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.
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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
Other Half Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Evil Twin Brewing
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Brewery Ommegang (Duvel-Moortgat)||Cooperstown||New York||USA|
|Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen||Lot, Beersel||-||Belgium|
|Brouwerij de Molen||Bodegraven||-||Netherlands|
|Browar Widawa||Chrząstawa Mała||-||Poland|
|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|
|Dieu du Ciel||Montreal||Quebec||Canada|
|Dogfish Head Brewery||Milton||Delaware||USA|
|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|
|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|
|Lagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)||Petaluma||California||USA|
|Magic Rock Brewing||Huddersfield||West Yorkshire||England|
|Maine Beer Company||Freeport||Maine||USA|
|Midnight Sun Brewing Company||Anchorage||Alaska||USA|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Side Project Brewing||Maplewood||Missouri||USA|
|Sierra Nevada Brewing Company||Chico||California||USA|
|Surly Brewing Company||Minneapolis||Minnesota||USA|
|Tempest Brewing Co||Tweedbank, Scottish Borders||-||Scotland|
|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|
|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|
|Westbrook Brewing||Mount Pleasant||South Carolina||USA|
|Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus||Westvleteren||-||Belgium
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.
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.
Source: Hill Farmstead JANUARY 31, 2018. hillfarmstead.com