Vermonters have a deep respect for what’s genuine, and an aversion to anything that falls short. Wherever you go in Vermont, you’ll find different styles, different tastes, and a common bond. And with every new taste, you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better.
~Vermont Brewers Association
Vermont’s craft beer industry has grown from a few early start-ups to more than 40 today and now ranks first in the nation for breweries per capita. Locals and tourist alike enjoy brewery tours such as those found along the Stowe Beer Trail so much so, that a recent Washington Post article dubbed Vermont as the “Napa Valley of Beer”.
It would be almost unheard of for anyone who loves a nice cold beer to not have heard of Heady Topper, the almost-mythic double India pale ale that the Alchemist brews which people will gladly stand in line for. TheAlchemist Breweryis one of the largest and most impressive in Vermont and one you surely won’t want to miss. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm
Rock Art Brewery has a viewing area upstairs to watch production as well as a tasting room with samples and fresh growler fills. Their gift shop offers Vermont foods and locally made products. Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Ten Bends Beercreates small batch ales inspired by the unique nature of Vermont. The brewery offers a variety of beer on tap, including periodic specialty releases, in their open-air industrial tasting room. Open 3:00pm- 8:00pm
The small batches created by Lost Nation Brewing are influenced by European-style lagers and guided by local Vermont life. The breweries attention to detail, modern equipment, and love for beer create truly authentic and unique beers. Open Wednesday- Sunday 1:30- 9:00pm
Idletyme Brewing offers a diverse selection of seasonal and flagship brews in pints and flights, growlers, 22oz bottles and kegs are available for purchase. Try the six-sample classic draft lineup “Brew-ski” or watch the art and science that goes into every batch inside the state of the art brewhouse. Have a bite to eat in the brewpub or restaurant, or take a brewery tours which are available by reservation or by chance. Open Monday- Sunday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Von Trapp Brewery and Bierhall is best known for their drinkable traditional lagers and pilsners in addition to their amazing mountain views. The von Trapp Bierhall recently opened its doors down the road from the original brewery and offers a full restaurant for lunch and dinner. Open 11:30am- 9:00pm