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Bottle Release For The Week Of June 28!

On Weds., June 28, in our retail shop, we'll release a new batch of Sue.

Sue is the wine barrel-aged version of Susan (1891-1975), our grandfather's sister and the namesake of our bright, citrusy Farmstead® IPA. Aged for nearly two years, it has developed and evolved into its current manifestation: a complex, lightly tart and delicately hopped Farmstead® ale.

Please visit our bottle release page,, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).


Updates For The Week Of June 21, 2017

Good week? Big week!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we will be joined at our Festival of Farmhouse Ales, August 5, by The White Buffalo! Jake Smith will make his triumphant return to perform for FoFA again, and if you’re not familiar with his amazing music, click over to Jake performed here at FoFA in 2013, and we’ve been trying to coordinate with him a return performance ever since—and it’s finally happening!

More good news? You bet! 

Beginning Weds., June 21, in our bottle shop during normal retail hours, we'll release a block of tickets for purchase to our August 5th Festival of Farmhouse Ales 2017! A set amount of tickets will be made available each day this week, Weds. through Saturday. Complete information for the event can be found at

Each ticket is $100 plus Vermont state rooms and meals tax, and each purchase includes a designated driver ticket (see site for details on our designated driver policies). There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Please note: these tickets are non-transferrable; purchaser name will be written on each ticket and purchaser listed on ticket must match ID at check-in. 

Finally, how about a new draft beer? Absolutely!

Making its debut on Weds. in the tasting room will be a brand new IPA: Dharma Bum. With a mountain of Simcoe hops, Dharma Bum, is the sort of beer we love—balanced, soft, hugely aromatic and entirely too drinkable.



Bottle Releases For The Week Of June 14!

On Weds., June 14, we will release both the newest iteration of our Madness & Civilization series, Release #9, and a new batch of Clara!

This batch of Madness & Civilization is composed of Barrel-Aged Everett and Birth of Tragedy, each aged in our favorite bourbon barrels for 2 years, blended with fresh Genealogy, and then conditioned further with coconut and vanilla. After months of bottle conditioning, this beer is now ready for release and enjoyment. 

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. 

Please visit our bottle release page,, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

Clara is our Farmstead® Grisette, crafted from American malted barley, Vermont organic wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Clara. 

Retail Update for the Week of June, 6

On Wednesday, June 7, we are pleased to debut the most recent entries in our Civil Disobedience series: 18 and 20.  

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.  

Civil Disobedience 18 is a vibrant yet elegant beer woven from various threads, including barrel-aged Dorothy and Arthur from puncheons. Packaged in 750ml bottles, this blend is only available for onsite consumption in our tasting room and will not be available to take home. 

Civil Disobedience 20 is dark, delicate and complex blend of Shirley Mae that was fermented in bourbon barrels and our spontaneously fermented collaboration with Cigar City. Packaged in 375ml bottles, this blend will be available for purchase in our bottle shop.
Please check our bottle release page,, for bottle limits and pricing information.  (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy). 

Retail hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 


Bottle Shop for the Week of May 30


On Wednesday, May 31 we release Leaves of Grass: June 7, 2016 (Lilac) in our Bottle Shop. 

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 was brewed with Vermont wildflower honey and lilac flowers foraged from our land.  The beer was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels and has undergone a prolonged period of bottle conditioning.  Brewed on June 7th, 2016, this beer is now ready for release.  

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

Our Retail Shop is open 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. from Wednesday - Saturday. 



Bottle Shop for Our Anniversary Week of May 24 - May 27

This Wednesday, May 24, on the commencement of our Anniversary Week celebration, we are honored with the release of Dorothy, our dry-hopped Farmstead® pale ale aged in oak barrels. 

Dorothy (1921-1994) was our grandfather's sister; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings.  In her honor, we have aged Dorothy in wine barrels for 1 year.  We crafted this beer from American malted barley, malted wheat, New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend and water from our well.  After a year conditioning in wine barrels, Dorothy is ready for release.  This is the ale that I dream to have shared with Dorothy. 

750ml, $30, limit 3 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our 
bottle release policy). 

We will have normal hours throughout the week of our Anniversary, Wednesday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Bottle Shop for the Week of May 16

Next Wednesday, May 17, we release a new batch of Genealogy of Morals (Genealogie der Moral) in our retail bottle shop. 

Genealogy of Morals, the name of one of our most coveted Nietzschean narratives, also happens to be one of our barrel-aged imperial stouts.  We brewed this wheat imperial stout, added a touch of coffee, and aged it in a selection of bourbon barrels from our favorite distillers.  After 20 months in these barrels and many months of bottle conditioning, this beer is ready for release.  

500ml, $20, limit 2 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy). 

Retail hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Farmer Wave Returns to the Bottle Shop

On Wednesday, May 10, we will release this year's batch of Farmer Wave for the new Spring. 

“Hugs feel great.  But when you find yourself behind the wheel of a 4,000lb truck rumbling over the gravel, hugging each person you pass just isn't in the cards. So you raise your finger off the wheel just enough to acknowledge your neighbor.  The Farmer Wave is a completely legitimate and wholly appreciated acknowledgement.  It really is the least you can do to recognize that fleeting moment that you share with another person.  It is simple, but meaningful.” – Matt Dinges

Farmer Wave is our ale brewed with oats, lime zest, lime juice, and salt in collaboration with our dear friend Matt Dinges of Good Life Provisions. 

750ml, $12, limit 6 per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy). 

Retail hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.