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90 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Great tap-room at the back for draft deep cutz. Ryan came back from brewing to help out serving. The queue system needs to be improved. It's a very long wait. I had a really nice time but was put off by the three hours it took to get beer. Great place just I don't understand the ticket system. Visited in 2015 with some friends from MA and RI.“
tdtm82 371 days ago
100 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“We reached Hill Farmstead on 21.12.2019 at 4 pm. We knew some of their IPA’s and saw pictures of the brewery, hence we had high expectations, which were absolutely exceeded. Two wooden farmhouses attached to each other, one for the brewery/tap room and one for the bottle shop. The snow and the cold temperature amplified the unique atmosphere of the whole place. Great tasting room with a hand made wooden bar and friendly and knowledgeable service. The beers were outstanding. The Pilsner tapped with the right amount of foam comes super close to an unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell. The Rhetorica (dark lager) was on the same level. In addition to the great lagers they have fantastic IPA’s for which they are famous for. With the beers we enjoyed their home made cheese and bread. Through a few windows you can look down to the brewery. Only the 6th place I have rated with 100 points.“
Schlenkerla 397 days ago
68 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Hill Farmstead Unique for a number of reason, but chiefly because this place is located in the sticks! Farmland, trailers, dirt roads and banjos abound (and this coming from a guy born and raised in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky). Once you’re there, you know you’re there. While it has wood-sided facilities that have a rustic appearance and in no way seems out of place given the surroundings, the billion cars parked out front along the dirt road is a dead give away. An attractive stone slave fence lines part of the parking row. I arrived a half hour before opening, but there were already 20 people in the retail and bottle shop line. Oh! While their website says they open at noon, the tap room was already serving beer at 11:30 and the retail/bottle shop opened a little early too. The way you buy your to-go cans and bottles is to stand in a line, then order and pay with the cashier, then stand over by the barrels full of aging beer, one of which bearing no fewer than 15 Best of Ratebeer medals, and the order filler guys fetch your goods and bring them out to you. Best to order yourself two beers (that’s all you’re permitted to order and take to your taxable or outside) from the tap room to make standing in line more fun. The taco truck serves nice soft tacos that hit the spot. The brewery facilities are surrounded by a meadowy lawn with oak barrels strewn around for sitting glasses on as you stand and talk. Cornhole and some other game where wooden sticks are thrown are out there. There is seating both inside and out, but not near enough available to accommodate all patrons. Beer pours and growler fills are done in different sections of the bar. No tabs; pay as you go. But there is no tipping. Which, is nice, because as proud as Hill Farmstead is of their beer, you’ll pay an arm and a leg for them. Staff are pleasant and helpful. One thing that concerned me is that after one of the staff poured a bottled beer into a glass and filled the glass with an inch and a half head, she dumped the remaining contents into the drain. They’re overly concerned with presentation there if appearance is favored over having more beer in my glass. I understand if you’re pouring from the tap, but give me all the beer I overpaid for that is in my bottle you won’t allow me to have.“
DocJitsu 567 days ago
82 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Let’s start by saying this place is off the beaten path. Absolutely gorgeous views. Had to wait in line for about 20 minutes but the beer was worth the wait. Can’t wait to go back“
edgallow 840 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Beautiful spot to go and get a beer. Much like the other reviews the only issue is that logistically its a nightmare. Besides that...cant say enough good things. Parking is easy. Beer is good. There was a food truck but I didnt eat. Even for mid Friday in September it was crowded. This place is banking some "mula". Beer is expensive, service was friendly. Overall... great spot“
