Hill Farmstead – Tons of News for Winter ’12
We caught up with Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery this past weekend, and found out whats the haps. Cheers!
If you follow us on facebook, you probably noticed that we brewed a batch of Genealogy of Morals on Friday – destined for bourbon barrels. That’s an Imperial Stout brewed with Wheat and Coffee…
Filled Bourbon Barrels with Everett two weeks ago and will be filling 10 more bourbon barrels with Everett in the coming month or so. We are hoping to have bottles of Barrel Aged Everett available at our retail shop year round…
A version of our Society and Solitude #2 – our imperial black ipa – has been aging in Cabernet barrels and will be released in time for our 2nd anniversary celebration on May 26th, here at the brewery.
We’re also brewing a new batch of Arthur this week in order to blend and release our next batch of Art – our wine barrel aged saison.
We will soon be packaging and releasing Ann, the wine barrel aged version of Anna, as well as Civil Disobedience #4.
We’ll be brewing a sort of “mini-Mimosa” in the coming weeks – a 5% abv version of it’s bigger brother (or sister?), Mimosa (which dried out to 10%).
In two weeks, we’ll be brewing this year’s version of Birth of Tragedy. In mid March, we’ll also brew this year’s version of Ephraim, in time for a mid April release (which could be pushed back to May 5th).
We are also taking shipment of two port barrels from Niepoort – these are the same barrels that were used in production of Nørrebro Bryghus’s World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winners Seven and Little Korkny Barleywine.
Talking about meeting up with Mikkel at De Proef in November and brewing together.
Christian Skovdal Andersen (Ølfabrikken, Beer Here, etc) will be here in late June, in time for the Shelton Festival, as will Menno from De Molen. Anders Kissmeyer will be here for the 4th of July holiday and we’ll brew, hopefully, another batch of Fear and Trembling… among other things.
New 15bbl brewhouse is up and running. Went through a lull – but we should be able to stay on pace for 1,500 barrels this year.
Managed to get the Department of Liquor Control to allow outdoor consumption of tastings – which will help deal with retail shop traffic this summer.
Hoping to start construction on two new buildings by late spring, early summer. The first building will house our new retail shop/taproom and will include a 5HL brewhouse for on-site creative seasonals. Expect 12 beers on draft, at all times. The second building will house a small bottling system and will be used for packaging/storage/etc.