Food & Drink

Craft Beverages

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Vermont’s Craft Pours

Vermont’s locally grown and crafted cheese, produce, and meats complement the crisp ciders brewed in small batches around the state and the Green Mountain terroir of local wine. Ice-hardy Vermont grapes and fruits like blueberries, rhubarb, apples, and raspberries make for wines pressed with the taste of the place, and Vermont’s cider makers elevate local fruit to an impeccably crafted pour. Vermont’s dessert wines are made from grapes harvested after the arrival of winter, when the juice of the grapes is highly concentrated and super sweet. Vermont’s award-winning distillers are producing a wide variety of products, from vodka and maple liqueurs to gin and rye whiskey. To sample Vermont craft beverages, plan to visit wineries, cideries, and distilleries around the state for tastings and tours.

Vermont’s Craft Distillers Offer Unique Pours

Vermont’s craft distillers support an industry burgeoning with innovation and creativity. Sample craft pours and take home a few bottles of your own.  

Specialized and cold-hardy hybrid grapes such as La Crescent, Marquette, and Neptune grow in Vermont, as do more widely known varietals such as Riesling and Baco Noir.

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Vermont orchards grow more than 150 varieties of apples.

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Craft Beer

With several beers named best in the world, Vermont’s brewers are heavy hitters. The Green Mountains’ craft beer industry is booming, leading the nation in breweries and brew pubs per capita and racking up honors and awards for quality and innovation. 

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The Spirit of Sustainability

Vermont’s distillers work with sustainability in mind. At SILO Distillery, spent grains are sent to farmers to use as feed and water is recycled. 

Learn More about The Spirit of Sustainability