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Bottle Shop for the Week of February 28

This next week marks the arrival of March and the return of Earl to the retail bottle shop.

Earl (1911 – 1985) was our grandfather’s brother and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that once was home to him and his 13 siblings.  In his honor, this stout was brewed with American malted barley, raw oats, American hops, freshly roasted coffee, our ale yeast and water from our well.  This is the ale that I dream to have shared with Earl.

500ml, $8.

As usual, we’re open Wednesday – Saturday from 12 – 5pm. 


Bottle Shop for the Week of February 21

On Wednesday, February 22, we are releasing the next installment of our Civil Disobedience series of beers. 

Civil Disobedience, our nonviolent protest against the homogenization of flavor, comes in the form of a spontaneous, circumstantial and unpredicted series of beer releases.  We relinquish control in favor of an anarchistic collaboration of microbial activity.  This is the expression of our conscience, our opposition to oppression and an act of creative freedom. 

Release #19 is a blend of beers brewed in fall/winter 2014, consisting primarily of first, second, and third filled 225 liter and 500 liter barrels of Arthur and Florence in addition to several other fractional threads. 

750ml, $30, limit 4 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Everett, our American Porter, will also return to the bottle shop selection on Wednesday. 

500ml, $8

Anna, our Vermont Honey Ale brewed with locally produced honey, will also again be available.

750ml, $10

We are open Wednesday - Saturday, from 12pm - 5pm.  



Bottle Releases For The Week of February 14

On Wednesday, February 15, two different beers will return to the bottle shop selection:

Brother Soigné

750ml, $10

Brother Soigné is a tart, refreshing Farmstead® ale brewed with lime, hibiscus, and blood orange.  This ale embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor.

Elaborative 4

750ml, $10

The Elaborative is a brewing collaboration with like-minded friends.  A fermentative experiment through thoughtful enquiry and discourse.  A desire to further our understanding of the interactive complexities of our process while trying to abandon our preconceptions. 

In early August of 2015, our friends Brad Clark of Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave Artisan Ales and Cory King of Side Project Brewing joined us to create a beer inspired by the German radler.  We have once again brewed this light, refreshing ale with ample amounts of grapefruit zest and juice and oats. 

We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. in our Retail bottle shop. 



Bottle Release For the Week of February 7

On Wednesday, February 8, we are releasing Madness & Civilization #8.

500ml, $20 per bottle, 6 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Madness & Civilization is a panorama of our barrel aging program—oak-aged beers that emerge from their individual silences to find structure and voice as a unified composition. This is the result of an unpredictable state of permanent happenstance—a dialogue with our evolving approach to blending that challenges convention and circumstance. Each release will include multiple threads and is likely to approximate the style of an imperial stout. Release #8 is a blend of whiskey and bourbon barrels ranging from 20 to 24 months. Components include Aaron, Double George, Genealogy of Morals, and Everett.

Our retail bottle shop is open Wednesday - Saturday, from 12pm - 5pm.



Hill Farmstead Named Best Brewery in the World for 2016

Greensboro Bend, Vt. (February 2, 2017) - Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World for the year 2016, 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 third year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and Vermont.

The brewery’s Damon, a barrel-aged imperial stout, was honored as Best Beer for Vermont. Seven of its beers were included in the top 100 beers in the world by RateBeer, and four of its beers were honored in the Top 50 New Releases in the World.  In addition, its brewery taproom was once again named Best Brewer Taproom in Vermont. Twenty-six of its beers were honored with medals during a live ceremony in Santa Rosa, Calif., including 11 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.



RateBeer Best 2017—Thank You!

Thank you to RateBeer and its users, but especially our loyal and supportive friends who visit us—both close to home and from around the world! We're honored and humbled to have been named Best Brewer in the World for 2016, amongst other amazing awards.

Greensboro's not the middle of nowhere—it's the middle of everything to us, and we thank you. Cheers!

Also, congratulations to so many of our friends in the beer world who were also rightfully honored. We raise a toast to you all!

RateBeer will post complete award listings, so stay tuned for more details.


Bottle Releases For The Week Of January 24

We are pleased to release two beers in our Retail bottle shop this Wednesday, January 25! 

The first beer is a new batch of Arthur.

Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather's youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings.  In his honor, this Farmstead® ale is crafted from American malted barley; European and American hops; our distinctive farmhouse yeast; and water from our well.  750ml, $10.

The second beer is Flora: Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry!

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

375ml, $20, Limit 3 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy). 

As always, we're open Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


The Week of January 17 at Hill Farmstead

On Wednesday, January 18, we are releasing three beers at Hill Farmstead...

The first bottle is Brother Soigné Tequila.

375ml, $15 per bottle, 1 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy). 

Brother Soigné embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. Long ago, our friend Luc traveled from Japan to brew with us this ale of mixed fermentation.  This version of Soigné has been aged in tequila barrels.

In addition, we are releasing Leaves of Grass: January 28, 2016.

375ml, $12, 1 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge.  For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients.  This particular batch, brewed one year ago with cherry crabapples, was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels and has undergone an extended period of bottle conditioning.  

The last bottle is Art Plum for onsite consumption only in our taproom.

375ml, $33, Onsite consumption only.

Art is the wine barrel fermented and aged version of Arthur (1922-2005), our grandfather's youngest brother as well as the name of our Farmstead® ale. A single barrel was selected and 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.  

We are open in Retail from Wednesday - Saturday, from 12pm - 5pm!

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