Did you know that Vermont has more craft breweries per capita than any other state in the country? For many Vermont residents, beer is more than just a delicious beverage – it’s an art. Attention is paid to every detail of the brewing process, from the ingredients to the bottling process. Whether you’re a connoisseur of craft beer or a casual drinker just looking to cool off, you need to visit these incredible breweries in Vermont.
After you’re done checking out our favorite Vermont breweries, head to one of our favorite restaurants! Download our free Vacation Guide for a list of the best places to eat, shop, and explore in the area.
Top 7 Vermont Breweries
Long Trail Brewing Co
Located just fifteen minutes from Killington, VT, Long Trail Brewing Co. is an easy trip for any beer enthusiast staying at a GetAway Vacations rental home. This brewery attracts thousands of visitors each year. You’ll get a great view of the brewing and bottling process from the observation deck while also enjoying some incredible views of the Ottauquechee River.
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery has two locations: Pine Street Brewery and American Flatbread. This brewery offers several ales, porters, and hybrids on tap. You can also try their signature flatbreads that are made with local ingredients and baked in a wood-fired, clay-dome oven.
Citizen Cider serves up unique ciders with ingredients sourced directly from farmers. Try the Dirty Mayor, a cider that’s spiced with ginger and pairs well with fried chicken. Or order their classic cider, Wit’s Up.
If you’re a cider fan, you’ve probably tried one of Woodchuck’s delicious brews before. The folks at Woodchuck Cider are responsible for changing the cider game and bringing it to the masses. So don’t miss your chance to try these delicious drinks at the Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury, VT!
The oldest-running and most well-known craft beer brewery on our list, Harpoon Brewery’s Windsor, VT facility offers tours, handmade pretzels, and (of course) delicious beers! It’s a must for any craft beer enthusiast.
Guests can enjoy delicious, locally sourced food paired with hand-crafted ales and lagers at Hop’n Moose in downtown Rutland. This was the first brewpub in the area and features one-of-a-kind brews, amazing wood-fired pizzas, and massive pretzels with an incredible cheese sauce. There is also a kid’s menu available, making Hop’n Moose a great spot for families.
Hill Farmstead Brewery
The brewers at Hill Farmstead Brewery take their jobs very seriously. It’s thanks to this dedication that the brewery was declared Top Brewer in the World by Draft Magazine. Visit the retail shop in Greensboro and you’ll see why they were given that title!
Stay at a GetAway Vacations Rental Home
Let one of our beautiful rental properties be your hub during your day of tasting Vermont beer. Take a look at Cedar Rock Chalet, located in Stockbridge, VT near Killington Ski Resort. This secluded property is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Inside is just as beautiful, with a large stone fireplace and three luxurious bedrooms. The outdoor hot tub is a fantastic new feature that is not to be missed. If you’re visiting during the summer, take a dip in the private river frontage at the bottom of the property’s road. Browse the rest of our stunning vacation rentals and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.