Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (December 2016)

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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. 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 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.

    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.

    Holiday Schedule

    Closed:
    • Saturday, December 24
    • Saturday, December 31

    Open on their regular schedule all other days of the month, which are Wednesday to Saturday. See below if planning a long range visit to the brewery:

    http://hillfarmstead.com/retail-holidays/
     
  2. radio2525

    radio2525 Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Was very weird being up there today with no releases or anything special I was one of 6 people in the tap room. I did get the last bottle of Being & Time for onsite consumption which was nice
     
  3. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hey guys - could anyone give me any information on the BA Maple Syrup? Am I right to assume that it is indeed not beer or alcohol, but more of a sipping after dinner sweet bourbon like maple syrup? And if this is the case, is aging it not a problem? Sorry for such a potentially innocuous question, especially on the HF thread!! Thanks!
     
  4. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    You are correct on all accounts, and you can certainly use it as the “after dinner sweet bourbon like maple syrup” sipper you inquire about. However, I’d suggest alternating night and day:
    [​IMG]
    Age is no problem…
     
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  5. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I know i missed a bunch of great stouts from Hill Farmstead i would have liked to get, but does anyone know if there are more stouts to come in the future winter months. I dont know their typical beers or rough release schedule from past years.
     
  6. woodfinish

    woodfinish Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    There's never been a predictable schedule, but I'd be really surprised if we don't see a few more stouts over the winter months. Last January saw Madness & Civilization #5, for example.
     
  7. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    Thanks so much!
    Thanks so much! Now to procure a bottle!!
     
  8. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    Not a stout but looks like Aaron is hitting retail next week
     
  9. eb1610

    eb1610 Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    source?
     
  10. DonFrap

    DonFrap Feb 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    It's the first Collected Works beer this month. 500 mL this time
     
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  11. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    500ml 22$ and CW members get 2pp
     
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  12. the_bk

    the_bk Mar 2, 2014 Vermont

    Thanks for the heads up. Out of curiosity, have there been any other CW only bottles apart from the single origin GoM?
     
  13. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    Not yet but I suppose Aaron could be the 2nd one
     
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  14. woodfinish

    woodfinish Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Just went up on Instagram for Wednesday.
     
  15. TboneRN

    TboneRN Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    wait, wasn't it 500ml the first time?
     
  16. eb1610

    eb1610 Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    375ml in the same bottles flora variants
     
  17. TboneRN

    TboneRN Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I don't think that is correct
    Edit: just found on twitter: 500ml bottles
     
  18. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Yes.
     
  19. Myles048

    Myles048 Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    will the limit be 1PP on Thursday, y'all think? Or will this one not draw the masses like Clover and Art did?
     
  20. Mikecap

    Mikecap May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    It might be 1PP on Thursday. It also might still be 2PP on Thursday. It also could sell out on Wednesday.

    That's all I know for certain.
     
  21. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 Wisconsin

    You can post and ask AutumnBeerLove later this week, as that is the best way to find out information. But nobody will know until the week progresses as it depends on traffic and the bottle count (which they don't announce).

    My guess is it won't draw the crowd Clover did though. The words "Ann and Art barrels" make people go a bit crazy.

    I wonder what that release would have been like had they not mentioned that until a week or two into the release...
     
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  22. MarkJC1018

    MarkJC1018 Dec 27, 2009 Massachusetts

    Wednesday, December 7, Release Update:

    Aaron
    500ml, $22 per bottle, 2 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

    Aaron is our barleywine-style ale aged in bourbon barrels. Aaron A. Hill (1785 - 1869) was our great-great-great grandfather who operated the original tavern in North Greensboro—an industrious, inventive and indomitable figure in the community. The Hill Farmstead Brewery logo is based upon that tavern's original sign. In his honor, we crafted this barleywine, which has rested, unhurriedly and undisturbed, for over 2 years in bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries, absorbing the essence of its surroundings and history.

    Due to a scheduling change, we will release
    Leaves of Grass: 9/16/2016!
    375ml, $8 per bottle, 2 bottle limit per person

    Brewed on Sept. 16, 2016, this Farmstead® ale was brewed with sour candy and fermented entirely in oak.

    Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients, all of which further our understanding of the art and science of brewing.

    We will also release Florence this week.
    750ml, $10.

    Florence is our Farmstead® wheat ale, crafted from American malted barley, organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.
     
