Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (September 2016)

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  1. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (202) 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).

    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

    Expect food trucks / carts through Columbus Day weekend. You can bring the food into the tasting room or bring your tasting glass to the food truck area.


    @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. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (196) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

  3. papposilenus

    papposilenus Defender (630) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    A third of the way through the month and only two posts to the HF thread! Are they losing the love?

    I haven't been to Greensboro for two or three months, myself. Can anyone speak to the lines, wait times, or apparent volume being moved up there?
     
  4. wasatchback

    wasatchback Aspirant (246) Jan 12, 2014 Utah
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    No it's the beginning of September. Pretty dead time all throughout VT.

    Got there at 11:30 the other day (Thursday). Was the only one there til noon. 6 people when I left at noon.

    Their beer is still alright, I will confirm.
     
  5. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Initiate (191) Feb 5, 2016 Massachusetts
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    How come I'm seeing growlers of Abner popping up but I'm not seeing it on their draft list?
     
  6. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Aspirant (270) Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
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    It's still available for fills

    http://hillfarmstead.com/retail/
     
  7. the_bk

    the_bk Initiate (147) Mar 2, 2014 Vermont
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    There is an ABV limit on what is available for draft on-site so that people don't drive drunk.
     
  8. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Initiate (191) Feb 5, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Just to be be clear for myself, Abner is never bottled?
     
  9. dwmetsfan13

    dwmetsfan13 Initiate (153) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Correct. All of their hoppy beers are growler/draft only.
     
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  10. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (196) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Minor amendment: Dorothy and the dry-hopped Arthur variants are hoppier farmhouse ales, and they're bottled. At least at one time, Dorothy's label advised that it be kept cold and opened fresh.
     
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  11. pehodges

    pehodges Initiate (161) May 25, 2013 Massachusetts
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    It's on the draft list now- probably put it on at the end of last week and didn't update the web page.
     
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  12. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Initiate (181) Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Cambridge Brew Co. facebook has pictures of them at HF brewing a pumpkin/gourd beer. Super interested in that.
     
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  13. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (232) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    It's been on there the whole time...
     
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  14. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (228) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Do they do samples these days at all or is it simply just growlers and the "larger" pours? I know the drink limit mentions samples but I didn't see anything else about samples on the website.

    Thanks
     
  15. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (202) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    Yes, they do samples but not on everything on tap.
     
  16. Loanstarbeergeek89

    Loanstarbeergeek89 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2016 Maine
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    How long do the special bottles last?
     
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  17. QCHopper

    QCHopper Initiate (82) Dec 9, 2014 Vermont
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    They have been really good at setting limits so the special bottles last at least through the week. Sometimes longer depending on crowds. It was mentioned to me that this is now the slow season where beer festivals have stopped and the busy foliage season hasn't begun. Bottles might actually last
     
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  18. Burntfoot

    Burntfoot Disciple (319) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    wish I could get up there for some Elab 5
     
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  19. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (232) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Everything on tap is available for sample.
     
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  20. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Aspirant (202) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    Oops, probably mixed up a pour with a sample in the past. Thanks for the correction.
     
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  21. Dil_thebeerdrinking_do

    Dil_thebeerdrinking_do Disciple (347) Jan 21, 2014 Georgia
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    Except for on Saturdays right? Also I saw in the past that they sometimes do not do growler fills on Saturday? My folks are going to be there Saturday that is why I am asking.
    Thanks.
     
  22. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (232) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Saturday also. We sometimes remove our nitro or wild beer from onsite availability on Saturday. Otherwise, everything on tap is available for tasting.

    And growler fills have never, ever, ever not been available during retail hours. We focus on growlers and bottles much more than onsite consumption. We are not a bar, hence the two drink limit.
     
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  23. Str8fromtheGrnMtns

    Str8fromtheGrnMtns Initiate (170) Sep 8, 2014 Vermont
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  24. Burntfoot

    Burntfoot Disciple (319) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    no proxy please!
     
