Vermont's Craft Beer

What makes Vermont’s craft beer the best?

The state of Vermont is home to several breweries and types. It has the most significant number of breweries per capita. Vermont beer also has an economic impact contributing to the nation’s GDP.

Vermont’s beer alone has raised over $271 million for the state’s economy and $55 billion for the United States economy.

With these records, there is no reduction in demand for these highly flavored craft products.

Where it all started

Vermont was the pioneer of craft beer. Greg Noonan, the founder of Vermont Pub and Brewery in Burlington, wrote the famous “Brewing Lager Beer” guide. This book became the recipe for many small-scale home brewers and even some larger-scale professionals.

Some of the well-known breweries of today’s Vermont were mentors of this beer guru. They include Lawson’s Finest Liquids, The Alchemist Brewery, and Hill Farmstead Brewery. That is why they stand on top of some fine craft-beer breweries adapting this traditional touch.

They have bagged regional and national beer awards thanks to this approach.

The state law

Initially, the state prohibited the selling of beers where they produce. Then predicting the potential of business in the area, the legislature changed the law to adapt.

Also, the state allows the beer to identify as a “malt beverage. “It defines its craft beer as a beverage containing “not less than one percent or more than 16 percent of alcohol by volume made at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.”

The state allows the selling of malt beverages during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. the following day if the holders have first and third-class licenses. Holders of second-class licenses may sell between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. the following day.

If not for re-sale, anyone can import or transport up to six gallons of this beverage.

This free flow ensures large-scale production and consumption.

The beer-craze secret

There are long lines in local retailers every day for this hand-craft beer serving as a testament to the quality of this beer.

Providing high-quality beer and attractive business strategies work best for the breweries here. However, they also keep changing and improvising to adhere to the consumers’ changing palates.

The brewers act as “good corporate citizens” by giving back to the state. They follow the trend of ‘community involvement. Their beers contain local ingredients only.

Varieties and variations

Much like Greg Noonan, Bill Mares co-authored the book “Making Beer.” He and his business partner Todd Hair played a significant role in the success of breweries, Magic Hat and Switchback. They provide a unique variation of “blendery,” manufacturing a line of sour beers.

But they don’t comprise the quality of the line of craft-beers in any way.

The Beer Business

New-age technology

Both the mammoths of breweries and their small-scale local brewing competitors are consistent with their quality. This state has also been possible due to the advancements in brewing technology. Mobile canners help smaller brewers transport their products. Such advancements make the process a bit easier.

The Beer Business

Almost all breweries keep pushing themselves to redefine their style every day. Some professionals help people to gain employment in the industry by teaching them knowledge. What was a business has now moved to become a food movement thanks to the people’s lookout for local, high-end artisanal products.