Hill Farmstead ranked Best Brewery in the World, again

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Hill Farmstead ranked Best Brewery in the World, again

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World for the year 2017, as well as Best Brewery in the United States and Vermont, by RateBeer, the world’s largest, most popular beer review and rating website. This is the fourth year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and Vermont. Hill Farmstead was the only Vermont brewer to make the Top 100. Eight Hill Farmstead beers were included in the Top 100 beers in the world. The Alchemist's Heady Topper was the only other Vermont beer so honored for 2017.

Fresh Amarillo Single Hop IPA In Cans, Jan. 31, 2018. Brewed with buckets and buckets of fresh Amarillo, all from the newest, hand-selected hop crops. Available in the retail shop beginning Wednesday, January 31.

The brewery’s Aaron, a barrel-aged barleywine style ale, was honored as Best Beer for Vermont. Eight of its beers were included in the Top 100 beers in the world by RateBeer, and six of its beers were honored in the Top 50 New Releases in the World. In addition, its brewery taproom was once again named Best Brewer Taproom in Vermont. Twenty-two of its beers were honored with medals, including eight Gold Medals.

The RateBeer awards are determined solely by the reviews of RateBeer’s millions of active members. RateBeer is home to the most experienced beer critics in the world with more than 400 master beer tasters having over 4,000 documented beer reviews. RateBeer is also home to countless certified cicerones, GABF, GBBF and BJCP judges.

Hill Farmstead Brewery continues to be grateful for the overwhelmingly positive support of the beer community, its members and our loyal fans.

In a statement, Hill Farmstead said, "We look forward to continuing our work of providing the best beer in the world.

"Thank you to RateBeer and its users, but especially our loyal and supportive friends who visit us—both close to home and from around the world! We're honored and humbled to have been named Best Brewer in the World for 2017, amongst other amazing awards.

"Greensboro's not the middle of nowhere—it's the middle of everything to us, and we thank you. Cheers!

"Also, congratulations to so many of our friends in the beer world who were also rightfully honored. We raise a toast to you all!"

Best Brewers in the World

For the year 2017

JAN 30, 2018 - The top 100 brewers in the world according to a summary score based on available reviews. The summarization is based on ten different weighted scales that place an emphasis on reviews of the past year and top performing beers but also includes historical all-around performance, a brewer's range of performance across styles, and other factors to compare newer and older, larger and smaller brewers under a single method of processing. The winners here are presented as an ordered top ten and unordered top one hundred. The members of this list reflect the top performing brewers of over 24,000 listed at RateBeer. 

The Top 10

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Cloudwater Brew Co
Trillium Brewing Company
AleSmith Brewing Company
Cycle Brewing
Omnipollo
Other Half Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Mikkeller
Evil Twin Brewing

