Beer, Brew, Bevy, Brewski
As home to breweries like The Alchemist, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Hill Farmstead Brewery, and Fiddlehead Brewing Company, Vermont has undeniably established itself as a beer destination. Lawson’s Finest Liquids brews right here in Warren (Sean Lawson runs neighboring Mad River Glen’s Naturalist Program), while The Alchemist brews about 25 minutes north along Rt. 100 in Waterbury. These and many other Vermont craft brews are on tap or in bottles at Sugarbush, and add to the flavor of the après scene.
Castlerock Pub, The Wunderbar, Timbers, Skinny Pancake, and Green Mountain Lounge all feature Vermont craft beers—a tour of the various pubs provides a great beer tour for aficionados. You’ll even find specialty beer dinners up at Allyn’s Lodge or in Castlerock Pub throughout the year. Sugarbush’s Brew-Grass Festival occurs in June each year, while Mad River Glen hosts Siptemberfest each September. The Roundup—a Wednesday evening community gathering in the summer behind Waitsfield’s Bridge Street—serves up kegs of local beer (usually Lawson’s Finest) along with live music and local food.
Check our events calendar, culinary special page or Facebook for any upcoming beer events and specials.