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Vermont Breweries - Go find your favorite brew

Woodstock & Quechee Area

Long Trail Brewing Co. The first batch of Long Trail Ale® rolled off the line in 1989. Back then the brewery—known as the Mountain Brewers—was a modest brew house tucked into the basement of the Old Woolen Mill in Bridgewater Corners, with the goal to brew an affordable, American-made alternative to the pricey German and English exports that filled the shelves. At the time, the craft brewing industry in America was on the rise and Vermont was better known for maple syrup than beer. In 1989, Long Trail Ale® hit the taps at local watering holes; blazing the trail for Vermont's craft brewing industry. 

Tel: (802) 672-5011  | Address:  5520 US-4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035 | Directions |  Website   | Facebook | Instagram
Vermont Spirits Distilling Co - Hand-crafting small batch award winning vodka, gin, bourbon, brandy and liqueurs using pure local ingredients.  Home of: No 14 Bourbon finished with Pure Vermont Maple; Vermont Gold Vodka distilled entirely from pure Vermont Maple sap and naturally gluten-free; Coppers American Gin, Coppers Sugarwood Gin and Coppers Barrel Gin -  all crafting using organic botanicals and hand-pick wild Vermont juniper berries.  Free tastings daily.  Stop in today for a sip or two, and a conversation with one of our Spirit Guides.
Tel: (802) 281-6398  | Address:  5573 Woodstock Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001 | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
River Roost Brewery offers aromatic, hop forward, full flavored beers brewed in 10BBL batches. Established in 2016, owner and operator Mark Babson, a former brewer and quality technician in the industry, now spends his days in the brewhouse or behind the bar creating favorites like Más Verde, Mo’rilla, and Glimpse. Samples and growler fills are offered onsite from a small retail/tasting room – No food or seating. A rotating selection of beers are available in 64oz and 32oz refillable growlers. Only clean growlers can be refilled.

Tel: (802) 698-8715   | Address: 230 S Main St, Hartford, VT 05001  | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

Middlebury, VT Area Breweries

Vermont's Otter Creek Brewing Company has been hitting, hopping and dosing brews with creativity since acid-wash jeans were hip. Following the addition of a state-of-the-art brew house and more canning capacity, the OCB Crew is continuing down the path of innovation, throwing a bit of kind into the kettle whenever possible. OCB's hop-soaked ales and lagers are available throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.

Tel: (802) 388-0727  | Address: 793 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753  | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram
The Drop-In Brewing facility contains a brand new Newlands 15bbl brewing system. Our tasting room serves pints, offers growlers and cans to go, in addition to a variety of apparel and merchandise. The facility is also permanent home of the American Brewers Guild – the nation’s premier brewing school for the craft brewing industry, which specializes in intensive brewing science and engineering courses for professional brewers. The ABG has been training and educating brewers from all corners of the globe for over 20 years.

Tel: (802) 989-7414 | Address:  610 US-7, Middlebury, VT 05753 | Directions |   Website | Facebook | Instagram

We single handedly reinvented the U.S. hard cider category in 1991 through our flagship Woodchuck Amber. In the 20 plus years that followed, we have pushed the boundaries of the cider category while our passion to innovate has mirrored our insistence on handcrafted quality.  We are firmly rooted in Vermont and our cider is made in a cidery, not alongside mass market beer. We follow our own independent spirit when crafting our ciders. At a time when most were focused on the craft beer segment we passionately stayed our course to innovate and educate consumers on a traditional American beverage. In fact, cider is now the fastest growing segment in the US. Staying true to our roots, Woodchuck is Real Cider from a Real Place™.

Tel: 802) 385-3656  | Address: 1321 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753  | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

Golden Rule Mead exists because of the human drive for creative expression. We want to make something we love, and we love making that which surprises and delights those around us. The Golden Rule necessitates that we constantly practice our trade with respect - for our home and all that lives on it. We will constantly seek to refine our practices to do our part in reducing and balancing out what damage has already been done, and to share that knowledge and vision with our peers. We hope that our work gives people another good reason to come together, to respect and inspire each other and themselves.

We brew our mead at the Artesano Meadery in Groton, Vermont. Each of our meads starts with 100% Vermont-origin raw honey, and we do everything we can to source fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables from farms around the state. 