Complete list

  brewer  city  state  country 
  7 Seven Island Brewery    Corfu    -    Greece   
  Abnormal Beer Company    San Diego   California    USA  
  AleSmith Brewing Company    San Diego   California    USA  
  Allagash Brewing Company    Portland   Maine    USA  
  Almanac Beer Company    San Francisco   California    USA  
  Alpine Beer Company (CA)    Alpine   California    USA  
  Amager Bryghus    Kastrup   -    Denmark   
  Angry Chair Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA  
  Avery Brewing Company    Boulder   Colorado    USA  
  Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)    San Diego   California    USA  
  Beavertown Brewery    Tottenham Hale   Greater London    England   
  Bell's Brewery    Galesburg   Michigan    USA  
  Bellwoods Brewery    Toronto   Ontario    Canada   
  Bokkereyder    Hasselt   -    Belgium   
  Bottle Logic Brewing    Anaheim   California    USA  
  Boulevard Brewing Company (Duvel-Moortgat)    Kansas City   Missouri    USA  
  Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.    Val d’Espoir   Quebec    Canada   
  Brasserie de la Senne    Brussels   -    Belgium   
  Brasserie Dunham    Dunham   Quebec    Canada   
  BrewDog    Ellon, Aberdeenshire   -    Scotland   
  Brewery Ommegang (Duvel-Moortgat)    Cooperstown   New York    USA  
  Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen    Lot, Beersel   -    Belgium   
  Brouwerij de Molen    Bodegraven   -    Netherlands   
  Brouwerij Kees    Middelburg    -    Netherlands   
  Browar Artezan    Błonie   -    Poland   
  Browar Widawa    Chrząstawa Mała   -    Poland   
  Buxton    Buxton   Derbyshire    England   
  Cantillon    Brussels   -    Belgium   
  Casey Brewing and Blending    Glenwood Springs   Colorado    USA  
  Cellarmaker Brewing Company    San Francisco   California    USA  
  Cigar City Brewing    Tampa   Florida    USA  
  Cloudwater Brew Co    Manchester   Greater Manchester    England   
  Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project    Denver   Colorado    USA  
  Cycle Brewing    Saint Petersburg   Florida    USA  
  De Garde Brewing    Tillamook   Oregon    USA  
  De Struise Brouwers    Oostvleteren   -    Belgium   
  Deschutes Brewery    Bend   Oregon    USA  
  Dieu du Ciel    Montreal   Quebec    Canada   
  Dogfish Head Brewery    Milton   Delaware    USA  
  Dugges Bryggeri    Landvetter   -    Sweden   
  Evil Twin Brewing    Brooklyn   New York    USA  
  Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)    Paso Robles   California    USA  
  Founders Brewing Company    Grand Rapids   Michigan    USA  
  Fremont Brewing Company    Seattle   Washington    USA  
  Fuller's    Chiswick   Greater London    England   
  Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation)    Oakland Park   Florida    USA  
  Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)    Chicago   Illinois    USA  
  Hair of the Dog Brewing Company    Portland   Oregon    USA  
  Half Acre Beer Company    Chicago   Illinois    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Brewery    Greensboro   Vermont    USA  
  Hoppin' Frog Brewery    Akron   Ohio    USA  
  J. Wakefield Brewing    Miami   Florida    USA  
  Jack's Abby Brewing    Framingham   Massachusetts    USA  
  Jackie O's Pub & Brewery    Athens   Ohio    USA  
  Kuhnhenn Brewing    Warren   Michigan    USA  
  Lagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)    Petaluma   California    USA  
  Lervig Aktiebryggeri    Stavanger   -    Norway   
  Magic Rock Brewing    Huddersfield   West Yorkshire    England   
  Maine Beer Company    Freeport   Maine    USA  
  Midnight Sun Brewing Company    Anchorage   Alaska    USA  
  Mikkeller    Copenhagen   -    Denmark   
  Mikkeller San Diego    San Diego   California    USA  
  Modern Times Beer    San Diego   California    USA  
  New Glarus Brewing Company    New Glarus   Wisconsin    USA  
  Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)    Grimstad   -    Norway   
  Northern Monk Brew Co.    Leeds   West Yorkshire    England   
  Omnipollo    Stockholm    -    Sweden   
  Other Half Brewing    Brooklyn   New York    USA  
  Perennial Artisan Ales    St. Louis   Missouri    USA  
  Pipeworks Brewing Company    Chicago   Illinois    USA  
  Pips Meadery    Beach Park   Illinois    USA  
  Põhjala    Tallinn   -    Estonia   
  Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey    San Marcos   California    USA  
  Prairie Artisan Ales    Tulsa   Oklahoma    USA  
  Russian River Brewing    Santa Rosa   California    USA  
  Sante Adairius Rustic Ales    Capitola   California    USA  
  Schramm's Mead    Ferndale   Michigan    USA  
  Side Project Brewing    Maplewood   Missouri    USA  
  Sierra Nevada Brewing Company    Chico   California    USA  
  Siren    Finchampstead   Berkshire    England   
  Stigbergets Bryggeri    Göteborg   -    Sweden   
  Stillwater Artisanal    Baltimore   Maryland    USA  
  Stone Brewing    Escondido   California    USA  
  Superstition Meadery    Prescott   Arizona    USA  
  Surly Brewing Company    Minneapolis   Minnesota    USA  
  Tempest Brewing Co    Tweedbank, Scottish Borders   -    Scotland   
  The Bruery    Placentia   California    USA  
  The Kernel Brewery    Bermondsey   Greater London    England   
  Three Floyds Brewing Company    Munster   Indiana    USA  
  Tired Hands Brewing Company    Ardmore   Pennsylvania    USA  
  To Øl    Copenhagen N   -    Denmark   
  Toppling Goliath    Decorah   Iowa    USA  
  Tree House Brewing Company    Charlton   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Brewing Company    Boston   Massachusetts    USA  
  Uiltje Brewing Co.    Haarlem   -    Netherlands   
  Victory Brewing Company (ABV)    Downingtown   Pennsylvania    USA  
  Voodoo Brewing Co.    Meadville   Pennsylvania    USA  
  Warpigs Brewpub    Copenhagen   -    Denmark   
  Westbrook Brewing    Mount Pleasant   South Carolina    USA  
  Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus    Westvleteren   -    Belgium   
 

