The inaugural Stowe Brewers Festival is just days away! With 40 different breweries, cideries, and meaderies attending, this event promises to be a great addition to the Vermont beer scene. Silas Atkins of Two Brews Podcast interviewed festival organizers Lisa Senecal and Nina Atkinson, who said that the support from local merchants and the town... 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 →
New Offerings from Otter Creek and Long Trail
Long Trail and Otter Creek announced two new additions to their beer lineups today, and both promise to be refreshing styles that will help beer drinkers across Vermont welcome the warming weather. The first is Long Trail's new Mostly Cloudy, a Belgian Witbeer that is replacing the company's long-running summer seasonal, Belgian White. Brewed with... Continue Reading →
Four New Vermont Breweries Joining Burlington Area
In the next few months, four breweries will be opening their doors and their taps to the public in the Burlington, VT area. So, what do these newcomers to the VT beer scene have to offer? I decided to find out we can expect. Queen City Brewery Queen City Brewery (QCB) was founded by four... Continue Reading →
Vermont Brewers Festival Preview: Liz’s Picks!
I am so excited to attend my second Brewfest on the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain! Here are my personal picks for what I want to try most. I’ll be teaming up with other people so that we can use our tickets as effectively as possible and have a little taste of as many beers as... Continue Reading →