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Clover Release Postponed

For Dec. 5-8:

Open normal hours.

The route from Greensboro village:

The Bend Road from Route 16, right onto Cemetery Ridge to Garvin Hill Road, then Jaffin and Hill Road as normal

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Normal retail hours the weeks of Christmas and New Years, Weds. - Sat., 12 - 5 p.m.


Wednesday through Saturday

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.



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July 4th—Yes, We Are Open! =)

Just so there's no confusion, Thursday, July 4th, is a normal retail hour day, 12 - 5 p.m.

Stop in, say 'hi' and pick up some celebratory beer!



FoFA13 Retail Shop Lottery Winners Drawn!

Just a head's up:

On-site lottery winners for tickets to our Festival of Farmhouse Ales have been drawn by Bob and Dan and will be notified via email by Bob this evening, Monday, June 24!

Online winners were notified and unclaimed tickets (yes, there were a small number, surprisingly) have been released to additional names, drawn at random, and contacted directly by Ticket Alternative.




Festival of Farmhouse Ales Update!

Please jump on over to for updated information on ticketing, music and more!



Anniversary Celebration Pictures!

It was a busy, wild weekend over Memorial Day! Here are a few galleries of photos from the entire stretch, including a visit from our friend Brad Clark at Jackie O's, who once again helped brew Vera Mae. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Vera May Brew Day

Annivesary Setup and Prep


Anniversary Celebration 2013



Bottle Release Postponed for May 26!

As many of you have been tracking, the weather has been and continues to be severe here in Vermont. We've had more than 2 inches of rain in 2 days, as well hail, strong winds and flooding.

The festival goes on as planned (it's a rain or shine event!), however...

The bottle release scheduled for May 26 has been postponed to a future date to be announced within the next two weeks.

We had hoped that there would be enough break in the weather to allow us to proceed with the bottle release, but it's impossible to accommodate more cars or traffic, given the conditions.

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience!


Anniversary Celebration 2013 Update  

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend! A few updates and notes follow below. A reminder that the event is sold out! For those of you who’ve joined us for previous events, it’s mostly minor changes.


GPS is great, but between spotty cell service and the odd outdated map, those of you who are visiting us for the first time should check out How to Get Here


  • Parking remains on the opposite side of the brewery, as before, but we have shifted it all the way down to the flat, level area. There will be signage and parking staff to guide everyone, though.
  • As always, NO open containers of alcohol in the parking area. Failure to abide by this will result in expulsion.


  • Camping is Saturday ONLY.
  • The camping area has moved and is now in adjacent to the parking area (in the field to the left of the brewery on the same side of the road).
  • As noted, camping is included in the cost of the tickets, and parking staff will direct you to the camping area.
  • There is NO driving in the camp area, and we ask that there be NO open fires. 
  • We will provide 2 portable toilets for the camping area, so people won’t have to walk back to the brewery.
  • Camping is only available to ticketed attendees as part of the entrance fee. Your wristband is your parking and camping pass.  Please do not remove it while on the grounds. Anyone found in the camping area after hours without a wristband will be asked to leave, no exceptions.


Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the event, but as with any public place, please be responsible and pick up after your dogs.

Ticketing and Entrance 

  • We will have two tables, one for ticket holders and one for will call purchasers. Ticket holders may proceed directly to the indicated table, present your IDs, get your wristbands and move into the festival grounds.
  • Will Call folks should have their IDs ready (along with your guest, if you purchased 2 tickets; Will Call holders must enter with his/her guests at the same time). Give you name and ID to our Will Call volunteer, get your wrist bands and then head on into the festival area.

Food Pantry Fundraiser

See our post here ( for complete details.

Retail Sales

There will be retail sales during the event to attendees: bottles and t-shirts/sweatshirts only. There are NO growler fills on Saturday or Sunday.

Odds and Ends 

  • Once the event ends, we ask that everyone leave the Festival/Brewery grounds by 6 p.m.  Attendees are welcome to stay in the campground area until 12 p.m. Sunday.
  • Remember to bring a warm, water-resistant coat and good footwear, as the weather report is for mid-50s and possible showers.
  • Bring Cash! As most of you probably know, we don't take credit cards, and this weekend is no different. Also, bring extra cash for the Food Pantry Fundraiser, too! It's a great cause and you could win some beer. 

Sunday Bottle Release

  • The bottle release will begin at 11 a.m. in the same event area as the Saturday celebration (i.e., Festival Grounds). Signage and volunteers will guide the lines. Details about the bottles are HERE.
  • Bottle limits for all three special releases will be determined the day of, based on the number of people in line at 11 a.m. This ensures that everyone who makes the trek out and arrives at the release by 11 a.m. has a legitimate shot at getting each of the beers. That doesn't mean that if you're late you won't get any, but it does allow great flexibility and fair distribution.
  • Besides the three special releases, we will also have for sale Grassroots Brother Soigné and Arthur.
  • Those wishing to purchase bottles will place their order for bottles at the indicated location (there will be signs), pay the total, and then take the receipt to the bottle pick up tent to retrieve your orders. We will also be pouring Edward and What is Enlightenment? ($5 pours) on the festival grounds during the release.

As always, everything is subject to change, but we will do our best to inform everyone if something should change.

Thanks to everyone for their support, and we look forward to seeing you all! 


Anniversary Celebration Food Pantry Raffle!

As many of you have probably seen, we will once again be fundraising for the Hardwick Area Food Pantry’s efforts to fight hunger in our community during our sold out Anniversary Celebration held May 25, 2013. We are proud to once again support this worthy cause in our local community! 100% of the donations go directly to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry!

Once again, we will take non-perishable goods at the front entry (canned goods, boxed foods, etc.), but this year we will also take cash donations. Honestly, we encourage the monetary donation route for a number of reasons.

  • Easier to carry cash than cans!
  • The money can be used with incredible efficiency in buying goods by the food shelf.
  • More entry chances!

For each $5 donation, you will receive a raffle ticket pair. Food donations count in total as one entry, so it's not a raffle ticket per can/box! Bring as many food donations as you'd like, but to simplify, this is how we're handling the raffle portion. Bring a whole bag of good canned goods or whatnot, but bring cash, too!

We will have a table set up with all the prizes on display, and a ticket box for each prize. Tear each pair of tickets in half, then put half the ticket into the prize box of your choice, and keep the other half with your number. We will announce winners around 5 p.m. (to encourage donations throughout the celebration!).

You may purchase as many tickets as you like and enter as many times as you like! You must be present to win. 

So, the prizes... 

  • Entry #1: (1) One bottle of Madness & Civilization #1 + (1) One bottle of Damon
  • Entry #2: (1) One bottle of Prolegomena + (1) One bottle of Elaborative
  • Entry #3: (1) One bottle of Ann + (1) One bottle of Biere de Norma 2012
  • Entry #4: (2) Two entry vouchers to the 2013 Vermont Brewers Fest Friday Night Session, July 19 (generously donated by the Festival! Thank you!)

Hardwick Area Food Pantry

39 West Church Street 
Hardwick, VT 05843
Telephone 802.472.5940



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