The Best Beers In The World

For the year 2017

JAN 26, 2018 - The top 100 beers in the world according the reviews of the last year and weighted by performance within and outside of style. The winners here are presented alphabetically and reflect the top performing beers of hundreds of thousands listed at RateBeer. All winners in this category are eligible for award certificates and medallions. 

beer  brewer  state  country     
  7 Seven Island Brewery Citra Blast IPA    7 Seven Island Brewery   -    Greece   
  Alchemist Heady Topper    The Alchemist   Vermont    USA  
  AleSmith Speedway Stout    AleSmith Brewing Company   California    USA  
  Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine    Anchorage Brewing Company   Alaska    USA  
  Angry Chair Barrel-Aged Imperial German Chocolate Cupcake Stout    Angry Chair Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Artezan Samiec Alfa 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged    Browar Artezan   -    Poland   
  Aslin Double Orange Starfish    Aslin Beer Company   Virginia    USA  
  Baladin Xyauyù Barrel    Le Baladin   -    Italy   
  Baladin Xyauyù Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso    Le Baladin   -    Italy   
  Bell's Black Note Stout    Bell's Brewery   Michigan    USA  
  Bissell Brothers Swish    Bissell Brothers Brewing Company   Maine    USA  
  Bokkereyder Framboos Noyaux    Bokkereyder   -    Belgium   
  Bokkereyder Framboos Puur    Bokkereyder   -    Belgium   
  Bokkereyder Framboos Vanille    Bokkereyder   -    Belgium   
  Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental Summation    Bottle Logic Brewing   California    USA  
  Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation    Bottle Logic Brewing   California    USA  
  Cantillon Blåbær Lambik    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cantillon Soleil de Minuit    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cigar City Caffè Americano Double Stout    Cigar City Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout    Cigar City Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cloudwater Birthday DIPA    Cloudwater Brew Co   Greater Manchester    England   
  Cloudwater DIPA - v13    Cloudwater Brew Co   Greater Manchester    England   
  Cloudwater NW DIPA Citra    Cloudwater Brew Co   Greater Manchester    England   
  Cycle DOS King    Cycle Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cycle RareR Scooop    Cycle Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cycle Trademark Dispute (Green)    Cycle Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Deschutes The Abyss    Deschutes Brewery   Oregon    USA  
  Epic Big Bad Baptist - Triple Barrel     Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)   Utah    USA  
  Firestone Walker 19 (XIX Nineteenth Anniversary Ale)    Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)   California    USA  
  Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)    Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)   California    USA  
  Firestone Walker Parabola    Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)   California    USA  
  Firestone Walker Rye Double DBA    Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)   California    USA  
  Firestone Walker Sucaba    Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)   California    USA  
  Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)    Founders Brewing Company   Michigan    USA  
  Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)    Founders Brewing Company   Michigan    USA  
  Fremont Brew 2000    Fremont Brewing Company   Washington    USA  
  Fremont Rusty Nail    Fremont Brewing Company   Washington    USA  
  Funky Buddha Last Buffalo in the Park    Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation)   Florida    USA  
  Funky Buddha Morning Wood    Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation)   Florida    USA  
  Funky Buddha Wide Awake It's Morning    Funky Buddha Brewery (Constellation)   Florida    USA  
  Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine    Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)   Illinois    USA  
  Goose Island Bourbon County Stout    Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)   Illinois    USA  
  Hair of the Dog Matt    Hair of the Dog Brewing Company   Oregon    USA  
  Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Imperial Dark (Blauw Label)    Brouwerij Het Anker   -    Belgium   