GMCC2181 864 days ago
78 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Brewery in the middle of nowhere. I've been on Saturday, line was about 20 mins for pours. They have some bottles for on site consumction including Genealogy of Morals. Very nice place for lazy Sutarday. Must visit when in VT.“
karpik 888 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Beautiful location, although a bit hard to get to, since you have to drive several miles on a dirt road to get here, but that just adds to the atmosphere. They have a couple dozen of their own beers on tap, do growler fills, and also have a separate shop on location for bottle sales. It can get very busy but you are allowed to drink outside as long as you stay on their property, so come when its nice out!“
Dfonorow 1029 days ago
96 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Even by Vermont standards this place is in the middle of nowhere. Once you reach Greensboro you’ll still have 3 miles to go and you’ll lose cell phone reception and the road turns to dirt. Of course once you get there it’s truly an idyllic rural setting. Of course given the volume they have a young staff member pointing the way to parking. The bottle/can sales are in the first building on the left and the growler and pint sales are in separate lines on the inside. For as busy as they are the staff were pleasant and the lines moved efficiently if not always quickly. Given the wait it’s best to order two things at a time. Of course the beer is incredible with even the simplest styles made at the highest level. If I lived in Burlington, I’d probably be here weekly and it’s tremendous local support which helps to explain the lines. The prices considering the quality were really quite reasonable. Definitely a bucket list place.“
DiarmaidBHK 1155 days ago
80 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Best feature is the scenic setting, spectacular in fall. Some good rarity bombers to choose from. Selection in the tap room is far from awesome, though. Worth a single pilgrimage.“
voyageurmike 1205 days ago
90 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“This place is just awesome. Be prepared to wait though. We went on a very busy Friday afternoon. The line for to-go cans and bottles was a breeze, but we waited nearly an hour for growler fills and about 20 minutes for every draft beer. That said, this place is still great. They could make some tweaks to their process for handling crowds and it would be that much better.“
dinkle50 1233 days ago
94 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Over the years Hill Farmstead has evolved into a truly world-class beer destination. The addition of the tasting room a couple of years ago added a level of comfort and efficiency to the operation that wasn’t previously present; it allows the brewery to take full advantage of its utterly picturesque location by giving patrons the ability to enjoy a beer instead of just waiting for takeaway in an interminable line. On that note, one of the coolest features is the on-premise only selection, which includes rare house specialties and often some of the best beers made elsewhere around the world - selections that are made possible by pure force of reputation. Service is fantastic; this is a community oriented, local-first, high integrity brewery if ever there was one.

There was a time when visiting Hill Farmstead had its drawbacks, mostly related to huge crowds, slow service, and limited consumption options. There are still vestiges of these problems in some respects, but now more than ever they are swallowed up in the bucolic scenery and of course the absolutely top-flight beer.

If I had one complaint it would be that for years I’ve waited eagerly for Hill Farmstead to expand its offering of lagers and possibly experiment some with its reliably excellent (some would say predictably so) canvas for its hoppy pale ales; more lagers have been on in recent years but man, I would just fall to pieces if Shaun ever made a noble-hopped pale ale in his style. If I’m honest with myself, a little piece of me is disappointed every time I visit to see the same smattering of fantastic American-hopped beers on tap with maybe one or two variable other options.

Ultimately, this is complaining for its own sake. Sure, I’d like to see the horizons expanded here, not as much because I have any issue with the state of things but because the possibilities are rendered so boundless and exciting because of the sheer level of talent at hand.

