Did you know Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery? This state of freedom also offers a free flow of craft beers. Many international breweries sell their craft beers here. They make the state home to those unique kinds of beers you can’t find anywhere else.
The cities with such independent breweries include Bennington, Brattleboro, Bristol, Burlington, Essex, Middlebury, Northfield, Norwich, Springfield, Stowe, and more.
Here we feature some of the breweries which have gained worldwide recognition.
Hill Farmstead Brewery
The Hill Farmstead Brewery is a family business run by the Hill family. It is situated on their farmland and has been on the run for over two centuries. It holds the alternative name of the world’s best brewery. It owns eight of the top 10 beers in Vermont. It is also a delight to visit, located in the remote Northeast Kingdom, offering a treat to the eyes. You can consider it a short vacation with a small drive from the city to the bottle of wonders.
The Alchemist is in Waterbury, Vermont. The success of their beer lies in its strength.
It has a fruity, hoppy taste and is smooth to drink.
This place allows dogs and is family-friendly. The brewery also gives back to society by donating the tour money to local youth programs.
To enjoy their stretched line-up of craft brews, visit on Thursdays at 4 p.m. or Sundays at 11 a.m.
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Come to Lawson’s Finest Liquids for Double Sunshine. To those who have witnessed the Double Sunshine, they know how perfect it is. The Double Sunshine has perfect 100 scores from both Beer Advocate and Rate Beer.
This brewery is rooted in Waitsfield, Vermont. This lip-smacking beer has the famous Vermont maple syrup in it.
Magic Hat Brewing Company
The Magic Hat Brewing Company is the largest brewery in Vermont. It produces a whopping amount of 175,000 barrels each year. This beer is known for its psychedelic qualities.
This trippy beer will add to the beauties of your South Burlington tour. Along with the beer, get ready to witness an Artifactory Tour.
The company also holds Magic Hat Mardi Gras.
Von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall
The Austrian beer sold by Von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall will make you sing with joy. It comes from the singing hierarchy of the homeland of “The Sound of Music.” You can enjoy the beer while mountain biking or skiing on the resort’s trails. It is open for guests and non-guests alike in an area of 30,000-square-foot.
Foley Brothers Brewing
What if you like beer and your lady likes wine? Or vice-versa? Head to Foley Brothers Brewing, which also manages the Neshoba River Winery. You can find this brewery in the foothills of the Green Mountain National Forest.
Their Double IPA, Prospect, is available in small-batch samples. Their dark sour beer, Funk #3, is wine-barrel-aged, offering a wine-like experience.
Visit the Neshoba River and stay at the Inn to enjoy the beer and serenity.
Harpoon brewery was the first in the locality. Now it is grown and is the 12th largest craft brewer in the nation. They are innovative and continually expanding. The brewery has guided 30-minute tours with tasting too.
They also host Harpoon’s October fest.