Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (January/February 2018)

Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. WarbyJones

    WarbyJones Initiate (178) Jan 11, 2014 Maine
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    As someone who was in the taproom yesterday, I felt so bad for the staff every time they had to carve open a bottle of Art. Could you give the taproom staff a break and skip the wax on the on-site only releases?
  2. bla211

    bla211 Initiate (173) Mar 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Do it for the gram...
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  3. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (183) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    We are supposed to get a very nasty bout of freezing rain on Friday night, followed by the chance for significant snowfall and wind on Saturday am. Check the weather forecast. That could be a pretty miserable drive .
  4. mjco04

    mjco04 Aspirant (210) May 30, 2013 Connecticut
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    Per social media posts, Art should be available for the entire month of January.
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  5. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (3,696) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Was not expecting that! I was perfectly happy missing out on something that was going to sell out this week, 12 hours away. But this changes everything...
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  6. mjco04

    mjco04 Aspirant (210) May 30, 2013 Connecticut
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    I am hoping that BGAE lasts til next Friday (1/19) given the 2pp limit. Last year, M&C10 lasted for a good two weeks and with F&T released a week after.
  7. OGShotzy

    OGShotzy Devotee (437) Oct 5, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Are Mosaic IPA and S&S 8 the only available cans this week?
  8. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Initiate (145) Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    They were the only cans available yesterday.

    Re: Art. As the supply of Art bottles visible in the taproom fridge dwindled, tension ran high in the taproom line. That is, until an employee heroically restocked the fridge with something like 100 additional bottles.

    There seems to be a ton of Art available this month, so I wouldn't sweat lining up outside the taproom at open or otherwise inconveniencing yourself to secure a glass. The daily taproom "ration" of Art bottles is not small.
  9. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (3,696) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Probably a stupid question with an obvious answer (like: because delicious and limited!) but why are bottles like Art (and Ann) so rare and coveted? Aren't beers like Arthur and Anna produced fairly frequently and in high volume? It seems like they have a lot of barrel aged beers that stick around for a while, yet are also from lower yields bases. I have no way of confirming that assumption, but just curious as to thoughts. Or if there's been any official info on the process or production of these higher value bottles, that'd be great too!
  10. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (184) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    From Shaun's Instagram post:

    In honor of a new year, we offer to you one of our favorite and most elusive beers: Art. This particular release began its life nearly 5 years ago as a brew day and primary fermentation of Arthur in 2013. After being placed in wine barrels, the evolution of Arthur into Art is an indeterminate and metamorphic occurrence. Only a single digit percentage of all wine barrel aged Arthur becomes what is unmistakably identifiable as Art - the remainder is often blended into Civil Disobedience. The beer, the barrel, and some yet unknown, unquantifiable condition seems to dictate its path and appearance. It is identified and selected only through the emotional response which it induces during barrel tasting. This particular beer began its bottle conditioning on March 18, 2015.

    This will only be offered for on-site consumption. Due to the very small volume, we chose 375ml bottles for this release in order to further spread its availability. To the brave, warm hearted patrons that should choose to visit us in the month of January, we offer you this as what we hope will be an auspicious beginning to 2018.
    Thank You and Happiest of New Years!
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  11. purephase

    purephase Initiate (169) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    Similarly with Ann:
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  12. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (3,696) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I lose at social media again!

    Thanks guys.
  13. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,502) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Mosaic cans are out.
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  14. LCC

    LCC Initiate (160) Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts
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    looks like BGE is down to 1pp today.
  15. Rennim

