Brewfest 2015

Another year, another beer(fest). This was my fifth year going to the Vermont Brewer’s Festival and each year I feel like it gets better in one way or another. Here are some of my thoughts from this year’s festival. The weather in Vermont is unpredictable Leading up to Brewfest it was looking like it was... Continue Reading →

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2015 Vermont Brewer’s Fest Weekend Events

This coming up weekend is the 23rd Vermont Brewers Festival and beer lovers from all over are converging on Burlington. To provide even more entertainment for both fest-goers and non-fest-goers, bars and breweries in the area are hosting fun events and having some cool specials. Here is a short list of events happening this coming... Continue Reading →

Craft Brew Races Returns To Stowe

Second annual “Brew Run” event to feature 30+ Vermont-based breweries, benefit Stowe Land Trust Press Release -- Hop to it, beer lovers! The second annual Craft Brew Races Stowe returns to Vermont for another fun 5k road race followed by a craft beer festival featuring more than 30 Vermont-based breweries. The event will be held... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Beer: What does it mean?

In Vermont, you get used to the changing of the seasons. Some people say that we even have a fifth season up here: mud season. Along with the changing weather, we have hunting seasons, fishing seasons, and, perhaps best of all, beer seasons. In spring we get hoppy, medium-bodied ales that give us hope that... Continue Reading →

Small BREW Act and Fair BEER Act Examined

There are two proposed bills through Congress right now and they are big news for the craft beer industry. Both bills bring revisions to the federal excise tax on beer produced by craft breweries. Under the current law, breweries that produce less than 2 million barrels (63 million gallons), must pay $7/barrel for the first... Continue Reading →

Brewery Visit: Stone Corral

Nestled to the west of Camel’s Hump in Huntington, VT, there’s a nano-brewery serving up great beers in small batches. In 1991 Bret Hamilton started homebrewing and in the summer of 2013, he opened up Stone Corral. His hobby may have started in 1991 but the desire to open a brewery began when his wife,... Continue Reading →

Brewery Visit: Burlington Beer Comany

Burlington Beer Company is one of the newest breweries to enter the Vermont brew-scape. Founded, owned, and run by Joe Lemnah, Burlington Beer Company is going to focus on seasonal, farmer's market inspired beers. We got a chance to head over to their new space over in Williston and tried some of the beers they... Continue Reading →

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