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Bottle Releases for the Week of March 30, 2016

On Weds., March 30, we'll release two beers:

Civil Disobedience #17: Nearly 3 years of development, this is a blend of four threads aged in wine barrels between 16 and 24 months including, notably, a fragment of spontaneously fermented citrus beer.  Bottle conditioned for 11 months. Each 750ml bottle is $30 with a limit of 4 bottles per person. 



Madness & Civilization #6: This iteration was aged in a 500 liter port barrel that previously held Damon, refilled with a blend of six different beers including Damon and Everett.  Aged for 26 months. Each 500ml bottle is $20 with a limit of 2 bottles per person.


Wild About Yeast, April 2, Hotel Vermont!

Check out this cool event hosted by our friends at Hotel Vermont in Burlington on April 2:

Join us for an evening of wild fermented food & drink in a celebration of microbial change, featuring rare farmhouse ales from Hill Farmstead Brewery, cider wine from Fable Farm Fermentory, wines of minimal intervention curated by Dedalus Wine Shop, and a six-course meal by our own Chef Doug Paine. 

Hear the makers and curators of each discuss their thoughts behind pairing, and dine alongside Hotel Vermont's beer concierge and surprise guest experts in the field of fermentation!

Ticket price includes beverage pairings and ticketing service charges (Vermont state taxes additional). 21+ only.

Wild about Yeast TICKETS

Our Partners for the Evening:
Juniper Bar & Restaurant
Bleu Northeast Seafood
Hill Farmstead
Fable Farm Fermentory


Bottle Releases for the Week of March 16, 2016

On Weds., March 16, we'll release E.

Each 750ml bottle is $30 with a limit of 3 bottles per person.

E. is for Edward (1917-2002), my grandfather, as well as the name of the first beer that I brewed in my brewery on March 30, 2010. E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Påske) beer. Finally, E is for entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision. Thus, in honor of E., to the past and future emprises here on Hill Road, a special sixth anniversary release: Edward fermented with yeasts of Belgian origin, aged in oak barrels for nearly two years, dry-hopped with Galaxy hops and bottle conditioned. 

We will also release a new batch of Everett, our American porter. Each 500ml bottle is $8 with a 6-bottle limit per person.


We will release a new iteration of Arthur, this one conditioned in stainless tanks and dry hopped with Segal Ranch Cascade hops and then bottle conditioned. 
$10 per bottle, 2 per person



Bottle Release: Genealogy - Feb. 24, 2016

Also on Weds., Feb. 24, during normal retail hours, 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, its complex flavors belie the singular vision with which we create it—echoing the work that inspires it.

$10/bottle, limit 6 bottles per person. 500ml


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. 


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.


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.


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. 



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.