1 May 2017 - by DigInVT.com

Green Mountain Beer Week!

Green Mountain Beer Week is a statewide week-long tribute coordinated by the Vermont Brewers Association that provides the opportunity for craft brewers to share their diversity, creativity and passion for the beverage they love. This week is part of a nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. From May 15 – 21, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate America’s ever-advancing beer culture. Check out events throughout the state including at the following local breweries. 

Saturday, May 13th

 

Magic Hat Alumni Event to Benefit Vermont Brewers Association
May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magic Hat Brewing Company, 5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States

Featuring beer from Magic Hat as well as guest taps from Magic Hat alumni brewers including River Roost Brewery, 14th Star Brewing Co., von Trapp Brewery, Queen City Brewery, and Zero Gravity Craft Brewery! Plus, a cask ale collaboration between Magic Hat and the Vermont Brewers Association staff. Proceeds from beer sales will support the Vermont Brewers Association. Live music by Lowell Thompson and food will be available!

Monday, May 15th

 

Spring Beer Dinner at Stone Corral
May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone Corral Brewery, 83-1 Huntington Rd
Richmond, VT 05477 United States

Kick off Green Mountain Beer Week at Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond for a four course, brewer guided beer dinner in their taproom. Tickets are $60 per person, tax and gratuity included. The event runs from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and each course will be paired with a different Stone Corral beer. Tickets and menu information are available at Localvore Today.

Beer and Cheese Pairing with Ruth Miller at Foam
May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Foam Brewers, 112 Lake St
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Come join Foam Brewers for a cheese and beer pairing with Ruth Miller at 8:00 PM! More information coming soon.

Tuesday, May 16th

 

Beer and Cheese Pairing with Ruth Miller at Zero Gravity
May 16 @ 12:00 am
Zero Gravity, 716 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

Zero Gravity is bringing you Beer Loves Cheese. The Vermont Cheese Maven Ruth Miller and Head Brewmaster Paul Sayler have teamed up to pair six of Vermont’s finest cheeses with six Zero Gravity beers.

Beer and Bowling Event with Good Measure Brewing Co.
May 16
Good Measure Brewing Co., 17 East Street
Northfield, VT 05663 United States

Beer and bowling event with Good Measure Brewing Co. and Twin City Lanes. More details to come. 

Beer and Cheese Pairing at 14th Star Brewing Co.
May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
14th Star, 133 N Main St, # 7
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 United States

Come to 14th Star Brewing Company in Saint Albans for a beer and cheese pairing event with Boston Post Dairy. The Brewmaster will guide you through a pairing of 5 different brews and cheeses. Space is limited to 40 people, sign up soon! Tickets available through the 14th Star website 

Green Mountain Beer Week Celebration at Hartness House Inn
May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hartness House Inn, 30 Orchard Street
Springfield, Vermont

Come to Springfield and visit the Hartness House Inn for a gathering of brewers from Hermit Thrush Brewery, Upper Pass Beer Company, Whetstone Craft Beers, and Trout River Brewing. Don't miss this opportunity to get to know the brewers behind some of your favorite beers! Tickets are $20 and include a beer flight and choice of tacos. Purchase tickets by calling the Hartness House Inn at (802) 885-2115

Wednesday, May 17th 

 

Seasonal Mango IPA Release at Saint J Brewery
May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saint J Brewery, 2002 Memorial Drive, Suite 6
St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819

Head to Saint J Brewery in Saint Johnsbury for their Mango IPA release. The 6.5% beer is a 60 IBU Mid-Coast IPA dry hopped with Citra and Simcoe Hops and flavored in secondary with mango. It will be available on draft only at the brewery, and sells out fast! 

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Simple Roots Brewing
May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Simple Roots Brewing, 1127 North Avenue Suite #8
Burlington, VT 05408 United States

Don't miss a beer and cheese pairing hosted by Simple Roots Brewing as part of the Green Mountain Beer Week festivities. The pairing will include a flight of Simple Roots beers and two cheeses from Vermont Creamery and Jasper Hill Farm. The cost is $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Foodbank. Visit Simple Roots for more details! 

