Hill Farmstead FOFA

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  1. woodfinish

    woodfinish Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    FWIW, last year Friday pre-FOFA was by far the busiest I've seen it since the expansion.
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  2. BeerShepherd

    BeerShepherd Jul 31, 2017 Massachusetts

    Happy FOFA week! Count myself and a +1 in for the Fri bottle share if it's happening.
  3. debokle

    debokle Feb 20, 2017 Vermont

    From Parker pies Facebook.

    "The Hill Farmstead Brewery FoFA afterparty list is out! Further announcements and additions pending...


    Jackie O's Pub & Brewing - Hockhocking
    A blend of 3 different barrel aged saisons. 6.5% abv
    American Solera - Foederville
    Solar Style Dry hopped sour ale 5.6% abv
    Side Project - Saison du Blé
    Wheat Saison with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus aged in Chardonnay barrels for several months. 6% abv
    Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - 2016 West Ashley Saison aged in pinot noir barrels with apricots. 7.3%
    Cambridge Brewing - Remain in Light Pilsner
    Oxbow Brewing - Grizacca American grisette, super-hopped with Azacca 5.2% abv
    Forest & Main Brewing Co. - Unseen - Barrel fermented saison conditioned on guava and lychee 6%
    Crooked Stave/Kissmeyer - Nordic Blueberry Brewed with heather flowers, yarrow and blueberries 6% abv
    Trou du Diable - Saison du Tracteur
    Dunham/Cheval Blanc - Grisettonosaure
    Wunderkammer - Swabian Tart spelt beer 4.5% abv
    Hill Farmstead Anna - Honey Farmstead® Ale 6.2% above
    Hill Farmstead Arthur - Traditional Farmstead® Ale 6% abv
    Hill Farmstead Florence - Wheat Farmstead® Ale 5% abv
    Hill Farmstead Edward - American Pale Ale 5.2% abv


    Cantillon on Draft
    Cantillon Bottles Classic Gueuze
    Tilquin Bottles (Gueuze, Oude Questche and Stout Rullquin)
    Hill Farmstead - Edward APA
    Hill Farmstead - Arthur Traditional Farmstead® Ale 6% abv
    Hill Farmstead - Anna Honey Farmstead® Ale 6.2% abv
    Hill Farmstead - Florence Wheat Farmstead® Ale 5% abv
    Hill Farmstead Dharma Bum Single hop Simcoe IPA
    Hill Farmstead - Difference & Repetition II IPA
    Hill Farmstead - Society&Solitude #7
  4. MattOC

    MattOC Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts

    Important Updates for This Week!
    • Tasting Room & Bottle Shop Open Weds. - Friday, 12 - 5 p.m.
    • Tasting Room CLOSED Sat., Aug. 5
    • Bottle Shop Open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 5 (No growler fills or samples)
    • Parker Pie Co. FoFA Brewers' Night! Friday, Aug. 4 (see Parker Pie's page for details and draft list)
    • Festival of Farmhouse Ales 2017 Sat., Aug. 5 (info/updates coming up on the FOFA Page)
    • Parker Pie Co. Post-FoFA Bash! Sat., Aug. 5
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  5. Burntfoot

    Burntfoot Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey

    Can not wait for them to update retail section :slight_smile:
  6. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts

    While they tend to update their retail bottle list on Saturdays, last year during FOFA week that update came on Monday and included Vera Mae, Nordic Saison, and Elaborative Four.

    I'm curious if they're waiting to do a big website update with the beer list for FOFA and this week's retail update.
  7. EvilAsh

    EvilAsh Nov 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I hope so.... at the very least, Vera Mae!
  8. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont

    Vera Mae will not be released this week.
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  9. RuckIt

    RuckIt Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts

    So just Ann magnums to go? Sounds good to me! :wink:
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  10. EvilAsh

    EvilAsh Nov 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  11. Burntfoot

    Burntfoot Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey

    Yeah its a bummer but you will have to settle with other world class brews :stuck_out_tongue:
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  12. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Since they didn't update on Saturday, I would suspect they'll do it between now and opening on Wednesday, do you know if they've ever slipped and let Wednesday go by the wayside on big bottle updates and pushed them through for Friday? [I've got a dilemma - I might be able to go solo tomorrow, or on Friday to beat the rush with my wine drinking better half...!!!]
  13. Trio2shine

    Trio2shine Nov 15, 2011 California

    Looks as though the retail list has been updated.

    S&S 7 added. CD 18 taken off.
  14. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    Literally just after I clicked "post reply"...! AND, Difference & Repetition added. Still, no Vera Mae!!
    #54 hopley, Aug 1, 2017
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  15. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Jan 14, 2011 New York

    whaaaaaa? (thumbs down)
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  16. LCC

    LCC Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hi all. Is there a way to procure a DD ticket at this juncture? I lucked into some imbibing tickets from a friend who can no longer go... and he didn't need the DD ticket, so he didn't get one, but we could really use one.