There is still almost nowhere else in the world I’d rather go to revel in the enjoyment of beer.“
Stine 1255 days ago
70 /100
Willey’s Store (Grocery Store)
7 BREEZY AVE
“Stopped in after HF. This indeed a pretty interesting store in "downtown" Greensboro. They had a bout 6 HF bottles with a 5% markup over the brewery. Nothing not also available at the Hill, but if you arrive after hours this is an excellent backup option. Otherwise the selection was decent; lots of local/regional beers and a smattering of others.“
bytemesis 1282 days ago
66 /100
Willey’s Store (Grocery Store)
7 BREEZY AVE
“A spot you need to stop whenever you go to Hill Farmstead. You never know what you’ll find, Tilquin, Cantillon? Maybe! There is always a selection of Hill Farmstead shelf. Let’s say there is like 5 longs shelfs of craftbeers. Not bad at all for a General store in a small town!“
Frudel 1344 days ago
96 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Seriously one of the most amazing brewery you can ever go. The selection of bottles available is gorgeous, top quality. The tap room is great as well you can taste whatever you want take a pint at $4 US and relax outside or inside. What would you want more than this? Oh yes, the service when I went there was top notch, super friendly staff. Once you’ve been there you will want to revisit the day after.“
Frudel 1344 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“(September 2016) What am I going to say that hasn’t already been said 113 times? I lucked into a fantastic imperial pils on tap (Song of Joy) and some very tasty offerings from a food truck churning out delicious tacos. PS - Cell service and 4G is come-and-go, so call who you gotta call and get your navigational bearings straight before you get too close.“
hopscotch 1364 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited February 2016. Far from everything but well worth the visit. Some weird rules about buying samples. Bottles had good prices as well as growlers“
PMgep 1498 days ago
84 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“I came here for FOFA last August so the ambiance out in the field with an amazing selection of American sours gets lots of points. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. It’s well worth getting here at least once and is world class but it lacks the depth of someplace like Akkurat or Kulminator in terms of variety of styles and ramping things up to the next level. All this being said, the tasting room was closed when I went due to the fest so I should probably re-rate it sometime on a regular day. A great place and during FOFA probably the best place to be to try the breadth and depth of the US sour scene.“
KansaiBeerLvrs 1531 days ago
74 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited on a Friday afternoon around 3 pm. They are out a couple dirt roads in rural Vermont, so they are fairly secluded. They had what seemed to be more than sufficient parking for everyone. It seemed most people were here to fill growlers and maybe buy a few bottles. It took only a couple minutes in the "drink here" line to get beer, whereas you had to take a number for growlers. I had a bottle of brother soigne and several draft beers on my visit. They do not offer flights, but you can try whatever you like before purchasing. Not really the same, but a step in the right direction. The thing about this place that was a major let down is that all the draft beers were pale ales, or some iteration of a pale ale. Every damn one. I know they are great at making other styles, so why limit the drafts to only pales? I don’t get it. Regardless, I did enjoy myself here, and would come back again, but I would be more excited if the tap list was a little more interesting and diverse.“
JStax 1555 days ago
82 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“The location is fantastic, basically on top of a hill in middle of the Vermont countryside, miles away from anywhere else. Service was friendly but I went on an apparently very busy weekend and it all seemed a bit inefficient. Selection is quite limited, particularly for draft pours / growler fills, only had pale ales and IPA’s on offer when I was there but did have other stuff in bottles. I did however like everything that I tasted. Free samples available for anything on tap - good. Two drink max per person - bad, particularly when you have driven miles to get here and don’t have the possibility to take a growler home. Prices were good. Worth a visit for sure but a bit over-hyped in my opinion.“
UKBeerGeek 1557 days ago
70 /100
Willey’s Store (Grocery Store)
7 BREEZY AVE
“Great stop. Go here before HF opens to snatch up any bottles that you see (they are the same price here as at the brewery 1 mile away). Good snack foods and cheese. Love this stop.“
MacBoost 1566 days ago
96 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Out of the way, yes. Is the beer awesome, yes. Make the trip, at least once.“
vtafro 1578 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Sort of "the" place, right? Second official beer stop on the New England trip and the first real destination after landing in Burlington. Just a heads up to travelers, cell service is really spotty here and can be non-existent on the way, so be aware if you’re using your phone for navigation.

A large property with open lawns and trees in the background. Pretty ample parking, particularly for a Thursday early afternoon crowd. We walked in directly to the bar and were able to get seats in the tasting room or outside.

Sort of a number of options in the tasting room--samples, full pours, growlers, and on-site bottles. Be aware that there is a maximum of two drinks per person. Not sure how strictly that is enforced or if that includes your bottle pours or what.

