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Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Hill Farmstead BreweryHill Farmstead Brewery
Based on:
90 Beers
37,686 Hads
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 66
Visits: 500
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: 66 | Visits: 500
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

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

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

Awesome place. Sit outside and have a glass while enjoying the beautiful view.

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Photo of Winston3737
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dljames10
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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

The new tap room for growlers/select on site pours and bottles is simply fantastic. A very relaxed vibe awaits you, a beautiful deck overlooking the Vermont countryside is a nice reward for making the trip. Wished there were chairs on the deck, but leaning over the railing and enjoying a beer was just as nice. The beer needs no further review or introduction. Bottle sales are quick and easy, and even with no limit on growler fills, I didn't wait more than half an hour for my fills. Great process, great brewery, great experience.

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4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

This is a really cool spot. Seemed like it took a while to get my beer, but they serve flights to keep you happy. I was surprised with how much beer they had available. I left with more than I thought I would.

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4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of edward_boumil
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A visit to these guys is OK. Obviously their beer is really good, but there isn't much to the place proper. Samples are charged, many breweries don't charge for their beer. There isn't much seating, which sucks. The waiting area is kind of drab.
That being said you come to a place like this for the beer, and it is great. Staff are nice and informative but a little pushy sometimes.

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4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of guityler83
4.79/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A long winding trip through the mountains of Vermont from Massachusetts on a Mid October day. After seeing some of the most scenic views in the region we pulled through the small dirt roads that lead to the brewery. After seeing nothing but small farms and the occasional cow on the last 10 miles of the trip we finally spotted a small lot of cars parked in front of the highly acclaimed Hill Farmstead Brewery.

Walking in to the newer looking farmhouse style building the vibe was very laid back and aware, a theme of the state of VT in general. Wood barrels and counters along with a few long tables gave a very rustic home-y feel, while the glass windows providing a view of the high tech stainless steel metropolis that was the brewery made it feel very modern. There were about a dozen people not including ourselves at the brewery this Thursday, so we were able to get to the counter quickly. The menu was laid out such that there were only 5 beers available for pours, then about 10 for growler fills, there were also about 7 available in bottles. In addition they had some small food items, cheese plates and such, we went with a cheese plate. We got our first 2 beers (the Arthur and What is Enlightenment) and headed to the deck to wait for our cheese plate.

The deck had a fantastic view of the country side, mountains in the background and all the fall colours you can think of. The beers were as fresh as you can get, bright hop aroma and flavor with a soft mouthfeel and slight malt backbone. We got our cheese, a great compliment to both beers. After finishing we opted to get another couple of beers and a growler of Abner to take home. In addition we took a trip to the bottle shop next door and got a few to-go.

The service was quick and friendly, the beer was fresh and amazing, the vibe was like none other. The only thing that could have up'd this trip for me was if there were more options for on site beers. I overheard it was the strategy to reduce the possibility of people not driving afterwards - if that is the case, moderate your self people... don't be an idiot.

A bucket list brewery that didn't disappoint. Visit it if you can, I know I'll be back if I have the opportunity.

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

Flew up from NC last Saturday and man was it worth the trip. Best brewery I've ever been to and it's really not even close. Have to go back ASAP!

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4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.97/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

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

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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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Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT
99 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.