Vermont Breweries: A Complete Guide to Every Beer Maker in the State

Leah Fishman

Vermont is known for fall foliage, winter sports, maple syrup, and, perhaps most importantly, bomb local breweries. I’ve lived in Vermont for 10 + years, and I've tasted lots (and lots) of beer. From lakeside gems to mountaintop beauts, here is a list of every single Vermont brewery across the state.

Tags: Ale Trail, Beer, Breweries

  • Vermont Beer Makers, United States

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      Vermont Beer Makers Brewery is a small craft brewery located in the picturesque town of Wilmington, Vermont. They specialize in creating unique and delicious brews that are made with locally sourced ingredients, including hops and barley from Vermont farms. Their taproom is a cozy spot where you can enjoy a flight of their beers or grab a growler to take home.

  • Upper Pass Beer Company, United States

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      Upper Pass Beer is a brewery located in Tunbridge, Vermont that offers a variety of high-quality beers. They specialize in hop-forward styles, including IPAs and pale ales, and use locally sourced ingredients to make their beers stand out. Their taproom is a great place to relax and enjoy a pint, and they also have a retail shop where you can purchase beer to go.

  • Two Heroes Brewery in South Hero, United States

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      leah Two Heroes is a nano brewpub in South Hero, Vermont that was created with community in mind. Co-owners Matt and Daren have been watching the brewery market for over a decade and believe that a small town nano brewpub would be a stable model to produce beer and run a local restaurant. Although the pandemic forced them to pivot from their original plans of breaking ground, they have opened a tasting room in a smaller space and are excited to share their passion with the community. Find them at the “old Wally’s” space on the corner of Rt 2 and 314 on the way to the NY Ferry.

  • Scotch Hill Brewery, United States

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      Scotch Hill Brewing Co. is a craft brewery located in historic downtown Fair Haven, Vermont, offering a variety of diverse beers on tap, including sours and ciders from outside brewers. In addition to beer, they also serve select wines, craft sodas, and organic juices and milks. Visitors can enjoy beer flights, growlers to go, and take a look at their onsite brewhouse.

  • Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant in Bennington, United States

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      Madison Brewing Co. is a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Bennington, Vermont. They offer a wide range of house-made craft beers, from classic IPAs to seasonal brews, all brewed on-site. Their cozy pub atmosphere, live music, and delicious pub fare make it a great spot to relax and enjoy a cold one.

  • Jasper Murdock's Alehouse, United States

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      Jasper Murdock's Alehouse in Vermont is a historic and cozy spot serving up delicious food and craft beer brewed on site. The building itself dates back to the 1820s and the atmosphere is both inviting and unique. It's a great spot to enjoy a pint or a meal with friends and family in a charming Vermont setting.


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      Dirt Church Brewery offers a cozy post and beam taproom with a wide selection of small-batch craft beers, including IPAs, lagers, darks, and seasonals. Their newly expanded kitchen serves delicious meals daily, such as New Haven pizzas, tacos on Tuesdays, and scratch-made sandwiches, soups, and salads on weekends. They also host various fun events throughout the year, including bike rides, brunches, and rentals of their East Haven Chapel and Party Barn.

  • Ten Bends Beer, United States

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      Ten Bends Beer is a small-batch craft brewery in Hyde Park, Vermont, that specializes in ales and lagers. Co-owners Mike Scarlata and Jason Powell began brewing together in a shed near the ten bends of the Lamoille river in 2012, and despite harsh climate and homemade equipment, they produced high-quality, sought-after brews. Today, Ten Bends operates a seven-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hyde Park, where visitors can enjoy beer samples, half and full pours, and retail merchandise, and purchase packaged beer to go.

  • Stone Corral Brewery, United States

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      Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond, Vermont is known for their award-winning, German-inspired lagers and ales. The brewery is housed in a renovated dairy barn, which adds to its rustic charm. Visitors can enjoy a flight of beers or grab a pint in the taproom, which features a wood-fired oven for delicious pizza and other tasty bites.

  • Snow Republic Brewery, United States

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      At Snow Republic Brewery, visitors can enjoy a brewski with a touch of Southern California vibes. Founded by Walt, a Marine Corps veteran turned brewery owner, the taproom boasts a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere with a love for Cali Reggae music. Don't forget to bring your furry friends along as the brewery is pet-friendly too!

  • Simple Roots Brewing in Burlington, United States

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      Looking for a low-key brewery experience? Simple Roots Brewery in Burlington, Vermont is your answer. With a cozy taproom and a rotating selection of beers, including their popular New North End IPA, you're sure to find something you love. They also offer food trucks and outdoor seating in the warmer months.

  • Saint J Brewery in Saint Johnsbury, United States

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      If you're looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a craft brew, Saint J Brewery is the place to be. Located in the heart of St. Johnsbury, this brewery offers a variety of beers with unique flavors that reflect the local area. Plus, their friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations and help you find your new favorite brew.

