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Saturday
Feb162019

Bottle release for 20 February, 2019

This coming Wednesday, 20 February, we will introduce a new member in our Ancestral Series of Farmstead Ales: Samuel.

Samuel Hill (1820-1899) was my great-great-uncle, brother of Ephraim, and a widely accomplished individual. He served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg. An early agricultural innovator, he held several patents for milk cooling and cream separation; if you've visited our taproom, you've likely seen a reproduction of that patent on display. He moved a house, midwinter, with horses from North Greensboro to Greensboro Village and also helped build the first road from Greensboro to Greensboro Bend.

I spent more than 6 years contemplating such a beer that might be worthy of Samuel's name. In an attempt to honor this intrepid relative, I realized that his namesake beer must be comprised of the same nuances that defined two of my favorite beers: Le Sarrasin and Vera Mae. We set out by crafting a base of buckwheat, spelt, Vermont wildflower honey, and the same hops used in both Vera and Sarrasin. Following shifting seasons of rest in wine barrels and more than a year of bottle conditioning, we are finally able to present a beer that is more than 9 years in the making and worthy of Samuel's name.

- Shaun

Visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

Visit our retail page for complete information and retail offerings.

 

Tuesday
Feb122019

Introducing Memoria


Hey everyone!  

This coming Wednesday, 13 February, we present Memoria, our continued exploration of wood-conditioned lagers.  

In October of 2018, we brewed a batch of Marie—our single-decocted, unfiltered, German-style Helles—and lagered a portion of it at 3º Celsius, as we have with Poetica, in our now cherished French oak puncheon. After three months of conditioning, we moved the beer to stainless steel and krausened with fresh-fermenting Mary to provide natural carbonation. 

Following more than a month of slow, gentle carbonation, we now proudly pour for you an elevated expression of Marie, one that demonstrates our progressive pursuit for refinement while honoring and ennobling the most inspiring elements of classical brewing tradition.  

Soft. Sincere. Simple.

Saturday
Feb022019

Bottle Release For February 6, 2019

On Weds., February 6, we will release a new Flora variant, this one with blueberries and raspberries.

Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence, our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our Farmstead® wheat ale. We selected two barrels of Flora and aged it atop fresh blueberries from Greensboro, Vt., and raspberries from Shelburne, Vt.

Visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

Visit our retail page for complete information and retail offerings.

Tuesday
Jan292019

Hill Farmstead Named Best Brewery in the World for 2018

Clockwise from Left: Andy, Don, Bob, Shaun, Jo-Ann, Mike, Brandon, Ben, Mike, Paul, Phil, Chris, L.J., Vasili, Courtney.Missing from photo: Denise, Darren, Brian, Ali, Lindsay, Will

Hill Farmstead Brewery Named Best Brewery in the World

Greensboro Bend, Vt. (January 28, 2019) - Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World for the year 2018, as well as Best Brewery in the United States and Vermont, by RateBeer, the world’s largest, most popular beer review and rating website. Awards were announced January 28.

This is the fifth year in a row and the sixth time in the past seven years that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and Vermont. 

The brewery’s Aaron, a barrel-aged barleywine style ale, was honored as Best Beer for Vermont, and three of its beers were included in the top 100 beers in the world by RateBeer.  In addition, its brewery taproom was once again named Best Brewer Taproom in Vermont. Sixteen of its beers were honored with medals—seven Gold Medals.

The entire Hill Farmstead Brewery organization is extraordinarily grateful for the overwhelmingly positive support of the beer community, RateBeer’s members, and, most importantly, our valued guests both near and far. This continued recognition serves as an invigorating reminder to us that the principles we hold most dear continue to be held in high regard by the RateBeer community.

About Hill Farmstead Brewery

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of travel and insight, of friendships and explorations, and of realizing

a sense of one's place. Upon the hand hewn land of our forebears, we honor eight generations of Greensboro ancestry by thoughtfully engaging with our heritage and with our distinctive beers. This offering is our effort to revive, diversify, and prolong the memory of the Hill Farmstead. 

About RateBeer.com

Presented by RateBeer.com, the award ceremony's rich 17-year history is based on global participation of millions of independent consumer and industry reviewers. The result is a near-comprehensive assessment with commercial relevance and input from hundreds of regional expert administrators that uniquely qualify RateBeer Best as the world's most inclusive commercial beer awards program. RateBeer is home to the most experienced beer critics in the world with more than 400 master beer tasters sharing over 4,000 full reviews. To complete this list, over ten million reviews were considered, encompassing beers from more than 30,800 brewers from six continents.

Saturday
Jan262019

Bottle Release For January 30, 2019

On Weds., January 30, we will release a special rum barrel-aged variant of our wheat imperial stout, Genealogy of Morals, with Coffee Collective Akmel Nuri.

As part of our single origin coffee experiments, we aged the beer for more than 16 months in Privateer Rum barrels then further conditioned the beer atop Akmel Nuri's organic Ethiopian coffee beans sourced and roasted by The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen. These friends long ago changed our world-view as to what coffee could be and continue to deeply influence us here at Hill Farmstead.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

We will also have fresh cans of Double Nelson, along with a great selection of other cans and bottle offerings. Visit our retail page for updated information.

Saturday
Jan192019

Bottle Release For January 23, 2019

This coming Weds., January 23, we will release a new 750ml batch of Juicy, our dry-hopped Farmstead® ale.

Juicy is inspired by our love for New Zealand—the adventures had therein, and the journeys grown from without. Our love for the landscape, the agriculture, and the spirited reflection of its inhabitants has led to the vision of what lies before you. After 10 months conditioning in wine barrels with our resident microflora, this dry-hopped Farmstead® ale is now ready to be enjoyed.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

Saturday
Jan122019

Onsite Bottle Release for January 16, 2019

On Weds., January 16, we will release a new Flora variant for onsite enjoyment only, this one with blackberries.

Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence, our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our Farmstead® wheat ale. We selected a single barrel of Flora and aged it atop fresh, hand-picked local blackberries from our neighboring town of Glover.

Please note: this beer will only be available for enjoyment onsite in our tasting room, not for take away.

Visit our retail page for complete information and retail offerings.

Saturday
Jan052019

Bottle Release For January 9, 2019

For this coming Weds., January 9, we will release a new batch of Beyond Good and Evil.

Beyond Good and Evil is one of Nietzsche’s most powerful works, challenging convention, 'wisdom' and 'morality;' urging us to transcend the restrictive, bounded concepts of good and evil; and confronting the relative nature of 'knowledge.' This both informs and inspires our work.

Beyond Good and Evil is also the name of our bourbon barrel-aged maple imperial stout. Brewed in January of 2017, we crafted this beer with malted wheat and Vermont maple syrup, then conditioned it in bourbon barrels from a variety of our favorite distilleries for nearly two years.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

Visit our retail page for complete information and retail offerings, including fresh cans of Double Citra to go.