Tel: (719) 216-2911  | Address:  8 Elm St, Middlebury, VT 05753 | DirectionsWebsite | Instagram
Stonecutter Spirits was co-founded in 2013 by Cotel and Sas Stewart. The company released its signature Single Barrel Gin in summer 2015 and subsequently won Double Gold and Best in Category at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This success was followed with the release of Stonecutter's Heritage Cask Whiskey in summer 2016 to rave reviews and a Gold medal at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition. Both products have won the prestigious Good Food Award. Under Cotel and Stewart’s leadership, the brand earned dedicated fans for its spirits and for its inventive events and cocktail 

Tel: (802) 388-3000  | Address:  1197 Exchange St unit a, Middlebury, VT 05753 | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Hogback Mountain Brewery was founded in 2015 by Kevin Hanson with his love of brewing. In 2018 Jamie and Sam Sawyer were looking for a new adventure in the Vermont craft beer scene and Kevin was looking to have more time to mow his lawn. Everything made perfect sense and in 2019 Hogback Mountain Brewery will move from Kevin’s carriage barn to its new location on Rocky Dale Road in Bristol, Vermont. Though Jamie and Sam are changing locations and will branch out with a taproom this spring, the mission of "local supporting local" has never changed.  Sam is 2017 graduate of the American Brewer's Guild and is the creative force behind many of our brews. 

Tel:  (802) 643-2304Address: 372 Rockydale Road, Bristol, VT 05443  | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Brandon,VT Breweries

Red Clover Ale Co. I think this may be easiest to do from my point of view. Andy is married to my oldest sister Stephanie. I am married to Riker’s older sister Abi. We are like a brother in law chain and I am the middle link. If we continue with this chain metaphor, it takes all three links to hold up this brewery and make it go. We all bring different and important skills and experience to the table. Our taproom and branding are inspired by our family’s farming history. Riker and I managed a dairy farm for five years, and that is where this brewery idea was hatched. Growing up and working on my family’s 6th generation family dairy farm taught me the value of hardwork. It also taught me that a good cold beer at the end of a day of hard work is one of the best things in this world. I love that in both farming and brewing beer, you get out what you put in. You can see (and taste) your progress and you can’t take any shortcuts if you want to be successful. It’s stressful and satisfying and complicated and wonderful all at the same time. Just how life should be. 

Tel: (802) 465-8412  | Address:  43 Center St, Brandon, VT 05733 | Directions |  Website | Facebook | Instagram
Foley Brothers Brewing It’s a family affair at Foley Brothers Brewing in Brandon, Vermont. Father, Bob Foley and wife Rhonda bought The Inn at Neshobe River in 2006 and started the Neshobe River Winery. Five years in to running the family winery he recalls the younger Foley generation began experimenting making beer, first with ginger wheat and brown ale and Foley Brothers Brewing was born in 2012. Siblings Pat, Dan and Christine were the founders. While working in the family winery Pat and Dan traveled and worked in wineries in California, New Zealand and South Africa. Christine Lea, Patrick’s wife hails from Durban South Africa and has been an integral part of the business since the very beginning. The flagship Double IPA, Fair Maiden is named after Christine!

Tel: (802) 465-8413  | Address: 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd, Brandon, VT 05733  | Directions |  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Burlington, VT Area Breweries

Fiddlehead Brewing Company is a brewer owned business. Crafting approachable, multidimensional beers, while growing responsibly with a focus on the arts and positively impacting those in our communities – one pint at a time. Fiddlehead Brewing Company is located just outside of Burlington, VT in the scenic town of Shelburne. Our owner and Brewmaster Matt “Matty O” Cohen opened the doors on New Year’s Eve of 2011 and since then we have gained worldwide acclaim with our lineup of approachable, multidimensional beers.  When we first opened in 2011, we did so with a completely manual 15 barrel system and just 30 barrels of capacity. Within the first month Fiddlehead IPA, the flagship ale, was on tap with at over 50 bars and restaurants in Vermont. With the immediate success, we quickly outgrew the 3,000 sq foot space that was split between retail and production. After the last fermenter was added in 2015, we knew we needed a bigger boat. 

Tel: (802) 399-2994  | Address:  6305 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482 | Directions |  Website | Facebook | Instagram
Zero Gravity - One of the distinguishing elements of Zero Gravity beer is an adherence to the outstanding qualities of classic beer styles. This requires painstaking attention to technique and recipe. Using the best malt and hops, their beers are matured to completion. They strive for internal balance above all. This mode—call it an unwavering commitment to the level of quality found in the great beers of the world—is not at odds with experimental brewing. It quietly underpins the work of the best creative breweries of America that serve as the foundation on which their beers are built.

Tel:  (802) 497-0054Address: 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401  | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 with one goal in mind – to brew unexpected, relatable, great tasting beer. Business partners Bill Cherry and Jeff Neiblum combined Bill’s expertise in brewing and science with Jeff’s experience as a business entrepreneur. The very first pint of Switchback ever served was at Ake’s Place in Burlington, VT on October 22, 2002. The idea that became Switchback Ale was developed in Bill’s imagination, with no test brewing. He envisioned maximizing complexity, flavor, and delivering beer the way a brewmaster experiences it. To do this, the beer is left unfiltered and is carbonated 100% naturally in a special process using the yeast. The result is a beer that defies easy description, because it is brewed to a flavor idea and not based on any existing style guidelines. All Switchback beers are brewed this way.

Today, the Switchback lineup has grown to include over 20 beers as year-round offerings, rotating specials and limited releases and we haven’t stopped reimagining flavor.

