New Bottles and Anniversary Week 2020
The week ahead will be the 10th anniversary of our grand opening celebration, held on 29 May 2010. Under other circumstances, we’d be celebrating this momentous occasion with many of you here at the brewery throughout the week. However, as these are not normal times, this becomes a muted but no less memorable anniversary.
To mark this week as best we can, contactless, curbside sales continue at the brewery with four additions to the current line-up!
Cans of Citra® IPA and Society & Solitude #4 are still available, as well as a full selection of other bottled offerings (including limited releases of Farmer Wave and Civil Disobedience #29). See below for full details about the new bottles.
Order online at www.toasttab.com/hillfarmstead/ for pick-up this coming Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.
A reminder that our Governor has extended the Executive Order and State of Emergency through Monday, June 15, 2020. The order advises against non-essential travel and requests that anyone entering Vermont self-monitor and home-quarantine for at least 14 days. If you’ve been in Vermont 14 days or more, regardless of your license plate, feel free to order and pick up. In the spirit of the order—and, most importantly, for the safety of our community and team—we will continue to follow these guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
We are grateful for your continued support and wish you all the best!
E. is for Edward (1917-2002), Shaun’s grandfather, as well as the name of the first beer brewed at the brewery on March 30, 2010. E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Påske) beer. Finally, E is for entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision. Thus, in honor of E., to the past and future emprises here on Hill Road, we offer this special beer: Edward fermented with our Farmstead® yeast; aged in oak barrels; dry-hopped with Amarillo®, Galaxy™ and Simcoe®; and bottle conditioned.
Self-Reliance: Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” inspires and compels our persistent reflection, examination, and refinement. To that end, we present you with our Self-Reliance series of Farmstead® single-hop India pale ales. This release was the prototype in the series, brewed at the end of 2017, and featured hand-selected Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops from Seitz Farm—our agricultural partner in Wolnzach, Germany. We suggest consuming within 6 months for the best experience.
Dorothy (1921-1994) was Edward’s sister, Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, we offer this low alcohol version of Dorothy. This hoppy Farmstead® ale is crafted from American malted barley, malted wheat, American hops, our distinctive yeast blend, and water from our well. Dry hopped, unfiltered, and naturally carbonated.
This Farmstead® ale is brewed with hibiscus and lemon and embodies the spirit of perpetual creative collaboration in conjunction with disciplined brewing endeavor. It has many of the qualities we hold dearly: juiciness, acidity, mixed fermentation, and an essence that captures the imagination.