Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (April 2017)

Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (183) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    Since Hill Farmstead is no longer holding official release events, please use this thread to post the bottles available on the shelves along with costs, sizes, limits, and so forth.

    It's OK to include the beers available in growlers too. Also, you can post new additions, for onsite consumption, in their tap room.

    As always, looking at the HF retail page
    http://www.hillfarmstead.com/retail/

    or calling the brewery
    802-533-7450

    are your best sources for up-to-date information.

    ** Updated bottle release policy: http://hillfarmstead.com/faq/retail-shop/what-is-the-bottle-release-policy.html. This FAQ has been updated on June 11, 2016 and they will ONLY accept a credit card/debit card accompanied by a valid, legal picture ID that matches the name on the credit card (this excludes generic Visa / MasterCard gift cards). This requirement is only for all special releases and barrel-aged beers. Read the entire linked page which explains the changes.

    To see what's available to drink (and eat) in their new tap room, click on the following link:

    http://hillfarmstead.com/onsite/

    There is a 2 drink limit (samples not included). Everything on tap is available to sample.

    The bottle shop stops selling bottles at 5:00 pm sharp. The tap room will stay open to fill growlers for the people who are inside already before 5:00 pm and are waiting for the staff to complete their order.

    The onsite bottles, for consumption in the tap room only, are NOT to leave the tap room. Please do NOT try to steal the empty bottles. Please respect the rules. Thank you.

    High abv beer bottles (ie Double Barrel Damon bottles) have to be split for on premises consumption. This is a strict rule. Please note that it's actually pretty easy to find people to split a beer up there (if you didn't bring anybody). Just say out loud that you are looking to split a DBD and you'll find takers. Enjoy.

    Food truck

    Food truck will be sticking around through December. They had a change of heart last weekend.

    Oysters should also be back at some point soon.


    @AutumnBeerLove, HF staff member, has been nice enough to respond to questions on this thread and to provide valuable updates like the following:

    I think it is mostly safe to say our new draft onsite location in retail will stick around for the summer, if not the potential busier days. This keeps growler waits at a maximum of an hour with an average wait of under 30 minutes for a day. Along with that, it keeps two employees in retail and thus has the bottles line moving too.
     
  2. Gvd0006

    Gvd0006 Initiate (121) Oct 21, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Site was updated and BoT is still on it. Any chance it will last until open Thursday?
     
  3. ArkyVaughan

    ArkyVaughan Savant (923) Nov 1, 2013 New Jersey
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    I don't think the web site has been updated. I was there this afternoon. Susan was no longer on and Double Citra kicked around 2:00 pm. - both are still listed on the web site.
     
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  4. Gvd0006

    Gvd0006 Initiate (121) Oct 21, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Ahh thanks! Just noticed WoL got added and assumed it was updated.
     
  5. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,005) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Anyone have an idea what the stock is like for CD19, Arthur Puncheon and BoTK? Specifically the odds of any of them making it to Friday afternoon?
     
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  6. QCHopper

    QCHopper Initiate (82) Dec 9, 2014 Vermont
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    The WoL has not been added yet, don't look at the home page, look at the retail section to know if the site was updated or not.
     
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  7. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    I've been on vacation, so the site is a bit behind. Susan will be back to start the week along with the new works of Love beer. Double citra is gone.
     
  8. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (183) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    You get vacation?
     
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  9. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (183) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    At least they left the website work for you. haha. Hope it was a good one!
     
  10. Parkje04

    Parkje04 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Is the site behind on bottle availability as well? Thinking of coming up on Thursday. Thanks!
     
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  11. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (829) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    It's pretty consistently updated for the week on Monday/Tuesday.
     
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  12. ArkyVaughan

    ArkyVaughan Savant (923) Nov 1, 2013 New Jersey
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    I was there on Saturday and it looked like they had a lot of CD19 left.
     
  13. Gvd0006

    Gvd0006 Initiate (121) Oct 21, 2015 Massachusetts
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    How did the stack of BoT K look?
     
  14. ArkyVaughan

    ArkyVaughan Savant (923) Nov 1, 2013 New Jersey
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    Unfortunately, I didn't see where they were pulling the BoT bottles from, so I'm not sure. Same with Arthur Puncheon. There was a pallet labeled CD19 and it looked pretty full, which is why I think that one should last for a while.
     
