You won’t have to look hard to find a great craft beer in Stowe, Vermont, as a matter of fact take it fromThe Vermont Brewers Association with their motto being “Beer Worth Finding”. While this is a list of some of our favorite breweries, it’s important to note that you’ll find some nice options in all of our local restaurants as well.
I personally believe as does the Vermont Brewers Association, that Vermonters have a passion for people and products that are genuine and with that proudly support their local businesses. “Wherever you go in Vermont, you’ll find different styles, different tastes, and a common bond. And with every new taste, you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better”.
Vermont’s craft beer industry has grown from a few early start-ups to more than 66 today and ranks first in the nation for breweries per capita. Locals and tourist alike enjoy brewery tours such as those found along the Stowe Beer Trail so much so, that a Washington Post article dubbed Vermont as the “Napa Valley of Beer”.
It would be almost unheard of for anyone who loves a nice cold beer to not have heard of Heady Topper, the almost-mythic double India pale ale that the Alchemist brews. TheAlchemist Breweryis one of the largest and most impressive in Vermont and one you surely won’t want to miss. Open Monday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. Interested in how they do it? Brewery tours (including samples!) are offered daily.
Rock Art Brewery has a viewing area upstairs to watch production as well as a tasting room with samples and fresh growler fills. Their gift shop offers Vermont foods and locally made products. We love that they have been 100% solar since 2017! Open Tuesday-Thursday 12:00pm to 4:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Ten Bends Beercreates small batch ales inspired by the unique nature of Vermont. The brewery offers a five beers on tap, including periodic specialty releases, in their open-air industrial tasting room. Ten Bends operates a three barrel brewery in under 1400 square feet. Open 3:00pm- 8:00pm
The small batches created by Lost Nation Brewing are influenced by European-style lagers and guided by local Vermont life. The breweries attention to detail, modern equipment, and love for beer create truly authentic and unique beers. Their simple mission is to produce honest beer and what’s not to love about that. Open Wednesday- Sunday 11:30am to 9:00pm
If you are looking for a place to sit back and relax with a craft beer in Stowe Idletyme Brewing located right on the Mountain Road is your place. There you’ll find all kinds of seasonal and flagship brews in pints and flights, with growlers, 22oz bottles and kegs are available for purchase. Have a bite to eat or take a brewery tour (available by reservation or by chance) to see for yourself the art and science that goes into every batch inside the state of the art brewhouse. During the warmer months be sure to stop by the biergarten with a bar outside by the Stowe Recreation Path. Sit down dinners for up to 100 guests in one room and full restaurant rentals are available upon request. Open Monday- Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Von Trapp Brewery and Bierhall is best known for their drinkable traditional lagers and pilsners in addition to their amazing mountain views. The von Trapp Bierhall offers a full restaurant for lunch and dinner. Many of the menu items are prepared on the wood-fired Parrilla grill that is the showcase feature of the Bierhall. Open 11:30am- 7:00pm
Sound like fun? Talk to us about our accommodations that are conveniently located in the Village of Stowe or on the Mountain Road. Sleep soundly and wake up ready to start your next adventure in the mountains of Stowe, Vermont!