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Seasonal Sips: Vermont Maple Beer

It's the sweetest time of the year - sugaring season is here! At DigInVT, we love everything maple - and that includes beer. Craft breweries throughout the state are highlighting one of Vermont's finest specialty products in a variety of different beers. Whether you like it dark, light, hoppy, or malty,  there's a maple beer for you on this list.

March in Vermont is also known for the Vermont Brewers Festival at Killington Resort! On March 21st, attendees can sit by the fire, sample some of the 100 available beers (30 created exclusively for the Festival), and chat with several of Vermont's top brewers at the base of Bear Mountain. Tickets are on sale now. Breweries marked with * on the list below will be in attendance.


14th Star Brewing Company*, St. Albans

Maple Breakfast Stout | Oatmeal stout brewed with local maple syrup and Northern Bayou cold brew

Beer Naked Brewery, Marlboro

Maple Brown Ale | Malty maple brown ale

Bent Hill Brewery, Braintree

Maple Red Ale | Lightly hopped red ale featuring Vienna malt, brewed using maple syrup harvested right at the brewery

Four Quarters Brewing, Winooski

Eleven Below | Barleywine made with maple syrup

Morning Star | Imperial breakfast stout brewed with lactose, maple syrup, and coffee

Frost Beer Works*, Hinesburg

Brown Ale | Traditional brown ale containing subtle notes of chocolate and smoke, maple syrup is added for additional complexity

Good Measure Brewing Co.*, Northfield

Button Up | American brown ale brewed with Vermont maple syrup

Harpoon Brewery*, Windsor

Maple Tap Imperial Porter | Hearty imperial porter brewed with organic maple syrup from Scrag Mountain Sugar House in Waitsfield

Hogback Mountain Brewing, Bristol

Faodail Maple Scotch Ale | Scotch ale crafted with applewood smoked malt and a healthy addition of Vermont maple syrup

Homestead Maple Brown | Brown ale made with local hops and organic maple syrup from Norris Sugarworks in Starksboro

J'Ville Brewery*, Jacksonville

Maple Brown Ale | Brown ale with sweet complexity, brewed with raw Vermont maple sap instead of water

Kingdom Brewing, Newport

Barrel Aged Maple HellesGray's Sugar Maple QuadrupelRomanov’s Revenge Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Russian Imperial Stout | Three maple brews to choose from

Lawson's Finest Liquids*, Waitsfield

Fayston Maple Chocolate Tart Cherry Imperial Stout | Stout made with dark malts and Vermont maple syrup, then fermented with tart cherry juice and cacao

Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Stout made with dark malts and Vermont maple syrup

Maple Nipple | Robust and rich maple ale loaded with pure Vermont maple syrup from Purinton Maple in Huntington

Maple Tripple Made just once a year during sugaring season with 100% maple sap, no water added - just barley, hops, and ale yeast

Long Trail Brewing Company*, Bridgewater Corners

Harvest | Classic brown ale brewed with added sweetness from Vermont maple syrup, released each autumn

Madison Brewing Company*, Bennington

French Toast Brown Ale | Rich, nutty brown ale infused with the flavor of French toast with real Vermont maple syrup

Maple Bourbon Nor'Beaster | Smooth imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coffee beans, vanilla beans, and maple syrup

Mill River Brewing*, St. Albans

State of Maple Malt forward amber ale with a low hop addition to highlight the addition of Vermont maple

Next Trick Brewing, Burke

Sugarhouse Road Ale | American pale ale with moderate hop flavor and local, dark maple syrup added late in the boil

Tripel Ringer | Belgian tripel that's slightly darker than a classic tripel due to substituting dark maple syrup for cane sugar

Outer Limits Brewing, Proctorsville

Atmosbeer | A dark mild session beer (between a brown ale and a porter) brewed using maple sugar

Rock Art Brewery, Morrisville

Vermont Maple Wheat | Mildly sweet American amber wheat brewed with locally sourced maple syrup from Mansion House Maple

Stone Corral Brewery*, Richmond

Chocolate Maple Porter | Dark, rich porter brewed with maple syrup and cacao nibs

Harvest Brown Ale | Easy-to-drink brown ale brewed with local maple syrup and organic maple-roasted butternut squash from Burnt Rock Farm in Huntington

Von Trapp Brewing*, Stowe

Maple Rauch | Smoky, full-boded lager with Rauch, Munich, and Carafa malts and maple from the von Trapp Family Sugarhouse

Photo provided by Lawon's Finest Liquids.

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