Passport Stop #6: The Alchemist

Glorious hops! That’s what a sign inside the Alchemist viewing area proclaims, and it sets the tone for the entire brewing operation, where hops are practically worshipped. As any good Vermont   beer fan knows, the Alchemist only does one thing, and they do it well; Heady Topper, a double IPA with complex hops flavor out the wazoo and 120 IBUs.... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #5: Vermont Pub and Brewery

Ah, VPB. The oldest craft brewery in Vermont, and one of my favorite places in downtown Burlington. It’s been the setting for so many casual dinners with friends, bar crawl beginnings, and birthdays. It’s where I celebrated with Ian the day we graduated college, for God’s sake. But it wouldn’t be what it is without... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #4: Long Trail

Anyone who lives in Vermont has had a Long Trail--they produce the number one selling craft beer in the state. We decided to head to their Visitors Center in Bridgewater Corners to check out what one of the most popular breweries in the state had to offer. We walked into the slightly overwhelming building and... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #3: 14th Star

14th Star Brewing Co. is homebrewing run amok in the best possible way. The unassuming little brewery is attached to a quad shop--we actually passed it once and had to turn around before we noticed the logo on the door. It’s the newest, smallest, and most intimate brewery we’ve been to so far, still in the process... Continue Reading →

Passport Stop #1: Magic Hat

I’m not sure how I made it through four years of college in Burlington without visiting the famous Artifactory, but Sunday was my first time stepping through the doors of this wild and wacky world of unique brews. Ian and I arrived just as a guided tour was starting up,  so we picked up our... Continue Reading →

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