Breweries in Vermont

Beer with a View at Trapp Lager Brewery, Stowe, Vermont

Top 10 Breweries in Vermont to Visit in 2016

Back in the summer of 2009 when Vermont was just starting to gain recognition as a leading producer of craft beer in the US, I finished the Vermont beer passport program from the Vermont Brewers’ Association in three days. Back then, it was manageable to drink your way around the state in […]

Beer with a View at Trapp Lager Brewery, Stowe, Vermont

Trapp Lager Brewery, Stowe, Vermont

Back in the summer 2009, I spent three days touring the 20+ breweries in Vermont as part of the Vermont Brewers Association Passport Program. Trapp Lager Brewery, located in Stowe, Vermont, wasn’t yet part of the passport program; it was one of the few breweries in Vermont that I […]

Double Dose at Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Brewing, Middlebury, Vermont

Otter Creek Brewing (OCB) is my local watering hole and has been since I could legally drink. Back then, samples were free-flowing, and you could go behind the scenes on tours of the facility. Now, Otter Creek Brewing’s distribution is much greater and the beer much better (Copper Ale […]

Sample Tray at Trapp Lager Brewing, Stowe, Vermont

Craft Breweries in Vermont

The state of Vermont might be small, but beer is big here; currently there are 34 craft breweries in the Green Mountain state. According to the Brewer’s Association state craft beer production and sales data from 2013, Vermont boasts 6.38 breweries per 100,000 people (ranking first nationally). In 2013, […]