Vermont December 01, 2018
Take The Vermont Brewery Trail For A Weekend You’ll Never Forget
With mountains to climb, trails to hike, and slopes to ski, Vermonters know how to play hard. But every once in a while you need to take a break from all that outdoor action and hopping on the Vermont Brewery Trail is an incredible way to do it. From the top to the bottom of the state, we’ve rounded up ten awesome breweries to make up this statewide beer trail.
Choose a designated driver and grab your interactive brewery trail map
. You can make the trip shorter or add extra stops along the way right on the map.
1. Kingdom Brewing, Newport
The environmentally friendly Kingdom Brewing is located in Newport near the Canadian border. Seasonal beers with local ingredients such as berries and maple syrup send your taste buds on a lively journey.
2. Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend
Hill Farmstead Brewery has been an award-winning powerhouse on the Vermont beer scene. Enjoy the farm setting while sampling delicious beers in the countryside. Read more about this unique spot on the Vermont Brewery Trail
3. Rock Art Brewery, Morrisville
Open six days a week, Rock Art Brewery is a happening little spot near Stowe. Enjoy tasty beer and then wander upstairs to the viewing area to watch the brewing process and check out the cool art.
4. Prohibition Pig, Waterbury
Known for its tangy BBQ as much as its flavorful beers, Prohibition Pig is a destination not to be missed. Make sure you fill your tank with both the exceptional brews and food while you're here. This Waterbury hotspot features local ingredients at a first-rate level.
5. Lawson's Finest Liquids, Waitsfield
This family-owned brewery is a place where you can enjoy a few arcade games or sit in the outdoor beer garden. Check out the viewing area at Lawson's Finest Liquids to see firsthand the brewing process. This brewery also serves light fare for nibbling while you enjoy the award-winning brews.
6. Drop In Brewing Company, Middlebury
This Middlebury brewery is also home to the American Brewers Guild Brewing School. With so much knowledge packed into one location, you know the beers have to be great. Drop In Brewing Company is a casual place where you can see the whole brewery while standing in one spot.
7. Foley Brothers Brewing, Brandon
This small family-run brewery is a treat to visit. Enjoy the vintage barn that is home to the tasting room. Foley Brothers Brewing also shares its space with Neshobe River Winery also run by the family and is home to a B&B too.
8. Long Trail Brewing Company, Bridgewater Corners
Located on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, Long Trail Brewing is one gorgeous spot. A pub and brewery combined into one space make this a place you'll want to spend some time. Soak in the scenery while you down a cold one.
9. Trout River Brewing Company, Springfield
Founded in 1996 in Lyndonville, this brewery changed ownership and moved to Springfield in 2014. Expect quality traditional style ales with a personalized touch at this spot.
10. Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Brattleboro
Enjoy tasting beer in a firelit dining room or on the rooftop beer garden. Small plates offer a variety of elevated comfort foods to go along with stellar beer choices. Open seven days a week, sip and dine right on the banks of the Connecticut River at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery.
Do you know someone that would love this Vermont Brewery Trail? Don’t see your favorite brewery on this road trip? Visit the
Vermont Brewer’s Association website and use their nifty mapping tool to plan your own brewery outing. If you’d rather take the kind of trail that goes through the woods, then check out these ten first-rate hiking spots.