Tap That 9 at Whetstone Station
May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge Street
Brattleboro , VT 05301 United States

Enjoy a 5 course dinner and beer pairing with Whetstone Station and Lawson's Finest Liquids! Tickets are $74.99 each including tax and gratuity and can be purchased here! Come for an opportunity to meet the brewers and have an amazing meal and beers!

Beer and Food Pairing Dinner at 14th Star Brewing Co
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14th Star, 133 N Main St, # 7
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 United States

Come to 14th Star Brewing Company during Green Mountain Beer Week for a beer dinner paired with Smokin' Butt's Bar-B-Q. Each course will be paired with a different 14th Star brew and there will be a presentation from the Brewmaster and Smokin' Butt's Head Chef. Don't miss this incredible craft beer and food experience! Tickets are $40 and space is limited to 50 people, register today at 14th Star's website.

Thursday, May 18th 

 

Beer Education Event at 14th Star Brewing Co.
May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14th Star, 133 N Main St, # 7
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 United States

Come to 14th Star Brewing Co in Saint Albans for a free presentation and Q&A by the Brewmaster and Head Brewer. Learn about the history of beer, how it's made, and the various beer styles you can find today. The event is limited to 30 people - make sure to register at the 14th Star website today!

Cheese and Beer Paring featuring Twig Farm at Drop-In Brewing
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Drop-In Brewing, 610 Route 7 S
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Drop-In is thrilled to be pairing their Beers with the delicious cheeses from the fantastic people of Twig Farm. $10 will get you a selection of three cheese paired with three beers.

Cask Tapping at Whetstone Station
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge Street
Brattleboro , VT 05301 United States

Join Whetstone for the next cask tapping, in honor of Green Mountain Beer Week! This time it's Island Park with grapefruit peel and citra hops!

Friday, May 19th

 

Can Release by Burlington Beer Company
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burlington Beer Company, 25 Omega Dr #150
Williston, VT 05495 United States

Burlington Beer Company will be releasing Barbe Rouge (single hop IPA) and Future Glow (dry hopped American table beer) for this week.

Special Release – Cask Night at 14th Star Brewing Co.
May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
14th Star, 133 N Main St, # 7
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 United States

Visit 14th Star Brewing Company in Saint Albans for a special cask beer release. Multiple casks from 14th Star and featured guest breweries will be tapped at 4 pm and will be available until they run dry. Don't miss this opportunity to try these unique and limited beers! Tickets for cask pours can be purchased the day of the event in 14th Star's Taproom.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Kingdom Brewing Honor the Tradition of Sap Beer
May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kingdom Brewing Company, 353 Coburn Hill Road
Newport, VT 05855 United States

Join Brian Cook of Kingdom Brewing and TJ Greenwood Lawson's Finest Liquids and learn about the history of sap beer and how it continues to be made today. Beer from both brewers will be served and the intimate setting of the Kingdom Brewing taproom will allow for Q&A with both Kingdom and Lawson's staff. Tickets on sale now. Beer Lineup: Kingdom's Maple Helles 13% Kingdom's Maple Nut Brown Barrel Reserve 15% Lawson's Maple Tripple Ale 12% Lawson's Fayston Maple Imperial…

Ten Bends Beer Tap Takeover at Tap 25
May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tap 25, 151 Main Street
Stowe, Vermont

Stop by Tap 25 in Stowe for a Ten Bends Beer tap takeover to celebrate Green Mountain Beer Week! The event starts at 6 pm and will feature 6 Ten Bends beers on tap, a sap beer release, a chance to meet the brewers, live music by Wylie Shipman, and a "Stowe Sham Bo" Tournament. Don't miss this fun event!

Beer Loves Cheese at Whetstone Station
May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States 

Join Whetstone Station and Grafton Cheese for a beer and cheese pairing!

