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Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
Hill Farmstead BreweryHill Farmstead Brewery
BEER AVG
4.33/5
Based on:
80 Beers
4,989 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 58
Visits: 469
rAvg: 4.42
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

Notes:
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: 58 | Visits: 469
Reviews by Roguer:
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,068 characters)

Photo of Vultr_of_cultr
4.86/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of mynie
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
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 enbiggened 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. (800 characters)

Photo of brewmeister1984
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (520 characters)

Photo of ianskate
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

This is an ideally romantic farmhouse style brewery with a location that makes it more interesting than most industrially structured breweries.

Experience here varies according to reviews, but having been recently, I really enjoyed the trek. It's absolutely worth stopping by if in the area, as the beer is fantastic.

Samples can be served to you while waiting in line, and with the new facility going, the process will hopefully be much faster. (447 characters)

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3.98/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of hopsrus
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of CharlesK
5/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (294 characters)

Photo of Willy17
4.93/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.73/5  rDev +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. (597 characters)

Photo of snansel
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of emeyer
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kajunwaybright
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ScottP
4.93/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Baab200
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My only complaint is that you don't have much to do while waiting 2 hours for your order to fill. (97 characters)

Photo of winningwes91
4.93/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davegray
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT
97 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.