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Retail Update for 7 December 2022

Upcoming Holiday Hours • Aaron • Dorothy • Memoria Growlers • Shirley Mae and Poetica by the Glass • Double Nelson Cans

First and Foremost: Our taproom and retail shop will be closed this coming Saturday, 10 December, to allow our team to commemorate another year together. We will be open as usual Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

For this coming week, we will share… 

  • A new emergence of our Bourbon barrel-aged Barleywine-style ale, Aaron; 
  • Greet the return of our dry-hopped Farmstead® ale, Dorothy; 
  • Offer growlers to-go of our single-decocted, Old World German-style Helles, Memoria; 
  • Welcome back both Shirley Mae and Poetica for onsite enjoyment in our taproom; and 
  • Offer freshly packaged cans of Double Nelson.

For those planning ahead for the week of Christmas, we will be open as usual Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and then closed on Saturday, 24  December, so that we may celebrate the holidays with our loved ones.


Aaron A. Hill (1785 – 1869) was Edward’s great-great-grandfather, and his impact on this land is remarkable. Grandson of Greensboro settler Peleg Sr., Aaron built and operated a sawmill and a gristmill on Sawmill Brook, as well as a leather business. He and his wife, Susan, operated the original tavern in North Greensboro and built many of the neighboring homes with his sons. The Hill Farmstead Brewery logo is based upon that tavern’s original sign, which still exists as part of the Hill Family historical collection. 

In his honor, his name graces our barleywine-style ale. We crafted this instance in the early spring of 2019; it rested—unhurriedly and undisturbed—for over two years in bourbon barrels from our favorite distillery, absorbing the essence of its surroundings and history. The result reflects refinement, complexity, and patience, which we gladly would have shared with Aaron and Susan in their North Greensboro tavern.


Dorothy (1921-1994) was Edward’s sister, and her namesake beer returns this week for takeaway bottles. In her honor, we craft this hoppy Farmstead® from American malted barley, malted wheat, copious amounts of New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend, and water from Edward’s well. 


As we have, and as we do, we conditioned this German-style Pilsner at 3 degrees celsius in our neutral French oak puncheons. After more than two months, the beer was moved to tank and krausened (as is all of our lager) with fresh fermenting beer to provide natural carbonation. After further conditioning and slow carbonation, we present you with what we behold to be a softened, refined, and elevated representation of Pilsner.

Shirley Mae

Our nitro session porter, Shirley Mae, returns this coming week to our taproom! Shirley Mae was Everett’s daughter, a beloved supporter of her family and Hill Farmstead. This features cocoa nibs from Tibitó Chocolate in Colombia, sourced in partnership with In Situ Food Co. in Maine; a blend of coffees from Coffee Collective in Copenhagen; and a blend of Papua New Guinea Vanilla Tahitensis beans and organic beans from Madagascar Vanilla Co. in Antananarivo, Madagascar. 

Our Takeaway Line-up:


  • Harlan – American IPA
  • Mosaic Single Hop IPA – IPA brewed exclusively with personally selected Mosaic® hops, grown in Yakima, WA
  • Abner – American Imperial IPA brewed with a plethora of hops.
  • Marie – German-style Helles brewed with organic malted barley
  • Double Nelson – Imperial IPA brewed exclusively with personally selected Nelson Sauvin Hops from Freestyle Hops in New Zealand
  • Twilight of the Idols – Holiday porter with vanilla, cinnamon, and coffee. 


  • Aaron, Barleywine-style ale aged in Bourbon barrels
  • Anna, Honey Farmstead® Ale
  • Arthur, Farmstead® Ale
  • Charlie, Low-alcohol Farmstead® Ale
  • Civil Disobedience Blend 35, Blended barrel-aged Farmstead® ale
  • Clara, Farmstead® Grisette
  • Convivial Suarez, Farmstead® Ale with hibiscus and lime
  • Dorothy, dry-hopped Farmstead® ale
  • Florence, Wheat Farmstead® Ale
  • Plum: 2021 Harvest, Barrel-aged Farmstead® Ale with local organic plums

By the Glass

Selections for onsite enjoyment will include Edward; Harlan; Excursions: Nelson Sauvin (Nelson Lakes); Memoria (also in growlers!); Mary; Marie; Poetica; and Shirley Mae. We also offer an ever-changing menu with bottles, glass pours of vintage beers, and guest ciders from nearby Wildbranch Cider.

An updated menu of growler options in our taproom may be found on our website’s Retail Shop page.


Aaron bottle