Sample pours are free and about 1 to 2 ounces. Full pours are like $4, and growler fills are quite cheap as well. The to-go bottles from the retail shop are quite reasonably priced. They price the on-site bottles with a definite premium, though I guess its understandable.

The people are very, very friendly here and quite helpful. They get a lot of visitors/beer tourists, and seemingly are very patient explaining the rules. Very efficient in getting everyone served as well.

I don’t think this place really requires a recommendation. It’s obviously quite an effort to get here, but I found it to be a worthwhile trip.“
brokensail 1600 days ago
78 /100
Willey’s Store (Grocery Store)
7 BREEZY AVE
“General store in Greensboro. Sort of on the way to Hill Farmstead, which is why I imagine most people on RateBeer would visit here.

Nice selection of beers, including some Hill Farmstead bottles (including Dorothy and Nordic Saison on my visit). They also have a large number of ciders, some ice ciders, some Maine bottles, Von Trapp, Lord Hobo...lots of neat stuff. Good prices, as well.

Another nice thing about this store, they have some nice cheeses, meats, and all sorts of good food items. Definitely worth a stop, particularly since it’s pretty much on your way.“
brokensail 1600 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“This is a great place to go if you are out for a drive in the beautiful rural countryside of Vermont. Sometimes this place can be very busy with a long line but other times it moves more quickly. They use a numbering system for growler fills and you can bring your own growlers to fill. The tasting room is nice with a beautiful view of the mountains out the window. And of course their beer is excellent. Food is provided by a vendor in a truck.“
puboflyons 1611 days ago
96 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Honestly, it would be typical for anyone to hit this brewery and not want to give it 100 off the bat. The people are incredibly friendly. The location is in the middle of nowhere, but well worth the drive. It beats the heck out of drinking in some industrial park like so many other highly rate breweries. The people are so amiable and happy to help. The beer speaks for itself: amazing. Remember to bring your own caps for growler fills. The food is by a local vendor and the time I was there it was a small selection, but very excellent. I can’t think of many better things to do aside from spend a day sitting on the side of a hillside looking at the vermont countryside. Lastly, these dudes could easily gouge the crap of you for there beers and they’re actually quite classy with the cost. I can’t say enough good things.“
musinj6 1633 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“First let me say...I love Hill Farmstead beers (and who doesn’t!). Before arriving I expected that I would be rating this place over 90...and if you are rating the beers...they all would be...but I’m rating the place from which the beers come and the beers contribute only a portion of the score to this "place" rating...so please keep that in mind. I have no real complaints mind you. I just think the place is nice in looks...not amazing...the main tasting/growler fill area is attractive...the real tasting room is not very special at all (it’s obvious they are encouraging growler and bottle sales over onsite beer drinking). The outside has an unfinished look and really isn’t that special. Now don’t get me wrong...the grounds and land around the brewery...the farm and the adjacent surroundings are gorgeous. But they could have done so much more to make this place look great given they have the money and spent a lot to do what they did do. I’m just not a fan of what they came up with given who they are and the high expectations people have when they travel to this remote location. Yes it’s about the beer first...but the place is just above average...not amazing or anything. I am also disappointed there were only 4 beers available for tasting...and a max of only "2" that we could actually buy to drink onsite. That’s a tad stingy to say the least. Overall...I would still highly recommend a visit here...and an 86 is normally a high rating...just lower than the over 90"s most people are giving. I think they missed the opportunity to make this even better...“
PRBeer 1646 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited plenty of times in the last 4 years. This lost place in the middle of nowhere at the end of a muddy road has changed a lot within the last year. Goodbye the 2-hours line with a sweaty guy in front of you just to fill your growlers and grab a couple of regular beers. Yes, you still have to wait at least an hour but now the tasting room beside and the number system make the waiting easier and you can discuss beer with someone from Boston or St.Louis or a weird French Canadian like me. Beers are so good, even the regular ones worth the trip. Prices are good for regulars and growlers but special beers are expensive (up to $40 for a 750ml). This is why I avoid the special Bottle Releases. This place has a high reputation and you know why after a visit.“
