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Alchemist and Hill Farmstead trip

Discussion in 'New England' started by Squidly, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    The wife and I made a day of it today and toured wonderful, snowy Vermont. Made a couple of excellent stops:

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    Fans were blowing and the aroma of hops was intoxicating.

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    On to Hill Farmstead:

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  2. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    Those two breweries are so near each other it'd be almost a crime to visit only one. It's definitely a great whole day event and you get to pick up some nice things :slight_smile: (it's a 6 hr, 400 mile round trip for me so I decided against it :grimacing:)
     
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  3. benz08

    benz08 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Jersey

    They're an hour 10 from eachother in ideal conditions. Not exactly next door. It's not like Maine Beer and Allagash that are across the street from eachother. Now add 2 feet of snow and windy poorly or non-lit country roads with darkness coming at 4pm. But yeah if you made sure you get to the Alchemist as soon as they open, because if you don't they've already sold out of beer, then yeah you better do both.
     
  4. dickieb

    dickieb Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2006 Rhode Island

    I did the same trip on thursday during the snow. A few times I asked my self what the hell I was thinking driving the WRX through a foot of unplowed snow on dirt roads 4 hours from home, but at the end of the day it was well worth it and a memorable trip.
     
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  5. rondufresne

    rondufresne Aspirant (286) Dec 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Your fourth pic is a sweet shot of the back of my head...
     
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  6. shuajw

    shuajw Aspirant (287) Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

    great pics, would love to make it up there sometime
     
  7. skipjack17

    skipjack17 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Looks like I lucked out and went between the snowy days. Left around 8 AM and added Rock Art on the way to Hill Farmstead from The Alchemist. Good day with friends.
     
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  8. johnking82

    johnking82 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

    Ha. You were right in front/behind me inline at Hill Farmstead....the lady in the blue jacket was right in front of me and a buddy.
     
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  9. celfan

    celfan Disciple (327) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    Might as well go for the trifecta on the day Warren Store gets Lawson's.
     
  10. rondufresne

    rondufresne Aspirant (286) Dec 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    She's my wife. Trust me, she's no lady.
     
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  11. johnking82

    johnking82 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

    Well she was friendly to this kentuckian. It was appreciated.
     
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