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Retail Update for 18 May 2022

Onsite Updates • Self-Reliance: Cascade • Walden Cans Return

This coming week, guests will notice an expanded outdoor area, including brand new picnic tables and additional cover for inclement weather coming soon! Now that moderate temperatures are upon us, we’re much more able to welcome any walk-ins with a limited draft menu and ample outside space, which expedites service while ensuring visitors can enjoy a beer or two while here. Our reservation service will continue, and spots are still available over the coming weeks. This format allows us to provide an elevated and curated experience for reservation holders in a manageable and thoughtful manner while also accommodating those of you who want to visit the retail shop and grab a beer still!

Remember that 100% of reservation fees are directed to a rotating series of monthly charities, and this month’s recipient is Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society in nearby Orleans. Visit https://www.exploretock.com/hillfarmsteadbrewery for openings.

Self-Reliance: Cascade

This offering in our explorative series of Farmstead® India Pale Ales was conditioned in our oak puncheons for five months and was brewed and dry-hopped exclusively with the 2020 Cascade Cup Award Winning Cascade from Tributary Farms in Yakima Valley. 

Amongst the body of his work, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s succinct but emphatic “Self-Reliance” rouses us to engage in perennial introspection: reflect, review, and refine. At fewer than a dozen pages, we encourage you to join us in reading the essay, which is available for free download or read in place at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Essays:_First_Series/Self-Reliance.

Our bottle selection will also include Prolegomena; Anna: Motueka™; Madness & Civilization Blend 15; Barrel-Aged Table Dorothy; Nonconformist 03; and Arthur: Foudre, amongst others.

Can Offerings for The Week

First brewed in the summer of 2012, this hoppy blonde ale received its inspiring appellation from Henry David Thoreau and his self-sufficient sojourn on Walden Pond from 1845 to 1847. In the spirit of both the evidenced ideological independence and practiced moderation of the author’s woodland stopover, we brew this 4% abv hoppy blonde ale with Motueka™, Simcoe®, and Amarillo® hops.

Also returning this week will be a fresh packaging of Edward, our American pale brewed with hand-selected organic Centennial hops from Yakima Chief Hops, grown by Roy Farms in Moxee, Wash.

Also available in cans… 

  • Marie, our unfiltered German-style Helles brewed with organic malted barley.
  • Song of Spring, our hoppy pale lager with Motueka™ hops from Freestyle Farms, our agricultural partner in Upper Moutere, New Zealand; Cascade, grown by nearby Whitefield Hop Yards in Hardwick; and Crystal, grown by Champlain Valley Hops in Starksboro, Vt.
  • Abner, our American Imperial IPA brewed with a plethora of hops, including Amarillo® and hand-selected organically grown Simcoe® from Perrault Farms in Moxee, Wash.
  • Society & Solitude #5, our American Imperial IPA brewed with hops from the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.

Growler Availability

This week in our taproom, we’ll have available several draft beers for takeaway growler fills (no reservations required!): 

  • Edward, American Pale Ale
  • Susan, American IPA
  • Marie, German-style Helles
  • Abner, Imperial IPA
  • Society & Solitude #5, Imperial IPA
  • Song of Spring, Hoppy Lager
Outside drinking