Hill Farmstead (2019)

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  1. WTCrane

    WTCrane Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2019 Massachusetts

    LoG, GoM, Ephraim growlers and Double Nelson Cans. Will see what makes it through Friday night. Might be headed up Saturday.
     
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  2. BRoweski30

    BRoweski30 Initiate (67) Sep 10, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Heading up tomorrow. How's the drive in right now? Is there a mud situation?
     
  3. 7irondave

    7irondave Defender (666) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Just got home a little while ago.

    The roads were in good shape with no mud. The roads must have recently been resurfaced/grated because the potholes were also at a minimum
     
  4. Arsenal_MC

    Arsenal_MC Initiate (89) Feb 25, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Does anyone have any ideas on limits for cans? Specifically:

    • Marie
    • Song of Spring
    • Double Nelson

    My friend is arriving at opening today and is evaluating how much he can bring back (for ME!)

    Thanks
     
  5. dropkick1977

    dropkick1977 Initiate (75) Jan 4, 2016 New Hampshire
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    They would have limits on the website, and as of this morning there were no limits. Or once he gets in the retail room there would be posted signs for each can offering.

    So, basically what I'm saying is can you ask your friend to grab me some Marie? Thanks!
     
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  6. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Sometimes they will post limits but not often. It would be safe to say that a case of each is reasonable and wouldn't raise an eyebrow.
     
  7. Arsenal_MC

    Arsenal_MC Initiate (89) Feb 25, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Thanks what I was thinking, @CTHopman ... Thanks
     
  8. WTCrane

    WTCrane Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2019 Massachusetts

    I have honestly never seen a limit on cans. There is a blank space with limits on each peice of paper posted. But again, i've never seen a number there, I'm sure it happens. I usually mix and match a case depending how man IPA's are available. But when Of first and last things is there I buy 2 cases of it and no one bats and eye.
     
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  9. hops_for_thought

    hops_for_thought Crusader (709) Jun 14, 2013 New York
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  10. Greyvtrayn

    Greyvtrayn Disciple (308) Feb 17, 2017 New Jersey
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    Paging Mr Smith. Mr Michael Smith.
     
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  11. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Mike Hunt? (Over the loudspeaker in school, of course)!
     
  12. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (293) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I am still looking for that rat bastard for my Ann ticket- had to put out a hit on him with my hitman Mike Anderson. Hopefully he can come through.
     
  13. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Looks like you need to enter your license number for this one.
     
  14. dropkick1977

    dropkick1977 Initiate (75) Jan 4, 2016 New Hampshire
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    Looks like they will do a second drawing after the first wave for unclaimed tickets, as well.
     
  15. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (163) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont

    Three Penny as some Fantastic Montbeerlier leftovers right now.

    Hill Farmstead / 2017 Convivial Suarez
    Hill Farmstead / Foster
    Hill Farmstead / 2017 Anna
    Hill Farmstead / Society & Solitude # 8
    Hill Farmstead / Brother Soigne
    Hill Farmstead / Song of Spring
    Hill Farmstead / Edward
    Hill Farmstead / Ephraim

    I made it a point to drink as much Treehouse as I could on Saturday so I didn't even drink most of that stuff. Side note: Squidgy Black from the Alchemist is still on draft and it's incredible.
     
  16. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,461) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  17. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,461) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  18. rodmanfor3

    rodmanfor3 Savant (925) Aug 11, 2014 Vermont
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    Fire up the minivans! Line up the Hardwick mules! Get those hundred dollar bills ready! I'll see you on the hill on Wednesday morning!

    Expect to see sleeveless Nascar shirts, ripped jorts, Jordan slides, and used short tip syringes on the ground as Muleforce 2.0 lands in Greensboro.
     
  19. Stormfield

    Stormfield Aspirant (229) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    My God...the bottles available this coming week...
     
  20. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (6,462) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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    I'm hoping its even better next week with the anniversary celebration.. would be neat if Clover makes it to the next Wednesday
     
  21. mdg164

    mdg164 Initiate (97) Mar 28, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    For those that have been to the FOFA before, what do the DDs do? Are they separate from the festival, or can they hang out with their friends all day? If one of their friends just tried the greatest beer ever, could the DD *gasp* have a sip?
     
