Elizabeth and I attendedĀ Hill Farmstead’s 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales yesterday. It was a fantastic time. I got to try some favorites again like Arthur, Anna, Florence, Clara and Civil Disobedience #3 and others plus some things like Cantillon’s Zwanze 2010 which I haven’t had since May. Tired Hands delivered some delicious beers and the Cellars at Jasper Hill had on-site very delicious cheese. Of course, as usual, Elizabeth and I maximized our day by stopping at the Waitsfield Farmers Market for Lawson’s Finest Liquids and to see if Sean enjoyed Ommegange last week since we saw him there and to pick up some Heady Topper for a friend.

It was a lovely day that ended at Parker Pie which may be the closest restaurant to Hill Farmstead and I got to enjoy a glass of Edward before getting home. We left the house at 7AM and returned around 9PM. Big day and now my cellar is even more stuffed with delicious beers!

Gorgeous Sunset near My House
Heading North

 

Elizabeth
Elizabeth at the Waitsfield Farmer’s Market. We met some other folks going to the hill that day. One couple was from PA.
Waitsfield VT Farmers Market
Waitsfield VT Farmers Market
Waitsfield VT Farmers Market
Lawson’s Finest Liquids. 20 People in line at 9AM
Hunger Mountain Co-Op Beer
Hunger Mountain Co-Op Beer Section. Huge selection of Mikkeler and some Lambic offerings.
Enjoying HIll Farmstead James at Skinny Pancake
Enjoying Hill Farmstead James at Skinny Pancake
Enjoying HIll Farmstead James at Skinny Pancake
Elizabeth loves the crepes at Skinny Pancake. I come here for Hill Farmstead on tap
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
Hill Farmstead Brewery – Greensboro Vt
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
The Shelton Brothers Table
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
The Shelton Brothers Table
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
Cantillon Zwanze 2010
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
The Cellars at Jasper Hill always delighting. They had a special cheese washed with Hill Farmstead Everett

Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales

Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales

Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
Great idea on a calendaring system for retail sales. Although, we had mid-June and Everett was sold out by the time we reached the line. My favorite Porter.
Hill Farmstead 2012 Festival of Farmhouse Ales
This rotating tap had Flora, Mimosa, Civil Disobedience #3 and others. It was the only long line at the festival with good reason.

Elizabeth

We had a great time. It was a very long day but the event itself was very affordable with a strong representation of local food vendors and musical acts. I can’t wait for Harvest Fest next month!