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Beer Available At Hill Farmstead Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Phenomenology of Spirit (2013) 99, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #6 100, Grassroots Legitimacy 100, Hill Farmstead Citra Single Hop Pale Ale 100, Hill Farmstead Susan 100, Amager Black Nitro 98, Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Barrel Aged Daybreak 98, Hill Farmstead Abner 100, Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma 100, Hill Farmstead Damon 100, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 8) , Hill Farmstead Elaborative #2 98, Hill Farmstead Damon (Port Barrel Aged) 99, Hill Farmstead Everett 100, Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols 100, Hill Farmstead Florence 98, Hill Farmstead Excursions #1 97, Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 5) 99, Hill Farmstead Motueka Single Hop Pale Ale 99, Hill Farmstead Arthur 99
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TaktikMTL (237) Montréal-Nord, 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 (52) 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 (16) , | 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 (293) 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) Pennsylvania | 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.
bellco33 (20) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a beautiful drive getting here, and it’s set in a beautiful location in a rustic barn. That’s the end of the postives (oh yeah, except for the best beer in the world). You’re going to wait at least an hour for a growler fill or bottle, there’s no food (which is OK in my book), no lounge. Just a line to get tastings and your bottle. Fills are reasonably priced, they make fantastic beer and put a lot of expensive ingredients in them. I honestly prefer getting pours at Blackback or Prohibition Pig than coming here, but it’s worth making the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once.
Beergeek23322 (73) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 11, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I made it all the way to Hill Farmstead. The elusive brewery in the middle of a dirt road past the middle of nowhere. The bad thing was that due to the renovation and construction, the tap room was closed. The good part was that the bottle shop was still open and no lines at all. Got there about 30 minutes before opening and was first in line. Can’t beat that on a beautiful VT day. They know what they want for their bottles, and at $20 each - a little overpriced, but what can you do?, I’m sure they’ll be nice. Time will tell. It was a quick visit in and out, but I can check this one off the list.
DuffMan (244) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
You’ve already read that this place is deep rural, dirt road rural, farm rural. It’s cool that there is a place brewing world-class beer in such a lovely bucolic setting, so for this it gts 4/5 for ambiance. You will wait for your beer, as you’ve been told. I waited for just under 2 hours, in light rain, but with a cheery chatty friendly crowd that was composed of people from far and wide. Vermont law dictates that you can only enjoy a single sample of each beer, so you can’t get tipsy while you wait. To put it simply, the beers are worth the journey and worth the wait, in my opinion. I would go again but I’m unlikely to have that opportunity.
steves43 (1) California | September 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I’m from San Francisco and I learned about Hill Farmestead at the Parker Pie in West Glover, VT, where it is on tap. Told a little about the brewery’s story, I made a non-trivial expedition into the boonies near Greensboro to visit the place.
Well, it was a beautiful warm early fall day and waiting 30 minutes on line with commanding views was a gift to us tourists from far away who had been moving too fast.
As we approached the counter we were able to taste 4 of the 6 beers on tap, and we came away with 3. They have 750ml and 2 liter re-useable bottles available ($4 and $10, if memory serves) and the beer is a reasonable $7-8 per 750ml, $16-18 per 2 liters. Luckily, I had enough cash (no plastic accepted).
I lack both palate and experience to rate this beer against the multitudes, but I am certainly a fan of the style they brew.
They have instituted a useful policy of only 3 growlers per person per cycle in line. In other words, if you have come to buy in volume, you buy 3, then go to the back of the line, and repeat: you better schedule an entire day.
The staff is amiable and efficient, but limited by the number of taps at hand.
Someone should set up a food booth with local artisan bread, cheese, and salumi for a bit of a knosh during the wait. That would put this already-excellent experience way over the top.
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