Currently on the Shelves at Hill Farmstead (December 2015)

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  1. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Mar 16, 2013 New York

    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.

    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/main/2015/3/30/updated-bottle-release-policy.html
     
  2. Gsulliv2

    Gsulliv2 Dec 9, 2014 Massachusetts
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    hey guys, I just saw that Twilight of the Idols is still listed on HF's "onward" section (future bottle releases section) under bottle releases. I'm hoping to get a few bottles but don't think I'll make it this week and I'd bet it runs out soon. should I take this as an indication that they're doing another run of Twilight of the Idols or do you all think that they simply forgot to remove it from the "onward" section? thanks!
     
  3. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    I would say they just haven't removed it yet
     
  4. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Feb 1, 2015 Vermont

    Any idea if twilight will last through the week?
     
  5. kgoyette

    kgoyette Feb 13, 2011 Massachusetts

    Going up Saturday, pretty much accepting the fact that Twilight will not be available, but I can hope
     
  6. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    Limit is still 6pp/per day... I will shocked if it doesn't make it to Sat.
     
  7. Davl22

    Davl22 Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    In the past twilight was a staple on draft during the winter. I would be surprised if he didn't rebrew it a couple more times.
     
  8. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    Looks like Casita Cerveceria's collaboration with Magic Rock will be available in the retailshop tomorrow...
     
  9. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Feb 1, 2015 Vermont

    Just updated, $11, 500ml, sounds delicious.
     
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  10. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    Guess they read this post cause they removed it lol. Also updated the "On-site" section with Elaborative 4. I wonder if they are still pouring CD15 since they didn't add it while updating
     
  11. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont

    Elab 4 was so odd - nice nose, great flavor...and no finish at all. Just gone. Literally disappeared completely after each sip. Great for a summer seasonal - but very perplexing! After the CD13, it was the ultimate palate-cleanser.
     
  12. mrl491

    mrl491 Nov 25, 2015 New Hampshire

    I apologize if this is a common question but I am planning on going to Hill Farmstead tomorrow. Would you guys recommend doing Lost Nation or Worthy Burger for lunch after? Perhaps somewhere else? I haven't been to either and they both seem to be great spots.
     
  13. ReedRothcild82

    ReedRothcild82 Nov 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Lost Nation is awesome and if you are heading back to Waterbury/Stowe it'll be on your way. The food at Lost Nation is fantastic.
     
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  14. Fahmie25

    Fahmie25 Jan 2, 2008 New York

    big fan of lost nation food. if you have time though, i'd say go to parker pie instead (its about 25 minutes further away from where you're likely heading back to, but 100% worth it).
     
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  15. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    Depends on what route you are taking for sure. If you are heading up 93 to 91 and returning that way then Parker Pie will be your best bet as it will be the least out of your way. If you are headed down 100 to 89 (or wherever) then you can't go wrong with Lost Nation (so everyone says, I have not been yet but certainly believe the folks who say it is great) or Worthy Burger, or one of the stops in Waterbury.
     
  16. cappy201

    cappy201 Mar 25, 2012 Massachusetts
    Trader

    Worthy Burger has otherworldly burgers and fries...and an insane tap list.
     
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  17. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Feb 1, 2015 Vermont

    You really can't go wrong either way.
     
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  18. AdamF625

    AdamF625 Nov 25, 2010 Massachusetts

    How were the roads today? Thinking about heading up tomorrow.
     
  19. mrl491

    mrl491 Nov 25, 2015 New Hampshire

    I really appreciate all the advice! I also wanted to add, for anyone curious, that I tweeted at Hill Farmstead to see how the stock of Twilight was doing and he said he brewed a ton this year and expects it to last another few weeks.
     
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  20. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Feb 1, 2015 Vermont

    Thanks for the info! Much appreciated
     
  21. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Roads were fine yesterday- just a little muddy. They are covered in snow today though with a couple inches dropping so far...
     
  22. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut

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    On Weds., Dec. 9, during normal retail hours, we're excited to release Flora aged on blueberries, black currants and raspberries.

    A few barrels of Flora were selected, and that beer was aged further on a blend of fresh, hand-picked berries from Greensboro and East Hardwick.

