Hill Farmstead Brewery named Best Brewery in the World

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Hill Farmstead Brewery named Best Brewery in the World

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:54pm -- tim

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. 

About RateBeer.com 

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. 

  beer  brewer  state  country     
  3 Fonteinen Hommage    Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen   -    Belgium   
  Alchemist Focal Banger    The Alchemist   Vermont    USA  
  Alchemist Heady Topper    The Alchemist   Vermont    USA  
  AleSmith Reforged XX    AleSmith Brewing Company   California    USA  
  AleSmith Speedway Stout    AleSmith Brewing Company   California    USA  
  Artezan Samiec Alfa (Barrel Aged)    Browar Artezan   -    Poland   
  Auval Nordet IPA    Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.   Quebec    Canada   
  Baladin Xyauyù Barrel    Le Baladin   -    Italy   
  Bell’s Black Note Stout    Bell’s Brewery   Michigan    USA  
  Bell’s Expedition Stout    Bell’s Brewery   Michigan    USA  
  Bell’s Hopslam    Bell’s Brewery   Michigan    USA  
  Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation    Bottle Logic Brewing   California    USA  
  BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition (Can)    BrewDog   -    Scotland   
  Cantillon La Vie est Belge    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cantillon Lambic d’Aunis     Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Cantillon Soleil de Minuit    Cantillon   -    Belgium   
  Central Waters Ardea Insignis Imperial Stout    Central Waters Brewing Co.   Wisconsin    USA  
  Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout    Cigar City Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cloudwater DIPA - v3    Cloudwater Brew Co   Greater Manchester    England   
  Cycle / 3 Sons Rare Scooop    Cycle Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Cycle Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout    Cycle Brewing   Florida    USA  
  De Garde The Peach    De Garde Brewing   Oregon    USA  
  Deschutes The Abyss    Deschutes Brewery   Oregon    USA  
  Emelisse White Label Barley Wine (Old Smokey Moonshine BA)    Brouwerij Emelisse   -    Netherlands   
  Epic Big Bad Baptista    Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)   Utah    USA  
  Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus    Evil Twin Brewing   New York    USA  
  Evil Twin Pappy’s Even More Jesus    Evil Twin Brewing   New York    USA  
  Firestone Walker 20 (XX 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 Backwoods Bastard    Founders Brewing Company   Michigan    USA  
  Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)    Founders Brewing Company   Michigan    USA  
  Fremont Abominable - Bourbon Barrel Coffee Cinnamon    Fremont Brewing Company   Washington    USA  
  Funky Buddha Morning Wood    Funky Buddha Brewery   Florida    USA  
  Funky Buddha Snowed In - Bourbon Barrel    Funky Buddha Brewery   Florida    USA  
  Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning    Funky Buddha Brewery   Florida    USA  
  Goose Island Bourbon County Stout    Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)   Illinois    USA  
  Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015    Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)   Illinois    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Abner    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Ann    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Art    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Damon    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Dorothy - Wine Barrel Aged    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Flora - Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  Hill Farmstead Juicy    Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA  
  J. Wakefield Dragonfruit Passion Fruit (DFPF) Berliner Weisse    J. Wakefield Brewing   Florida    USA  
  J. Wakefield Miami Madness    J. Wakefield Brewing   Florida    USA  
  Jester King Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite    Jester King Brewery   Texas    USA  
  Kormoran Imperium Prunum    Browar Kormoran   -    Poland   
  Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique (Bourbon & Brandy)    LTM - Les Trois Mousquetaires   Quebec    Canada   
  Maine Beer Dinner    Maine Beer Company   Maine    USA  
  Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel    Mikkeller   -    Denmark   
  Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)    Mikkeller   -    Denmark   
  New Glarus Serendipity    New Glarus Brewing Company   Wisconsin    USA  
  Nómada Papaya Rye    Nómada Brewing   -    Spain   
  Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake     Omnipollo   -    Sweden   
  Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel Aged    Oskar Blues Brewery   Colorado    USA  
  Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Prairie Bomb!    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Prairie Pirate Bomb!    Prairie Artisan Ales   Oklahoma    USA  
  Rochefort Trappistes 10    Brasserie Rochefort   -    Belgium   
  Rodenbach Caractère Rouge    Brouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)   -    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  
  Side Project Pulling Nails Blend #4    Side Project Brewing   Missouri    USA  
  St. Bernardus Abt 12    St. Bernardus Brouwerij   -    Belgium   
  Stigbergets Gbg Beer Week 2016    Stigbergets Bryggeri   -    Sweden   
  Struise Black Albert    De Struise Brouwers   -    Belgium   
  Struise Cuvée Delphine    De Struise Brouwers   -    Belgium   
  Struise Pannepot (10%)    De Struise Brouwers   -    Belgium   
  Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva     De Struise Brouwers   -    Belgium   
  Struise Pannepot Reserva    De Struise Brouwers   -    Belgium   
  Surly Darkness    Surly Brewing Company   Minnesota    USA  
  Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout    Three Floyds Brewing Company   Indiana    USA  
  Three Floyds Zombie Dust    Three Floyds Brewing Company   Indiana    USA  
  Toppling Goliath King Sue    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight    Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA  
  Tree House Alter Ego    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Doppelganger    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Haze    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Jjjuliusss    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Juice Machine (2015- )    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Julius    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Tree House Very Hazy    Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Congress Street IPA    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Congress Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale - Double Dry Hopped    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Melcher Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Summer Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Trillium Vicinity    Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA  
  Voodoo Grande Negro Voodoo Papi (Bourbon Barrel Aged)     Voodoo Brewing Co.   Pennsylvania    USA  
  Voodoo ManBearPig    Voodoo Brewing Co.   Pennsylvania    USA  
  Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Bourbon Coconut     Westbrook Brewing   South Carolina    USA  
  Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Pappy Barrel    Westbrook Brewing   South Carolina    USA  
  Westvleteren 12 (XII)    Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus   -    Belgium   
 

