Order pick-ups will take place in the main brewery bottle shop. Please park in the designated parking areas.
Pickups take place Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your order will be available on those days within the open window. While the online order system notes “ready in 15 minutes,” we pick your order when you arrive, so there is no specific pick-up time assigned, nor any need to rush to be here for opening.
We strongly encourage that all orders are placed in advance through our online shop; this guarantees that the beer you are purchasing will be held for your scheduled pick-up, and that we will not sell out of that particular offering before your arrival. If you have not placed an order in advance, however, we can accommodate day-of orders onsite, subject to availability. Please bring a credit card for payment as we do not currently accept cash.
We are not allowing proxies at this time, all orders placed online must match the valid ID of the person picking up the order.
Yes. If you’re unable to make your reservation and would like to transfer this to someone else, you can do this via Tock. Login to your Tock account and navigate to your Profile. Choose the reservation you’d like to transfer and click on ‘Manage reservation.’ Click on ‘Transfer ownership of this reservation to someone’ and enter the email address for the person you would like to transfer the reservation to. You must confirm the transfer (via an emailed link from Tock) in order to complete the transfer process.
We do require that all guests and staff—both in our bottle shop and in our taproom—mask up while inside our facility, except while seated and drinking in our taproom, regardless of vaccination status. If possible, please bring a suitable mask; we will provide disposable masks at each entry should you forget to bring one. No masks are required while outside. Given the evolving COVID-19 circumstances, and the rising cases in Vermont, this simple, reasonable policy will help create a safe and comfortable space for our staff and our guests.
If unable to pick-up your order the day 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.
Please follow posted signage and park near the stone wall.
Although we do not accept growlers for return, we are able to re-fill and re-use your empty, clean growlers with certain limited offerings of beers.
Please see our Retail Shop page for the current availability of beer for our growler fills.
Should you arrive more than 20 minutes after your reservation start time we will do our best to accommodate your party. If you know ahead of time that for whatever reason you will be delayed more than 20 minutes, please let us know. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note, reservations are non-refundable.
In an effort to ensure the best experience for our guests, we are offering a limited number of reservations each day. We are not able to add additional guests if these have been filled, but you are welcome to add your name to the waitlist via Tock. If the date you were hoping to visit is full, we encourage you to check Tock periodically for additional availability should another party cancel.
Any changes to your reservation must be made via Tock. You will not be able to add guests to your initial reservation, but are welcome to place an additional reservation. Although we have plenty of room outside for groups to gather around a barrel, we are unable to confirm that multiple and separate reservations will be able to be seated at a single table.If the session is full, you will not be able to add additional guests to your reservation.
We are only currently accepting reservations through June 17th. Although we plan to continue offering reservations for our onsite experience throughout the rest of the year, we are still ascertaining plans for outdoor beer service and opening additional Saturdays each month. We plan to continue making reservations available several weeks in advance and will let folks know on our website and via social media when we post any new reservations. Please check Tock periodically for additional availability.
We will not have food trucks onsite, but will have a variety of cheeses and marinated olives available for purchase. Please feel free to bring a picnic with you!
Reservations are only required for our onsite experience. The Bottle Shop is open Wednesday – Friday from 11:30 – 5:00 to purchase bottles and cans for take away. You can place a day-of order online or can place an order when you arrive. Please note any items purchased in the Bottle Shop may not be consumed while at Hill Farmstead.
There are several local restaurants in the area that have Hill Farmstead beer on draft. Please check out the Beer Finder on our website. Parker Pie, in nearby West Glover, often has several of our beers on tap.
Yes, children are welcome to attend our onsite experiences with you. Reservations are not required for anyone under the age of 21.
We ask that any children be well-supervised for the entire duration of your visit.
Yes, we allow dogs (on a leash and well-supervised) outside of the Taproom on our lawn.
Please be courteous and pick-up after your pet.
Yes, reservations include a non-refundable fee; all proceeds from those fees will be donated to various local charities, which we will announce each quarter. Reservations are required for all adults over the age of 21.
Yes, up to 24 hours in advance of your selected reservation, you may cancel your reservation. You may change your reservation up to 2 days in advance, so long as another time/day is available. If we are sold out for other times and days, then we would ask you to cancel in advance, which allows us ample time to offer that seating to another party.
We are only issuing gift cards for onsite returns, which will include a bonus $20 gratuity. This encourages physical return, streamlines our retail shop process for the team, and also incentivizes many of you who already support and patronize our business.
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Unfortunately, with the physical nature of the tickets, there is no way for us to verify the purchases or buyers, so we cannot offer refunds or gift certificates for missing/lost tickets.
PayPal allows us a quick, easy, fee-free method for directly transferring the refund money to those of you unable to visit us in person. If you are unfamiliar with PayPal, and/or need to set up an account, please visit www.PayPal.com or install the application on your phone.
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.
Once an order has been submitted, it cannot be edited. However, you are welcome to place a second order under the same name. We are happy to combine your orders.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.