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Discover Vermont Craft Beer!

America’s craft beer movement has certainly taken off – did you know there are over 50 craft beer breweries in Vermont, alone? We’re first in the U.S. for breweries and brew pubs per capita.

Beer lovers can be equal parts thrilled and confounded by the volume and variety of the Vermont craft beer scene – where to start?

Luckily, along with all the craft beer pubs and breweries, there are now numerous tours and trails one can take to discover and taste the very best that Vermont’s craft beer industry has to offer.

Vermont Craft Beer Tours

Bike Tours
Bike and Brewery
All-inclusive Vermont craft beer tours, lasting 1 to 8 days and visiting up to 13 breweries, that offer outstanding cycling with breathtaking scenery, farm-to-table meals, and delicious Vermont craft beer.

Chauffeured Tours
Burlington Brew
Offering packages or custom Vermont Craft Beer Tours in their Burlington Brew Bus, with visits to Magic Hat Brewing Company, Switchback Brewing Company, Vermont Pub and Brewery, Fiddlehead Brewing Company, Rock Art Brewery, Trapp Brewery, The Alchemist, and many more.

Chauffeured Vermont Brewery
Take a chauffeured Vermont brewery tour and enjoy samples and tours at the best Vermont craft beer breweries and brewpubs, from Bennington and Burlington to Waitsfield, Stowe, St. Albans and all points in between.

My Daddy’s Caddy Brew
Tour some of the best Vermont craft beer breweries in a 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible with a My Daddy’s Caddy Brew Tour.

Vermont Backroad Brewery
Offering two, pre-made, Vermont craft beer bus tours, with the option of customizing your tour. Each tour package includes 4 breweries and dinner.

Vermont Bed & Brew
Enjoy a full day of Vermont craft beer touring on a comfortable bus, equipped with coolers to store any beer you buy during the tour.
Spring 2016 dates are: Apr 9, Apr 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, and June 4.

We here at West Hill House B&B have created our own package to dovetail with the Vermont Bed & Brew special, Brews & Snooze: Stay with us for the weekend, enjoy a full day of craft beer touring on Saturday, and we’ll include a complimentary casual dinner at the B&B so you won’t have to head out again. For pricing and other details, please visit our Brews & Snooze package page.

Self Tours

Middlebury Tasting
A self-guided, driving tour of Vermont craft beer breweries, cideries, and distilleries, includes two great Vermont breweries: Otter Creek Brewing and Drop-In Brewing.

Umiak Brewery
A driving tour of Stowe region Vermont craft beer breweries, including Alchemist, Lost Nation Brewing, von Trapp Brewing, Rock Art Brewery, and more!

The Vermont Brewery Challenge – Passport Program
The most comprehensive beer tour may be the one you take on your own: the Vermont Brewery Challenge and Passport Program from Vermont Brewers Association. All you need do is collect an Official Passport from a participating Vermont craft beer brewer (or download one from the VBA site), then have your passport stamped when you visit a member brewpub or brewery. Completed (and partially completed) passports can be turned in for beer gear prizes!

With so many craft breweries, microbreweries, nanobreweries, and brewpubs to be found in all shapes and sizes and in every corner of the state, touring and tasting Vermont craft beer has never been more exciting or easy to do. Enjoy a Vermont craft beer vacation at West Hill House B&B this year and see for yourself – cheers!

For all self-drive tours, we urge you to have a designated driver – please do not drink and drive. Chauffeured tours, like the West Hill House Brews & Snooze Tour, allow everyone in your party the opportunity to relax to sample fine Vermont beers with no driving required until the tour is over. Our tour goes one step further, shuttling you to and from the tour – no driving needed whatsoever!

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