Franckg 1660 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Completely re-written review as my old notes were for the pre Reno space. Now the experience was awesome. The draft/growler room flowed so well. Grab a number, get a glass to drink on site, order some food from a food truck. I was in and out with 4 beers on site and growler fills and lunch in less than 1.5 hours. Had I been in a hurry I could have been in and out in 30 mins. Beer is obviously spectacular and still some weir rules (why can’t I take an empty bottle that I purchased for on site consumption to my table???), but overall this is now a real top notch spot. No headaches. Grab a beer take in the serene setting. Wow.“
rejtable 1665 days ago
98 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Everything was awesome. We arrived around 2 on a weekday so it was pretty empty. The server poured us samples of every beer to try before we ordered a glass. Number system for growlers was simple (and I imagine necessary when busy). Had a pizza from s vendor out front that was delicious.“
strowlands8 1667 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“This place was killer. We got there early, and they came out and talked to us, letting us know the special rules and even opened an hour early! The place is awesome. Great view of the Green Mountains and it looks like a postcard. Damn. The two drink limit is a total bummer, but I can understand it. The people were incredibly helpful. No food, other than some cheese, but who needs that when there are 2 drinks to be had. Overall this place is just great. It’s a bucket list worthy venue.“
koleminer20 1682 days ago
90 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Two drink limit was a shame, but helpful and friendly staff, the selection was great, and I paid $8 total. Solid. The building was quaint and off the beaten path, with a great view of the Green Mountains. A must visit for any craft beer enthusiast.“
ebone1988 1682 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“A pilgrimage in every way. Yes, it’s RB’s best brewery in the world. Yes, it’s in the middle of nowhere in the woods of Vermont. Yes, it’s completely worth the trip. Not only is the beer phenomenal, but with the new addition the experience is genuinely pleasant. There are two areas now, with the old brewery on the left dedicated to bottle sales, and the new area on the right open for not only tastings and growler fills, but also glasses of beer and On-Site consumption of rare and one-off bottles from Hill Farmstead (I had a bottle of Civil Disobedience 6 for $25). Worth the drive, worth the effort, worth the hype.“
thepatrickman 1711 days ago
88 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited on a Friday afternoon while (after) turkey hunting nearby. I’m not sure what else besides an outdoor activity would get you ’nearby’ - which is of course part of the charm of the place. Beautiful tasting room in a building overlooking the mountains 180 degrees. Growler fills on the left side of the bar and pours on the right. You take a number and queue for growlers, of which 3 were available out of the 6 or so draft offerings. I did both pints and a growler fill - plus grabbed a darn tasty Sandwich from the Carolina BBQ food truck outside. The beer is the obvious attraction and does not disappoint. Retail shop with limited bottle selection is in the building next to the tasting room (may be the old tasting room). I do like places that offer a 750 growler option since I am often just going to drink the whole thing myself and that’s a lot easier (and cheaper when buying the glass). The beers here are just oh-my-god good, but that’s well known so no need to dwell on it. There was also a cheese plate on offer with some local specialties. Note that they do not accept tips, but direct you to a donation box of which the collections are given to local charities.“
alagnak 1718 days ago
86 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited 20160217. New tasting room was just opened so you can basically forget all the old reviews talking about small place because new tasting room was huge and very beautiful. I drove from Waterbury and it took 45 minutes with only one wrong way driving. It was Wednesday and bottle release day (Flora Plum). Place was opening 12.00 but there was already line at 11.15 when I arrived. Shawn came somewhere and opened the bottleshop around 11.30 so I could get my bottles easily. Tasting room was quite big and there was queue automat for growler buyers. Free samples were available for most tap beers. For some reason you could get only growler fills for some beers. If I got it right they did sell only 2 pours per customer so if you want to get drunk this is propably wrong place for you. Place was very well organized. Great place.“