  Hill Farmstead Aaron    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Clover    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Damon    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Double Citra    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Double Nelson    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Sue    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  J. Wakefield / Abnormal Bake Kujira (750ml)    J. Wakefield Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Kane Sunday Brunch    Kane Brewing Company   New Jersey    USA  
  Lervig / Hoppin' Frog Sippin' Into Darkness Barrel Aged    Lervig Aktiebryggeri   -    Norway   
  Lervig Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels (13%)    Lervig Aktiebryggeri   -    Norway   
  Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme    Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey   California    USA  
  Lost Abbey Deliverance    Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey   California    USA  
  Maine Beer Dinner    Maine Beer Company   Maine    USA  
  Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel    Mikkeller   -    Denmark   
  Mikkeller Brian BA Bourbon    Mikkeller   -    Denmark   
  Mikkeller SpontanPentadrupelBlueberry    Mikkeller   -    Denmark   
  New Glarus Serendipity    New Glarus Brewing Company   Wisconsin    USA  
  New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb    New Glarus Brewing Company   Wisconsin    USA  
  Nómada Naturepils    Nómada Brewing   -    Spain   
  Northern Monk / Wylam I Like To Moob It Moob It    Northern Monk Brew Co.   West Yorkshire    England   
  Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve    Old Chimneys   Suffolk    England   
  Omnipollo / Buxton Original Maple Truffle Ice Cream Waffle    Omnipollo   -    Sweden   
  Omnipollo / Siren / David Strachan Lorelei - Barrel Aged Extra Maple    Omnipollo   -    Sweden   
  Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake - Bourbon    Omnipollo   -    Sweden   
  Other Half Double Dry Hopped Dream in Green    Other Half Brewing   New York    USA  
  Pelican Mother of all Storms    Pelican Brewing Company   Oregon    USA  
  Perennial Abraxas - Barrel Aged    Perennial Artisan Ales   Missouri    USA  
  Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel Aged    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Prairie Bomb!    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Rochefort Trappistes 10    Brasserie Rochefort   -    Belgium   
  Russian River Pliny the Elder    Russian River Brewing   California    USA  
  Russian River Pliny the Younger    Russian River Brewing   California    USA  
  Russian River Supplication    Russian River Brewing   California    USA  
  Russian River Temptation    Russian River Brewing   California    USA  
  Samuel Adams Utopias    Boston Beer Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Side Project Anabasis    Side Project Brewing   Missouri    USA  
  Side Project Pulling Nails Blend #4    Side Project Brewing   Missouri    USA  
  Side Project Three Candles    Side Project Brewing   Missouri    USA  
  Thornbridge Hall Bracia    Thornbridge   Derbyshire    England   
  Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout    Three Floyds Brewing Company   Indiana    USA  
  Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPA    Three Floyds Brewing Company   Indiana    USA  
  Toppling Goliath Assassin    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Toppling Goliath King Sue    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Toppling Goliath Mornin' Delight    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Transient Kentuckley    Transient Artisan Ales   Michigan    USA  
  Tree House Green    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Headroom    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Voodoo Imperial Breakfast Stout - Woodford Reserve Bourbon    Voodoo Brewing Co.   Pennsylvania    USA  
  Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Maple Bourbon Barrel    Westbrook Brewing   South Carolina    USA  
  Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Reserva    Westbrook Brewing   South Carolina    USA  
  Westvleteren 12 (XII)    Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus   -    Belgium   
 

About Hill Farmstead Brewery

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations. The brewery is the revival and continuation of 225 years of Hill heritage and hand crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont. Its logo is retrieved from a sign that once hung in Aaron Hill's (our great-great-great-grandfather) tavern, just up the hill, in the early 1800s.

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Source: Hill Farmstead JANUARY 31, 2018. hillfarmstead.com