    Rennim Initiate (11) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    Sounds like BGE may not last the day.
  16. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (275) Jan 12, 2014 Utah
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    Ann and Art are Anna and Arthur that spend time in barrels correct? So Anna and Arthur (and all the relatively accessible Farmstead beers) are 100% stainless ferments? Correct? Or do they spend time in a Foeder? Anyone know?
  17. trafficassassin

    trafficassassin Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2016 Vermont

    What makes you say that?
  18. Rennim

    Rennim Initiate (11) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts

  19. mhull

    mhull Initiate (132) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    From a buddy on-site: Art just sold out
  20. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (333) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Probably just their daily allotment sold out
  21. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (526) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Heard same thing at 12:04. Half an hour to sell out of day's allotment when people were getting post 4pm Weds and Thurs?
  22. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (183) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    All of their saisons spend time in oak, including Ann and Arthur.
  23. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    Their farmhouse ales are now almost always in Oak for some time unless noted stainless steel version. (I remember they had a Florence stainless steel a year or so ago bottled).
    The Arthur not used for Arthur bottles/draft is used for blends like in Civil Disobedience and others except Art is in its own specially chosen barrel. Same goes for Ann I believe but not sure if they brew Anna as often or blend with it as much. I believe this is about right(but I don't work there).
  24. GatheringBrews

    GatheringBrews Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2011 Vermont

    I can assure you, it'll last into tomorrow.
  25. Rennim

    Rennim Initiate (11) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    Congrats. Just telling you what I was told at open.
  26. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (239) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    It will be available tomorrow.
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  27. TheNinthLetter

    TheNinthLetter Initiate (132) Apr 16, 2017 New York
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    Well that’s good then for my cousin who was heading up in the morning to grab us both bottles; bad for me though that its 1pp now. Maybe he’ll share his lol.
  28. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (374) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    I'm not sure if it's the cans, or the newly sourced hops, but the cans of Mosaic and S+S 8 I had this week were some of the best hoppy beers I've had from HF(or anywhere) so far. The level of complexity and depth is ridiculous. Keep up the good work!
  29. nicktown

    nicktown Initiate (115) Nov 12, 2017 Connecticut
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    no chance bg&e lasts until Saturday I'm assuming
  30. sourdog

    sourdog Zealot (523) Feb 24, 2014 California
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    There were maybe 15 boxes of BG&E on the pallet when we left at 3pm on Saturday if that helps give you an idea of inventory.
  31. Headynuggz

    Headynuggz Initiate (5) Sep 30, 2016 Maryland

    Hey sorry if I sound like a noob and this has been answered a million times, but what are the current lines like? I will be coming this Friday afternoon and wanted to know what time I should arrive so that I have enough time to go through the bottle and draft lines before they close. Any help would be appreciated.
  32. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,502) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    You shouldn't have a problem. I was there last Thursday and waited in line for less than 5 minutes in retail and taproom. Fridays/weekend can be longer, but if there is not a popular release you should be fine.
  33. Phineasco

    Phineasco Zealot (546) Sep 4, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Anybody making the drive up tm? My boss told me I don't need to come in tm because of the storm. I wonder how tough a drive that would be, I don't think NH and VT are getting as much snow.
  34. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,502) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Mostly cloudy this afternoon. Chance of snow showers north, snow showers or periods of light snow likely southwest and in the central Green Mountains, a rising chance southeast. Highs in the mid to upper 20s south, low to mid 20s north, except teens near the Québec border. South winds around 5 mph, except northeast 5 to 10 mph in the St. Lawrence Valley.

    Scattered snow showers west and north from the Champlain Valley. Snow likely east and south, steadiest in far southern areas of Vermont and New Hampshire, and in the Berkshires. Accumulation a trace to 3 inches north, and 2 to 6 inches south. Lows in the 20s south and in the Champlain Valley, teens elsewhere north. Winds light and variable.

    Morning snow, tapering to snow showers from west to east in the afternoon. Storms totals 5 to 10 inches far south, 3 to 6 inches elsewhere south of the Adirondacks and Route 2, 2 to 5 inches northeast and in the northern Greens, and 1 to 3 inches from the Champlain Valley north and west. Highs mainly from the mid 20s to around 30. Winds becoming west at 5 to 10 mph.

    Wednesday Night
    Becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper single digits to mid teens. West to northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening, diminishing to light and variable.

    Significant/Hazardous Weather
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  35. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (237) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    I use to see real time updates on driving conditions all over VT, NH, and ME. Can also look at highway cameras and pavement temps real time. Very helpful in my winter beer travels.
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