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Gift Cards - Now Available Online!

We’re happy to announce that gift cards are now available online!

  • Just in time for the holidays, you can now buy Hill Farmstead gift cards in three denominations: $25, $50 and $100
  • Good for all purchases in our retail shop, including beer, food, growlers, t-shirts and glassware!
  • Add funds to them any time here at the brewery!

The perfect gift!

Shipping & Handling includes First Class or Priority Mail USPS shipping (available at checkout). Physical gift card in ordered value will be mailed within 2 business days of order. 

Simply click the "Online Shop" drop down menu and choose "Gift Cards!" 


Twilight of the Idols 2015

On Weds., Nov. 25, during normal retail hours, we'll release Twilight of the Idols!

500ml, $9 each, 6 bottles per person per day

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 one of the last texts written by one of our philosophical idols, Friedrich Nietzsche.


Releases for Weds., Nov. 18!

For this week, beginning on Wednesday, November 18...

Madness & Solitude: In March of 2015 (our Fifth Anniversary), we brewed our imperial IPA (Ephraim), then aged it in second and third-use bourbon barrels with the intent of an experimental anniversary release. In the spirit of the holidays, we offer you this double dry-hopped, oak-aged imperial IPA. 10.5% abv. ($15/750ml Only) Limit 2 per person.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup: Our newest batch of bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. The maple syrup was provided from our friends at Peck Family Farm in East Montpelier, Vt. 750ml, $40.



Fear and Trembling Release: Nov. 11, 2015

Weds., Nov. 11, we'll release this year's batch of Fear & Trembling!

500ml, $10 per bottle, 4 per person.

Fear and Trembling was Hill Farmstead’s first collaboration—a Baltic-style porter 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 over a blend of native woods, then fermented in the traditional way, with lager yeast, and conditioned in stainless steel.  9% abv


Civil Disobedience 15 Release - Nov. 4

On Weds. Nov. 4, during normal retail hours, we're excited to release Civil Disobedience 15. A blend composed of beers from a diversity of barrels ranging from 16 to 30 months and further aged on organic, hand peeled mangos... many, many mangos, thanks to the able assistance of some great volunteers!
750ml, $30/bottle
4 bottles per person



Cigar City Visits Hill Farmstead Nov. 6-7, 2015

Next week, we'll be joined by our friends from Cigar City Brewing! Joey, Wayne, Justin and Geiger are winging their way north to brew some beer and celebrate the last of autumn with all of you. 

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, the guys will be relaxing in our retail shop during retail hours to chat about beer and brewing, and share some special treats!

Tentatively slated for small, onsite sampling:

Jai Alai IPA
2014 Rum Barrel-Aged Caffe Americano
Da Un Beso A La Botella
2013 California Brandy Barrel-aged Hunahpu's



A flight of all four beers in 2 oz pours will be $5 (tax included). Beers will only be available in the flight, not individually.

Then, Friday night, our friends at Parker Pie Co. will host a special CCB/HF event! (!


Bottle Releases for the Week of Oct. 28!

On Weds., Oct. 28, during normal retail hours, we'll release the newest Leaves of Grass, brewed July 16, 2015. In the spirit of the season, this is a farmstead ale brewed with sour candy and fermented in oak barrels. $8 each, 2 bottles per person. 375ml.




Also, we'll release Genealogy, our imperial stout with malted wheat and locally roasted coffee. This is the the non barrel-aged version of Genealogy of Morals, conditioned in stainless steel. Dark, rich and smooth, it's complex flavors belie the singular vision with which we create it—echoing the work the inspires it. $10/bottle, limit 12 bottles per person. 500ml






Last but not least, we'll release Gin Barrel-Aged Clara. This special iteration of Clara was aged for over a year in gin barrels from Caledonia Spirits in nearby Hardwick, Vermont. 1 bottle per person. 375ml. $16


Leaves of Grass Release 10/14

On Weds., October 14, we will release the first in a new series of entirely oak-fermented beers: Leaves of Grass. 

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.

The first release, brewed on July 4, 2015, is a 4.5% abv farmstead ale brewed with green tea (Matcha), citrus (grapefruit) and apple water (from Eden Ice Cider - byproduct of their ice distillation process) - this batch was fermented and conditioned in 400 liter oak barrels.

375ml, 2 bottles per person, $8