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Tuesday
Mar192019

Ann Release 2019

Ann is the wine barrel-fermented and aged version of Anna (1902-1993), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our honey Farmstead® ale. After being placed in wine barrels, the evolution of Anna into Ann is an indeterminate and metamorphic occurrence. Only a single digit percentage of wine barrel-aged Anna becomes what is unmistakably identifiable as Ann—the beer, the barrel, and some yet unknown, unquantifiable condition seems to dictate its path and appearance. It is identified and selected only through the emotional response that it induces during barrel tasting. Aged in French oak barrels for between 16 and 30 months, and then bottle conditioned for nearly 4 years, this is the standard that reflects, redefines, and guides the progressive vision of Hill Farmstead.

To make the sale of this new batch of Ann as smooth as possible, we will use a ticketed lottery system. Doing so will reduce parking issues, make travel arrangements easier for buyers, make it as fair as possible, and help improve the entire experience!

Each 750ml bottle is $100 plus 6% Vermont State Sales Tax, plus a Universe service fee.

The ticket process will be in the same spirit as a musical performance with shows taking place over the course of four days. Each day will feature its own lottery drawing; just like a concert, you can try for one day or all four! Each lottery is a separate drawing. One (1) entry per person per pick-up day. Ann is limited to a maximum of one bottle per winner, though you may enter multiple days, there will not be multiple winners.

https://www.universe.com/events/hill-farmstead-brewery-ann-bottle-release-lottery-tickets-greensboro-CTD38V

Lottery Details

  • The lottery entry window will be open from 10am EST Tuesday March 19 to 10am EST Tuesday April 2nd.
  • To enter the lottery, you must click get tickets, which will then allow you to select ticket type. The ticket types are the dates of bottle pick-ups. You can select either one day or all four. Please only select the days you will be able make it here to pick up your winning bottle. 
  • Bottles will only be available to pick-up on the day of winning ticket. 
  • Only the lottery winners will be notified via email. Winners will be notified no later than April 8. 
  • The email will have a link that will need to be followed to redeem your winning ticket. This will allow you to purchase your ticket, to redeem your bottle.
  • Winners will have till April 12 to purchase winning ticket.

Pick-up details 

  • Bottles will be available for pick-up in our taproom at the brewery on the date you've won. You will be able to pick up your bottle between the hours 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST, on the date on your ticket. 
  • Winners will need a Valid ID matching their ticket to redeem their bottle. Only the person who won the lottery will be able to pick-up. No exceptions!
  • If you do not show up to redeem winning bottle there will be no refunds, and your bottle will be forfeited. All forfeited bottles will be used for future charitable efforts.
  • The entire registration and drawing process will be handled by Universe; please contact Customer Support at Universe with any questions related to registration and/or purchasing.

 

Saturday
Mar162019

Onsite Bottle Release For March 20, 2019

This coming Weds., March 20, we will introduce a new interpretation of Ann for onsite enjoyment only:

Anne (Yellow Raspberry)

Ann is the wine barrel-fermented and aged version of Anna (1902-1993), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our honey Farmstead® ale. The evolution of Anna into Ann is an indeterminate and metamorphic occurrence; only a single digit percentage of all wine barrel-aged Anna becomes what is unmistakably identifiable as Ann.

The result: an auspicious evolution of Ann into Anne (Yellow Raspberry)—a unique, beautiful expression of serendipity, nature, and patience.

Please note: this beer will only be available for enjoyment onsite in our tasting room, not for take away, and in an effort to extend the experience to as many people as possible, we will require each bottle be shared between two guests. Thank you for your understanding.

Visit our retail page for a complete listing of this week's availability for cans, bottles and more.

Saturday
Mar092019

Bottle Release For March 13, 2019

This coming Weds., 13 March, we will release a new expression of our Brother Soigné:

Soignée

Ages ago, our dear friend Bim Lafontaine traveled from Japan to brew with us the inaugural batch of Brother Soigné, a collaboration that we continue to produce in the spirit of that visit.

A small portion of a subsequent batch was aged atop raspberry, cherry and northern kiwifruit pomace for nearly 3 months. The result honors both the legacy of that first brew day and the satisfaction of exploration.

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.

Saturday
Feb232019

Bottle release for 27 February, 2019

On Weds., 27 February, we will release two new beers in our retail shop here in Greensboro Bend.

Barrel-Aged Table Dorothy
Our low-abv Farmstead® table pale ale—crafted from American malted barley, malted wheat, New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend, and water from our well—was conditioned for 6 months in wine barrels and then dry-hopped with Mosaic® and Simcoe® before packaging and bottle conditioning.

Civil Disobedience #23
This iteration in our series of blended barrel-aged Farmstead® ales is a curation of beers brewed in November of 2014 and May 2015, consisting primarily of Arthur aged in wine barrels that formerly held Le Sarrasin and Art, as well as wine barrel aged Florence and a single thread of wine barrel aged Anna. After more than two years of extended bottle conditioning, this beer is now ready for release. Please open and consume between 44ºF and 50ºF.

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
Feb192019

Rhetorica

In November of 2017, Shaun and I made a trip to the Czech Republic—a momentous one, in hindsight. Our inspiration from the experiences had there have been expressed most recently through Poetica and Memoria. One of my fondest memories was the discovery of true Czech dark lager (tmavé pivo). A perfect synthesis of slight roast, creamy carbonation, hinted-at hops—and immense satisfaction.

So, in October of 2018, Shaun brewed our first single-decocted dark lager and conditioned it at 3º Celsius—as we have with Poetica and Memoria—in one of our French oak puncheons for more than 3 months. The beer was then moved to stainless steel and krausened with fresh-fermenting lager to provide slow, gentle, natural carbonation. 

This Wednesday, 20 February, we proudly pour for you Rhetorica. 

Like Poetica and Memoria, Rhetorica furthers our exploration of wood-conditioned lagers, typifying our commitment to respectful yet forward-thinking refinement of classical brewing styles—a quiet veneration of the past that guides a progressive aspiration towards the future. 

Rhetorica instantly transports me back to a warm spring day spent overlooking the Vltava and the spires of Praha from Letná Park while savoring a classic tmavé pivo—a gift, indeed.

Soft. Sincere. Simple.

Please note that if you're unable to visit us here in Vermont, our friends at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, Mass., will be the exclusive off-site location for pouring Rhetorica. We're grateful for their role in sharing this (and many of our other) special beers with you.

Děkuji,

Bob M.

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.