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Society & Solitude #8

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Monday
Mar302015

Updated Bottle Release Policy

Following up on what we’ve learned from the release of Flora Blue/Black, and reviewing comments and suggestions from many of you (thank you for your constructive input!), we will be amending our release policy for all special releases and barrel-aged beers, effective immediately.

In an effort to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of special release bottles, we will be implementing a bottle per person limit in total—not per day.

For example, if we release a beer with three (3) bottles per person limit, you may purchase up to three bottles on any given day during normal retail hours; once you’ve purchased bottles, you may not come back another day and buy more of that release.

This policy allows more people access to these releases for a longer period of time—ultimately, making it easier for more of you to enjoy these special beers!

Please note that this change does not apply to our ongoing releases of farmstead ales—Anna, Dorothy, Arthur, etc.—with normal bottle limits of 12 or more.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we refine and improve our retail experience!

Cheers,

The Hill Farmstead Brewery Team

 

Thursday
Mar192015

Flora Blue/Black, the busiest day (3/18/2015) and insight on limits

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much to all of you who have visited this week.  Wednesday’s turnout ended up being far greater than we expected—literally it was the busiest day in the history of our retail shop.  So thanks for your patience, your support and your understanding as we tried our best to keep things moving as quickly as possible.  We apologize to those who waited several hours in line.  We are not satisfied with those wait times and we will continue to try to improve them. 

Given the extreme circumstances this week we want to share our thought process with you.  We always try to set limits such that a beer released on Wednesday of a given week makes it to that Saturday, as we understand people have commitments that often prevent them from visiting during the week.   We also try to set the limit so that we can hold that limit (per person, per day) for the entire first week and sometimes beyond that (i.e., the recent Norma release).  Demand and turnout are extremely difficult to predict and thus we sometimes have to adjust the limits day to day as we are doing this week.  Again, this is an attempt to be as fair as possible and allow folks arriving on Saturday a reasonable chance of getting at least one bottle of a beer that was released on Wednesday.  We do not always succeed, but this is what we try very hard to accomplish.  Adding another layer of complexity, we try to set limits that make it worth the drive since many of our customers travel long distances and spend large amounts of their time to visit us.  We are always thinking about this balancing act.  Hopefully this provides some context.

So on to the rest of the week!  We are doing everything within our power to make Flora Blue/Black last as far into the day Saturday as possible.  Therefore, we will be dropping the bottle limit to 1 bottle per person (per day, as always) on Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st.  

Additionally, if the lines and waits begin to suggest that customers will have 2+ hour waits in the growler line we will drop the growler limit, as needed, to speed the line.  If this occurs we apologize in advance and hope you understand that we are doing it to improve the experience for everyone. 

Thanks again for all the support!  It is quite humbling and we look forward to seeing many of you soon, or perhaps for one of our future releases

Gratefully Yours,

The Hill Farmstead Brewery team

 

Friday
Mar132015

Introducing Flora Blue/Black, March 18

On Weds., March 18, during normal retail hours, we will release Flora Blue/Black. $17 each.

The bottle limit beginning Friday, March 20, is of 1 bottle per person.

About the beer:

Flora is the wine barrel aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our wheat farmstead ale. Only a few barrels were selected, and that beer was aged further on a blend of fresh, hand-picked blueberries and black currants from Greensboro and East Hardwick. The result is a complex, elegant, fruit-forward blend that both marries and highlights each of its constituent elements.

Saturday
Feb282015

Biere de Norma Release - March 4, 2015

We will release our Biere de Norma on Wednesday, March, 4, 2015, during normal retail hours. $30 per bottle, three (3) bottles per person. 

Norma (1939 - 2011) was my maternal grandmother, my Guardian Angel, and the woman that nourished the laughter and innocence of my youth. In her honor, we craft this Bière de Mars each February and condition it in oak barrels with our resident microflora, allowing it to develop indefinitely until it is ready for release. We realize the influence of those closest to us only after having left their presence. At Hill Farmstead, our spirit is forever defined by Norma and the memory of our loved ones.

Friday
Jan302015

Hill Farmstead Named Best Brewery in the World

Greensboro Bend, Vt. (January 30, 2015) - Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named 2015 Best Brewery in the World, 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 the past three that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and 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. Its secondary brand, Grassroots Brewing, received two nods in the best beers in the world category, as well as two mentions in the Top 50 New Releases of 2015.

