Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hill Farmstead or Bust!

Check out that view...we stayed there, it was awesome!!

  This year our vacation took us to Vermont and our first full day there we took a trip up to Greensboro Bend to visit one of the best Breweries in Vermont. We left Sugarbush that morning after Callum's first nap. Our first stop along the way was for lunch at Positive Pie in Plainfield, Vt. Lunch was fantastic; all three of us enjoyed our food. Kristin got two large slices, one pepperoni and one BBQ chicken, I had a Turkey Cranberry Apple Sandwich made up of GMS smoked turkey breast, cranberry poached apples, caramelized onions, Cabot cheddar on a house baguette. I mean can you get anymore Vermonter than that and Callum ate O's, Banana Avocado mash and Cherry Greek Yogurt smoothie. This was our first real attempt at using the pouches and we learned that they are the greatest inventions of the baby dietary world. He downed the pouch in less than 5 minutes, and they hold a good amount of food. This was a great lunch to start our day seeing a new part of Vermont for us. 

After lunch we traveled on down a few roads that took us through a number of towns in Vermont, including Cabot. We were tempted to stop at the Cabot Creamery but continued on.

The turns finally ended and we arrived at our destination. The landscape and the views from Hill Farmstead are beautiful. The brewery is set on a farm, on top of a mountain, other than a little light rain it was perfectly cool. 

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Tasting center outside during the summer!

They had four beers for tasting, all four were good. The range for the day was Walden a light, hoppy session ale, Edward, a standard American Pale Ale, Amarillo a single hopped pale ale and Society & Solitude #7 which is an Imperial Pale Ale with only two types of hops, Simcoe and Amarillo. All four beers had great clarity, distinctive tastes and all were worthy of coming home with me. 
There is the happy family waiting in line for beer.

Our Spoils!!!!!

We ended up picking up three growlers, one was for Kristin's father, Susan, their IPA, Kristin chose the Amarillo Pale Ale and I chose the Nelson Pale Ale (pale ale brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops. I can't speak for Susan but we loved both of our beers.

It took a while to finally by the beer but in the end was worth it, and I can't wait to visit the brewery again and get my 22's refilled. 
He can make friends anywhere!

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