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Vermont Craft Beer


Vermont’s craft beer industry has grown from a few early start-ups to more than 50 today, and Vermont is first in the nation for breweries and brew pubs per capita. Beer Lovers Getaways are popular and local Vermont craft brews are featured on most menus throughout the state. Labels include Otter Creek, Long Trail, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist, Switchback, Lawson’s Finest, Wolaver’s and Rock Art, with more arriving every month.

Can’t decide on just one? The Vermont Brewery Challenge Passport, provides beer lovers with a ‘passport’ to get stamped during visits to dozens of local breweries and brewpubs for prizes.

Brew Tours, Trails & Driver Services

  • In Addison County the Middlebury Tasting Trail offers a tour of some of Vermont's finest breweries. 
  • In the Mad River Valley, Vermont Bed & Brew offers discount lodging and a full day of craft beer touring without the worries of driving.
  • Burlington Brew Tours offers pre-selected tours or guests can craft a private tour, while Burlington-based My Daddy’s Caddy offers a stylish ride for smaller groups.
  • Vermont Backroad Tours, based out of Wallingford, Vt. has trips for 10-30 beer lovers.
  • In Stowe, jump on Umiak's Craft Brewery Tour. Visit 7 breweries in the region on this guided brew tour. Leave the driving to your guide and enjoy a scenic brewery to brewery experience.
  • 4 Points VT brewery tours, also in Stowe, offers tours on Saturday's through the winter for those looking to taste the best beer in Vermont.
Vermont Brewery Challenge passport.

Brewery Challenge

Small state. Big beer. Vermont's brewers are making magic. The Vermont Brewers Association invites you to go on a tasting tour & discover for yourself.

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Hard Cider

Hard cider is a great refreshing beverage to enjoy during the sunny days in the spring. There's more than just apple flavor, too!

Vermont Distilled Spirits tasting tour brochure.

Distilled Spirit Tasting

Vermont is home to some of America’s finest artisanal distilleries, proudly producing small batch spirits the Vermont way... crafted by hand.


Wine Tastings Anyone?

Wine in the Green Mountain State is a growing industry. Hand-crafted varieties of reds, whites, and dessert wines offer a full range of choices, as do fruit wines made with blueberries, rhubarb, apples and raspberries.