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2019 Festival of Farmhouse Ales

August 3, 2019

Hill Farmstead Brewery

 403 Hill Road, Greensboro Bend, Vt. 05842


For this year's event, we will highlight a few incredibly special people who influenced our journey during the years preceding the existence of Hill Farmstead Brewery. We have invited brewers who provided inspiration during the formative period between 2005 and 2009—who we feel exemplify the Old World and New World. Our small brewery sits nearly at the midpoint between Belgium and California—a juxtaposition that, in so many ways, mirrors our sense of place with farmhouse ales and more.

This year we are pleased to present Pierre-Alex and Marie-Nöel Carlier of Brasserie de Blaugies; Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey Brewing Company; and Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing. Also joining us will be our friends from Shelton Brothers Imports, who will be sharing a special selection of Drie Fonteinen with our guests.

Once again, we will offer a package that includes a tasting glass, beer samples, designated driver entry (see note below) and music. Food is not included. There will be no camping and, while we certainly love all animals, unfortunately dogs are not allowed. Also, please note that this is a 21 and above only event.


Registration begins Monday, May 6, 2019, at 9 a.m. and closes Monday, May 13, 2019, at 12 p.m.

Retail Hours for the week of Farmhouse Festival:

Wednesday & Thursday, July 31 & August 1: 
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 2: 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In order to expedite service, we will offer limited onsite pours and Vintage menu. Expecting a busy day, we will limit our growler fill options to keep the tasting room moving quickly, and we’ll have plenty of options for you to take home, though!

Saturday, Aug. 3:
Bottle Shop Only 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tasting Room will be closed (no growler fills or tastings)

Event Information

Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; taps open at 12 p.m.

Complete beer list will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are $100 each (plus $10 Vermont State Rooms & Meals Tax and Universe Service Fees); up to 2 tickets per purchase. In an effort to give as many people as possible an equitable chance at tickets for our August 3 event, randomly selected entries by Universe will be chosen from submission forms on its site.

Food Vendors

  • Caja Madera
  • PapaGyro’s
  • Farm to Fire Pizza
  • Pie Empire


  • TBA

Designated Drivers
We will again require designated drivers for all attendees. Because of the move to a digital ticket, designated drivers will not receive an individual physical ticket. Each ticket purchase allows entry of one DD per pair or single ticket purchased. Each DD will have access to free non-alcoholic beverages (kombucha, seltzer, etc.), one voucher good to redeem with our food vendors (up to $8 value) and event entry to enjoy the music and (we hope!) wonderful weather.

Carpooling and DD-sharing is encouraged, especially for those of you coming from great distances. Attendees MUST either enter with their designated driver or be validated by one of our volunteers at the entry if being dropped off by a commercial transport service (taxi, bus, etc.); attendees without a designated driver or failing to be properly validated at the entrance will not be admitted (no exceptions). Each DD will be provided ONE voucher good for food redemption from the onsite vendors up to $8 in value.

How Does It Work?

  • Registration begins Monday, May 6, 2019, at 9 a.m. and closes Monday, May 13, 2019, at 12 p.m.
  • Required information during registration: Name; Address; valid email address; date of birth; and valid state-issued ID (driver's license, Passport).
  • Please only enter once; all duplicate entries will be removed.
  • Names will be drawn randomly by Universe on Weds., May 15, 2019.
  • 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 to your address book to ensure you receive an order status notification.
  • Winners must purchase tickets by 12 p.m. EST on Weds., May 22, 2019.
  • Unclaimed tickets will be redrawn by Universe after 12 p.m. EST on Weds., May 22, 2019, and a second/final round of notifications will be made that day.
  • Please do not contact the brewery to find out if your name has been drawn; make sure you use a valid email address and check spam.
  • Once names have been drawn and orders processed, the event will be marked "Sold Out," and we will post an announcement on our website indicating that the event is closed.
  • All requests are subject to availability.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Tickets are transferrable via the Universe website only (account required). For questions related to transferring tickets, please visit
  • General event questions should be directed to Please direct technical support issues in regards to the registration and ticketing to Universe.