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The Best Breweries in Vermont for 2023

Sometimes there’s nothing better in the summer than an ice-cold beer after a full day of adventures. Thankfully, a handful of the best breweries in Vermont, including in the Mad River Valley, offer delicious ales on tap. Just as Vermont is known for its farmland and cheese trails, the art of craft brewing is a popular hobby that, in many cases, turns into a profession. This works in our favor; as for those who are home brewers themselves or beer aficionados, you’ll find a great selection of tap houses to add to your itinerary. 

Additionally, if you’re a fan of rare finds or hard-to-come-by bottled beer, the local country stores and shops often have a fantastic selection of craft ale. The Warren Store, just a few minutes from our bed and breakfast in Vermont, is one of those places. In fact, a favorite brewmaster in the area got his start by selling his Maple Wheat Ale here. He developed quite a following, and folks would line up to buy his brews on delivery day at the store. He now owns Lawson’s Finest Liquids—a full craft brewery and restaurant. 

As a guest at our bed and breakfast in Vermont, you’ll find a lovely selection of local beers for purchase (including Lawson’s Finest Liquids), wine, and an extensive selection of single malt scotches. We’ve got you covered for your evening relaxation. Each morning of your stay, we’ll treat you to a fantastic multi-course breakfast, one less thing to arrange, and always included with the cost of your lodging. We can’t wait to host you as you discover the best breweries in Vermont this summer. Reserve your room today! 

Best Breweries in Vermont, photo of a beer tasting

Check out these Best Breweries in Vermont

In the Mad River Valley, we love beer—there are over 50 craft beer breweries in Vermont alone! And you’ll notice this from the moment you arrive, some of the best breweries in Vermont are discovered by driving along the back roads with wooden road signs pointing the way. Things move a little bit slower here, which gives you plenty of time to sit back, sip your favorite style of craft ale, and destress.

Here are a handful of the best breweries in Vermont to check out this summer: 

  1. Lawson’s Finest Liquids: Lawson’s is an excellent spot for a craft beer or tasting flight and appetizers. We suggest the artisan cheese board with a local selection from the nearby dairy farms. This is one of the best breweries in Vermont near our B&B and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. 
  2. Good Measure Pub & Brewery: Located in Northfield, head to this locally-owned ten-barrel brew pub for English, Belgian, and American-style ales. The food menu features creative sandwiches, snacks, and smash burgers.
  3. Hogback Mountain Brewing: Take a scenic drive to this local brewery’s patio and beer garden. You’ll find cornhole, tasting flights, and farm-to-table dining. Be sure to grab a few of their cleverly-named ales to share with your friends back home. 
  4. Bent Hill Brewing: This light and spacious brewpub offers beautiful sweeping views from its hilltop location; you’ll find a meatless menu to pair with their handcrafted ales.
  5. Alchemist Beer: We could venture to say that Alchemist is one of the most popular breweries in Vermont, as their Heady Topper IPA holds the number one spot on Beer Advocate for the entire state. While the beer cafe is currently closed for renovations, the outdoor beer garden is open for summer fun. 
  6. Prohibition Pig: If you’re exploring Waterbury, VT, the Prohibition Pig restaurant and brewery is an excellent spot for local beers and lunch. The brews cover the spread from light to dark, and they offer wine and cocktails as well. 
  7. Idletyme Brewing Company: This is one of the best breweries in Vermont for traditional European brews. The bar area is flanked by white trees, like sculptures creating a relaxed atmosphere for tastings and food options. 
  8. Hill Farmstead Brewing: While a bit of a trek from our bed and breakfast, this is one of the best breweries in Vermont for its expansive outdoor patio space, beautiful grounds, and award-winning ales. They offer various styles and flavors of beers to explore while visiting Greensboro Bend. Do check their website first as you may need to reserve a time-slot to visit.
Best Breweries in Vermont, photo of a guest room at our bed and breakfast in Vermont

Welcoming Hospitality at our Bed and Breakfast in Vermont

From the minute you arrive at our cozy bed and breakfast in Vermont, you’ll be able to take a deep breath and fully unwind. The setting of our rustic 1850s farmhouse and the stunning landscaped garden grounds sets the tone.

Each of our nine guest suites is thoughtfully appointed and unique—no two rooms are the same, so often our guests return to experience a different lodging choice. Each offers either a comfortable king-size bed, twin beds, or a queen bed, cozy seating areas, and a gas fireplace, and all have private en-suite bathrooms. These rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities for the most comfortable weekend getaway or a longer leisurely vacation.

There’s something spectacular about a hosted lodging experience compared to an impersonal stay at a chain hotel. You’ll be treated to a fantastic, homemade breakfast each morning, be given personalized recommendations (like the best breweries in Vermont to visit), and discover unforgettable adventures along the way. At our bed and breakfast in Vermont, we pride ourselves on our welcoming service, warm hospitality, and deep knowledge of the great Green Mountain State.

 As Innkeepers, we strive to make each and every guest feel completely welcome and comfortable, almost as if you’ve been here before. Please make yourself at home! We also offer an array of amenities that you just won’t find at other lodging options in the area. It’s important to us that you feel pampered and have fun while you’re here. Allow us to host you in our beautiful Inn, start your day with breakfast and coffee, and end the day with friendly conversation and adult beverages if you so choose. Reserve your room at our bed and breakfast in Vermont today! 

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