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Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER AVG
4.31/5
Hill Farmstead BreweryHill Farmstead Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Store

403 Hill Rd
Greensboro Bend, Vermont, 05842-8813
United States

(802) 533-7450 | map
www.hillfarmstead.com

Notes:
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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BEER STATS
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Reviews:
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Ratings:
41,270
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
568
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
13.63%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Many have seen the exterior in pictures, but few have experienced it. Hill Farmstead, as it is now after some recent upgrades, looks like two buildings but is basically one connected L-shaped compound. It is surrounded by tranquil farmland, a pond, coniferous trees and some mountains in the distance.

The bottle shop in the first wing to the left of the connecting parking lot is lined with barrels and teeming with boxes full of what's being offered to-go at the time. Unfortunately when I was there, they had stopped selling any full-sized glass merchandise, and apparently this freeze had been on for quite some time, so it may be a while until they have new glassware for purchase.

The taproom is the wing that appears straight ahead when viewing from the parking lot, or behind and to the right of the bottle shop. My first impression when opening the door to the taproom was that this place is just on the edge of having a fancy restaurant vibe. Until people start flowing in and the conversations begin echoing off the hard walls, it's very peaceful inside. The taproom is dimly lit with a fine ambiance and a very high end bartop with clean lines and serve-yourself water vessels. For the most part it is a very mellow place with a very receptive and efficient crew. There may be one person there with a chip on their shoulder, but I have a feeling they are in a place in their life where they've earned the right to give attitude if they want to exercise it.

They have a fairly large selection of beers on draft that I literally have never seen on offer anywhere else in my entire life. Not to mention, they offer a fair number of bottled brews for you to buy for consumption on premises, which from what I understand can often be a luck of the draw, blind selection process. Some of these can be very rare, even for HF standards. One thing is for certain, literally all of the beers you will have access to are world class, many of which are of a quality not experienced elsewhere.

As a sidenote, there is a cool little place next door called the Hand Crafters Hub where you can pick up some VT cheeses and syrups and other incomparable local produce and crafts. They might have a few other surprises as well from time to time.

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4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

The vibe here is the open countryside of Vermont mixed with folks making a beer nerd pilgrimage. Very cool atmosphere inside the taproom as well as the property itself. Great view of the production facility and the barrel room. Staff in bottle sales was so personable and upbeat. Taproom visit on Wednesday was very laid back with an impeccable cellar list of HF bottles and Belgian lambics. The beer itself is as good as any you'll find across all the styles they offer. The small tastes of the hoppy beers don't do them justice, so order growlers based on what you know you like. The only downside was that on a day when the taproom had few customers, one of the bartenders couldn't be bothered to engage in conversation despite no one else needing service.

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4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Some of the friendliest people I've met. Would love to have a beer with these guys and shoot the shit off hours. Lovely vibe, gorgeous location. What every brewery should strive to be. Hype aside, the beer is exceptional. You can tell that love and care has gone into every brew.

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A worthwhile brewery to visit. There were a lot of people there all enjoying themselves. Very pretty area with a lot of different activities to participate in.

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