Saturday, May 20th

 

Patio Parties for Green Mountain Beer Week
May 20
Celebrate Green Mountain Beer Week with a pint and a patio! Participating breweries will be opening up their patios and beer gardens and pouring Vermont brews for you to enjoy. Head over to: Foley Brothers Brewing - Brandon, VT Harpoon Brewery - Windsor, VT Prohibition Pig - Waterbury, VT Switchback Brewing Company - Burlington, VT Vermont Pub and Brewery - Burlington, VT Whetstone Station - Brattleboro, VT 

Tritium Well and Farm to Fire at Red Barn Brewing
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Barn Brewing, 2170 Oneida Road
Danville, Vermont

Head to Red Barn Brewing in Danville for a patio party during Green Mountain Beer Week. There will be seven beers on tap, including one new release. Music by Tritium Well and wood-fired pizza by Farm to Fire will be there as well. Don't miss this opportunity to try some small batch Vermont beers in a beautiful location. 

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Brocklebank Craft Brewing
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brocklebank Craft Brewing, 357 Dickerman Hill Road
Tunbridge, Vermont

Head to Tunbridge and enjoy a special menu of Brocklebank beers paired with cheeses from Blythedale Farm in Corinth, VT. Growler fills and cheese will be for sale. More details forthcoming.

Patio Party at Idletyme Brewing Co.
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idletyme Brewing Co., 1859 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

Join the Idletyme crew for a patio party on May 20th from 3pm - 6pm with live music, brat bar and complimentary ITBCo beer tastings.

Brewery Tours at 14th Star Brewing Co.
May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14th Star, 133 N Main St, # 7

Saint Albans, Vermont 05478 United StatesGet an exclusive inside look inside 14th Star's brewery by taking a free tour! The tours will run from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and will begin every hour, on the hour. Tours are limited to 40 people and are first come, first serve. Come prepared: Close-toed shoes and long pants are required Must be 21+ No food or beverages permitted on the tour More information is available at the 14th Star Brewing Co website

Music and Food at Farnham Ale & Lager
May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farnham Ale and Lager, 82 Ethan Allen Dr.
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States

Join Farnham Ale & Lager to keep the Green Mountain Beer Week celebrations going with food from the White Buffalo food truck and an acoustic show by Totally Submerged. Check out Farnham Ale & Lager's event page for more information.

TAP TAKEOVERS: 

The Blackback Pub (Waterbury): Highlighting only Vermont Brewers on all of their 22 taps during Green Mountain Beer Week. Check out their website for beer offerings that week. They have some of the best pub food in the state so have a meal when you stop in for a beer. http://www.theblackbackpub.com/

Worthy Burger (South Royalton): Vermont Brewers will be featured on all of the taps during Green Mountain Beer Week. Stop in for a stellar burger paired with the perfect pint. 

Doc Ponds (Stowe): Featuring all Vermont beers throughout Green Mountain Beer Week. See their website for offerings May 15 – 21 and head down to Stowe for some great local brews and food! www.docponds.com

Bar Antidote (Vergennes): Find Vermont Brewers on all of their taps during Green Mountain Beer Week www.barantidote.com

Saint J Brewery (Saint Johnsbury): Head here for a Green Mountain Beer Week special: $10 Growler (64 oz) and $5 Growlette (32 oz) fills all week long! The brewery is open Wednesday – Sunday. www.saintjbrewery.com

Vermont Pub and Brewery (Burlington): Celebrate Green Mountain Beer Week with a pint of Tulach Leis at Vermont Pub and Brewery. Tulach Leis is “a Flemish Style Vermont Sour Red Ale fermented with brettanomyces yeast, providing slight tartness with barnyard aromas and flavors. This recipe was the result of the collaborative efforts of VPB brewers both past and present in honor of their mentor and Master Brewer, Greg Noonan. The name (Toolah – Leez) comes from county Cork in Ireland where the Noonan clan originated.” – Vermont Pub and Brewery www.vermontbrewery.com

Kingdom Taproom (Saint Johnsbury): Vermont Brewers Tap Takeover! Kingdom Taproom will have 100% of their taps featuring Vermont brewers during Green Mountain Beer Week. Visit for craft beers and locally-sourced food in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom. http://www.kingdomtaproom.com/