Breweries in Stowe VT
Vermont: The Craft Beer Capital
Vermont has always topped the bucket lists of many travelers. Snow-junkies in search of fresh powder, leaf peepers chasing the golden colors of fall foliage and foodies drawn to the sweet taste of maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s and Cabot’s fine cheese! So many reasons to visit Vermont, yet our all-time favorite is the craft beer! The craft beer industry is thriving in Stowe! A new generation of tap rooms are emerging with carefully curated taps and bottle lists, hoppy suds, sour brews, barrel aged beers and some of the rarest and most coveted beers in the world. Vermont is a leading producer of craft beer in the US boasting the greatest number of breweries per capita and our local brewers have started a revolution of their own. As you cruise the IPA Highway between Waitsfield and Waterbury voted “The Best Beer Town in New England”, you will soon discover that each brewery is unique in style and taste with their own story to tell. Let’s raise a glass (or two) and make a toast to Vermont!
Our Local Breweries
The tasting rooms and breweries are a must! However, when it comes to craft beer, there are a few local watering holes that deserve an honorable mention! Picnic Social serves up great comfort food and a wide selection of locally brewed craft beers. Listed by CraftBeer.com as one of “2017’s Great American Beer Bars”, Blackback Pub is a cozy pub, a shrine not only to Ricky’s love of craft beer but also his love of fly fishing so be sure to get some tips on the local fishing hot spots. Twenty-five rotating handles, live music and great food welcome you to Tap 25! A great place in the village to gather with friends for an ice-cold brew. We like to celebrate our beer in Vermont, so when planning your trip consider the Vermont Brewers Festival and Stowe Brewers Festival in July!
100 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe
The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury is not open to the public but be sure to head on down to their new state of the art facility in Stowe to sample the best of the Alchemist’s brews, the Heady Topper. If any single IPA has caused the greatest commotion in the craft beer industry, it is the Heady Topper, a double India Pale Ale, named “America’s Most Coveted Beer”, “America’s Most Loved Craft Beer” and “The Best Beer in the World”!
1859 Mountain Road, Stowe
Idletyme Brewing Co. (formerly known as Crop) makes its home in a converted 19th Century Blacksmith’s Shop located off Mountain Road in the heart of Stowe. Idletyme believe in simplicity and are best known for their Belgian Wheat Ale and Bavarian Weizens, producing classic, true-to-form recipes in a custom copper brew kettle with a unique water filtration system ensuring the brews are authentic. The kid-friendly rustic brew pub, pet-friendly outdoor patio and fresh farm-to-table fare make this a favorite with families.
492 Mountain Road, Stowe
The Bench is one of the newer restaurants in Stowe, and one of our favorites! This rustic space features 27 taps of local craft beers, special cocktails, and delicious farm-to-table food. Its cozy atmosphere is sure to delight those seeking shelter from the cold temperatures. Or try out their sister restaurant 'The Resovoir,' in Waterbury.
700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe
From humble beginnings in Austria to a brewery in a world-class ski destination, the Von Trapp dream continues. With visions of producing an American version of the traditional European, The Von Trap Brewery became a reality in 2010, today producing flavorful, crisp lagers brewed with the finest authentic Austrian ingredients. You can enjoy endless things to do at this aprés-ski resort or you can quietly unwind on the outdoor deck, surrounded by scenic vistas and fresh mountain air sampling the von Trapp’s lagers. The Trapp Family invite you to share a little of Austria in Stowe, Vermont.
1799 Mountain Road, Stowe
It’s not craft beer but it’s just as tasty! In the heart of Stowe there lies a rustic tasting room with a consistently rotating tap selection and more than 10 varieties of cider ranging from dry and preservative free ciders to zesty fruit ciders and spice pepper ciders. Using only locally grown apples from Champlain Orchards, Stowe Cider is a favorite stop amongst visitors and locals with unique recipes to sample.
