Brewery Visit: Bent Hill Brewery

If you think you're driving to the middle of nowhere when heading to Bent Hill Brewery, you're probably heading in the right direction. And if you think you're about to pull into someone's personal driveway, then you know you're in the right spot. On the first day of their soft opening, we urged our heavily... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Vermont Beer Cans to Take to the Beach

It's finally starting to feel like summer in the green mountains, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the sunshine at the park or beach! Since so many of Vermont's parks and beaches don't allow glass, we've compiled a list of our top 5 Vermont beer cans for summer, so you can enjoy... Continue Reading →

Brewery Visit: Infinity Brewing Company

It's hard to keep track of all of the new Burlington area breweries, but one of the newcomers opened their doors to a packed house on February 28th. About time, too. Murray Seaman had been a homebrewer for 25 years before he started seriously considering the idea of opening his own brewery with friend and... Continue Reading →

Happy Woodchuck Day!

Forget about Groundhog Day. This year, Woodchuck Hard Cider has declared February 2nd is Woodchuck Day! That sounds like a lot more fun than waiting for Punxsutawney Phil to stick his head out of a hole. Venues all over the country will be holding events, and there’s even an official Woodchuck Day badge to earn... Continue Reading →

10 Weirdest Beer Ingredients Ever

Hey, don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em. Garlic Our own Magic Hat right here in Burlington, VT once made a beer called Ale of the Living Dead that was brewed with garlic. It reportedly did so poorly in bars and restaurants that the brewery had to buy back all of their stock. People have... Continue Reading →

Vermont Hard Cider Roundup

Fall is officially here, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some hard cider? It’s been gaining some serious popularity, continuously showing up alongside beer on menus and on draft. It’s sweet, tart, delicious, and as diverse in variety and taste as beer. Get fall festive with a few picks from Vermont... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #11: Trout River

My only previous experience with Trout River before I visited was as an inexpensive bottled beer special at local bars or in coolers at my friends’ parties in the Northeast Kingdom, and it was always the Rainbow Red. I was excited to make the trek to Lyndonville to see what Trout River was really all about.I thought... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #10: Switchback

Some people might think that Switchback, like the Alchemist, only makes one kind of beer. Go into any bar or restaurant in Burlington and ask for a Switchback and you’ll always be brought the same thing; Switchback Ale, or what I like to call the Ol’ Standby. It’s my fallback, my ever-present, reliable friend. It’s... Continue Reading →

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