  • Rutland Beer Works, United States

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      Rutland Beer Works started as Hop 'N Moose Brewing Company in 2014 and created classic beers like Rutland Red and Blueberry Blonde. As the love for their beer grew, they moved to a larger production facility in 2017 and changed their name to reflect their roots. They focus on making high-quality beer without flashy buzzwords and have expanded their reach throughout Vermont and beyond.

  • River Roost Brewery, United States

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      River Roost Brewery is a small, family-owned brewery that specializes in brewing American-style ales with a focus on hop-forward beers. Visitors can enjoy a rotating selection of beers on tap in their cozy taproom, or take home a growler or crowler of their favorite brew. Some of their popular brews include the Mas Verde IPA, the Puddle Pirate Double IPA, and the Robot Farmer Oat IPA.

  • Red Clover Ale Co., United States

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      Red Clover Ale Company is a small, independent brewery located in Brandon, Vermont, that produces a range of creative and unique beers using locally sourced ingredients. Their taproom offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with a rotating selection of brews available for tastings and pints. Some popular brews include the Maple Brown Ale, Raspberry Wheat, and the flagship Red Clover Ale.

  • Red Barn Brewing, United States

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      Red Barn Brewing is located in Danville, Vermont and operates out of a restored 100-year-old dairy barn. They specialize in small-batch, hand-crafted beers using local ingredients, including their popular Barn Dog American Pale Ale made with Vermont-grown Cascade hops.

  • Prohibition Pig, United States

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      Prohibition Pig is a barbecue and craft beer lover's paradise, located in Waterbury, Vermont. With an extensive beer menu that features local and hard-to-find craft brews, and a delicious menu of smoked meats and other barbecue favorites, it's the perfect spot to satisfy both your hunger and thirst. Be sure to try their award-winning house beer, the Pro Pig Pilsner.

  • Outer Limits Brewing, United States

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      Outer Limits Brewing is a nano-brewery in the heart of Vermont that produces small batches of beer, ensuring the highest quality and unique taste. The taproom is cozy and inviting, and the staff is always friendly and happy to share their knowledge about the beer. Don't miss their flagship beer, the Cosmic Jive IPA, which is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

  • Next Trick Brewing, United States

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      Looking for a unique brewery experience in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom? Look no further than Next Trick Brewing, a family-owned brewery and taproom that's open seasonally from May to October. You can enjoy their craft lagers and ales on-site or take them to go in 12 oz 6-packs, 32 oz Crowlers, or Growler fills.

  • Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse, United States

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      Mill River Brewing is a family-friendly brewery located in St. Albans, Vermont. They have a spacious taproom and outdoor beer garden that's perfect for socializing with friends and family. Mill River Brewing's beer menu includes a wide range of styles, from light lagers to rich stouts, with a focus on using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

  • Long Trail Brewing Company, United States

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      Long Trail Brewing is located in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, and is known for their flagship beer, the Long Trail Ale, which is a medium-bodied amber ale. Visitors can take a tour of the brewery to learn about the brewing process and history of Long Trail, and can also enjoy a tasting flight of their beers in the taproom, which features a cozy fireplace and outdoor seating in the summer. The brewery also offers a pub-style menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, and hosts special events throughout the year such as beer festivals and live music.

  • Kingdom Brewing, United States

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      Kingdom Brewing is a small farm brewery located in Newport, Vermont that specializes in producing handcrafted, small-batch beers using locally sourced ingredients. Their flagship beer is the King's Cream Ale, which is brewed with corn from a local farm. In addition to beer, Kingdom Brewing also offers a farm-to-table food menu featuring seasonal produce and meats from local farms.

  • Idletyme Brewing Company in Stowe, United States

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      Brewmaster Will Gilson offers a traditional take on classic European brewing with a Vermont hop culture twist in the beer lineup at Idletyme Brewing in Stowe. Guests can enjoy a range of brews including brown or pale ale, Helles Lager, and the popular Idletyme Double IPA. The brewery offers pints and flights to sample their flagship and seasonal brews, as well as growlers and kegs for purchase. Guests can also request a brewery tour to see the production process.

  • Hogback Mountain Brewing, Inc. in Bristol, United States

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      Hogback Mountain Brewing's taproom offers indoor seating and a newly expanded covered patio and beer garden, which are perfect for enjoying their 10 hyper-local brews and fresh farm-to-table fare from Lucky Star. Reservations are recommended, and leashed dogs are welcome in their outdoor seating areas. Don't miss out on their outdoor live music events happening all summer, and as always, food and beer are also available to-go

  • Hired Hand Brewing Co., United States

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      Hired Hand Brewing in Vergennes, Vermont, offers an inviting atmosphere with a cozy taproom and outdoor seating area. They specialize in brewing Belgian-style beers using locally sourced ingredients, and they also have a variety of other beers and cider available. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by for a pint and some delicious food from their rotating menu.

  • Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro, United States

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      Thermit Thrush Brewery in Vermont is a hidden gem for beer lovers looking for unique and flavorful brews. With a focus on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, their beer lineup is sure to please any palate. Their cozy taproom is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold one with friends.

  • Harpoon Brewery Taproom and Beer Garden, United States

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      Harpoon Brewery in Vermont is a must-visit spot for beer enthusiasts. With a wide selection of craft beers, ciders, and seltzers, as well as delicious food options, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And if you want a truly unique experience, be sure to reserve one of their private Harpoon Huts or the Catamount Cabin!

  • Green Empire Brewing, United States

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      Green Empire Brewing has been around since 2016, and they're all about family, creativity, and quality beer. They are a friendly bunch, and we love sharing their passion for craft brewing with others. You can find their brews all over the Northeast, and they even offer in-state shipping and delivery within Chittenden county Wednesday-Friday. But if you really want the full Green Empire experience, you've got to come visit the brewery in Colchester, VT. They've got a wide variety of ales, lagers, and everything in-between waiting for you.

  • Goodwater Brewery, United States

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      If you're in Williston, Vermont, you've got to check out GoodWater Brewery. They've got a beer selection that'll make your taste buds dance, and they've got options for every kind of beer lover. Plus, their tasting room is a great spot to hang out and grab a bite to eat. The restaurant space uses their brews in some seriously tasty dishes - talk about a perfect pairing!

  • Foley Brothers Brewing, United States

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      Foley Brothers Brewing is a family-owned brewery in Brandon, Vermont. Siblings Pat, Dan, and Christine founded the brewery in 2012. The brewery's approach is simple: hard work, dedication, and quality. They use the finest ingredients, operate with diligent brewing techniques, and never take shortcuts in making their beer.

  • Farm Road Brewing in Bennington, United States

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      The folks at Farm Road Brewery and Tap Room in downtown Bennington, Vermont are proud to be a Veteran owned establishment. If you're looking for their brews, you'll have to head straight to the source - all of their beer is brewed on site and exclusively available in their taproom. Fear not if you're not a beer drinker - they've got you covered with wine, cider, seltzer, and soda options. Plus, their partners from Bevis Bistro serve up some mouth-watering eats right in-house, which pairs perfectly with a cold Farm Road beer.

  • Drop-In Brewing Company in Middlebury, United States

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      At Drop-In Brewery, you can indulge in beer galore, whether it's by the glass, sampler flights, canned beers, or growler fills. This Vermont brewery also serves as the home of the American Brewers Guild Brewing School, owned and operated by the mastermind behind it all, Steve Parkes. The whole setup is a modern marvel of brewing technology, featuring a 15 bbl brewing system, fermenters, and even its own canning line. And if you're lucky enough to catch the brewer on site, don't hesitate to peek in and say hello!

  • Brocklebank Craft Brewing, United States

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      Brocklebank Craft Brewing is a tiny but mighty one-and-a-half barrel nanobrewery based in Tunbridge. They've been serving up their delicious brews since 2015, including a range of beers like IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and fruity concoctions. You can grab a pint or flight at their cozy taproom, or if you're lucky, you might find their beers on tap at some bars and restaurants in central Vermont.

  • Brewster River Pub & Brewery, United States

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      Relaxed gathering place with billiards & TVs offering draft beers and creative pub grub.

  • Black Flannel Brewing Co., United States

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      With 4 of Vermont's 17 Certified Cicerones on staff, Black Flannel places a heavy emphasis on quality and education. They are also Vermont's only brewery/distillery combo!

  • Bent Hill Brewery, United States

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      Nestled in Vemont's hills, Bent Hill pairs their signature brews with a "refreshing and uniquely meatless" food menu!

  • Beer Naked Brewery, United States

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      Perched atop Marlboro's Hogback Mountain in Vermont, Beer Naked Brewery offers freshly-brewed beers and wood-fired pizzas that can be enjoyed alongside a breathtaking 100-mile view.

  • 1st Republic Brewing, United States

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      1st Republic Brewing Company is a small veteran owned & operated craft brewery located in Essex Vermont.

  • Whirligig Brewing in Saint Johnsbury, United States

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      Situated in downtown St Johnsbury, Vermont, Whirligig Brewery and taproom is a small-scale, BIPOC-owned operation with a single barrel capacity. Their brewing philosophy emphasizes the use of locally-sourced grains and hops for the majority of their beer offerings, which span across a broad range of styles such as IPAs, lagers, and stouts. Their specialty? Sours and wild ales.

  • Kraemer & Kin in North Hero, United States

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      Kraemer & Kin is a family-owned and operated brewery located in Alburgh, VT. Brewing from agricultural roots and naturalist inspirations, they strive to produce quality, accessible and localized beer.