Hill Farmstead, Greensboro Bend. Courtesy photos.
Vermont Business Magazine Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World for the year 2016, 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 third year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that the brewery has been honored as Best Brewery in the World, United States and Vermont.
The brewery’s Damon, a barrel-aged imperial stout, was honored as Best Beer for Vermont. Eight of its beers were included in the top 100 beers in the world by RateBeer, and four 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-six of its beers were honored with medals during a live ceremony in Santa Rosa, CA, including 11 Gold Medals.
Shaun Hill, owner, Hill Farmstead.
The Alchemist's Heady Topper and Focal Banger were also named in the Top 100. Vermont brewers received an astonishing number of awards in various subcategories, including many Gold awards. (SEE LISTS BELOW)
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 than100 master beer tasters having over 5,000 documented beer reviews. RateBeer is also home to countless certified cicerones, GABF, GBBF and BJCP judges.
Hill Farmstead Brewery said in a press release that it is humbled and grateful for the overwhelmingly positive support of the beer community, its members and our loyal fans. We look forward to continuing our work of providing the best beer in the world.
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.
RateBeer is widely recognized as the most accurate and most-visited source for beer information. RateBeer is an independent world site for craft beer enthusiasts and is dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach.
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.
India Pale Ale
is made up of the following styles: India Pale Ale (IPA) | Black IPA |
is made up of the following styles: Imperial IPA |
is made up of the following styles: Low Alcohol | | All beers under 4.6% alcohol by volume
is made up of the following styles: Porter |
|1||Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2014-)||Porter||Hill Farmstead Brewery||Vermont||USA||GOLD|
|2||Founders Porter||Porter||Founders Brewing Company||Michigan||USA||GOLD|
|3||Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter||Porter||Funky Buddha Brewery||Florida||USA||GOLD|
|4||Hill Farmstead Everett||Porter||Hill Farmstead Brewery||Vermont||USA||GOLD|
|5||Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter||Porter||Funky Buddha Brewery||Florida||USA||GOLD|
Belgian Style Ales
is made up of the following styles: Belgian Ale | Saison | Bière de Garde | Abbey Dubbel |
Cider & Perry
is made up of the following styles: Cider | Perry | Ice Cider/Ice Perry |
|1||La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Récolte D’Hiver||Ice Cider/Ice Perry||La Face Cachée de la Pomme||Quebec||Canada||GOLD|
|2||Brännlands Iscider Fatlagrad 2013||Ice Cider/Ice Perry||Brännland Cider||-||Sweden||GOLD|
|3||Eden Cellar Series #2: The Falstaff||Ice Cider/Ice Perry||Eden Ice Cider Company||Vermont||USA||GOLD|
|4||La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Première||Ice Cider/Ice Perry||La Face Cachée de la Pomme||Quebec||Canada||GOLD|
|5||Cidrerie du Minot des Glaces Récolte d’Hiver||Ice Cider/Ice Perry||Cidrerie du Minot||Quebec||Canada||GOLD|
is made up of the following styles: Traditional Ale | Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu |
is made up of the following styles: Belgian Ale | Saison | | All beers under 4.6% alcohol by volume
|1||Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy||Saison||Hill Farmstead Brewery||Vermont||USA||GOLD|
|2||Auval Arrière-Pays Grisette||Saison||Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.||Quebec||Canada||GOLD|
|3||Tired Hands Still Trace||Saison||Tired Hands Brewing Company||Pennsylvania||USA||GOLD|
|4||Tired Hands Singing Swans||Saison||Tired Hands Brewing Company||Pennsylvania||USA||GOLD|
|5||Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere||Saison||Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales||Michigan||USA||GOLD|
Sources: Greensboro Bend, Vt. (February 2, 2017) - Hill Farmstead Brewery. RateBeer.com