  22. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (2,053) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    They can hang out in the fest with their friends. They get a free food ticket and free non-alcoholic beverages.
    They have a special bracelet showing that they are DD. I would not suggest a DD sipping a beer. That would be a crappy reason to get kicked out. HF tends to take things like DD's seriously, but you never know. At the least, ask permission first.
     
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  23. 7irondave

    7irondave Defender (666) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Anyone get their FOFA email yet?
     
  24. beer4miles

    beer4miles Initiate (103) Nov 6, 2017 Vermont
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    If you would have read the rules carefully, then you'd know emails aren't going out today.
     
  25. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    • Winners will be sent an email by Tickets Today confirming selection and an access key to purchase up to 2 tickets per person beginning Thurs., May 16, 2019, after 12 p.m. EST. Please add customerservice@ticketstoday.com to your address book to ensure you receive an order status notification.
     
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  26. WTCrane

    WTCrane Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2019 Massachusetts

    My first year trip up for anniversary week. What should one expect going there at open on Friday the 24th. Is it basically another day at the brewery with some additional vintage onsite offerings (totally fine with that)? Will bottles all be posted like a normal release or will they have some unlisted cellar bottles for purchase? What size crowd can I expect?
     
  27. beer4miles

    beer4miles Initiate (103) Nov 6, 2017 Vermont
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    It's anyone's guess as to what Hill decides to release. Crowds will increase in size as the week goes on. And history tells us that Infinite Surprises and Unannounced Wonderment could be expected!
     
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  28. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,461) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    A little different each year, with last year’s focus for more limited onsite bottles dedicated to Wednesday and Thursday yet specialty draft throughout the week. They have also had “unlisted cellar”/vintage bottles to go in the bottle shop, which rotated during the day/week as they sold out + some guest offerings as well. The specialty draft options also rotate each day

    Would not characterize this as “another day at the brewery,” given the approaching Memorial Day weekend: tourism = large crowd. So, be prepared for a dreadfully long bottle line, as many will be up front deciding on which bottle is which (e.g. asking staff for full descriptions of each bottle)


    …of course this could all be a different story come next week –
     
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  29. 7irondave

    7irondave Defender (666) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Thanks pal
     
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  30. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (6,462) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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    Do you happen to recall the particular limited onsite bottles they had last year? More for historical curiosity than anything else, since we already have a good guess as to what they are currently planning to put on for next Wednesday (don't have a link to the screenshot of the whiteboard that's been going around, but I'm referring to that)
     
  31. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (3,224) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I picked the wrong day to come to Greensboro.

    I don't even want the new bottles. I just want a 6-er of S&S4 and DG.
     
  32. WTCrane

    WTCrane Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2019 Massachusetts

    ...

    Can anyone help us out here?
     
  33. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,461) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Some CD vintages/variants, Flora, as well as guest offerings (i.e. 3F kriek), among others to go + Damon, Flora variants, as well as guest offerings (i.e. Hommage, Fou) onsite

    …this is from a couple years ago




     
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  34. colby600

    colby600 Crusader (796) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut
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    How bad is it?
     
  35. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (3,224) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Got in line at 1 pm, it's 2:15 and I'm still about 12 people away from the door. I'm guessing at least another hour.
     
  36. mdg164

    mdg164 Initiate (97) Mar 28, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I feel your pain, I was there for the last Damon release, it was freezing, and I moved about 10 feet in 2 hours before I finally gave up. I watched people walk out of there with cases upon cases. They really need to separate the normal and special releases.
     
  37. colby600

    colby600 Crusader (796) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut
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    Nope. I know that line is slow on normal days, I was unsure how it moved with special releases and if they had more registers. Good luck!
     
  38. DrewGingras

    DrewGingras Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2013 Vermont

    Any better now? Was going to head up there for a 4:30pm arrival, but not if it's looking like this!
     
  39. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (2,053) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    I’ve been pretty much back of the line since 2:30
     
  40. DrewGingras

    DrewGingras Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2013 Vermont

    Oof... Think I'll stay away today. Thanks for the info!
     
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