Since the first batch of Long Trail Ale came off the line in 1989, Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewater Corners, VT, has blazed the trail for Vermont’s booming craft beer industry. Named after the 272-mile Long Trail hiking route, this state-of-the-art facility features a unique design and comfortable atmosphere that pairs perfectly with their handcrafted beer. And it’s just a 15-minute drive from GetAway Vacations! If you’re in the area, a trip to this award-winning brewery is a must. Here are some of the things you’ll find at Long Trail Brewing in Vermont.
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Spend an Afternoon at Long Trail Brewing Co. in Vermont
1. Pub & Restaurant
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Ottauquechee River, the brewery’s restaurant and pub offer a rotating menu of delicious eats and freshly-brewed beer. (Be sure to try the sharp cheddar ale soup made with Long Trail Ale and Plymouth Hunter sharp cheese!) They have more than a dozen beers on tap, from year-round staples to limited releases. There’s even exclusive small-batch brews from the Farmhouse Ales series. In the summertime, guests can grab a seat and enjoy relaxing on the spacious deck. The restaurant is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM.
2. Delicious Beer
Dedicated to creating affordable, American-made brews, Long Trail produces a variety of different beers using the finest ingredients available and Vermont’s best water. They are known mostly for their English-style top-fermented ales, however the popular Long Trail Ale is a Düsseldorf-style altbier. Guest favorites also include the deliciously tart Cranberry Gose, refreshing seasonal Summer Ale, and the limited-edition Blackberry Wheat Ale. Check their website for a full list of beers and see what’s on tap!
3. Sustainable Brewing Practices
Long Trail Brewing Co. is one of the state’s most progressive breweries and uses an environmentally-conscious process to create their incredible beers. The brewery gives the spent grain to local farmers to feed their cows, practices water conservation, and even has their own wastewater treatment facility onsite. They also utilize the Central Vermont Public Service electric company, which harnesses methane from cow manure and uses a digester machine to convert it to energy. 25% of Long Trail’s power is produced this way, making it the largest corporation using cow power.
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Can’t get enough of the Long Trail’s delicious brews? You can purchase their products throughout New England as well as in NJ, NY, PA, DE, MD, and VA! After an awesome trip to the brewery, come home to one of our beautiful Killington vacation rentals and unwind. Our luxurious and comfortable homes are the perfect place to relax, and since they’re just minutes from some of the best breweries in Vermont, you can enjoy a cold one (or two!) whenever your heart desires. We can’t wait to see you in VT!
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