Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead BreweryHill Farmstead Brewery
BEER AVG
4.34/5
Based on:
79 Beers
29,239 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 349
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

403 Hill Rd
Greensboro Bend, Vermont, 05842-8813
United States
phone: (802) 533-7450

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hillfarmstead

Notes:
Hill Farmstead also has a small bottle shop that carries offerings from other breweries.

(Place added by: papat444 on 04-08-2010)
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4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of parris
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Stephenjtorres
4.81/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SALUCRAFT
4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JSweens
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

5/5 brewery all around. Beautiful location, relaxed environment, feels like home. Some of the best beer in the country.

Photo of DanSmith17
4.56/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cgskippy
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Benesi88
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bourassa23
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Drift
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Smaxy
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Would get a 5/5 if not for how insanely busy the place was, and how long we had to wait in line for tasting (almost two hours!). Phenomenal beer, needless to say. They were in the middle of expanding, so I'm sure our trip will be more efficient next time when there's more space in the tasting room.

Photo of gafferjohn
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
1/5  rDev -78.7%

Photo of Bzah
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Peter1977
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
3/5  rDev -36.2%

The drive is a highly memorable one, through the somewhat mountainous back country of beautiful northern Vermont. The turn off of 16 is not marked, so we paid careful attention to our odometer.

The farmstead proper is a rustic and serene location on a hilltop giving a lovely 360 view of the surrounding terrain. The brew house is simple, but the experience is not.

It was neat to see Shaun going about his business, his stereo blasting a well-rounded mix of appropriate tunes. Meeting people from all over the country (and Canada!) was also a singular and interesting time.

However, having to wait 2.5 hours standing in line to get a flight of beer at the source, on a non-event weekday, was an unpleasant enterprise (even if every brew is truly world class on tap).

Since we waited so long we did buy a new growler with fill. However, when we drank it that night (it had been in an iced cooler the whole time), it was far and away not the same beer we had on tap earlier at the brewery. The glassware or fill hose had to have been adulterated. I feel bad for anyone that may have gotten a growler in a trade but never had the same beer on tap or bottled!

Sorry to say we will not be returning.

Photo of ArkyVaughan
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jayhunter357
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of xacidx
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Stevecrosb
4.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of KATCanada
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

83 minute drive from my Vermont Hotel. Nice drive good food stops and Ben and Jerry's on the way if that is your thing. Arrived at about 12:15 on a mid November Friday and did not see a line outside the building so was thinking in an out quick. Ahh no. Did not get out until after 2:30. Grabbed 3 growlers and bottles of Arthur and Sue. 95% dudes and a lot of beards but some good conversations in line (Vermont Gubernatorial debates were just on so plenty of discussion fodder). Very mellow. Peaceful actually. $5 for the 4 samples is a great deal and made the time pass faster. Like some have said the line was about half the size when we left at 2:45ish but still over an hour I'd guess. Anyway if you are going you won't really care about the wait anyway so I would recommend the trek.

Photo of Eryka
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Soloveitchik
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jwwjd
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Long waits, but well worth it.

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Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT
100 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.