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  23. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    September 16, 2016 Leaves of Grass sounds very similar to the July 16, 2015 batch. Description and time lapsed between brew and release dates are nearly identical. Perhaps the first re-brewed LoG?
     
  24. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Good question. @AutumnBeerLove, what are the differences between the July '15 batch and this Sept '16 batch? Thanks.
     
  25. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Different recipe with the same idea...different process...Shaun says better execution/outcome.
     
  26. icfpny

    icfpny Apr 3, 2015 New York

  27. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Current GUEST BOTTLES available at the shop:

    • Casita Cerveceria: Damos Gracias - A holiday ale brewed with cranberry juice, oranges, sage, and hibiscus. 375ml. $9
    • Wunderkammer: Volume 1 - Wheat ale brewed with sumac and citrus and fermented in an oak barrel. 375ml. $9.50
    • Siren Craft Brew: Barrel Aged Lemon Cello IPA - Barrel aged ale brewed with spice and natural flavor. 330ml. $9
     
  28. icfpny

    icfpny Apr 3, 2015 New York

    @AutumnBeerLove -- I know it's tough to say so early, but based on today's turnout do you think Aaron will stay at 2pp through Saturday? I'll probably head over on Friday afternoon after skiing.
     
  29. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Pretty confident that it will be a 2 limit on Saturday
     
  30. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    I tried the non barrel aged version of the Siren Lemon Cello beer when they originally released it a couple years ago and was pleasantly surprised. It turned me on to both lemoncello (didn't know what it was prior to this) and Siren, which I subsequently visited when I was in the U.K. visiting family. Unfortunatly, Siren beers are aggregiously overpriced in the Boston market when available, but usually really pretty tasty nonetheless. I'd drop the $9 for the BA Lemon Cello without a second thought, and I've seen the Caribbean Chocolate Cake Stout at a couple places in the Portland, Maine area - that's worth the $5 - $7 or what ever they're charging too. Cheers!
     
  31. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Oysters being served at the brewery this Saturday along with Caja Madera's tacos and soup.
     
  32. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    New releases...

    On Wednesday, December 14, we are releasing two beers in our Retail Shop...

    First up is Phenomenology of Spirit (Phänomenologie des Geistes).

    750ml, $30 per bottle, 3 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

    Phenomenology of Spirit was our first collaborative saison--originally conceived and brewed in 2010 with friends from Tired Hands, McKenzie, and our sister brewery, Grassroots Brewing, formerly located in Denmark. This unique offering was primary fermented and aged in French oak wine barrels along with multiple strains of wild yeast and our resident microflora.

    This is the 2014 vintage, bottled in 2016.

    In addition, we are releasing Leaves of Grass: July 25, 2016.

    375ml, $12, 1 bottle limit per person (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy).

    Leaves of Grass: July 25, 2016 is a Farmstead® ale brewed with pineappleweed and aged in oak. Leaves of Grass represents our brewery's collective pursuit to create, explore, and challenge. For each batch, we employ uniquely different processes and ingredients. This particular batch was aged for an extended period of time in wine barrels and has undergone an extended period of bottle conditioning.

    This beer was brewed in collaboration with Sterling College
     
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  33. oldbean

    oldbean Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    Umm... is that a thing?

    (Alright, I'm not too lazy to Google it. Yes, it is a thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_discoidea)
     
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  34. skleice

    skleice Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    What's the glassware typically available? They normally have these in stock?

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  35. BibsBrewing

    BibsBrewing Dec 18, 2012 Connecticut
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    Unfortunately, they no longer sell that shape glass. Don't break it! They have varying colored fonts of these two glasses.

    • Hill Farmstead Branded Tasting Glasses: $4
    • Hill Farmstead Branded Willi Becher Glass: $6
     
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  36. skleice

    skleice Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    That's a bummer. That's not my pic! Oh well. Tx
     
  37. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Anybody know the name of this HF glass in the picture?
     
  38. skleice

    skleice Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    It's a Durabor, TH sells them too.
     
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  39. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    The specific glass is Durobor Charente. A personal go-to glass for all styles of beer. If you can, I suggest always inspecting those glasses before buying - I've noticed a lot of flaws in them (bubbles in the stem, cracks, wobbly base, etc.).
     
  40. woodfinish

    woodfinish Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    So far as the staff at HF has told me, this is why they stopped selling this glass. Too much batch-to-batch variance in quality.

    They also said they'd like to bring them back after "a break", if they can get some consistency again.
     
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