VastActiv 1748 days ago
100 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“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 :) Update based on the new tasting room being open for business. Getting there is just as much fun as ever, but now they have many more beers in bottle, higher limits and the same great prices. Bottle line is separate from the growler / tasting room, which is a bonus. New tasting room is pretty awesome, with a great view of the much expanded brewery, spotless as ever. Growler fills are handled on a take a number priority, and a separate line for sample pours and other onsite fun. They have an onsite consumption bottle list which includes a mix of stuff available to go next door and other fun stuff (they had CD16 and Flora Plum when we were there). There is a bout a 25% markup for the onsite bottles. Tap beers served in 5 oz pours, supposedly limit 2, but I did not see anybody counting. I found it odd that the list of beers available for pours was not the same as that available for growler fills. No idea why not. If you are getting growlers filled however, you can try small (like 1 oz) samples of the other stuff as well. All in all, this new setup is just about as well organized as a brewery on-site operation could be. Would you expect less from Shawn?“
bytemesis 1765 days ago
94 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited Apr-2013, on a Friday afternoon that gradually became super busy. The farm is tucked away quite a ways from the road, and the brewery is in one of the barns. We arrived fairly early and tried a few samples at the tasting bar while deciding what to get. The lady pouring our large order of growlers was extremely patient... despite the ever-increasing crowd. (I think maybe this happens a lot, but we appreciated it!) Boy, this is a popular place, and it’s no wonder: the beers truly are excellent. If you’re in the state, and you like beer, you had better stop here. This was a definitive highlight in our beer adventures for the weekend. (5/10/13/NA/9/19) 94“
mabel 1851 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited here the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Found it easily, using the website’s directions. I had no bother with the dirt tracks I’d been reading about. They’re in better nick that some of the roads where I live! Anyway, we arrived just on opening, and saw a small gaggle of punters filing in to the bottle shop. By the time we parked and faffed about, we walked in, got given a glass of the Madness & Solitude and walked straight to the counter. 20 minutes after parking up, I’d a car full of bottles. Similar experience in the growler fill / bar. Got a ticket. Had a sample of beer and a full pour of beer (obviously all spot on), then it was my turn to be served. It really was a lot less busy than I’d expected. The only downside to the experience was the pair of exhibitionists busting weird Yoga moves in front of the bar, to the 80s music that was playing! Once they, and their grinning idiot boyfriends left (I don’t think they were there for beer, probably just to say they’d been) normal order was resumed. Great experience. Stunning beer.“
Garrold 1869 days ago
88 /100
Willey’s Store (Grocery Store)
7 BREEZY AVE
“Fantastic general store that is well worth a look, even without the beer. There isn’t much you can’t get in here, I reckon. Three HF beers on the shelf, two of which weren’t available at the brewery. And then - big tip here - as you’re looking at the shelf with the HF on it, look over your right shoulder. There’s a fancy looking, smoked glass fronted fridge in front of a wall. This is where the other HF and Grassroots stuff was! Picked up another three from here. Purely by chance I found this as there isn’t a notice or anything to suggest what’s inside. Great store. Good prices. Friendly staff.“
Garrold 1869 days ago
80 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Visited in early June add post of a friend’s bachelor party weekend in early June. First of this was royal pain to get to. Buy i won’t hold that against them. I actually liked what i consider to be a very different look for brewery. I appreciatef the farm/barn look. Once inside the area where you place/receive your orders I was a bit overwhelmed. We basically walked in blindly and just tried to figure out how the chaos was supposed to work. Basically you complete an order form get in one line, drop it off and pay. You can then get in the sample line 4 sample pours for $5) and re enter the line for each pour. Eventually you will be called to pick up your order. We we’re there for roughly 2 hours before we all got our stuff filled. Could have used someone at the entrance directing people. Nice selection of beers available for purchase at fair prices.“
demannu 1875 days ago
