Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (November/December 2018)

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  1. lic217

    lic217 Savant (925) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I might lineup at 2:30 if it were free, i could drink with a friend while I waited, did not have to work, and could magically transport from CT to get there and to get back.
     
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  2. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Plum box was a hefty $150. Of course I ponied up.
     
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  3. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (378) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Were you one of the 2:30am'ers?
     
  4. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Aspirant (289) Nov 6, 2010 Canada (BC)
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    I think this may be the right forum to ask this: How much of a role does Shaun play in each batch of beer? I remember him being in control of the first however many and it being like a big deal (to him) that he missed one while traveling.

    Just a curiosity.

    I just had Mary for the first time (sixer a couple weeks ago). Damn what a good beer. I'm so much more about refinement and nuance now in my beer consumption. I need to live closer to Hill.
     
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  5. ransom22

    ransom22 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan

    The people who lined up at 2:30am are truly an inspiration to live up to

    I heard the first two were an old couple doing it for their grandchildren
     
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  6. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Got there at 8:30. 24th in line.
     
  7. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (378) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Did you hear how many sets there were total?
     
  8. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    About 35 I would guess. Opened at 11:30 and sold out at 12:30 with 2 points of sale.
     
  9. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,076) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I was there for that. Mental. Complete opposite of the year before where the weather had been stunning (still proud to see I’m on the cover photo of the 2012 anni album on their site!)

    Zero commendments. Actually negative commendments. Edit - you’re the bait and switch guy - it’s all coming together now.
     
  10. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    Can anyone confirm that people actually showed up at 2:30am? That's craziness. Aside from the fact it was 10 degrees outside, I think people forget that there is a home on the property. You are basically standing in someone's driveway. I would've kicked them off of my property and restricted them from purchasing anything. It seems pretty disrespectful. That being said, it doesn't seem like the HF folks had an issue with it, so I probably shouldn't either. This "hobby" can turn into an obsession very easily...
     
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  11. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Aspirant (206) Apr 14, 2014 Vermont
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    I think I'd rather just show up later and drink an Arthur or something. No beer is worth that.
     
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  12. bhatch729

    bhatch729 Aspirant (226) Nov 8, 2017 Massachusetts
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    People in a Facebook group chatted with an elderly couple who got there at that ungodly hour to get the plum boxes as presents for their grandkids they said
     
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  13. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    My grandmother gets me a AAA Membership.... thanks a lot Mimi and Papa.
     
  14. dubdrop

    dubdrop Disciple (343) Aug 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Personally, I would never show up to HF that early, but I feel like they're encouraging this behavior lately by selling magnums to the first 15-20 people in line and now with these vintage boxes. It's a conflicting message compared to the past where it was clear they didn't want people showing up early. Obviously 2am is absurd, but what is now considered acceptable? An hour early? 2? Hopefully if they continue the vintage boxes, they become silent releases and are not every day so people don't feel compelled to go to HF in the middle of the night to score these highly sought bottles.
     
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  15. bhatch729

    bhatch729 Aspirant (226) Nov 8, 2017 Massachusetts
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    looking like the 2:30 AM arrivers ruined the fun for everyone else. no boxes today, but they do have Anna mags
     
  16. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (474) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Mellow visit to the taproom today. Would love to spend an afternoon there.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. lovindahops

    lovindahops Meyvn (1,028) Mar 26, 2010 New York

    I’m less than 24 hours away of visit there as well. It’s my number one fav place to be. Save some for me brother. Cheers.

     
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  18. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    This bottle list is out of control right now.
     
  19. Michaelpro824

    Michaelpro824 Initiate (118) Nov 27, 2015 New York
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    Seriously, Double Gal back on for fills too, is that new this week? Who wants to hook me up with a GoM trade? Someone's gotta have a spare grandma this week
     
  20. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Disciple (318) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    I will never understand why people get worked up about how other people spend their time. If someone wants to show up super early and the brewery does not mind then more power to them. I would assume that they enjoyed it for one reason or another.
     
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  21. rodmanfor3

    rodmanfor3 Savant (931) Aug 11, 2014 Vermont
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    Zero "commendments" to you on making the cover photo of the 2012 Anniversary album. Actually, negative "commendments." Edit: You're the guy with poor grammar; it's all coming together now.
     
  22. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,076) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Not going to lie - being called out by the B&S king for using a fake word - definitely the low point of my BA career. The shame is real
     
  23. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    I honestly can't tell if Bait and Switch is serious with all of this stuff, or if he is just screwing with us...
     
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  24. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Disciple (389) Apr 2, 2011 Maine
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    I’m actually not even sure which is your worst take, bait and switch, or this.
     
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  25. 7irondave

    7irondave Defender (667) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    The correct answer is Bait and Switch
     
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  26. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    The answer will always be B&S... always.
     
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  27. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Poo-Bah (1,787) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  28. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,585) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Any indication of canning? Or even letting growler fills in the future? Would love to try without making a trip but I'm not opposed to another trip down the line...
     
  29. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (294) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Sounds dope-glad I am going on Wednesday .
     
  30. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (474) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    ~11 month old Everett tasting nice on this cold winter night....
    [​IMG]
     
  31. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Taking the day off and heading up tomorrow. Any suggestions of other breweries I can check out (that are somewhat off 91) on my way back home?
     
  32. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (158) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Brick & Feather in Turners Falls, MA. River Roost in WRJ, VT. And not sure of your definition of "somewhat of 91" but Upper Pass' new spot in South Royalton, VT is on my list of breweries to hit soon.
     
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  33. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately for me, none of them are open tomorrow. I will definitely keep them in mind for my next trip. I'd also take suggestions for solid shops along the way..wouldn't mind grabbing some cloud drop on the way home.
     
  34. ransom22

    ransom22 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan

    Is Hill Farmstead done dropping stouts/porters for the season?
     
  35. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (158) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    My bad. The tomorrow part didn't register in my brain. Big Fatty's Crowler Pit in WRJ has a good selection (shares a parking lot with River Roost :slight_frown:). Big Fatty's restaurant itself always has a good taplist as well. As does Trail Break across the street. I've never been, but people say good things about the Brattleboro Coop. When I go through there during ski season I'm always too busy getting maple BBQ pulled pork and desserts from Vermont Country Deli.
     
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  36. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,137) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    It's a slight detour onto 93, but maybe Schilling Beer in Littleton, NH?

    River Roost is closed on Wednesdays but Big Fatty's BBQ is in the same parking lot, has a solid tap list and a good bottle shop including crowler station attached. It's just a few minutes off 91 in WRJ, easy off, easy on. That, and the Brattleboro Food Coop off exit 3 are your best shops along the way.
     
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  37. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,137) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Ha! Beat me by two minutes! Damn fat German fingers.
     
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  38. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Looks like I will be checking out this restaurant and getting a couple crowlers filled!
     
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  39. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    The crowler list looks pretty sweet! Good call.
     
  40. rodmanfor3

    rodmanfor3 Savant (931) Aug 11, 2014 Vermont
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    They typically hold off on "big" releases during the winter months, but my best guess would be that we will be seeing one or two limited BA stout/porter offerings in the next few months.

    I would not be surprised (although this is purely speculative) if the following beers were released this winter: M&C #12, BA Everett, a BoT coffee variant, and Port Damon.
     
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