The South Ender Bender: A Burlington Brewery Walk (With a Bonus Bar!)

It’s no secret that Burlington’s South End has been experiencing a wakeup call over the last few years, and we couldn’t be happier that more breweries are deciding to call it home. To really experience what the South End has to offer in the beer department, we embarked on a South Ender Bender beer walk.... Continue Reading →

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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: 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Passport Stop #9: Rock Art

Rock Art has probably one of the nicest tasting rooms I have seen yet on my tour. A beautiful and spacious bar area surrounded by stools is the centerpiece of the room. They sell more than just their own merchandise, too. The surrounding walls are packed with Vermont-made food like meats, cheeses, and snacks, as... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #8: Hill Farmstead

It’s a little out of the way, but hundreds of people flock to Hill Farmstead to fill their growlers with what I can only assume they consider the nectar of the gods. On the day we visited, at least two separate groups came in with boxes containing about ten bottles each and they needed all of... Continue Reading →

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