    Mods, please don't delete this -- it's an honest question, not an ISO that should go in the tickets forum (if that's the only way to procure one, I'll move this there at that point). Thanks!
  17. zman_

    zman_ Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    I have a DD ticket that I'm not going to be using as I am on the bus from Waterbury. Its yours if you want it
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  18. LCC

    LCC Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hi, @zman, another great BA has got me covered, so all set. Thanks!
    Sorry to derail the thread. Back to shares and speculation.
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  19. Jtbel1988

    Jtbel1988 Dec 7, 2014 New York

    That Parker pie list looks great but I'm sure it'll be slammed on Friday night. Can anyone comment on the size of the place? Can they handle a large crowed?
  20. QCHopper

    QCHopper Dec 9, 2014 Vermont

    They can, specially if it's not raining but they had a big tent set up last year. Not too worried about it myself. Could be bit longer for pie but that gives you time to drink and talk with the folks that will be hanging out
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  21. debokle

    debokle Feb 20, 2017 Vermont

    If you want a pizza call it in early to not have to wait over an hour. PP is slammed on normal summer Fridays/Saturday nights. The nachos are very good though and don't take long to come out during the wait. Bring a blanket to eat outside on the lawn.

    Also get the Green Mountain Special...

    Just do it.
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  22. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    I'll staying in an AirBnB in Waterbury Thursday thru Sunday. Can you eat breakfast at Old Stagecoach if you aren't staying there? Need those huevos.
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  23. NoZeFace

    NoZeFace Nov 1, 2015 Texas

    Will be in Hardwick friday/saturday night. Curious if there will be a bottle share in the area or just everyone's going to Parkers?
  24. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Yes you can. Did this in May
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  25. dercky

    dercky Sep 8, 2014 New York

    Does anyone know what their rain plan might be for this event? Seeing 80-100% chance of rain now over the course of the event. Doubting that this will keep people from coming, so wondering how they're going to handle that many people with that kind of weather.
  26. sims55bfb

    sims55bfb Jun 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Rained last year and you stick it out. They have a tent but bring rain gear and a umbrella
  27. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    Hey y'all! A quick head's up for those attending FoFA on Saturday... Once again, we will be conducting a charitable raffle to support Four Seasons of Learning in Greensboro, VT (https://www.facebook.com/4seasonsofearlylearning/). Please, please don't forget to bring cash for raffle tickets, and make sure you enter early and often for the chance to win some pretty stellar magnum bottles from Hill Farmstead and our guest brewers.

    This is for a great cause, so please make it happen if y'all can! See you Saturday...
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  28. clay23

    clay23 Jul 29, 2012 New York

    Does anyone know if there are cans this week?
  29. Piels25

    Piels25 Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts

  30. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont

    There's a bunch of serving tents that will shelter at least some of the lines - not the longest, though. All on grass, so wear shoes that are either flow-thru, or waterproof. Rain gear & umbrellas help you cycle between tents. The band plays under the gazebo, so no shelter there. A few folks brought ez-ups for shade and camp chairs to sit off the ground last year.
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  31. rjp217

    rjp217 Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Thank you very much for this EZ Up info. Need to keep my pregnant wife DD as happy and comfortable as possible :grin:
  32. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Jun 29, 2015 Virginia

    I asked Hill and they said anything as large as a 10 x 10 pop-up tent is allowed. Just keep it a distance from the beer tents.
  33. rjp217

    rjp217 Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    Perfect, that's the size I'm bringing.
  34. DonFrap

    DonFrap Feb 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    We have an airbnb in Irasburg with 30 ish people staying/camping, about 15 min from Hardwick, hit me up if you want to stop by!
  35. DVicknabb

    DVicknabb Jul 10, 2017 Florida

    I'm staying in Burlington with a friend on Friday night, can someone else going on the Waterbury bus link up for an Uber down early Saturday morning?
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  36. NoZeFace

    NoZeFace Nov 1, 2015 Texas

    Jesus...how the hell is that crew travelling?
  37. NoZeFace

    NoZeFace Nov 1, 2015 Texas

    I ask cause I may need a ride & if that caravan has an extra spot, would love to hop along. Don't want to venture from TX on to be shut down cause of a lack of DD
  38. TJRoar

    TJRoar Nov 6, 2012 Connecticut

    Anyone know of any shares going on in the Waterbury area Friday evening or Saturday after FoFA?
  39. Destihlinator

    Destihlinator Feb 26, 2008 Maryland

    Interested in this as well.
  40. Gushue3

    Gushue3 Jun 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    Also interested in something like this.
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