the one hand, I waited two hours to get my beer. But I can’t complain about getting four samples while standing in beautiful northern Vermont. And I think the wait is worth it for the quality of the beer.
swoopjones (312) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
out in middle of nowhere, cool place under construction. Long slow moving lines for bottle & growlers. Aweome idea to offer samplers while in line. Girl, who i believe to be sean Hill’s sister was amazing, right on top of everything. Line was slow, but everyone there was friendlY 7 and that made the time worth it. Maybe a bathroom for the public rather than the porto potty in a snow drift would be nice. Beer speaks for itself
lachrymalisis (18) Washington | November 5, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
stuff, place, trees, moose, people, clamor, line, jerks, validation, mud, brewery, things, snow, mud, more moose, good beer, time-consuming, worth it.
seth_lfod (7) Manchester, New Hampshire | October 17, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have been up to Hill Farmstead multiple times for fills and bottles and to one festival. I try to go on Wednesday or Thursday to avoid the crowds. Phil and Kerry are awesome and seem to enjoy chatting up the visitors and serving some of the best beer in the world. Shawn is usually busy tending to his brews, and it smells like heaven in there depending on what the days recipe is. Very small inside and can only accommodate 15-20 customers at a time, unless its in the summer and the door is open. Very rural setting, but very beautiful. Timed right you can get your beer quickly and enjoy tasters, but I have been up in about 6 months. Travel is easy in the summer, but can get sketchy in winter and spring when its muddy/snowy/icey.
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