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Tuesday
May152018

Introducing Poetica

Hello Everyone,

This week we present to you a project many moons in the making.

After a trip to Pilsen (Czech Republic) last November with Bob, I returned with a creative drive to elevate Mary, our German-style Pilsner, to a higher state of elegance and refinement. In what will likely become an exhausting pursuit of reformation and refinement, we began lagering a portion of Mary in a single French oak puncheon in our cooler. After nearly two months, the beer was moved to tank and krausened (as is all of our lager) with fresh fermenting beer in order to provide natural carbonation. After nearly 3 months of further conditioning and slow carbonation, I am confident that we can present you with what should become a singular experience—Mary has been softened, refined, and elevated.

We will continue this pursuit through further lager experimentation. This is an immersion into origins, into simplicity, and a gift granted by obsessive singular possession.

This lyrical revision of Mary—and this ongoing pursuit—will now be known as "Poetica" and will only be available on draft.

Gratefully yours,

Shaun

Saturday
May122018

Bottle Release for May 16, 2018

On Weds., May 16, we'll debut two brand new beers!

• Civil Disobedience 24
This iteration in our series of blended barrel-aged Farmstead® ales is a careful curation of various threads from our barrel cellar. This includes the debut, albeit in blended form, of the soon-to-be-released Sante Adairius “Residency” beers; Works of Love: Farm Ghosthands; Brother Soigné; Edith; Arthur; Florence; and Biere de Norma. Golden amber in color, complex and delicate, this continues our tradition of a non-blonde offering on every fourth entry in the series. 750ml.

• Civil Disobedience—Persimmon
For this small, unique batch, we blended and aged George and Arthur in a bourbon barrel for nine months, and then further aged the blend atop fresh, local persimmons sourced by nearby Elmore Roots Nursery. 375ml.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy, bit.ly/hfbbottlerelease).

We'll also have fresh cans of Double Galaxy and a new batch of Brother Soigné!

You may view hillfarmstead.com for a complete list of what's available in the bottle shop and tasting room.

FARMSTEAD®

Tuesday
May082018

Anniversary Week 2018!

Grand Opening 2010!As many of you know, during the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, we commemorate the anniversary of our brewery—this year, we'll mark 8 years from that grand opening day!

Like the previous few years, we won't be hosting a formal event but will celebrate during the week with those of you who join us between Weds., May 23, and Sat., May 26!

Through the week, we'll have our retail shop stocked up with a variety of IPA and DIPA cans (and more), lots of bottles (including some vintage offerings!) and guest beers as well—stay tuned for details!

On Wednesday and Thursday only, we'll offer special onsite only offerings on draft and in bottles.

On Friday and Saturday, anticipating a larger turnout, we will offer a limited onsite menu to expedite service, as well as a special treat or two.

Also, in honor of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson on May 25, we'll have Society & Solitude in various iterations available!

Caja Madera will be on site throughout the entire week serving up amazing tacos and more, and then we'll be joined on Saturday by Black Diamond Barbeque for even more epic food!

We look forward to seeing you all week!

 

Saturday
May052018

Bottle Release for May 9, 2018

On Weds., May 9, 2018, we will offer in our tasting room only (no take away!)  a new, special variant of our Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout - Damon (Coffee Collective: El Desarollo). 

In honor of our dear Damon, we chose two distinct barrels that had aged for more than two years and conditioned them atop El Desarollo coffee beans from Colombia sourced and roasted by our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Following many months of bottle conditioning, this special beer is ready for release.

Reminder, this bottle will only be available for enjoyment onsite in our tasting room.  Due to the alcohol content, we must encourage that you bring a friend to share.  

We will also have bottles of Barrel Aged Dorothy and fresh cans of a new iteration of our Cascade Double IPA:  Society & Solitude #1! This version will feature a blend of New Zealand Cascade and Segal Ranch Cascade hops. 

Check out hillfarmstead.com for a complete list of what's available in the bottle shop and tasting room. 


Thursday
May032018

Green Up Day, May 5, 2018!

On Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. here at Hill Farmstead Brewery, we invite you to join us in participating in Green Up Day here in Vermont! 

It’s gonna be a bag for a beer kind of day. Vermont is a beautiful place—Green mountains and rolling hills—but trash is scattered every day, every year, throughout the sparkling waters and lush green grasses. On Green Up Day, we gather as a community to removes cans, bottles, and plastic, to try and restore the natural beauty to the hilltops we call home. Although Green Up Day is helpful to the environment, it also helps take care of all the creatures/animals that depend on a healthy clean habitat to survive. 

So, if you enjoy that “Farm to Table” lifestyle as much as we do, come and lend a hand with us all at Hill Farmstead! 

If you have any further questions feel free to reach out! Contact Ali Bruce at 802-533-7450 or email ali@hillfarmstead.com


Wednesday
May022018

A Fond Farewell, Brussels

As this incredible #Quintessence experience with Brasserie Cantillon comes to a close, we would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone who came out; all the volunteers and staff; and especially Jean van Roy and his beautiful family for their hard work, consideration and graciousness. Indeed, we are honored and humbled—even moreso, inspired. 

Thank you. We look forward to many more years of friendship. 

Notre sincère gratitude et notre amitié pour la vie. Santé!

Saturday
Apr282018

Bottle Release for May 2, 2018

On Weds., May 2, we are pleased to release a brand new batch of Barrel-Aged Dorothy!

Dorothy was our grandfather's sister—and the name for our dry-hopped Farmstead® pale ale, crafted from American malted barley, malted wheat, New Zealand and American hops, our distinctive yeast blend and water from our well. In her honor, we aged the base beer in wine barrels. After a year conditioning in wine barrels, it is now ready for release.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy, bit.ly/hfbbottlerelease).

We'll also have fresh cans of both Double Citra and Conduct of Life!

Check out hillfarmstead.com for a complete list of what's available in the bottle shop and tasting room!

Saturday
Apr212018

Bottle Releases for April 25, 2018

On Weds., April 25, we will release a brand new selection from our Leaves of Grass series: July 31, 2017!

This iteration was brewed in collaboration with students from nearby Sterling College using malted barley; raw and malted wheat; and foraged wood sorrel. The beer was fermented and aged in French oak and then further aged atop fresh Vermont blueberries.

Please visit our bottle release page, http://hillfarmstead.com/bottle-release, for bottle limits and pricing information (credit card and matching ID required, please see our bottle release policy, bit.ly/hfbbottlerelease).

We'll also have new bottles of Everett available, as well fresh cans of Society & Solitude #10 and Difference & Repetition with Simcoe and Hallertau Blanc Hops!

Check out hillfarmstead.com for a complete list of what's available in the bottle shop and tasting room!