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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2014-) 99, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 10) 99, Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat is the New Hops IPA 99, Grassroots Sankt Hans Amber Saison 96, Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy 100, Hill Farmstead Susan 100, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #7 99, Hill Farmstead Vera Mae 100, Hill Farmstead Clara 98, Hill Farmstead Citra Single Hop Pale Ale 100, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 8) 98, Hill Farmstead Friendship & Devotion 98, Hill Farmstead E. 100, Hill Farmstead Double Citra 100, Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals (Bourbon) 100, Hill Farmstead James 99, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #4 94, Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #3 99, Hill Farmstead Peleg 96
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Ernesto987 (104) Connecticut | October 2, 2011| Updated August 5, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Went for the fall festival. Left completely drunk on the best beers Iíve ever had. From daybreak to goose island dominque. Really out there in Vermont. Absolutely worth the trip and the alchemist istn far away.
alobar (61) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | September 25, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Way out there, but worth the trip. Service was excellent! Friendly and definitely great customer service. Beer selection was amazing. Overall, a great place. Wish I lived closer.
Leighton (624) London, England | August 26, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A friend and brewer here in London, UK heard I was going to be in NH and asked if I could travel a bit into VT to get some Hill Farmstead bottles to bring back. Being the good sport that I am, I agreed. He loaded me up with numerous bottles from The Kernel for me to take to Hill Farmstead, and thus the journey began. These Kernel beers travelled from their brewery to my flat in London, to Heathrow, to JFK, to a hotel in NYC, to my parentsí house in CT, then to my parentsí house in NH before the final leg to VT. (The HF bottles I bought at the brewery have traced a roughly equivalent reverse journey and will be delivered to The Kernel tomorrow.) All that being said, the visit to Hill Farmstead was worth it. True, the brewery and "retail shop" are not much to look at, but that doesnít bother me in the slightest. (I donít hate many things, but I do hate pretense.) Thankfully Shaun was there to receive the Kernel beers, to give me the complete tour of the facilities, and to guide me through a tasting of the seven or so tapped beers. I bought all the available bottles as well as one "off-the-menu" (Civil Disobedience 1). I chatted with Shaun and some of the other brewers for a bit and, on this particularly sunny and calm late summer day, everything was just about perfect. Right before I left Shaun told me to wait and headed up to the house adjacent to the brewery. He brought back two very special HF beers especially for the guys at The Kernel but, he said, I had to be there when the beers were drank. Not a bad guy this brewer Shaun. So all in all, I think Hill Farmstead is pretty alright.
Travlr (1564) Washington, Washington DC | August 13, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I visited during the farmhouse ale festival, so there were tents and taps set up outside, plus a stand selling great local cheeses and another selling fresh local grilled sausages. So the "facilities" were totally adequate. And, of course, the beer is spectacular. The staffand the locals are extremely friendly, and went well out of their way to be helpful (hey, how many places would allow free camping?). And I think the atmosphere of the fresh air and rolling Vermont green hills (referred to locally as mountains, ;-)) more than make for the lack of tables, chairs and real toilets. Worth going well out of you way for.
JulienHuxley (271) Hilversum, Netherlands | August 12, 2011| Updated October 11, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The general sentiment for this place goes both ways. Everyone seems to agree that the beer is great and the place is bad - some say it counts others say screw it lets drink the beer. I was there during a special time, at the anniversary party in May. The event happened mostly outside, and it was fun to have some space to camp in and more space to walk around and have beer in. It is true that this place cruely lacks tables, chairs, washrooms and the sort. Hopefully the renovations will bring some corrections to this problem. If you havenít quite understood what the others meant by their comments, bring a cooler full of food and a tent - because motels and restaurants are pretty frickin far away. Besides, you can use your now empty cooler to bring back growlers and growlers of delicious HF beers. So I guess I agree that as a place, itís far from the best. But that certainly doesnít mean it isnít worth a stop. Besides, a bit of fresh country air and a world class beer might just be what we all need to really enjoy ourselves.
Stine (171) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 7, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I wholly agree with all negative sentiments expressed below, but the beer is an event in itself here and it would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to visit, if you have it.
That is to say, add a facility fit for drinking and relaxing and maybe a bit of friendliness and you have a world class destination here.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
We all know Hill Farmstead makes great beers. As a place though, it is one of the worst. In the middle of nowhere (seriously, at least 5-10 miles from a store of any kind, with 2-3 miles on a dirt road). We had to walk on a make shift walkway over the mud to get to their new tasting room (an empty garage-like establishment with taps and nothing else). No seats, no food, no bathrooms (:-O). Itís still a must come because their beers are too awesome to pass up. It sucks that it is so far out of the way and hard for me to imagine when Iíll get a chance to come back. The high score is inflated because of the beers, not the place.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | February 6, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
As has been said before, you come here for world-class IPAs, Saisons and Porters (amongst other things). The place itself is being revamped right now, so itís hard to talk about atmosphere because the bar is not completely ready yet. But standing there drinking Shaunís brews at their freshest is true heaven for the palate, so this gets a very high score for me. If facilities and a few tables are added, this would be one of the best brew stops to make in the east. That being said, the beer is so top notch that it is still easily one of the most satisfying beer destinations in the northeast.
ogglethorp (27) Ohio | February 1, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small operation out in the sticks but definitely worth the trek. As it says on their website, GOOGLE MAP IT BEFORE driving out there or else you WILL get lost. They had about 7 beers on tap, plus some bottle sales, growlers to go, as well as t-shirts and glass wear. I sampled 5 beers and each was world class without a doubt. Shaun was a great guy, willing to talk and explain his operations. Hard to give the place a super high score simply because of the small size , no facilities, and lack of creature comforts, but in my estimation it is worth seeking out for the beer alone. I hope these guys do well.
GatheringBrews (14) Derby, Vermont | October 17, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A true farmhouse brewery, the scenery is spectacular, which matches the beer. The brewhouse/retail area is tight, but itís clear the priority is brewing great beer, so retail space is currently cramped by necessity. The beer selection is now 7 taps, plus a bottle selection of fairly rare beer not available elsewhere, which is a great thing. Samples are gladly poured, and the small space usually results in good conversation when the crowds show up. On a positive note, the expansion with a full tasting room/bar is coming along nicely, so look for that soon.
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