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 →

Taste Test: Hermit Thrush Brewing at the Growler Garage

Hermit Thrush Brewing is focusing on Belgian inspired ales and tend to lean towards sour styles. Because of this, we’ve been wanting to try out their beers for a while now. We missed out on their tap takeover at the Farmhouse last month but got another chance the other day. The Growler Garage on Dorset... 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 →

Contest: Win this Growler Coozie!

We've reached 100 followers on Facebook and Twitter, and to celebrate, we're giving away this brand new Fiddlehead Brewing Company growler coozie to one of our followers! This sweet prize can be yours if you do 2 simple things: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or both! Answer this question on our Facebook or Twitter pages:... 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: 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 →

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