Hill Farmstead Brewery | Greensboro, Vermont
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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Excellent based on 94 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 (21) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 10

Hill Farmstead Brewery

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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 Soignť 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #1 99, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Hill Farmstead Anna 100, Hill Farmstead Earl 100, Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015) 100
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94 reviews for Hill Farmstead Brewery
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  80%
 Selection  85%
 Food  88%
 Value  81%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
Whatís there to say that hasnít been said? This place is making the best beer in the world and is charging very fair prices for it. If you like IPAs or saisons, they are unequaled, and theyíve got an excellent sour ale program going on as well, though it doesnít quite match the quality of the standard stuff.

Expect long waits.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
berniecarbo  (22) Holliston, Massachusetts | June 17, 2013
CASH ONLY! Timed the 4 hour ride to get there around 12:30 on a Friday to beat the lines Iíve heard about. Maybe 10 people in line moved right along, able to watch Shaun stirring tanks, hoseing stuff down, working his magic. Crazy drive on dirt roads (couple miles) and thereís a new barn with cars parked on the middle of no where. Tasting tent outside, $4 for 4 pours. If you can make this trip, do it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (605) Sunnyvale, California | May 23, 2013
Finally made it to Mecca (at least the US Mecca) with a group of students and profs from my work trip. There were a dozen people in line at about 3PM on a Thursday already, but they ran them through the line pretty efficiently. A very interesting setup - it really is a barn, with an HF flag identifying it for what it is. Sean was walking around in stained clothes on the phone and inspecting the beer. Hard to believe so much goodness comes out of so few gallons of production capacity! It was kind of weird hanging out in the parking lot with all these folks who were there to stock up to the hilt - one guy must have had twenty cases of Heady in is truck and was cycling through the line getting five growlers a crack. Weird, but then again when I got to the front I ordered enough to fill a 12-bottle shipper, and then headed to the Alchemist :)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (433) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Fairly quiet when we arrived around 1:00. We sampled our way through the taplist before putting in a growler order, which was a mistake in hindsight as it got busy right around then. The girl behind the bar was great, super friendly, seemed knowledgeable about the beers, the brewery, and the local area. She was quite patient and got us through a large order of 750ml fills despite being on her own with an increasingly large crowd. I kept expecting her to tell us we were asking for too many but she worked us in while taking care of other folks too. We greatly appreciated that since we wonít be back for a while and wanted to maximize our visit. There was a nice selection of HF beers on tap, and a couple of bottles, as well as a small but excellent selection of guest bottles. The brewery itself is fairly small, I imagine it must be crazy on event days or for special releases. We were glad we got there on a weekday. We essentially planned our Vermont visit around this and it was well worth the trip. Hopefully they will start bottling more, especially the saisons and less delicate brews, since as an out of stater I would have loved to have bought more bottles with a longer shelf life than fresh growlers. I suppose that just encourages drinking them sooner rather than later though :) If you go to Vermont without stopping at HF you probably donít like beer very much.
italarican  (93) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | April 5, 2013| Updated August 2, 2013
I drove on a non-paved road for 10 minutes, didnít see any cars the whole time, arrived to the brewery 5 minutes before open, and still the line was about 25 people outside. Thereís one line whether youíre coming for growler fills, bottles, or samples, so you need to plan ahead. This is more of a get-your-stuff-and-go place. You know what youíre getting with HF beers. They are always very good, clean, memorable beers. You have to go to at least experience it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Advocate_Ames  (35) Pennsylvania | April 3, 2013
The location is beautiful. It is in the middle of nowhere, which is somewhere special. I drove on gravel and dirty up a large hill or small mountain and when I was at the top I could look out for miles and miles. As for ambiance I was not fond of a small barn that can hold 20-30 people. I did enjoy seeing the silver tanks but the place was kind of raw. It was not meant to be a retail shop. It is what it is. Before entering I stood out in line for an hour and a half to get in. Being my first time here I didnít know what was really going on. To me it seemed like the place has not opened yet and we were in line to get in. Many minutes later the door opened and I knew this was going to be some time until I could warm up from being in the cold. After an hour and a half my group made it in. But as soon as we made it in a kind woman approached us and said "we are swamped and if you want growler fills it would be another two hours." I was a little disappointed but hey I could still buy the bottles that were for sale. I was not going to wait hrs to fill one or two growlers. So the kind woman helped us get our bottles and had us go on our way. Overall expect lines and issues if you go here on a release or an event. I attended the Lawsonís Finest release at the farmers market. So many ppl made the journey to here. With all that said I still enjoyed my visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
josarah  (114) Hinesburg, Vermont | December 27, 2012
Yes HF is in the middle of nowhere, yes it is well worth the journey, yes the beer is world class, yes you should make this trip. Seriously, the people are great and sometimes there is quite a line, but honestly good things are worth waiting for. This is a must .
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 12, 2012
Rating this based on non-release day crowds. On normal days, itís easy to show up, get beer and leave. HFS is a great place to hang out at and to buy beer. The folks working here are amazing and awesome. Events are well run, itís a great drive and very relaxing. Some of the best beer in the world. Shout out to Phil for being patient and awesome.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee  (128) 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 clubsí holiday party, and lets just say itís 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 youíll 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 Iím told VT law limits the samples to 4. Remember to bring cash, no plastic up here, I guess visa hasnít 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 Iím 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 itís "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.

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