Currently on the shelves at Hill Farmstead (September/October 2018)

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  1. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (131) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    “Consolation pours” is the best...”world-class saisons” is pretty good too.
     
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  2. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (144) Feb 5, 2011 Maine
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    Surprised to see Damon popping up again so soon. Not that I’m complaining or anything...

     
  3. jacincm

    jacincm Initiate (53) Mar 29, 2018 Pennsylvania

    So I never really tried any HF beers outside of an Amarillo IPA I got randomly in a trade. I started trading with a guy who can get HF pretty regularly and he offered to get me anything they have whenever he goes. He's going this week for the Damon release and I'm planning on asking him to get me S&S4 and Double Nelson. I've never really gotten into Saisons/Farmhouse Ale's but I'd like to go through all that HF has to offer. I'm planning on asking for 2-3 bottles from the retail shop. What do you guys think is a good starting point?
     
  4. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Initiate (78) Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Anna, Arthur, and Florence are musts IMO. BroSo, Convivial and Nordic are all great as well. But if you're limiting yourself to 3 bottles, I'd suggest Anna, Arthur, and Florence.
     
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  5. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,814) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I agree with the above suggestion.
     
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  6. dogdrule

    dogdrule Initiate (177) Jan 11, 2018 Massachusetts
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    I know there's no way to know but guessing at 3pp Damon is expected to last more than a day?
     
  7. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (207) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Yes, it should absolutely last more than 1 day. Most 3pp limit beers last into the next week, although sometimes limits get reduced based on larger than anticipated turnout on the first day of sales.
     
  8. Davl22

    Davl22 Aspirant (261) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    My own personal preference, I'd tag on Nordic Saison to that lineup. It's def one of the more underrated/complex beers they make for $12 a 750ml.
     
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  9. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (343) Jan 12, 2014 Bahamas
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    If you’re to pick one it would be Arthur, all day every day.
     
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  10. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (207) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it's wrong.

    Florence is the correct answer.
     
  11. MattOC

    MattOC Disciple (354) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I agree, Dave. Anna is the correct answer.
     
  12. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,570) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Unsurprisingly Anna is my highest rated HF saison as well.
     
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  13. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (199) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Does HF close their doors at 5pm if there is a line? I am just curious, as I am debating making a trip up tomorrow, but wouldn't likely get there until about 5pm. More specifically, if I get there at 4:50 and there is a line, will I be out of luck, or is it be there by 5pm and you will be able to buy beer. Thanks
     
  14. Shwilly_Vanilli

    Shwilly_Vanilli Initiate (156) Dec 20, 2013 Connecticut
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    I actually came here to post the same exact question! Anyone?
     
  15. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (996) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    As long as you’re in the doors by 5pm then you’re good to go. As far as a line that may push one outside of that timeslot upon arriving, then would give them a call ahead of time
     
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  16. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (199) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Thanks-I saw their FAQ online which basically states what you have written, I just am not sure if they will turn away people. My only real experience with lines and closing time is at Tree House which serves people as long as they are inline by closing time.
     
  17. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (996) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Don’t think you should run into any issues near closing, as the line formation tends to prefer the opening hours; nonetheless, certainly don’t want to be at fault for providing poor info, so a call might be more suitable
     
  18. CbusBrews13

    CbusBrews13 Initiate (44) Apr 6, 2017 Ohio

    If you don’t make it into the line before it closes, there’s the consolation line that you can wait in.
     
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  19. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (199) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Is that the line where if I stand on my tip toes I might see barrels of beer that I will never be able to try because they will sell out before I can get them?
     
  20. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (199) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Thanks- and I appreciate the advice.
     
  21. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (996) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Cask-conditioned Earl via “Worka Sakaro coffee from George Howell and vanilla beans” reads lovely
     
  22. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (144) Feb 5, 2011 Maine
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    Based on today’s crowd, I’m really looking forward to the latest entry from the “bait and switch” guy.
     
  23. PhilSaid

    PhilSaid Initiate (16) Jun 12, 2018 Vermont

    Thank you to everyone who came out for Wednesday's release. The turnout was amazing. In the interest of ensuring that these bottles are available for as many people as possible, we are going to adjust the limit to 2 bottles per person. Thanks for everyone's patience and good natures today, and we hope to see more of you tomorrow and beyond.
     
  24. rodmanfor3

    rodmanfor3 Champion (878) Aug 11, 2014 Vermont
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    I skipped today's Damon release. I had a case of FoBS (Fear of Bait and Switch).
     
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  25. rodmanfor3

    rodmanfor3 Champion (878) Aug 11, 2014 Vermont
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    I am currently enjoying a consolation pour of Damon: FBV.
     
  26. yossle

    yossle Initiate (142) Dec 31, 2016 New York

    Hi everyone, finally going to get up to HF tomorrow!

    I'm a bit confused about what is offered for on site consumption. Their website seems to indicate that they have more options for growler fills than they do for drinking there. Is that the case? What about what is listed as "currently on tap"?

    Thanks for any and all clarifications!
     
  27. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,570) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Wow, they got hit harder than they may have expected this week...
     
  28. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,814) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    The drinking there link in your post above is what you can get 25cl pours of at the brewery. They don't do pours of everything available for growlers. They don't do pours of the double IPA's typically.
     
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  29. yossle

    yossle Initiate (142) Dec 31, 2016 New York

    Thanks - that's really good to know.
     
  30. von_kaiser

    von_kaiser Crusader (707) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut
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    climate, crowd and rate of crowd movement during yesterdays release has me second guessing a return for a big release again (more for y'all). great time, don't get me wrong, but for those that got there after 12 pm yesterday......that must have been a cold long wait. especially for those in shorts.
     
  31. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (131) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    I know we're talking about craft beer here (the sole reason shorts still come equipped with cargo pockets), but that's on you if you wear shorts to northern VT in late October.
     
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  32. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,814) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Literally 10 people here now, Thursday at 4. Limit down to 2, but zero hassle.
     
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  33. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,814) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Sometimes they add a few options to what is posted on website.
    This is today
    [​IMG]
     
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  34. mhull

    mhull Initiate (106) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

    They made ~20 CD15 mags available to go yesterday. At $150 a piece too...sold out just in front of me.
     
  35. ransom22

    ransom22 Aspirant (214) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan
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    $150?!
     
  36. GrimmGrinninGhost

    GrimmGrinninGhost Initiate (21) Dec 27, 2010 Utah

    Fun
    Fun fact. The guy that got the last 2 CD15 magnums paid his mom 100 bucks to go with him for Damon. They also got there at 930 lined up behind us then jumped the line way to the front.
     
  37. mhull

    mhull Initiate (106) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yep, and maybe less than 5 people passed on them.
     
  38. Phineasco

    Phineasco Champion (826) Sep 4, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I thought they were CD18 mags? Must of heard wrong. Aaron b2 on draft was so good. I had batch 3 pretty fresh and thought is was way too sweet and boozy. Age really transforms that beer.
     
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  39. von_kaiser

    von_kaiser Crusader (707) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut
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    noted. tough for me to have known they’ll carry over....yep fomo
     
  40. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,814) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Totally understandable, I was surprised it was this mellow today.
     
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