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Wednesday
Aug152018

Update for August 15-18, 2018

Green is the colour…

Good week? Big week! Check the retail page for details on all that awaits you this week!

Friday
Aug032018

Residency, Sante Adairius and More!

Hello Everyone!

Please join us on Wednesday, August 8th, at 11:30 a.m. for the public debut of our Tim Clifford Residency Beers! These will only be available for onsite consumption. Four in total, these beers were brewed in August of 2016 by Shaun and Tim during an intensive 2-week period of creativity and collaboration.  Each beer was brewed on our 5 hectoliter brewhouse and fermented and aged entirely in wine barrels.  

  • Residency 1
    Farmstead® ale brewed with old world pilsner malt and aged in wine barrels
  • Residency 2
    Farmstead® ale brewed with six-row malted barley and aged in wine barrels
  • Residency 3
    Farmstead® ale in the style of a Grisette, brewed with wine barrel stave-smoked malt and aged in wine barrels
  • Residency 4
    Farmstead® ale aged in wine barrels with citrus fruit


We will also have bottled beers from Sante Adairius available for onsite enjoyment as well! The SARA family was kind enough to send us Bernice, Cellarman and Westly, as well as single cases each of 6th Anniversary and Matrices, to share with you all. 

Please note that Vermont state law limits each person to two glasses of beer at a time; as such, we are not able to provide flights or more than two beers at once. We do not, however, anticipate running out of these bottles during the week. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Wednesday
Aug012018

Update and Outlook for FoFA18 Week

Hi all!

Here's this week's schedule:

  • Weds., Thursday and Friday: Normal retail hours, 12 - 5 p.m.

Thursday:

  • Poetica 2 onsite!

Saturday:

  • Festival of Farmhouse Ales (Sold Out);
  • Bottle Shop Open, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (bottles, cans, merch)
  • Taproom closed, no growlers or tastings

Food Vendor: Caja Madera all week!

Complete can, bottle and draft listing updated at http://hillfarmstead.com/retail/

Cheers!

Bob

 

 

Friday
Jul202018

Festival of Farmhouse Ales 2018 Attendee Information

For those of you joining us for this year's Festival, here are a few bits of information to make your visit and entry to the fest smooth and easy!

• Remember, this is a rain or shine event, so watch the weather and plan accordingly!
• This is a 21 and above only event. 
• No pets or animals allowed.

Schedule

  • Retail Shop 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    The tasting room is closed for the day, so there will be no growlers, but we will have cans, bottles and merchandise available. If you're buying cans before the festival, make sure to bring a cooler with ice to keep the beer nice and cold through the day!
  • Gates Open at 11 a.m.
  • Taps Open at Noon
  • Last Call at 3:45 p.m.
  • Grounds close at 4:30 p.m.

The Details!
To reach the brewery, directions are here; http://hillfarmstead.com/directions/. Please approach the brewery via Jaffin Flats and Hill Road so that we can route traffic efficiently. Parking for attendees will be in the lower field, past the brewery on the right side. We will have volunteers and signage along the road to provide guidance. If you are coming early to visit the retail shop before the event, you may park in the lot directly across from the brewery and then move your car once you've completed your purchases. Just let our parking attendants know when you approach!

Designated Driver Drop-Offs
If you are being dropped off for the event, the drop-off area will be located along the side of the road near the food vendors. We will have volunteers who will confirm your drop-off and mark your ticket so that the front gate staff can confirm your status. 

Gates open at 11 a.m.; the queue for entry will be located along the road in the parking area just ahead of the main parking lot. Volunteers will be on hand to guide you in the right direction, check IDs and begin the process. We'll have multiple general admission lines at the white entry tent located in our main parking area to expedite the process. Please have your ID and ticket ready, as well as your designated driver with you, if they are entering with you. For those of you using a transportation service or otherwise being dropped off, see above.

Once again, we will have a fundraising table with a bottle raffle. The fundraiser will feature special bottles from our personal beer cellar. Raffle tickets are $5 (cash only!). Please bring plenty of extra cash, buy plenty of tickets, (with luck) win some great bottles, and—most importantly—help us support the children of our immediate community. As previous attendees can attest, it's worth bringing your cash!

Thanks and we'll see you in a few weeks—fingers crossed for plenty of sunshine!

Saturday
Jul142018

Bottle Release For The Week Of July18, 2018!

On Weds., July 18, Sankt Hans returns!

First brewed on the June Solstice of 2012 with our Danish friends Peter Sonne of Flying Couch and Christian Skovdal Andersen of Beer Here, this Farmstead® amber ale pays tribute to those early years and their continuing friendship. We have created this new iteration to honor that deep and abiding connection—and to celebrate another summer!

Please visit our bottle release page for bottle limits and pricing information.

We'll also have fresh cans Society & Solitude #9 and brand new Nelson IPA cans!

Wednesday
Jul112018

The Return of Poetica

Beginning Thursday, July 12, we will present Poetica 2, the continuation of our lager experimentation journey. This will be available only on draft in our tasting room in 35cl pours each Thursday (Durobor glasses—we don't have enough mugs... yet!); we will tap a fresh keg for those of you who join us, but only one keg will be made available, and only on Thursdays for the next three weeks.

For this iteration, we brewed Mary with a single decoction mash process, our sourced German Hersbrucker and Spalter hops, and then lagered in a single French oak puncheon in our cooler. After three months of conditioning, the beer was moved to a tank and krausened (as is all of our lager) with fresh fermenting beer to provide natural carbonation. After another two months of further conditioning and slow carbonation, we present you with a beautifully softened, refined, and elevated representation of Mary.

To read the whole story, check out Shaun's post from the launch of the Poetica project HERE.

Prost!

Bob

Tuesday
Jul102018

Releases For The Week Of July 11!

New for this week!

  • The return of Dorothy
  • NEW Song of Joy cans 
  • A fresh batch of Society & Solitude #8 cans 

We still have some cans of Mary available as well, plus a host of draft beer, bottles and more! Check the retail page for complete details.

Cheers!

Bob

Thursday
Jul052018

Double Citra Cans!

Double Citra cans off the line and into the bottle shop cooler for your buying and drinking pleasure—right now!

Details on our retail shop page.

Cheers!

Bob