Fall is arguably the best time of year to check out the Vermont brewery scene. The drive down foliage-lined roads is just as enjoyable as the delicious IPAs you'll down once you arrive at the brewery. We've put together a list of the top five local spots we think you can't miss.
Von Trapp Brewery
Von Trapp recently opened their brand new bierhall with an extensive tasting room/bar and restaurant. It's the perfect spot for a post-hike stein of lager and sausage.
The Alchemist Brewery
The Alchemist also recently opened a new brewery/tasting room for visitors to stock up on their world-famous Heady Topper. But we recommend sitting a while and enjoying a sip of their Focal Banger, a favorite in our office.
Hill Farmstead Brewery
The frequent recipient of the "best beer in the world award", Hill Farmstead is definitely worth the visit if only for their top notch beer. Being located in scenic Greensboro is a welcome bonus, making it an awesome day trip through the Northeast Kingdom.
Burlington Beer Company
Burlington Beer Company has a tasting room and brewery in Williston, conveniently right outside of Burlington. We love the branding and design these folks have established for their space and their cans. With frequent can releases, it's definitely worth checking out their calendar of events.
Lost Nation Brewery
Sneakily located in an industrial lot in Morrisville, this cozy tasting room is perfect for a fall or winter brewery visit. It also has a killer menu of delicious comfort food that pairs beautifully with their beers.