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Saturday
Feb132016

Flora Plum Release, Weds., Feb. 17, 2016

On Weds., Feb. 17, 2016, at 12 p.m., during normal retail hours, we will release Flora Plum. Bottles are $22 each with a limit of 3 bottles per person, 375ml.

Flora is the wine barrel aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our wheat farmhouse ale. Selected barrels were aged on a variety of hand-picked organic plums from Elmore Roots Nursery in Elmore, Vt., for several months. The result is a vibrant, refined expression of both harvest and craft. 

Monday
Feb012016

Hill Farmstead Named Best Brewery in the World for 2015

 

Greensboro Bend, Vt. (January 30, 2016) - Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World for the year 2015, as well as Best Brewery in the United States and Vermont, by RateBeer, the world’s largest, most popular beer review and rating website. This is the second year in a row and the third time in the past four years that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and Vermont.

The brewery’s Ann, a barrel-aged farmstead ale, was honored as Best Beer for Vermont. Seven of its beers were listed in the top 100 beers in the world by RateBeer, and six of its beers were honored in the Top 50 New Releases in the World.  In addition, its new brewery taproom was named Best Brewer Taproom in Vermont. Twenty of its beers were honored with medals during a live ceremony in Santa Rosa, Calif., including 10 Gold Medals.

The RateBeer awards are determined solely by the reviews of RateBeer’s millions of active members. RateBeer is home to the most experienced beer critics in the world with more than100 master beer tasters having over 5,000 documented beer reviews. RateBeer is also home to countless certified cicerones, GABF, GBBF and BJCP judges.

Hill Farmstead Brewery is humbled and grateful for the overwhelmingly positive support of the beer community, its members and our loyal fans. We look forward to continuing our work of providing the best beer in the world.

About Hill Farmstead Brewery

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations. The brewery is the revival and continuation of 225 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont. Its logo is retrieved from a sign that once hung in Aaron Hill's (our great-great-great-grandfather) tavern, just up the hill, in the early 1800s.

About RateBeer.com

RateBeer is widely recognized as the most accurate and most-visited source for beer information. RateBeer is an independent world site for craft beer enthusiasts and is dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach.

Saturday
Jan302016

Bottle Release: Barrel Aged Everett - Feb. 3, 2016

On Weds., Feb. 3, we're pleased to release Barrel Aged Everett. 

$20 per bottle, 500ml, limit 4 per person.

This is the bourbon barrel aged version of Everett (1908- 1939), our grandfather's brother, as well as the name of our American porter. In his honor, we aged this ale in select bourbon barrels for 20-plus months. The beer rested contentedly, absorbing and harmonizing with all that the oak had to offer, taking on the complex characters of the spirit and reflecting that which we remember best of our great uncle. 

 

Thursday
Jan282016

Sweet Sound Oysters - 1/30

Please join us on Saturday, Januray 30th, as we welcome our friends from Sweet Sound Oysters. Owner John Brawley will be shucking fresh oysters harvested from his farm in Duxbury, Mass., for your slurping pleasure! Oysters will be available from open to close.

Saturday
Jan232016

Bottle Release: Earl - Jan. 27, 2016

On Weds., Jan. 27, we'll release a fresh new batch of Earl, our coffee oatmeal stout. 

$8 per bottle, 500ml.

Earl (1911-1985) was our grandfather’s brother, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this stout was brewed with American malted barley, raw oats, American hops, freshly roasted coffee, our ale yeast and water from our well. This is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl.

 

 

Saturday
Jan162016

Bottle Releases for the Week of Jan. 20, 2016

On Weds., January 20, 2016, we'll release two beers:

Florence

A fresh batch of our wheat farmstead ale.

$10 per bottle. 750ml.

Available in the tasting room for onsite consumption!

Civil Disobedience #16

Keeping with the theme of dark beers landing on 4 in the series, this is a blend of five beers, aged between 8 and 30 months in oak barrels.  

$30 per bottle. 4 bottles per person. 750ml.

Also available in the tasting room for onsite consumption!

Thursday
Jan142016

Sweet Sound Oysters - 1/16

Please join us on Saturday, Januray 16, as we welcome our friends from Sweet Sound Oysters. Owner John Brawley will be shucking fresh oysters harvested from his farm in Duxbury, Mass., for your slurping pleasure! Oysters will be available from open to close.

Saturday
Jan092016

Bottle Releases for the Week of Jan. 13, 2016

On Weds., January 13, 2016, we're excited to release two new beers during normal retail hours:

Works of Love: Anchorage Brewing

A farmstead ale fermented in oak tanks, this beer was brewed in collaboration with our friend Gabe Fletcher of Anchorage Brewing Co. using barley, organic Vermont wheat, organic Vermont oats, fresh apples from Fletcher Orchard, hops, yeast and our well water.

$15 per bottle. 2 bottles per person. 375ml.

Madness & Civilization #5

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 #5: A blend of Aaron, Everett, and Works of Love: De Molen, all aged in bourbon barrels for more than 2 years.  

$20 per bottles, 2 bottles per person. 500ml.