23 S. Main Street, Waterbury
Indulge in true southern comfort food and Vermont’s finest barbeque at Prohibition Pig, one of the best beer bars in Vermont. Brewing close to 10 different styles of beer from pilsner to hoppy blonde ale with tons of other local craft brew on draft, Prohibition Pig is all about good food, fine beer and classic cocktails.
632 Laporte Road, Morrisville
Inspired by the spirit of Kokopelli and ancient petroglyphs, Rock Art’s brewery and gift shop lies just north of Stowe in nearby Morrisville. Take a tour of the brewery from the grinding and mashing process all the way through to bottling or head upstairs to the viewing area to check out their brewery set up.
87B Old Creamery Road, Morrisville
You may think you have stumbled across an old saw mill when you arrive at Lost Nation Brewery! Named “Best New Brewery in Vermont” by RateBeer in 2014, Lost Nation Brewery offers rotating guest beers, pub fare and brews inspired by lesser known but gallant European style ales and lager. Always a big hit is the state of the art growler filler that glows! Get comfortable in the beer garden with a couple of friends, good ale, delicious food and music! A perfect combination for a fine Vermont craft beer experience.
590 E Main St, Hyde Park
Fill up your growler at Ten Bends Beer, a three-barrel brew house and tasting room inspired by the unique nature of Vermont.
The Best of the Rest
A little bit of travel and you are on your way to exploring more of Vermont’s finest breweries, all within an easy drive from Stowe and nearby Waterbury. The Vermont Brewers Association has a great map with all the local breweries or pick up a Stowe Craft Beer Trail Tour Kit at the Stowe Visitors Information Center. A great place to start to plan your trip.
Stone Corral Brewery – 83 Huntington Road, Richmond – Distance: 23 miles
Enjoy a pint with a meal, enjoy live music, fill a growler or grab some bottles of well-balanced brew.
Three Penny Taproom - 108 Main Street, Montpelier - Distance: 22 miles
Sample tasty brews from 24 taps paired with delicious food.
Goodwater Brewery – 740 Marshall Avenue, Williston – Distance: 30 miles
GoodWater Brewery blends classic beer styles with modern tastes at their brew house and tasting room.
Burlington Brewing Company – 25 Omega Drive #150, Williston – Distance: 31 miles
Enjoy classic beer styles at the Burlington Brewing Company, where fermentation meets imagination.
Hill Farmstead Brewery - 403 Hill Road, Greensboro - Distance: 32 miles
With accolades like “Best Brewer in the World” and “Best in Vermont”, this is a definite on your craft-beer trail!
Magic Hat Brewing Company – 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington – Distance: 36 miles
Ancient alchemy meets modern day science at the “Artifactory”, a fun combination of beer and design.
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery – 716 Pine Street, Burlington – Distance: 36 miles
Enjoy organic wood-fired pizza at their brewpub, American Flatbread in downtown Burlington or stop by the brewery for a pint in the beer garden.
Queen City Brewery – 703 Pine Street, Burlington – Distance: 36 miles
Stop in to the Tasting Room and Growler Station where QCB brews with traditional, classic European and American recipes.
Switchback Brewing Co – 160 Flynn Avenue, Burlington – Distance: 36 miles
Wash down a McKenzie Hot Dog with the flagship Switchback Ale at the modern Switchback Brewing Co. Where else can you enjoy a hot dog steamed in ale?
Vermont Pub and Brewery – 144 College Street, Burlington – Distance: 36 miles
Vermont’s original and award-winning Brewpub since 1988 still serves up fresh, wholesome quality brews and great fish and chips!
Farnham Ale & Lager – Ethan Allen Drive, South Burlington – Distance: 37 miles
Pub food, seasonal brews, great entertainment and a spacious taproom.
Foam Brewers – 112 Lake Street, Burlington – Distance: 37 miles
Great views, funky laid back atmosphere and imaginative beers for enlightened palates!
Four Quarters Brewery – 150 W. Canal Street, Winooski – Distance: 37 miles
7-barrel brewery specializing in Belgian and barrel-aged beers.
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