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Dec032016

Bottle Releases For The Week Of Dec. 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, Release Update:


Aaron
500ml, $22 per bottle, 2 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Aaron is our barleywine-style ale aged in bourbon barrels. Aaron A. Hill (1785 - 1869) was our great-great-great grandfather who operated the original tavern in North Greensboro—an industrious, inventive and indomitable figure in the community.  The Hill Farmstead Brewery logo is based upon that tavern's original sign.  In his honor, we crafted this barleywine, which has rested, unhurriedly and undisturbed, for over 2 years in bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries, absorbing the essence of its surroundings and history.

Due to a scheduling change, we will release Leaves of Grass: 9/16/2016!
375ml, $8 per bottle, 1 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Brewed on Sept. 16, 2016, this Farmstead® ale was brewed with wheat, hibiscus, sour candy and fermented entirely in oak.

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing.

We will also release Florence this week.
750ml, $10.

Florence is our Farmstead® wheat ale, crafted from American malted barley, organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

We are open Wednesday - Saturday, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in our retail shop.

 

 

Saturday
Nov122016

Week of November 15, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16, we will release this year's batch of bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup in our retail shop. 

As in the past, we filled bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries with various grades of syrup from our friends at Peck Family Farm in East Montpelier, Vt.  The syrup was aged for more than three months and then packaged in resealable 750ml flip-top bottles.  Because of the aging process, you may experience some barreling sediment, but we have taken all possible precautions to eliminate it while maintaining the essential maple and bourbon character. 

We will also release a new batch of Anna, our Vermont Farmstead® honey ale.  We are open Wednesday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday
Nov052016

Bottle Releases For The Week Of November 8, 2016


Madness & Civilization #7

500ml, $20 per bottle, 2 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition.  This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance.  Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout. 

Release #7: A blend of Everett, Birth of Tragedy and Genealogy of Morals aged in Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels for more than 20 months, then further conditioned on select vanilla beans prior to bottle conditioning.  

Leaves of Grass: March 10, 2016.

375ml, $12, 2 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Leaves of Grass: March 10, 2016 is a brown ale brewed with sumac and fermented and aged in wine barrels. Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients.  This particular batch was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels and has undergone an extended period of bottle conditioning.  

We're open Wednesday - Saturday, from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in our Retail shop.   

Saturday
Oct292016

Bottle Releases For The Week Of November 1, 2016

On Wednesday, November 2, we will release two beers in our Retail Shop...

First, we are releasing this year's batch of Twilight of the Idols (Götzen-Dämmerung)

500ml, $8 per bottle, 12 bottle limit per person.

Twilight of the Idols is our winter porter.  We brew Twilight each autumn, with a touch of locally roasted coffee and cinnamon, and age it on a blend of select vanilla beans.  Originally conceived with a friend in 2009 while brewing in Denmark, the name of this annual release is inspired by the title of the last texts written by one of our philosophical idols, Friedrich Nietzche.  7.2% abv

In addition, we are releasing Birth of Tragedy (Die Geburt der Tragödie).

500ml, $20, 4 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Birth of Tragedy is the imperial and oak barrel aged version of our annual winter porter, Twilight of the Idols.  Brewed with locally roasted coffee and Vermont honey, we age this beer for over a year in personally selected bourbon barrels from our favorite distilleries.  Our brewers recommend that this beer be consumed within six months. 

As a reminder, our Retail shop is open regularly Wednesday - Saturday, from 12 - 5pm.

Saturday
Oct152016

Bottle Releases For The Week Of Oct. 18, 2016

On Weds., Oct. 19, we're excited to share with you all an extremely special beer at our retail shop from Casita Cerveceria:

Querido Y Perdido

(Love And Lost)

Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and chili peppers.

$15, 22 oz. bottle, 2 per person. All sales from this beer go directly to charity.

From Mahalia Breen, Co-Founder of Casita Cerveceria:

In 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. It was a terrible ordeal I was helped through by doctors, nurses, friends, family, and others who were going through the same thing. 

Unfortunately, a lot of those lovely, vibrant women from my support group did not make it, so this beer is dedicated to them and to all those we have lost to this dreaded disease. In memoriam, profits from the sale of this beer with be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (bcrfcure.org). 

With gratitude.

Special thanks to the amazing people at Cycle Brewing in St. Petersburg, Fla., who brewed and bottled this beer for Casita Cerveceria.

Edith

We will also release a new batch of Edith, our dark Farmstead ale!

750ml, $10

In her honor, this dark farmstead ale is crafted from American malted barley, German roasted malts, European hops, our farmhouse yeast, and water from our well. 

Saturday
Oct082016

Bottle Release For The Week Of Oct. 11, 2016

On Wednesday, October 12, we are excited to release two beers!

  • Clover

UPDATE for 10/13

375ml, $22, 1 bottle per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Clover (2005-2014) was a grey cat. Simple. Yet, a few moments with her quickly revealed an independent, playful, occasionally subdued and reflective personality, one that held sway where she might roam.  Clover was our compatriot, our guardian of grain, our huntress and our muse.  We did not own Clover; she graced our presence.

In her honor, we mindfully blended barrels of Ann, Art, and Flora that had been aged for 12 to 22 months—guided by her lingering spirit towards a beer of elegance, grace and patience.  As often our Clover would, this beer took its own path and its own time to become what it is now; an effervescent, refined reflection of both our melancholy for her departure but, most importantly, our joy in traveling with her for a while. 

  • Leaves of Grass -  January 15, 2016

375ml, $12, 1 bottle per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

With the assistance of our dear friend Matt Dinges of Good Life Provisions, this iteration of the Leaves of Grass series is a Farmstead ale brewed with oats, lime zest, lime juice, and salt and aged in wine barrels.

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge.  For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients.  This particular batch was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels.

Saturday
Oct012016

Bottle Release for the Week of Oct. 4, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, we're pleased to release two beers!

First, we are releasing this year's batch of Fear and Trembling. 

500ml, $9 per bottle.

Fear and Trembling was Hill Farmstead's first collaboration—a Baltic-style porter originally brewed with malt that was hand-smoked over maple wood by our Danish friend, and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer.  This batch was brewed with malt that was hand-smoked onsite over a blend of native woods, then fermented in the traditional way, with lager yeast, and conditioned in stainless steel.  9% abv

Second, we are releasing Flora with Peaches and Pears.

375ml, $17, 2 bottles per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our Farmstead wheat ale.  A few barrels were selected—a portion of the beer was aged further on Vermont dessert pears, while another portion was aged on ripe northeast peaches.  The independent threads were blended, resulting in a complex, delicate and slightly tart Bière de Table—an ale we would proudly have shared with Florence. 

Wednesday
Sep282016

Week of September 28, 2016

We're releasing one new bottle on Wednesday, September 28: 

Arthur: $10, 750ml

Our traditional farmstead ale is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our farmhouse yeast and water from our well.  

This beer is fermented with wild yeast and bacteria, which may result in a lactic and tart flavor profile. 

 

Bottles of Anna, Brother Soigné, Elaborative Five (limit 3 per person), George, and Florence as all also still available for purchase in the Retail bottle shop.  We're open Wedensday - Saturday from 12pm - 5pm.