Order pick-ups will take place in the main brewery parking area in front of the entry doors to the bottle shop. Signage will direct the flow of traffic. Please park near the shed roof, in front of the bottle shop doors. Stay in your car and our staff will greet you. Hold your driver’s license up to your window or state your name to our staff and we will retrieve your order. You may choose to pop open the trunk of your car or we will set your order on the white table beneath the shed roof that protrudes from the original brewery building.
Pickups take place Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your order will be available on those days within the open window. We do not open prior to 11 a.m. Please arrive as close to your chosen time as possible.
All pickup orders must be placed online and in advance. We cannot accommodate any orders not placed prior to your arrival.
At this time, all orders placed online must match the valid ID of the person picking up the order. For the sake of expediency, we are not allowing proxies at this time.
If you are unable to pick up your order, please let us know as soon as possible via email or phone. We will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate a change in pick-up day! If unable to pick-up your order the week for which it was placed, we will cancel your order and refund your payment in full. We are not able to hold orders over the weekend for a pick-up the next week.
No, our retail operations are closed to the public.
At this time, we are not able to take growlers in return due to health and safety concerns. All growlers are being sold as new glass only. Thanks for your understanding!
As tickets are physical and transferable, and we will not be issuing refunds (as noted on each ticket). However, tickets will be honored in 2021—barring completely unforeseen circumstances, of course. In the spirit of the events we host, we do encourage those of you who will need to transfer tickets to pass them along at face-value.
Yes, carpooling is not only allowed, but encouraged to help reduce the volume of traffic and the queue length for curbside pick-ups at any given point in time. It also is better for the environment! Keep in mind, everyone in your vehicle who has placed an order must be over the age of 21 and show an ID that matches the name on their order.
Yes, physical tickets purchased onsite are not assigned and can be transferred as needed. As noted, tickets are not refundable.
All of our canned beer is packaged and stored cold, and should be kept cold at all times. Thus, a cooler and ice is advisable if you are traveling a significant distance home.
All of our bottled beers are bottle conditioned and are stored at room temperature. These beers should not get hot, but they do not need to be chilled until you are ready to enjoy them.
Our Governor has reinstated the quarantine requirements for those of you entering Vermont. Due to rising COVID-19 case counts across the Northeast, the State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont, effective on 10 November 2020. Masks are required.
For complete guidelines and State of Vermont information, please visit CROSS STATE TRAVEL INFORMATION.
For the safety and health of our staff, community, and families, we thank you for respecting and observing these travel guidelines!
We do not offer official tours. However, visitors will quickly notice that our brew house and retail areas are within the same walls, so visitors will certainly have no problem seeing from whence the beer originates! During our normal business hours—every Wednesday through Friday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.—we are happy to answer any of your questions, of course.
Reservations are not necessary for normal business hours, but if you are coming with a large party (eight or more people), certainly a head’s up is appreciated. Call the brewery at 802-533-7450, option 1, or email [email protected]
No, we do not. Complex state-by-state beer laws make this untenable.
Kegs are sold on a very limited basis to retail customers and may not always be available. Please email the aforementioned address to inquire.
Please email [email protected] with any inquiries regarding tours or large group visits.
We allow friendly, well-behaved dogs to visit us on the brewery grounds and in the bottle shop.
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
It is the owner’s responsibility to clean up after them.
Dogs are not allowed in our tasting room due to food being served in there.
We don’t have the storage space to accommodate prefilled growlers at this time, nor do we have the space/equipment to take returns of growlers and properly clean them.
Yes and no. Please consult our long-standing growler policy for details.
Click HERE for a list of what’s currently available. Bear in mind that we make our best effort to keep our daily draft list up to date, but should something run out during the day, we may not get a chance to update the tap list until the end of the day. Count on eight to ten different draft beers always on tap, and Edward is on draft 99.9% of the time (probably closer to 100%, but there will be the rare occasion when Edward isn’t available… such as when one keg kicks and we’re putting the next on, so you may not have Edward for upwards of 1-2 minutes. Plan accordingly!).
Each beer style varies. We recommend that you drink your growler within one to two weeks when kept unopened and refrigerated. Once it is opened you should drink it within two to three days at most. When a growler is opened air replaces the beer inside the growler and the remaining beer in the growler oxidizes quickly. Our draft beers are best served fresh, so enjoying them as soon as possible is always your best. Your growler should always be kept cold to ensure the highest quality, and if you are traveling, bring a cooler and some ice for best results.
Each beer style varies, but we recommend always storing them cold and enjoying within 2-3 weeks.
For all special releases: We require a credit card/debit card accompanied by a valid, legal picture ID that matches the name on the credit card (this excludes generic Visa/Mastercard gift cards).
For certain highly-limited releases, bottle limits are per person per release, not per person per day. If this is the case, we will note it in the release information.
Also, we understand that many Canadian banks are no longer printing names on credit/debit cards, so we will accommodate those of you visiting us from Canada so long as a valid, legal picture ID is presented with the credit/debit card (no gift cards).
Remember, this change does not apply to our ongoing releases—Anna, Florence, Dorothy, Arthur, Everett, Earl, George, etc.—with normal bottle and can limits, nor does it apply to growlers of draft beer, tastings and merchandise (for these, we accept cash, credit cards and gift cards).
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve our retail experience!
Yes! As long as you are in the doors prior to our 5 p.m. closing time, we will take and fill your order.
Vermont state laws prohibit a customer from opening their own container at the brewery. Only staff may pour you a beer to drink while at the brewery.
We tend to can one or two beers every week with the goal of setting limits so the beer will be available for a full retail week.
If you are located in Vermont, please contact Grassroots Distribution directly at [email protected] to inquire. However, understand that the brewery remains at capacity and any further growth will be aimed at meeting our local needs and existing accounts first. At this time, there are no plans to expand new accounts.
If you are located outside of Vermont, please understand that there are no plans to expand distribution beyond existing markets.
Our production will not increase in a way that could ever meet the demand. Hill Farmstead’s focus has been, and will always remain, on quality not quantity with an eye on the local markets.
Send inquiries to [email protected], but be aware that as we’re currently at capacity, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to accommodate new events or festivals.
We love to have live, local music during our events. Contact us at [email protected] with your band’s information, a link to where we can listen to your music. All music fees are agreed upon before events.
Children are allowed at the brewery during regular business hours.
Please Note: All of our special events are 21 and older. Children under 12 years old are welcome to join an attendee parent; however, we can’t allow children 13-20 on the grounds during events.