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Saturday
Mar242018

Bottle Release for March 28, 2018

Friday, March 30, will mark the 8th anniversary of our first brew day here at Hill Farmstead. On that day in 2010, Shaun brewed the first batch of a pale ale that would become Edward. Over the last 8 years, Edward has been the cornerstone for all we've built here in Greensboro Bend—a place we lovingly refer to as The Middle of Everything. Eight years on, and a lot has changed, but Edward remains—it abides, if you will.

To celebrate the occasion—as well as the (eventual) coming of spring—we will release E., a tangible connection between that first brewday and so many other of our pursuits here on Hill Road.

In Shaun's words: E. is for Edward (1917-2002), my grandfather, as well as the name of the first beer that I brewed in my brewery on March 30, 2010. E. is for Easter; brewing in Denmark revealed a European tradition of crafting Easter (Påske) beer. Finally, E is for entelechy, the continued actualization of our potential through spirited effort and vision.

Thus, in honor of E., to the past and future emprises here on Hill Road, we offer this special beer: Edward fermented with our Farmstead® yeast, aged in oak barrels, dry-hopped with Galaxy hops and bottle conditioned.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, Sunday afternoon, March 25, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

We will also release brand new cans of Society & Solitude #2, our Imperial Black IPA— RateBeer.com's highest rated Black IPA the last five years running!

Wednesday
Mar212018

Now Hiring! Retail Team Opening

Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, Vt., has an immediate Retail opening in our Taproom and Bottle Shop for an individual with extensive guest service experience. Ideal candidates must be personable, optimistic, ambitiously motivated, and exhibit an attention to detail.

Our taproom is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Daily shifts may range from 8-10 hours. Knowledge of beer—and our beer specifically—is a plus, but training will be provided for any hire.

Job duties will include but are not limited to the following: providing excellent customer service; order fulfilment and customer education; operation of point of sale and cash till; and daily cleaning duties.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits. All interested parties should send both a resume and cover letter to jobs@hillfarmstead.com. Phone inquiries are discouraged.

Local applicants are preferred and will be given preference.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a fast-paced job environment.

  • 21+ years of age.

  • A passion for craft beer.

  • Ability to move kegs and carry cases of bottles.

  • Ability to stand for 8-10 hours.

  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures.

  • 1st or 2nd class Vermont DLC certification.

 

Saturday
Mar172018

Bottle Release for March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21, we are pleased to release Biere de Norma!

In honor of Shaun's maternal grandmother, we craft this Bière de Mars each February and condition it in oak barrels with our resident microflora, allowing it to develop indefinitely until it is ready for release. This year's release is vintage 2016, aged to allow for its full maturation and expression.

In Shaun's words: Norma (1939 - 2011) was my maternal grandmother, my Guardian Angel, and the woman that nourished the laughter and innocence of my youth. We realize the influence of those closest to us only after having left their presence. At Hill Farmstead, our spirit is forever defined by Norma and the memory of our loved ones.

Please visit our bottle release page, 

http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

We will also offer fresh cans of Simcoe Pale Ale!

Saturday
Mar102018

The Return of Genealogy—March 14, 2018

On Weds., March 14, we'll release a new batch of Genealogy, our imperial stout brewed with malted wheat and a blend of our favorite coffees! This is the the non-barrel-aged version of Genealogy of Morals, conditioned in stainless steel.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information.

We will also have fresh cans of Society & Solitude #4!

Saturday
Mar032018

Bottle Releases for Weds., March 7, 2018

As the muddy ruts grow, and the snow melts away, it seems a fine time to brighten the world with some special releases. On Wednesday, March 7, we will debut two new beers, as well as two fresh runs of cans!

  • Flora Pear
    Flora is the wine barrel-aged version of Florence (1915-1967), our grandfather's sister as well as the name of our Farmstead® wheat ale. We selected several barrels of Flora and aged it atop organic pears, including a selection of dessert pears (Stacey, Summercrisp, Luscious and Nova) as well as Siberian pears—all from Elmore Roots Nursery in nearby Elmore, Vt. Soft, subtle fruit notes and a delicate golden hue marry with Flora's singular elegance to embody and exemplify the elements from which it was crafted.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

  • Norma—Elderberry
    In Shaun's words: "Norma (1939 - 2011) was my maternal Grandmother, my Guardian Angel, and the woman that nourished the laughter and innocence of my youth. In her honor, we chose a single barrel of "Norma" and conditioned it on elderberries from our next door neighbors at Thornhill Farm. We realize the influence of those closest to us only after having left their presence. At Hill Farmstead, our spirit is forever defined by Norma and the memory of our loved ones."

Please note: Norma—Elderberry will only be available for enjoyment onsite in our tasting room, not for take away.

We will also have two new fresh cans: Legitimacy (IPA) and Mary (German-style Pilsner) available!

See you soon!

Bob

Saturday
Feb242018

Bottles Releases for Weds., Feb. 28, 2018

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, we will release two new iterations in our Leaves of Grass series!

• Leaves of Grass: March 2, 2017

This entry in the series was brewed nearly a year ago with barley, wheat, oats and both juice and zest of Meyer lemons. It was fermented and aged in wine barrels, then allowed to bottle condition for several months. Inspired by Farmer Wave, this beer was brewed during our Farmer Wave sessions with Matt Dinges of Good Life Provisions as a prototype for future excursions.

• Leaves of Grass: September 18, 2015

Brewed over two years ago and allowed to age in chardonnay wine barrels for 18 months, this was brewed with barley, oats, wheat, honey and Nelson Sauvin hops, then aged on gooseberries and Northern Kiwi Fruit from our friends at Elmore Roots in Elmore, Vermont. This beer and recipe is based upon a 2006 pilot brew version of a New Zealand inspired beer—which, loosely, would become Juicy.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

We will also have fresh cans of Citra Single Hop Pale Ale available!

Saturday
Feb172018

Bottle Release For The Week Of Feb. 21, 2018!

On Weds., Feb. 21, we will release Gin Barrel-Aged Brother Soigné!

What now seems like ages ago, our dear friend Bim Lafontaine traveled from Japan to brew with us the inaugural batch of Brother Soigné, a beautiful collaboration that we continue to produce in the spirit of that visit. A small portion of a subsequent batch was aged in Caledonia Spirits gin barrels for nearly a year and then allowed an extended bottle conditioning. It's now ready to be enjoyed!

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

We will also release a fresh batch of Society & Solitude #5 in cans!

Check the site for release details.

Cheers! Bob 

Original Brother Soigné Brewday!

 

Saturday
Feb102018

Bottle Release For The Week Of Feb. 14, 2018!

This upcoming week will see the annual release of one of our favorite beers.  Juicy is inspired by our love for New Zealand–the adventures had therein, and the journeys grown from without. After a year conditioning in wine barrels with our resident microflora, this dry-hopped Farmstead® ale is now ready to be enjoyed. Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required for this bottle).

Fresh Cans!

  • Difference & Repetition Citra/Nelson Sauvin (New Iteration)
  • Double Galaxy
  • George
  • Society & Solitude #6

Please visit our retail page for details and limits.