Connecticut Magazine reviews the Still Hill Brewery Vanhilla Porter

Still Hill Brewery VanHilla Porter

To quote Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, “Valhalla, I am coming!”

This vanilla-flavored, Norse mythology-inspired, high-alcohol-content (8 percent) and intensely flavorful porter is the perfect drink for the winter months. Conditioned on vanilla beans, the beer has a dark velvet flavor, accentuated by strong, but not overpowering, vanilla notes. Imperial porters generally have more alcohol than regular porters, which usually lack the intense roasted flavor of an imperial stout. This drink fits that mold, but the vanilla flavors make it stand apart from other examples of the same style.

The beer is only seasonably available, and although it is distributed on a limited basis around the Rocky Hill area, the best chance one has of trying it is by visiting the brewery itself. Still Hill Brewery celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. It has a beautiful tap room; a large, rustic mural painted by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere dominates the walls.  Read More Here.

First Year Anniversary Bash on Feb 4


We can’t hardly believe a year has gone by but on February 4th it’ll be one year since opening our doors. At Still Hill Brewery we are extremely thankful to our patrons and friends and are amazed of all that has happened. We want to share our first birthday party with you!

This party is all day 12-6 PM and is a ticketed event.  You can get tickets at Eventbrite by going here: 1st Year Anniversary Bash Tickets

Your ticket will include: Great live music to include: B&E, Jeff Wieselberg and the 3 Magneatos. We’ll provide a meal ticket for one of our food trucks which are the famous Ted’s Steam Machine Cheeseburgers and the amazing Curbside Kitchen – Plus a dessert ticket for a Cannoli from the Cannoli’s on the Run! We will of course have our beer with 3 beer tickets included and a special new release – our highly anticipated Momma’s Imperial Little Helper a DIPA that has been brewed specifically to help momma (but it’ll help dad too)!

We will also include a sweet limited edition commemorative 1st Anniversary glass! Water, wine and hard cider will be available for any (we don’t understand) non-beer drinkers. We can’t think of anyone we’d rather celebrate our birthday with than you! 

Must be 21+ to enter. A valid ID will be required at the door. We will have a designated driver ticket so that everyone stays safe.

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