Hill Farmstead Brewery

Mayor: thepatrickman (29) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 10
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Beers At Hill Farmstead Brewery

NameABVEntered
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #44.2%2/25/2017
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2014)7%2/20/2017
Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak - Orange Liqueur Barrel10.3%2/19/2017
Hill Farmstead Anna6.5%2/18/2017
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 15)0%2/16/2017
Hill Farmstead Damon - Port Barrel Aged10.5%2/14/2017
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - September 16, 20165%2/7/2017
Hill Farmstead Dorothy - Wine Barrel Aged7%2/7/2017
Hill Farmstead Juicy7.4%2/7/2017
Hill Farmstead Phenomenology of Spirit (2016)0%2/6/2017
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s / Crooked Stave / Side Project Elaborative #43.2%1/31/2017
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - July 25, 20160%1/31/2017
Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil (2016 Maple Syrup Barrel Edition)0%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - March 10, 20160%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #70%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Clover0%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 15, 20160%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Vera Mae - Wine Barrel Aged (2016)6%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #98%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2014-)0%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead / Jackie O’s Elaborative #50%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #10%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - May 2, 20160%1/30/2017
Hill Farmstead Aaron0%1/29/2017
Hill Farmstead Double Nelson8%1/28/2017
Wunderkammer Vol 2: Bufo 0%1/28/2017
Grassroots Brother Soigné Tequila0%1/28/2017
Hill Farmstead Excursions #36.4%1/27/2017
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #57.8%1/27/2017
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #25.2%1/27/2017
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Earl Grey Tea)3.6%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale5.2%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands Karma Emulsion5.2%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 750ml Mandarina Bavaria0%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Farmer Wave6%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Anchorage - 2015) 375ml Apple Beer0%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #50%1/26/2017
Hill Farmstead Hygge6.7%1/25/2017
Hill Farmstead Madness and Civilization #60%1/25/2017
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Cigar City - 2015)0%1/24/2017
Hill Farmstead Sumner5%1/24/2017
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae4%1/20/2017
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy11%1/20/2017
Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals: Coffee Collective: Akeml Nuri0%1/12/2017
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #48.3%1/12/2017
Hill Farmstead Citra Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%1/9/2017
Wunderkammer Vol 1: Let There Be Wunder5.5%1/7/2017
Casita Cervecería Bébeme5.5%1/7/2017
Hill Farmstead Damon - Port and Bourbon Barrel Aged0%1/5/2017
Hill Farmstead Self-Reliance #35%1/4/2017
Hill Farmstead Twilight of the Idols7.5%12/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Florence5%12/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #29.2%12/27/2016
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #88%12/20/2016
Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy8%12/15/2016
Hill Farmstead Art6%12/13/2016
Hill Farmstead Damon10.5%12/8/2016
Hill Farmstead Of First And Last Things6.5%12/8/2016
Grassroots Convivial Suarez6%12/7/2016
Hill Farmstead Edith (2013-)6%12/7/2016
Hill Farmstead Fear and Trembling9%12/7/2016
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 13)0%12/7/2016
Hill Farmstead Six Years 8.5%12/7/2016
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 14)0%12/6/2016
Hill Farmstead Being & Time0%12/2/2016
Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin0%11/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #38%11/25/2016
Casita Cervecería Kabocha Theatre6%11/20/2016
Hill Farmstead Foster6.5%11/17/2016
Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%11/12/2016
Sante Adairius Saison Bernice6.5%11/11/2016
Hill Farmstead Flora5%11/1/2016
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Blueberry6%10/27/2016
Crooked Stave Batch #200 - Wild Wild Brett6%10/27/2016
Hill Farmstead Earl7.2%10/25/2016
Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 16)0%10/25/2016
Grassroots Brother Soigné5%10/19/2016
Hill Farmstead George6%10/18/2016
Grassroots Legitimacy6.7%10/18/2016
Casita Cervecería Pelirrojo0%10/17/2016
Casita Cervecería Amigos Britanicos6%10/17/2016
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - November 22, 20150%10/15/2016
Hill Farmstead Flora - Peaches and Pears0%10/13/2016
Hill Farmstead Madness & Reason #10%10/5/2016
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)7%10/5/2016
Hill Farmstead Mary4.75%10/3/2016
Hill Farmstead Harlan6%10/3/2016
Hill Farmstead Song of Joy6%10/3/2016
Hill Farmstead Beyond Good and Evil0%9/30/2016
Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - July 4, 20154.5%9/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Double Citra8%9/27/2016
Hill Farmstead Abner8.2%9/27/2016
Hill Farmstead Prolegomena8.5%9/25/2016
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)6%9/25/2016
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison6%9/19/2016
Hill Farmstead Everett7.2%9/16/2016
Casita Cervecería ¡Super Sorpresa!8.5%9/13/2016
Hill Farmstead Madness & Solitude10.5%9/13/2016
Fantôme dÉté8%9/12/2016
Casita Cervecería del Arboles5%9/9/2016