  25. ewendel

    ewendel Initiate (145) Feb 12, 2008 Washington
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    Well, unless the aim is to take Collected Works in the complete opposite direction of its original intent, I do hope there are trustees / proxies allowed, as was the case in 2013... Although I'll likely be met with disappointment a la the basic laws of probability, this Washingtonian would rather not be faced with disappointment straight outta the gate.
     
  26. benbking

    benbking Disciple (305) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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    Bi -Annual pick ups are a possibility. Good luck in the lotto.
     
  27. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Initiate (181) Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Collected Works details are up: http://hillfarmstead.com/cw/

    Basically, $100 membership fee gets you:

    -Guaranteed opportunity to buy every bottle release for the next year and have the bottles held for you for pickup (1 month, 3 month, 6 month options)
    -At least one members only release (sounds like potential for a few)
    -Higher bottle limits on some releases
    -Growler fills and retail sales on Tuesdays
    -First crack at membership in future years

    Oh man. I really really hope I get picked.

    Only real downside I see is no Saturday pickups. Like the no proxies rule, however, probably geared to keeping as many of the signups as close to home as possible.
     
    #27 wehaveamap, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  28. benbking

    benbking Disciple (305) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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    They're basically saying, come have a membership day on Tuesdays, the way I read it. And If I get in, that's my plan. 3 month windows, tuesday pick up(barring weather). And they're using this to donate to the community, for childhood education. Very exciting stuff.
     
  29. JStampler

    JStampler Disciple (372) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I'm trying to figure out how their pickup windows are going to work for Collected Works. If I choose bi-annual, do I have to go the specific days they make pickups available? My family has a house in greensboro but it's closed for the winter and I usually don't get up there in the spring until April.
     
  30. shawn14526

    shawn14526 Initiate (95) Dec 11, 2009 New York
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    They specifically mentioned March and September.
    Anyway, I entered the "lottery" and chose bi-annual. Here's hoping.
     
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  31. JStampler

    JStampler Disciple (372) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I know but I wasn't sure if those are the only times you can pick up the bottles if if the pickups start in March and September and you can pick up any time after those dates. Seems weird to only have specific times when you can pick up bottles if they just have them stored int he back somewhere. If I show up in April I would miss out on everything I purchased before then just because I didn't get there a few days before?
     
  32. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (232) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Hello everyone,

    as per the Collected works posting, if you have any questions please email: hfbcollectedworks@gmail.com
    Please don't call, email info@, FB message, BA message or any other means of communication.
    Emailing hfbcollectedworks@gmail.com will provide you with the most comprehensive answer to your question.

    Kevin
     
  33. ewendel

    ewendel Initiate (145) Feb 12, 2008 Washington
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    Yep, I already sent 'em an email regarding this exact question. I'm the crazy person from Washington state that's actually considering this... so, yeah, howdy. I imagine they'll clarify directly on that Collected Works webpage, either in the relevant section, or in the FAQs.
     
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  34. pisano

    pisano Zealot (517) Sep 18, 2007 Massachusetts
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    I was wondering the same thing. It seems like they wouldn't mind if you make your pick up on some other date so long as you give them ample notice of your plans (I would assume it's so that they can grab your bottles from storage and get them ready ahead of time).
     
  35. LCC

    LCC Initiate (152) Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts
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    what is on the shelves today? elab 5 going to last through tomorrow?
    per their promise, the website has been updated sporadically, whimsically.
    thanks!
     
  36. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (232) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    The retail page is updated to the minute with what is available.
     
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  37. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Aspirant (234) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Sounds amazing.Hopefully the wife or I get selected.
     
  38. Faxmesomehalibut

    Faxmesomehalibut Zealot (542) May 22, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Anyone know what was for onsite today? Might be going tomorrow and wondering if there was anything spectacular on today...
     
  39. cgskippy

    cgskippy Initiate (162) Apr 6, 2013 New York
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    from Facebook group looks like 3F A&G, CD 15, Elab 1 and 5, and Vera Mae '15 among others
     
  40. GreaserGreg

    GreaserGreg Initiate (135) Feb 27, 2015 New York
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    Lou Pepe Kriek '12 as well.
     
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