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Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Hill Farmstead BreweryHill Farmstead Brewery
Based on:
81 Beers
36,143 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 62
Visits: 482
Avg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hillfarmstead

Place added by: papat444 on 04-08-2010

Hill Farmstead has a small bottle shop that carries offerings from other breweries in addition to bottles and growlers of their own offerings.
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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 482
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Photo of Uconnelmo
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Soft opening of new fill area is impressive and considering was one of the first dozen costumers went off without a hitch.

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Photo of CraigTravor
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Driving out here, I honestly thought my dad and I were lost twice. Just keep going. The farm area is beautiful. There is no Wifi or signal even. But the people are friendly. The beer is tasty. Do the sampler, get in line for growlers. It is a slow process. But it is very worth it.

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Photo of benzalman
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of CDCNAM
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Went here on Saturday, September 26th. Was easy to find if you follow their directions (take a screenshot), watch out if you are using GPS or your phone, signal up there is spotty at BEST. We went there while they are still building the new tasting/tap room so we could go inside and get beers but clearly they are still working on it. The weather was beautiful and we stood out on the deck and had our beers. Quality was awesome, all fresh, easy to get samples. Service was ok, they tried to help out as much as possible but they didn't explain the growler system too well so I got kinda screwed since I had to wait again while they filled up my stuff. Selection was solid, about 5 on tap for samples/growlers and 4 bottles. Took about 45 minutes before my number was up for growler fills. A pleasurable experience with a beautiful property. Tasty beer!

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Photo of SDRedDevil
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Made the drive up to HF on a Friday afternoon. In one of the most beautiful places I have been the newly expanded facility was surprising empty. Put in a growler ticket and headed out to the back deck for tasters. Due to not having a food truck (some random VT law) they were only serving a single tasting flight but the staff was great and made sure we were able to try everything. Drinking on their back deck is a must, I can't think of a more relaxing thing. Amazing time!

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Photo of jonesjere
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Amazing beer. Enough said about anything else.

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Photo of JaredSammy
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of nomdegar
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Much improved from the last time I was there. Bottle line and growler line are now separate lines. You can go to the tasting room while you wait for growler fills. EXCELLENT!!

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Photo of Mertzy81
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

4-5000 feet above sea level. Gorgeous journey through beautiful Vermont. The greatest place on earth. Can't wait to return. Beautiful new tasting room and new ordering system makes waiting very simple.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jsnoek
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ajlvt
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

THe place has certainly grown since I last visited..

A real nice spot that has a great view of the mountains. A slight dirt part road near Greensboro and a few short paved miles from Hardwick sits the brewery. A large wooden tasting room is in the works, and there is now a better views from the facility and greenspace to take in that great Vermont scenery.

Excellent quality brews, with the saisons often being my favorites to enjoy. The place is busy quite often, and it all depends on how easy/hard it is to get growler fills. Also there's usually only about 8 different taps with 2 of them more than likely always Edward and Everett for selection. If the place is busy you wont have to come here to find their beers elsewhere in town in bars and restaurants.

The staff does well though with the demand and control of customers and crowds however. Still if you are interested in the beers, you may want to save your trouble to go to some of the businesses instead for the ontap offerings. Still, worth a visit, and the drive up is always a great one too.

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Photo of Vultr_of_cultr
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of mynie
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've only been to HF twice, but I've never had to wait in much of a line to get my growlers filled. They've just opened a functional tap room and embiggened the growler fill area, plus there's a line that's just for bottles, so the wait time is decreased greatly.

We showed up at 4 PM on a Saturday, two days after the release of the limited run Works of Love De Molen, and our growlers were ready in about 10 minutes. During that time, we got to grab some 12 ounce pours and hang out in the sunshine. It was wonderful.

The tap room only opened very recently and it's still clearly a work in progress--there's lots of unpainted wood, and there's nowhere to really sit. It should be a real place to visit within a few months or so, and it's already greatly improved the HF visiting experience.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is amazing on so many levels. People are nice and friendly. The owner is down to earth and was actually pouring samples in the tap room.... That says a lot about his character and dedication to his craft. If there is a heaven on earth, this place is the closest thing to it. I would highly recommend the trip up there.

On a side note, you can't give a place a lower score based on how busy it is there....it's not the brewery's fault that they have the best beer in the country. Patience is a virtue people.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
3.98/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of hopsrus
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of CharlesK
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best brewery I have ever been to, hands down. Amazing beer, great prices. The line to get beer can become a bit ridiculous but that is not the fault of the brewery, its just because the beer is so well done. I have only been there once but am already planning my trip back! 5 stars all the way.

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Photo of Willy17
4.93/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Get there before 10:30 AM and you'll be through and out easily enough.

Meanwhile, you'll hang in line with fellow beer geeks and make new friends. The staff is quick and professional (their growler-filling method is what makes things slower, but the result is worth the wait).

Check their website before you go and you'll have a good idea of what you can buy when you get there.

The new taproom gives you a chance to sample their bottles and there is a chance pizza or tacos will be available outside.

Great experience. Great beer. Go. Just don't be in a hurry and you won't be disappointed.

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Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT
99 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.