Tel: (802) 651-4114  | Address: 160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401  | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

Stow, VT Breweries

The Alchemist is a family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. John and Jen Kimmich originally opened The Alchemist as a 60 seat brew pub in the village of Waterbury in 2003. After eight years of success and growing popularity, they decided to open a small production brewery. Today The Alchemist currently operates two breweries in Vermont and distributes Heady Topper and Focal Banger throughout the state. In early 2011 we built the Alchemist Cannery, a 15 barrel brewery and canning line, for the production of our flagship IPA Heady Topper. The first cans of Heady Topper rolled off the line just two days after Tropical Storm Irene demolished The Alchemist Pub and Brewery. Today, we move all of our beer weekly in a concerted effort to provide the freshest, hoppiest packaged IPA on the market. Heady Topper is brewed only in Waterbury, Vermont and is distributed throughout the state. Our Waterbury brewery is not open to the public. However, we distribute a portion of Heady Topper to our Stowe brewery and Visitor’s Center for retail sales and tasting. Opened in July 2016, this state of the art facility was designed to be as low impact as possible while providing us with enough space to serve our community and the growing number of beer tourists to Vermont. Our second year round beer, Focal Banger, is brewed in Stowe as well as seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year. The Alchemist Brewery and Visitor’s Center in Stowe provides samples of beer for tasting, retail beer sales, merchandise and a fun, educational experience.

Tel: (802) 882-8165  | Address:  100 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT 05672 | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Braintree, Chelsea & South Royalton VT - Relatively Close to Each Other

Brent Hill Brewery - A great place to stop by if you are going to Jay Peak.  

Our brewery is located on our 16 acre farm in the Braintree mountain range of central Vermont. We aim to produce an array of unique and artistic beers using as many ingredients as we can from our own land. We are currently growing some of our own hops, as well as blackberries, blueberries, currants, and cherries. We look forward to sharing our story with you over one of our refreshing brews

Address:  1972 Bent Hill Rd, Braintree, VT 05060 | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

Brocklebank Craft Brewing is a one-and-a-half barrel nanobrewery in Tunbridge. We opened in 2015. We brew all kinds of beers, including IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and fruit beers, and distribute to a dozen bars and restaurants in central Vermont. Brocklebank is owned by Ben and Anne Linehan. Ben is a master plumber who also owns Brocklebank Craft Plumbing. He started brewing in 2009 and his beers have won ribbons at a number of competitions. Anne organizes the annual Vermont Nanobrewery Festival in August at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. NanoFest is a celebration of Vermont’s smallest breweries. 

Tel: (802) 685-4838  | Address: 357 Dickerman Hill Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038  | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram
Upper Pass Beer Co. was born in the fall of 2015, and brews 5 BBL batches in the hills of Tunbridge, VT on an open flame 4-vessel nanosystem. We released our first beer at the Tunbridge World's Fair in September of 2015 and are happy to be a part of the Vermont brew scene. We experiment with beer styles that emphasize hop-centric (APA, IPA, DIPA), malty (stouts, brown ales) or yeast-influenced (saison, farmhouse) ale styles. In addition to our small batch, limited release Tunbridge beers, a number of our beers are are brewed by contract in Stowe, VT on a gorgeous 50 BBL Rolec system (Von Trapp Brewery) These include First Drop American Pale Ale, Cloud Drop DIPA, Moove On Up Milk Stout, Hip 2 the Hops IPA, Waimea Waves, Wellie Nelson IPA, Little Farmhouse Saison, Spiral Galaxy Pale Ale, Love Seat DIPA, Fred Red Ale, Lotus Mode IPA, and Cashmere Hoodie IPA. These large batch beers are widely distributed across the state of Vermont both on tap and in 16 oz cans.
Tel: (802) 763-0010 | Address: 228 Chelsea St, South Royalton, VT 05068  | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram
Killington Distillery - Still on the Mountain - Home to Vermont’s Finest Craft Spirits Enjoy our handcrafted small batch spirits inspired from the blissful Killington region. Creative or Classic, our menu boasts of unique craft cocktails flavored with the freshest locally sourced natural herbs and fruits. Prefer a classic? Our small batch handcrafted spirits will take your favorite to the next level.

Tel:  (802) 422-8200Address:  47 Old Mill Rd, Killington, VT 05751 | Directions | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Near Jay Peak Ski Area

Kingdom Brewing - Straight From the Land to Your GlassBrian and Jenn Cook created Kingdom Brewing with the intent to brew authentic craft beers from a wide variety of locally produced ingredients.  Starting with American grown grains, they combine farm chemistry and heirloom recipes with ingredients from their farm & greenhouse such as maple sap, spruce tips and berries to create a variety of light to robust seasonal beers.

Tel: (802) 334-7096   | Address: 353 Coburn Hill Rd, Newport, VT 05855  | DirectionsWebsite | Facebook | Instagram