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We're in the Congressional Record!

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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

Mr. President, Vermont is home to hundreds of world-class small businesses, each of which dots our economic landscape with their unique and often award-winning offerings. Our reputation for quality has made the "Vermont brand" one that is valued and sought after by consumers across the Nation--and increasingly also across the globe. One burgeoning industry in Vermont is that of craft beer. In fact, the State is becoming almost as well known for its craft beers as it is for its maple syrup.

One such successful small brewery, the Hill Farmstead Brewery, was featured in the January 18, 2014, edition of the New York Times. After a planned expansion next year, the brewery's owner, Shaun Hill, plans to cap production at 150,000 gallons per year. His successful business model, and highly sought after brew, as the article states, "offers lessons in how limiting production can bring success."

Vermont's small-State appeal attracts business owners large and small. The Hill Farmstead Brewery is just one example of the successes Vermont's economy boast. I ask unanimous consent that a copy of "Craft Beer, the (Very) Limited Edition," from the January 18 New York Times be printed in the Record.



Anniversary and Memorial Day Weekend

As many of you know by now, we will not be holding our anniversary celebration here at the brewery because of ongoing construction. However, we can’t let the year go by without some celebration!

So, we invite you to join us for two nights of beer, food and friendship!
Memorial Day Weekend 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Parker Pie Co.
West Glover, Vt.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Waterbury Wide: Blackback, Prohibition Pig  & The Reservoir, with each location sporting a different selection but all equally cool!
All four venues will have at least a dozen taps flowing, with some pouring up to 24 or more of our beers, including some amazing vintage Hill Farmstead beers for each location, plus special guest kegs, collaboration beers and much more.

These are NOT ticketed events, nor is Hill Farmstead Brewery coordinating the events. We are collaborating with our friends to thank everyone for another amazing year, spread the love and, ultimately, celebrate with you all.

Specific details from each location will be available soon, including tap lists. Be patient and all will be revealed!

The Hill Farmstead Retail shop WILL be open its normal hours that week, including Saturday, too!

So, mark your calendars, book your rooms and bring some sunshine!



4th Anniversary Update

Due to ongoing construction, we will not be holding our anniversary celebration at the brewery in May, as we have previously. There's just no way the site will be in any condition to host hundreds of people by then. We apologize, and thanks for your understanding. 

However, stay tuned for information about what we do have planned in Memorial Day weekend to celebrate, though... if you've already planned travel to Vermont, you'll not be disappointed!




Our Gratitude for a Graceful Telling

Mike over at Good Beer Hunting visited us last year to chat, shoot pictures and hang out. Recently, he posted what we consider one of the best written, most thoughtful presentations of what we do, who we are and why we do what we do. 

Thanks, Mike. Bravo.

Also, the photography is spectacular! We encourage you to check it out.





Sunday New York Times!

An article appears in print this Sunday, January 19, 2014, on page BU3 of the New York edition of the New York Times!

Swing over and check out the article online today:


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

From everyone at Hill Farmstead, here's wishing you and yours a wonderful, fun-filled holiday season!


Retail Shop Holiday Hours


Open 12 – 5 p.m.:

Monday, Dec. 23 • Friday, Dec. 27 •  Saturday, Dec. 28

Tuesday, Dec. 31 • Thursday, Jan. 2 • Friday, Jan. 3 • Saturday, Jan. 4


Dec. 24 – 26 • Jan. 1


Hill Farmstead/Leaning Maples Beer Totes!


Totes are currently sold out! Thank you all!

For more information on ordering totes directly, please contact Darren at


Hill Farmstead and Leaning Maples Woodcraft are proud to offer for the holiday season a series of specially handcrafted wooden beer totes and exciting beer tote packages!

Each tote is handcrafted by Darren Hill of Leaning Maples Woodcraft and will securely carry up to four 750ml bottles, including our Hill Farmstead 750ml refillable growlers!

Totes are handcrafted and available as part of special gift packages or individual. Limited numbers of packages and totes are available, so don't miss out!

Further details can be found HERE.

Orders will close at 12 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 17th.