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 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.

 

Friday
Jan232015

We Get by with a Little Help...

Thanks to the generosity of a friend, we've got a loaner kegerator and we're back up to 7 lines!

Thank you, Mike, for the loan and the quick delivery!

Bob

 

Thursday
Jan222015

Limited Draft Options 1/22 - 1/24

Hi all,

One of our kegerators went out of commission today, so we are on limited taps the rest of this week. We should have it back, up and running next week. 

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Bob

Tuesday
Jan132015

Ann Bottle Sale Lottery

Ann is the wine barrel-aged version of Anna, our grandfather's sister, as well as the name of our honey farmstead ale. In her honor, we fill French oak wine barrels with Anna and allow the beer to mature in the presence of our resident microflora. After extended aging for as long as it requires to reach its apex, a beautifully complex beer emerges; Anna becomes Ann. Only the finest expressions of barrel-aged Anna become Ann; our version of Grand Cru, this beer represents the finest barrel results at their peak representation. Each 750ml bottle is naturally carbonated and hand-dipped in beeswax, Ann exhibits and showcases the microflora of her landscape.

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 and help improve the entire experience!

Each 750ml bottle is $47.70 ($45 plus 6% Vermont State Sales Tax), plus a Freshtix service fee.

The ticket process will be in the same spirit as a musician with shows taking place over 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, so your entry is only good for one day; you must sign up for each day separately if you wish to be eligible for more than one day. One (1) entry per person per pick-up day. 

Sign up will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, and close at 10 a.m. Friday, January 16.

https://www.freshtix.com/organizations/hill-farmstead-brewery

Freshtix will randomly draw winners from those who pre-register on Friday, January 16, before noon EST, and notify winners beginning that afternoon. You will be given instructions on completing your purchase. If you were not a winner, your credit card will be refunded the entry fee by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 16.

Freshtix will charge a flat service charge of $5.37 for each entry at sign up (applied to winning entries; those who do not win will be refunded!).

Freshtix will contact winners via email to complete the transactions. Please do not contact Hill Farmstead to inquire about refund status or winning charges.

Understand that in signing up, you agree to pay the service charge at the time of entering. Winning entries are nontransferable; so, if you cannot personally pick up your bottle(s) during the aforementioned pick up times, do not sign up.

All winning entries are Will Call; there will be no NO tickets issued. Winning entries may only redeemed by the winner/buyer in person on the date issued! You must arrive with a valid photo ID to claim your bottle.

Entries are ONLY good for the date of the winning entry. This day cannot be changed, so plan accordingly.

The pick up window is February 4 – 7, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Winners will present a valid, state-issued photo ID or passport to redeem the ticket and receive their bottle.


Rules:

  • By signing up and providing your information to Freshtix, you agree to the terms of the lottery drawing.
  • Winners are purchasing an electronic Will Call entry good for redemption of one (1) bottle of Hill Farmstead Brewery Ann (750ml) on the assigned date only.
  • Winners will be contacted upon draw and required to pay $47.70 plus $2.37 credit card processing fee to complete their winning entry.
  • Entries are NOT transferrable; pick up requires an ID check in person that must match the name and information on file from Freshtix.
  • Ages 21 & Over Only. At time of purchase you are entering a lottery. You are not eligible to pick up a bottle until notified by Freshtix that you are a winner.
  • Winners must provide the following information upon signing up: Name; Billing Address; Working email address; Phone Number; Date of Birth (for age verification); and Valid Credit Card.
  • Each entry is good for only the day assigned to that winning entry.
  • Hill Farmstead Brewery will not be held liable for any loss, damage or expense arising from circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, any of the following: act of God, fire, flood, earthquake, bad weather conditions, technical failure or power failure. Exceptions for change of day, delay or inability to arrive during pick up window will not be made under any circumstances once purchase is completed.

Special Note:

Should buyer fail to pick up their bottle, he/she forfeits their bottle. Winners who fail to pick up their bottle will NOT be refunded the $47.70 or service charges. Forfeitures will be used to support local charities via donations and future fundraising events.