100 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“The last 3-4 miles of driving to the brewery are all dirt roads with tight turns up and down hills and barely wide enough for 1.5 cars. Consider yourself warned. I arrived on Wednesday morning at 11:25am. It wasn’t a special bottle release or anything, just a normal business day. There were already 25 people ahead of me. It opened at noon. The retail shop itself is really just an adjacent space next to the brewing equipment, which means you get to see Shaun Hill in action. You are literally 5 feet away from the brewing equipment, just seperated by a thin rope. The girl will bring you 4x2oz tasters while you wait in line for $5 cash only. The line is insanely slow. Like I said, 25 people ahead of me and I didn’t get my beer until 2pm. So, figure 12 or so customers served per hour. Ambiance is like being in a brewery, which you are. There is no food. There are only porta potty toilets to use. Yes, it’s the brewery turning out the best beer in the world against a beautiful fall foliage backdrop, but there’s literally nothing but beer and views. No places to sit. No food. Long lines and slow service. No cell phone reception. They did have wi-fi, but it stopped working. the only reason to visit this brewery is to pick up beer and then leave. UPDATE:After the new expansion, this is THE craft beer Mecca. No other word can describe it. Bottles are bought in one building (if that’s your thing), growlers, tasters and full pours are available in the new expansion. Along with tables, chairs and cheese plates. God Tier destination. This is the only brewery I need to go to for the rest of my life.“
MacBoost 1881 days ago
92 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“I have been wanting to visit this place for a few years now! Finally made it! And were we lucky!!!! Planned months before to visit on a random wednesday, which would later be known as the day they released Clara Gin! Also Leaves of Grass and Genealogy was just released that very day!! Awesome!! The apparantly knew set up is nice and functions as it should. First you get your bottles/merchandise (ID!!); and afterwards you get a ticket and wait for them to call you for your growler fills. Meanwhile, you can enjoy some fine beers. What an amazing draft list ^^ Mainly blond, light and hoppy stuff. Tasters are free. We had a bottle of the CD as well, which was BRILLIANT. Service was impeccable. To bad we couldn’t hang out any longer guys! Had a great time anyways. Thanks a lot, hope to be back soon!“
Mathieu87 1900 days ago
94 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“Another visit here. Old score 90. The main difference is the new room for growler fills. They are in the soft open stage, so things are still kinda coming together. No lines for once! The new place will allow better service and still keep the line moving as there are three sets of taps. On site consumption is available, but only one pour per person. Large table inside and lots of outside places to chill. Overall a definite upgrade on the old experience.

The old growler fill place Finally made it to this beer mecca. I got there about 30 minutes after opening and it took me two hours before I got my beer. Four people working but they could have easily utilized one or two more to keep things going. Two of the employees were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and two were not terribly friendly, but they were doing less customer focused things so CS was overall great. Ambiance is nice enough, light woods, farmhouse feel. The golden lab Charlie was wandering around, obviously overjoyed by the number of people he was getting to meet. That was nice. 4 samples for $5 while you’re in line. I tried Edward, Susan, Harlan and Galaxy, all were as excellent as you would expect. Growler fills are reasonable for the glass and for the beer. No bottles available at my visit, save for two Crooked Stave guest bottles. This goes without saying, but, this is an essential stop and worth the hike to get here.“
Drake 1933 days ago
90 /100 403A HILL ROAD
“brewery/bottle shop in the middle of nowhere. Inside, it’s separated in 3 areas. On the right, you have the cashier where you give them your orders and pay, in the middle it’s the sample tasting and on the left, all the orders that are being prepared. When I went, there were only like 2 people and I got there around 11:10AM. I know that usually I should have waited a few hours to get my growlers filled but it wasn’t the case for me. I basically gave my order 2 minutes after entering the place and then took their flights. Once I was done with their flight (about 30 minutes later), my order was ready to go. Apparently it changed lately but anyway, when I went there I really liked the ambiance and the waiting time...and of course the beer selection. Will sure be back again this year.“
Stoned99 1974 days ago
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