India Pale Ale
is made up of the following styles: India Pale Ale (IPA) | Black IPA | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Tree House Julius    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   GOLD
  Auval Nordet IPA    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.   Quebec    Canada    GOLD
  Trillium Melcher Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   GOLD
  Tree House Alter Ego    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   GOLD
  Alchemist Focal Banger    India Pale Ale (IPA)   The Alchemist   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Tree House Jjjuliusss    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  Stigbergets Gbg Beer Week 2016    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Stigbergets Bryggeri   -    Sweden    SILVER
  Trillium Summer Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  Trillium Congress Street IPA    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  10  Trillium Congress Street IPA - Double Dry Hopped    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  11  Trillium Scaled - Double Dry Hopped    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  12  Trillium Melcher Street IPA    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  13  Tree House Green    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  14  AleSmith IPA    India Pale Ale (IPA)   AleSmith Brewing Company   California    USA   BRONZE
  15  Tree House In Perpetuity    India Pale Ale (IPA)   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE

Double IPA
is made up of the following styles: Imperial IPA | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Russian River Pliny the Elder    Imperial IPA   Russian River Brewing   California    USA   GOLD
  Alchemist Heady Topper    Imperial IPA   The Alchemist   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Toppling Goliath King Sue    Imperial IPA   Toppling Goliath   Iowa    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Abner    Imperial IPA   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Nómada Papaya Rye    Imperial IPA   Nómada Brewing   -    Spain    GOLD
  Tree House Very Hazy    Imperial IPA   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  Tree House Haze    Imperial IPA   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  Russian River Pliny the Younger    Imperial IPA   Russian River Brewing   California    USA   SILVER
  Cloudwater DIPA - v3    Imperial IPA   Cloudwater Brew Co   Greater Manchester    England    SILVER
  10  Trillium Vicinity    Imperial IPA   Trillium Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   SILVER
  11  Bell’s Hopslam    Imperial IPA   Bell’s Brewery   Michigan    USA   BRONZE
  12  Tree House Doppelganger    Imperial IPA   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  13  Tree House Juice Machine (2015- )    Imperial IPA   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  14  Tree House King JJJuliusss    Imperial IPA   Tree House Brewing Company   Massachusetts    USA   BRONZE
  15  Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy    Imperial IPA   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   BRONZE

Low/Moderate Alcohol
is made up of the following styles: Low Alcohol | | All beers under 4.6% alcohol by volume

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  J. Wakefield Miami Madness    Berliner Weisse   J. Wakefield Brewing   Florida    USA   GOLD
  J. Wakefield Dragonfruit Passion Fruit (DFPF) Berliner Weisse    Berliner Weisse   J. Wakefield Brewing   Florida    USA   GOLD
  ART9 / Bristol Brewing Oatmeal Hoptart    Berliner Weisse   Browar Stu Mostów   -    Poland    GOLD
  New Glarus Raspberry Tart    Fruit Beer   New Glarus Brewing Company   Wisconsin    USA   GOLD
  New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red    Fruit Beer   New Glarus Brewing Company   Wisconsin    USA   GOLD
  Totem Cojico    Session IPA   Totem   -    Belgium    SILVER
  Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   SILVER
  Artezan 4 Latka    Session IPA   Browar Artezan   -    Poland    SILVER
  Auval Arrière-Pays Grisette    Saison   Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.   Quebec    Canada    SILVER
  10  Grimm Present Perfect    Berliner Weisse   Grimm Artisanal Ales   New York    USA   SILVER
  11  Arizona Wilderness Blood Orange Gose    Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer   Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company   Arizona    USA   BRONZE
  12  De Garde Passion Pom Bu    Berliner Weisse   De Garde Brewing   Oregon    USA   BRONZE
  13  Sahtipaja Rött men inte Sött - Barrel Aged    Berliner Weisse   Sahtipaja   -    Sweden    BRONZE
  14  De Garde Beaucoup Berry Bu    Berliner Weisse   De Garde Brewing   Oregon    USA   BRONZE
  15  De Garde Berry Bu    Berliner Weisse   De Garde Brewing   Oregon    USA   BRONZE