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod  (7) Manchester, New Hampshire | October 17, 2013
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.
62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
bellco33  (22) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
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.
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322  (144) Chester, Virginia | October 11, 2013
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan  (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
steves43  (1) California | September 20, 2013
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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk  (373) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 16, 2013
Beautiful place on a farm in the middle of nowhere. Takes a lot of effort to get here though, and when I was here there were only a couple of their beers I hadn’t tried. I realize this may be heresy for some, but it’s probably more interesting having one of these at a time somewhere like Black’s Back or Farmhouse tap and grill in Burlington because as great as they are, they are all pretty much a bunch of pale ales with different levels of variation. They only had a couple of Grassroots for sale in bottle when I went but I guess sometimes it’s better than others - check online for their current selection before making the trip. Otherwise, great friendly service and a pleasant vibe of beer nerds from all over the place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388  (80) Forked River, New Jersey | August 4, 2013
One of my last (should have been my first) stops in VT. Upon arrival got to sample two of the beers on tap. Stood on line for almost 2 hours, but the beautiful views, nice weather, and cool people in line, made the time go by fast. My only regret was going on my last day because 2 of the beers I wanted to try, and one of the bottled beers were sold out by the time I got there, but I guess that's to be expected. Still got to try some amazing beer and get a couple growler fills. The staff was also very kind and patient. This place is worth going to, and not just because of the hype.
70
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer  (24) Massachusetts | July 31, 2013
Okay, so it’s a barn on a dirt road with a few stainless steel tanks. The lines are long, and there’s not much to do but taste through their drafts, then wait in the slow moving line to get some to take home. But, the beers are amazing! So. It’s well worth the trip, the wait, and the pain in my back fromstanding in line. I just wish more of their beers came pre-bottled so the lines could move faster. Still, I’ll be back in that line looking for refills as soon as I can make the trip again.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | July 16, 2013
Stopped in on 7/6/13. Didn’t get there as early as we wanted (25 minutes before Noon), but were still only behind about 10 other people. After about 20 minutes, we were able to get in and get growlers and bottles. This day the taps were S&S #5, Edward, Abner, Everett, What is Enlightenment? and Walden; bottles were Everett, Clara and La Vermontoise. Everything you heard about the crazy drive up there and cash only are true. Service was okay. View from the top of the hill was breathtaking (what can I say, everything’s flat where I live). Not easy to get to, but worth the pilgrimage.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2013
So, made the pilgrimage at my wife’s behest. Down a dirt and gravel road, on top of a mountain. Beautiful setting to drink beer. The line to get growler fills was painfully slow but they did flush the bottles. Outside, there is a sampling station where they do their small flights. Prices are fair and definitely an amazing place to visit. Loved vermont.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
mathieuc  (5) Québec, Quebec | June 24, 2013
We arrived on a rainy saturday afternoon and there was already a long line of people slowing the line by asking for multiple 2L growler fills. Blame cannot be put on HFS though as everything they put out is hype-inducing and also very good! We waited for 30-45 minutes before it was our turn to be served by the two really professional person who were there that day. I wish they would bottle more since it would probably solve a part of the growler filling problem and would also mean that I could stock pile a lot more when I go back. Overall it is really worth the trek and the negative points I’ve pointed here are mostly some kind of "growing too fast" issue that I am sure will be resolved somewhere down the line. I’ll be back!

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