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  15. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Lookin' pretty low.
     
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  16. Gvd0006

    Gvd0006 Initiate (121) Oct 21, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Think it will last into Thursday?
     
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  17. icfpny

    icfpny Initiate (174) Apr 3, 2015 New York
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    Anyone ski Stowe or Sugarbush today? Washout? Or worth coming up for this weekend for one more trip?
     
  18. Phineasco

    Phineasco Aspirant (208) Sep 4, 2016 Massachusetts

    Damn, I'm going tm. If BoT sells out I'll get works of love. I've never heard of spicebush.
     
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  19. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    No
     
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  20. Jedoucette

    Jedoucette Initiate (135) May 29, 2015 Connecticut

    A bit off-topic:

    Heading up Saturday and plan to pick up a good amount of the retail shop bottles. We are then traveling across the border to Montreal for a few days before heading back home through VT again to CT. Anyone done this before and know if I will have a problem at the border crossing (either coming or going) if I have a box full of HF?
     
  21. QCHopper

    QCHopper Initiate (82) Dec 9, 2014 Vermont
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    Being american you're good coming in with beer you bought in the US so long as you declare it and say it's for personal consumption... Can't say about going back though
     
  22. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (161) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

    I have zero experience doing this but that would make my heart race.
     
  23. knicks19947

    knicks19947 Zealot (574) Mar 7, 2014 New York
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    I am doing this exact same thing in August and was wondering the same thing. I have a family member in Montreal that said you have to declare alcohol and pay a tax but not sure I trust that info. Would like to hear from someone that has real experience.
     
  24. tjohn2401

    tjohn2401 Initiate (52) May 26, 2010 Michigan
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  25. Adirondack47

    Adirondack47 Initiate (167) Dec 25, 2013 New York
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    @AutumnBeerLove How does the supply of CD19, Arthur Puncheon and WOL look? Do you think that they will make it through Tomorrow?
     
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  26. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    CD19 and WoL will, yes. Puncheon is a maybe
     
  27. ekardz

    ekardz Aspirant (289) Dec 6, 2009 New York
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    E. returns.
     
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  28. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,430) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    On the other hand, the puncheon is now an onsite consumption only purchase.
     
  29. Keithengelke

    Keithengelke Initiate (184) Jun 23, 2015 Connecticut
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    Autumn Beer Love any idea of any new hops for fills was hoping double nelson survived.
     
  30. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Double Galaxy, the return of Conduct of Life, and a brand new IPA called "Three Magic Letters."
     
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  31. TJRoar

    TJRoar Aspirant (267) Nov 6, 2012 Connecticut
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    Anyone know how CD19 stock is looking? I won't be there till Friday.
     
  32. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Potentially going to sell out today or tomorrow would be my guess.
     
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  33. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (236) Jan 12, 2014 Utah
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    Anyone have any beta on Three Magic Letters? Supposedly it utilizes Riwaka, not sure I've had a Riwaka dominate beer before.
     
  34. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (352) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Susan uses Riwaka as well. Big notes of grapefruit in the flavor and aroma.
     
  35. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (382) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Picked some up yesterday. One of my new faves, really juicy. And yes, the 3 magic letters are IPA.
     
  36. ChrisV784

    ChrisV784 Initiate (134) Jun 1, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Heading up Saturday for the first time ever. So excited! The list that's up now, how much will that change between now and then?
     
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  37. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (221) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Tagging along to this. I've never gone on a Saturday before. If there's nothing special going on, what is a typical crowd these days? Waits and parking issues or not too bad?
     
  38. JTCelica

    JTCelica Initiate (134) Oct 12, 2014 Vermont
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    Waits on a Saturday can be hit or miss. This time of year with the mud, it's much less busy. If you eliminate the cray busy times like brewfest weekend, etc. the waits are still very manageable and it gives you time to enjoy a drink or two and to soak up the beautiful landscape. There is ample parking, so that shouldn't be an issue.
     
  39. dbphoto04

    dbphoto04 Initiate (114) Nov 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    So what are the odds E. and WoL tired hands last into the weekend?
     
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  40. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (228) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    I like your chances
     
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