Hill Farmstead Brewery | Greensboro, Vermont
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Excellent based on 76 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 (50) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 10

Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Vera Mae 100, Hill Farmstead Sue 100, Hill Farmstead Edith (2013) 98, Hill Farmstead Damon 100, Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel) 99, Hill Farmstead Peleg 97, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6 100, Hill Farmstead Citra Single Hop Pale Ale 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #2 100, Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #3 99, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Grassroots The Bliss of Absence (Wine Barrel Aged 2014) 99, Hill Farmstead Excursions #2 , Hill Farmstead Works of Love #1 97, Grassroots Brother Soigné 100, Hill Farmstead Arthur 100, Hill Farmstead Damon (Port Barrel Aged) 100, Grassroots Arctic Saison 99, Hill Farmstead Aaron 100
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76 reviews for Hill Farmstead Brewery
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  85%
 Food  88%
 Value  81%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee  (115) Bedford, New Hampshire | November 26, 2012
I made the three hour journey out to Hill this past Saturday to pick up a keg for my home brew clubs’ holiday party, and lets just say it’s the capital of nowhere. My gps had no issues finding the place, but I helped a couple with faulty map quest directions find their way. Dirt roads seem to confuse technology. Anyhow, the tasting room/retail shop/brewery are in what looks like a barn attached to a house on a dirt road. Inside you’ll find a friendly helpful staff which seem to be trying to fight off a zombie hoard of beer geeks muttering beeeeer beeeeeer. But I digress. Several Hill bottles for sale and 6 taps for sampling and growler fills. 4 samples for five bucks worked for me, but I’m told VT law limits the samples to 4. Remember to bring cash, no plastic up here, I guess visa hasn’t infiltrated northern Vt yet. I enjoyed hanging out sampling beer and giving Shawn all my money, I hope to return one day and do it all again ;)
chronictonic  (51) Oreland, Pennsylvania | October 19, 2012
Why the low review? This is for the place - NOT the beer. The beers are amazing. The retail place can be a nightmare. We drove 3 hours to get there to get some bottles to bring back home while on vacation. We arrived at 12:30, 30 minutes after they opened and I’m in a line with at least 50 growlers waiting to be filled (from slow pouring taps that are also being used for samplers). Some people had multiple coolers and huge plastic bins of empty growlers and 750ml bottles waiting to be filled. I asked around and was told by several people it’s "one line for everything". After about 20 minutes, the line had not advanced one single person and I gave up and left. A quick estimate and it would have been a several hour wait to get to the counter, when if they had just had a separate line for bottles only it would have been a 2 minute transaction. Never even got to get a sampler because it was pretty much a disorganized free-for-all of hand raising "who wants a sampler". Fantastic beers - potential nightmare retail operation.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
sarro  (5) Ann Arbor, Michigan | October 8, 2012
Not an easy place to get to by any means (especially without GPS or all wheel drive), but more than worth the trip. Located off the beaten path in scenic Vermont, small, and un-polished on the surface. What lies within is incredible though between incredible world class beer and the collective, creative genius behind it--that includes all staff and family! High value beers for more than reasonable prices and a small, but quality selection of bottles and merchandise can typically be found. If you can make one of HF’s festivals, that’s unquestionably one of the best times to visit, especially if you’re camping with cooperating weather. Catered food selection is top notch as well (for festivals) including many local vendors serving locally made food for cheap ($5 for sandwiches and burgers). I highly recommend making a trip out to Hill Farmstead if you can appreciate a small operation with a unique vision of their product and shared reflections.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (450) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2012
Beautiful place in the middle of no-where. Incredible drive to get there. Very serene. Great helpful staff, best big event I’ve been too. Going to be a regular stop, worth going out of your way.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (340) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
What a unique trek it was out here. I rented a car in Montreal to drive down here (and a few other Vermont destinations). Over a 5 minute drive on a dirt & gravel road to this place, through farmland and the beautiful Vermont country side. Sampled 4 beers on tap for $5 and purchased a few bottles and a growler to take away with me. The freshness of the hoppy beers is unparalleled right from the tap at the brewery. No wonder this stuff is in such high demand and so hard to get - out in the middle of nowhere and made quite difficult to get. Get your ass over here if you’re anywhere near.
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | September 7, 2012
neat scenery, breathtaking reebs, pleasant staff. have had an awesome time every time i’ve visited- bottle releases, anniversary parties, festivals, whatever. every trip to hill farmstead feels like christmas morning.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | August 16, 2012
Place was fairly difficult to find, Roads were certianly not too anyones liking, Some else mentioned it as well, really watch out for a bridge at a bottom of a little hill on the way there and out, it doesnt look like it but there is a really nasty bump in the road and certianly put some ware on my suspension because of it. worse on the way out and it does depend on the way you take, but just beware. anyways about the brewery it self, it is a neat bar that they have renovated nicely to allow for a tap room and overall its a nice place and the beers a good. If your will to make the treck through the roads its prob worth your while but the road was something and its really not close to anything. but i am sure thats part of the draw and it is an interesting place for the beer world.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 13, 2012
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.
KyotoLefty  (498) Kyoto, Japan | August 13, 2012
Hard to rate this one, as I can’t really rate the Festival of Harvest ales selection which is what I got to sample. There are several great beers available on tap or in bottle, but what you get is a crap shoot (well, it is listed online, but it’s not like many people can just come here at any time!). Great agrarian location. Great people. A bit too many rules maybe, which make it inconvenient regarding some things. If I lived nearby, I would come here at least twice a week for growlers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb  (160) San Diego, California | August 12, 2012
La consécration du pèlerin collectionneur/dégustateur. Mon jugement se porte seulement sur la soirée anniversaire V.I.P.

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