Just wanted to send a huge shoutout to the folks at Farmhouse Tap and Grill for putting together such a great Hill Farmstead/Grassroots event last week. The crowds were well managed, the tap list was amazing (I’m always looking for an excuse to drink vintage Hill Farmstead, especially on draft, without dipping into my cellar) and the food selection was top notch as always (that lamb burger!!!).
I have to mention it was great to see and catch up with so many friends and the Hill Farmstead crew in Vermont in a little more laid back setting than usual. Given it’s an 8 hour round trip to Greensboro all too often my visits up there are brief in hopes of getting back home at a reasonable hour. As such, pictures from the event are sparse but the experience was well worth it.
Hill Farmstead Madness & Civilization #1 may have taken best beer of the night. 2012 Vera Mae was no slouch either.
This is Paul’s serious face, as he triple fists Hill Farmstead.
Our collection of beers piled up while we huddled near the heat vent under the tent.
2012 Hill Farmstead Anna. Perfect.
The lamb burger went beautifully with the latest batch of E. I’ll admit there was some confusion since the bottles were hand labeled and did not get a chance to hit the printer before being delivered for the event and some folks mistook these bottles for the 2012 version. Bob set me straight later on, but it’s worth mentioning that this year’s version, which was aged 1.5 years in wine barrels, is drinking so well and has such a nice signature Hill Farmstead funk it passed as a vintage batch without any of us second guessing it.
I also have to thank those for the recommendation to Penny Cluse for breakfast the next morning. The herb gravy biscuits, house made sausage, and chorizo tacos were truly outstanding.
Thanks again to everyone at Farmhouse and Hill Farmstead for putting on such a great event. I can only hope (but have my doubts due to the sheer number of people coming into town) that the Waterbury events for the Hill Farmstead anniversary will go as smoothly, but I look forward to seeing you all nevertheless.
I’ll end this post with this mild HDR shot I took of Church Street Marketplace. HDR is still new to me, I need a lot of practice, and I could definitely use a higher end piece of glass for these wide angle shots, but I’m not mad at this.