    $20 per bottle
    4 per person
     
  23. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    I will be there for that on Thursday. Mmmm mmmmmm!
     
  24. aabuhanna

    aabuhanna Aug 29, 2014 Connecticut

    So... Uh... Shaun posted a photo of Ann saying the next batch is coming in a few months....

    Get hype?
     
  25. adventurtons

    adventurtons May 30, 2015 Connecticut

    So I have a friend going up to HF this weekend. Thoughts on Flora and Twilight still being available based on past releases? Flora is a pretty generous 4 bottle limit.
     
  26. slengteng

    slengteng Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    I haven't been up since June but I'm thinking of heading up for this Flora release. Are they still doing the order cards that you fill out and take to the register?
     
  27. aabuhanna

    aabuhanna Aug 29, 2014 Connecticut

    No.

    There's two shops now. The new building is the tasting room and growler fills. It's actually chaotic. I would STRONGLY recommend you drop your growlers off first. When I was up for the CD15 release, it took 45 minutes for the first person in line's growlers to get filled because there is no limit. People bring like 30 growlers to get filled and they only have one person doing it.

    The old space is strictly bottles and merch.

    Most likely definitely be good for Flora; Twilight is TBA because there's no hint as to how much is left.
     
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  28. aabuhanna

    aabuhanna Aug 29, 2014 Connecticut

    I see what you did there. What is hype may never die. Only comes back stronger, harder.
     
  29. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    When you walk into the new space they have a deli ticket machine right there. They also have an electronic sign on the wall that indicates the ticket they are currently filling. So grab a ticket immediately and then get bottles or some pours or whatever while you wait for your number.

    When I was there the Saturday after Thanksgiving it was not very busy, but they had about 5 people available to fill at the three different sets of taps. The most popular beers are running multiple taps so as long as they are properly staffed I would think they should keep things moving along a lot better than they used to even if it is crowded.

    Have fun!
     
  30. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    They run a tight game now, it has really improved. With Flora coming on this week I am sure they are expecting many people and will be prepared for that. Of course if people show up wanting 20-30 growlers then all you can do is wait.

    1. Pick a number
    2. Grab a drink
    3. Get your bottles
    4. Enjoy your drink till the your number comes up

    FYI they said they would have Flora on site so that plus 4pp probably means they are good through Sat. on Flora
     
  31. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Flora is super good but I don't think it's $20 375ml good. Honestly I don't really think anything is $20 a glass good.
     
  32. Respirologist

    Respirologist Feb 26, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Good more for me !
     
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  33. slengteng

    slengteng Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Wow I thought this was a joke but just saw the site says no growler limit also. Crazy. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  34. Mikecap

    Mikecap May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Last time I was there I asked what the growler "record" was. Phil said about 75, cheers to whoever did that.
     
  35. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    In an effort to get back to the purpose of the thread, I maybe missed it before but Florence is on shelf this week... No limit

    Also added officially to on site list is Flora B/B/R... Eager to see the price on that
     
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  36. MattOC

    MattOC Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
    Trader

    Price is there:
    • Flora aged on blueberries, black currants and raspberries: A few barrels of Flora were selected, and that beer was aged further on a blend of fresh, hand-picked berries from Greensboro and East Hardwick. 375ml, $20. Limit 4 per person.
     
  37. nimbleprop

    nimbleprop Apr 4, 2008 District of Columbia

    HF had a ticketed system for Flora Cuvee back in September, right? Required the ticket holder to show up on a specific day and with ID in order to claim their one bottle. I did not get a ticket, but that seemed to work (as it has for Dark Lord, etc).
     
  38. scrub0bk

    scrub0bk Feb 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Weird question - but does HF let you take empty bottles of stuff you drink onsite? Been saving my HF labels and would like to get labels of one's i've drank on site as well
     
  39. Fahmie25

    Fahmie25 Jan 2, 2008 New York

    yeah, they pour it for you and ask you if you want to keep the bottle
     
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  40. adventurtons

    adventurtons May 30, 2015 Connecticut

    Is Flora always a 375ml release? Thought they were 500ml or 750s in the past?
     
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