So you’ve come to Vermont to hit some of the best slopes in New England, but you’re tired and your legs are beat from days of fantastic ski conditions. Don’t worry! Golden Stage Inn has curated a list of some fantastic breweries, all within an hour to the inn, to visit on those days you need to take it easy.
Both offer a full restaurant with pub style menus in super cozy and very Vermont atmospheres. In the summer, both offer outdoor seating and lawn games.
Long Trail Brewing Company offers a rustic VT atmosphere. Take a walk up to the viewing deck to get a birds eye view of the brewery itself or stay cozied up inside and be sure to try their Flyin Ryan IPA and their cheddar soup.
Visit Harpoon for a meal near the fire place or hop on their full tour of the brewing process. Make sure to try their Vermonter sandwich and the Winter Warmer Spiced Ale.
Newer brewery River Roost Brewing in White River Junction (36mi) opened in 2016 and offers bottles, cans, and growlers you can pick up in their retail location Thursday-Sunday 12pm-6pm.
Trout River Brewing in Springfield (14mi) is noted to be one of the early players in the Vermont craft beer movement. Offer fun fan favorites like Rainbow Red Ale, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Hoppin’ Mad Trout Ale, and Knight Slayer Imperial Stout. They’re great for a night out as they offer trivia, live music, and Bend-n-Brew, Vinyasa flow yoga with a beer tasting – how fun.
If you’re looking for a day of skiing combined with a brewery visit, check out Killington Beer Company (26mi). Hit the slopes and then head down the mountain to the beer company’s pub and game room. Offering 11 beers on tap, open mic nights, trivia every Thursday, live music, and tours of the brewing process every Saturday at 2pm.
Most of exciting of all, soon you’ll be able to walk from Golden Stage Inn to a brand-new brewing company! Outer Limits Brewing is coming to Proctorsville this March, more on that to come!
If you can’t decide which one to visit, you’re in luck. The Vermont Brewers Festival is taking place March 23rd, at Killington. Originally taking place in Burlington, VT the brewers association has added a second date to the festival, bringing it to Killington. Enjoy over 100 exclusive beers created in collaboration by Vermont brewers, and enjoy 30 brews made exclusively for the festival itself. Enjoy this outdoor winter themed festival at the base Killington and sit by the fire pits with the brewers who host this event while enjoying exclusive brews.
Then, when you’re done touring the breweries of Vermont, head on back to Golden Stage where you can cozy up by the fire, play a board game or attempt a puzzle, with a cheese plate and your new brews!