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
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:
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
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
Tomorrow, Weds. 10/7, is the soft opening of our new retail building across the parking area from the original retail shop. The new space is designed for filling growlers and a limited selection of 40cl pours and on-site bottle options (including, but not limited to Civil Disobedience 13). We are eliminating limits on growler fills!
The former retail location will now be open for bottles, glassware and merchandise (we will not be selling bottles and merchandise in the new shop—growlers and glass pours only).
We look forward to welcoming you to our new space! Special thanks to Darren of Leaning Maples Woodcraft for his amazing work on the bar and the continuing projects you'll see when you visit.
Reminder that our retail shop IS open tomorrow normal hours, 12 - 5 p.m. during our SOLD OUT Zwanze festivities!
However, tastings will move back to the retail shop while work continues on the bar and interior over the weekend.
Zwanze parking will be in the normal event parking area, in the field just over the hill beyond the brewery (volunteers will be on hand directing cars), and retail parking will be in the normal locations.
Zwanze check-in will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the small white tent between the trees in the main lot (look for the signs).
Taps open at 2 p.m. except for the special Zwanze Day keg, which taps worldwide at 3 p.m. EST.
Bring your appetites, too!
The Mad Taco will be on hand slinging tasty smoked foods for both the retail shop guests and the event goers! Also joining us for the event will be our friends from Sawmill Brook Farm and a new vendor, Chole's Mexican Food from nearby Hardwick!
Music will be provided by Hillside Rounders!
Beautiful weather on deck, amazing beer on tap, delicious food... see you tomorrow!