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Friday, July 27, 2007

Vermont or Burst... (um bust)

This weekend, Amber and I will be headed on a spectacular extravaganza in Vermont. This will be my first trip ever to Vermont and I am pumped that this is the start of the Vermont Brewery passport challenge (Note: Don't worry, you have a year to fill out the passport.)

Our stop this evening will be in Waterbury, VT 05676. The home of The Alchemist Pub and Brewery.

From their website:

The Alchemist is a 7 barrel brew pub specializing in hand-crafted beer and casual pub fare. All of our ales are brewed in our basement brewery, which was designed and installed by our brewer John Kimmich. We use only the finest imported malts and domestic hops available to bring you the tastiest and finest selection of beers in Vermont! In addition to our house-made ales, we have an eclectic menu featuring Vermont products and seasonal produce. Our talented chefs serve delightful appetizers, grilled panini sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, vegetarian fare and hearty entrees. Come in and enjoy a taste of Vermont in our cozy pub surrounded by the work of local artists!

On Saturday, we expect to spend a day in Burlington. Here are some possible breweries:

* American Flatbread - Burlington Hearth/Zero Gravity Brewery*
* Magic Hat Brewing Co.
* Orlio Organic Beer
* Switchback Brewery
* Three Needs
* Vermont Pub & Brewery

So many to choose from...

On Sunday, we hope to drop in on Long Trail in Bridgewater Corners VT 05035 and plan to attend the Harpoon BBQ festival in Windsor, VT 05089.

More to follow next week.

Have a safe weekend.

Drink Craft Beer, You've Earned it!!


  • At Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM EDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    Hope you enjoy your trip to VT. It will be your first of many. My wife and I have been on several "brewpub" vacations and after going to Vermont in 2003 have been back for a long weekend every year. How can you not love a state with more breweries/brew pubs than McDonald's? (this may be true - now you have a new mission). In addition to the places you mentioned, an absolute must is McNeill's in Brattleboro. The bar would qualify as a dive if you're a yuppie beer snob, but I suspect you're not. Ray McNeill is one of the best brewers in New England, but you don't find his beers much beyond southern VT. You also must hit Otter Creek. Middlebury is a great little town about 40ish minutes South of Burlington. Love Otter Creek Pale Ale and Wolavers IPA.

  • At Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 9:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger 2 Beer Guys-Sean said…

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions.

    The trip was great. Hopefully McNeils and Otter Creek fit in next time.



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