Porter
is made up of the following styles: Porter | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Hill Farmstead Everett - Bourbon Barrel Aged (2014-)    Porter   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Founders Porter    Porter   Founders Brewing Company   Michigan    USA   GOLD
  Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter    Porter   Funky Buddha Brewery   Florida    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Everett    Porter   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  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 | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Hill Farmstead Dorothy - Wine Barrel Aged    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Ann    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Art    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Flora - Blueberry/Black Currant/Raspberry    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Vera Mae - Wine Barrel Aged (2016)    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Sante Adairius - 2013)    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   SILVER
  Side Project Saison du Fermier From Pinot Noir Puncheons    Saison   Side Project Brewing   Missouri    USA   SILVER
  Hill Farmstead Flora - Plum    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   SILVER
  Sante Adairius / Triple Rock Cellarman Barrel-Aged Saison    Saison   Sante Adairius Rustic Ales   California    USA   SILVER
  10  Sante Adairius Saison Bernice    Saison   Sante Adairius Rustic Ales   California    USA   SILVER
  11  Wicked Weed Garçon de Ferme    Saison   Wicked Weed Brewing   North Carolina    USA   BRONZE
  12  Ommegang Abbey Ale    Abbey Dubbel   Brewery Ommegang (Duvel-Moortgat)   New York    USA   BRONZE
  13  Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience (Release 15)    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   BRONZE
  14  Casey Dry Hop Saison - Cascade    Saison   Casey Brewing and Blending   Colorado    USA   BRONZE
  15  Grassroots Brother Soigné    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   BRONZE

 

Cider & Perry
is made up of the following styles: Cider | Perry | Ice Cider/Ice Perry | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Récolte D’Hiver    Ice Cider/Ice Perry   La Face Cachée de la Pomme   Quebec    Canada    GOLD
  Brännlands Iscider Fatlagrad 2013    Ice Cider/Ice Perry   Brännland Cider   -    Sweden    GOLD
  Eden Cellar Series #2: The Falstaff    Ice Cider/Ice Perry   Eden Ice Cider Company   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Première    Ice Cider/Ice Perry   La Face Cachée de la Pomme   Quebec    Canada    GOLD
  Cidrerie du Minot des Glaces Récolte d’Hiver    Ice Cider/Ice Perry   Cidrerie du Minot   Quebec    Canada    GOLD
 

Traditional
is made up of the following styles: Traditional Ale | Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu | 

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Thornbridge Hall Bracia    Traditional Ale   Thornbridge   Derbyshire    England    GOLD
  Hair of the Dog Adam    Traditional Ale   Hair of the Dog Brewing Company   Oregon    USA   GOLD
  De Molen / Hair of the Dog Adam From The Wood    Traditional Ale   Brouwerij de Molen   -    Netherlands    GOLD
  Traquair Jacobite Ale    Traditional Ale   Traquair House   -    Scotland    GOLD
  Hill Farmstead Clara    Traditional Ale   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  De Molen / Hair of the Dog Adam    Traditional Ale   Brouwerij de Molen   -    Netherlands    SILVER
  HaandBryggeriet Bestefar    Traditional Ale   HaandBryggeriet (Norway)   -    Norway    SILVER
  Dunham / Cambridge Ping Pong Wizard    Traditional Ale   Brasserie Dunham   Quebec    Canada    SILVER
  Upright Special Herbs    Traditional Ale   Upright Brewing   Oregon    USA   SILVER
  10  Scratch Spring Tonic    Traditional Ale   Scratch Brewing Company   Illinois    USA   SILVER
  11  Hill Farmstead Gin Clara     Traditional Ale   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   BRONZE
  12  Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #16    Traditional Ale   Saint Arnold Brewing Company   Texas    USA   BRONZE
  13  Rock Art Humble Harvester    Traditional Ale   Rock Art Brewery   Vermont    USA   BRONZE
  14  HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood    Traditional Ale   HaandBryggeriet (Norway)   -    Norway    BRONZE
  15  OEC Aeris Singularis (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)    Traditional Ale   OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)   Connecticut    USA   BRONZE
 

 

Belgian Session
is made up of the following styles: Belgian Ale | Saison | | All beers under 4.6% alcohol by volume

    beer  style  brewer  state  country  award
  Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy    Saison   Hill Farmstead Brewery   Vermont    USA   GOLD
  Auval Arrière-Pays Grisette    Saison   Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.   Quebec    Canada    GOLD
  Tired Hands Still Trace    Saison   Tired Hands Brewing Company   Pennsylvania    USA   GOLD
  Tired Hands Singing Swans    Saison   Tired Hands Brewing Company   Pennsylvania    USA   GOLD
  Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere    Saison   Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales   Michigan    USA   GOLD
 

Sources: Greensboro Bend, Vt. (February 2, 2017) - Hill Farmstead Brewery. RateBeer.com