Although it is no secret that Burlington, Vermont loves beer, you may be curious to know how it all came about in such a tiny corner of the world. The history of craft beer is deep rooted in the culture and livelihood of Burlington. Breweries like Vermont Pub and Brew, Switchback Brewing, and many new local breweries have written their own script for success in the local beer scene.
The greater Burlington area has a plethora of great beer options. In the heart of Burlington you are no more than a 5-minutes drive to half a dozen of Vermont's best breweries. Although, even if you are exploring the area and find yourself in the Champlain Islands, Essex, Richmond, or one of the other special towns outside of the city, there will surely be a local brewery or 'watering hole' patiently waiting to pour a fresh pint with your name on it.
Here is a quick guide to breweries in the Burlington area.
BREWERIES IN BURLINGTON
BREWERIES OUTSIDE OF BURLINGTON!
The fun doesn't end outside of Burlington. These breweries are each uniquely situated to compliment the Vermont beer scene. Every brewery has adapted a style and brings a new twist of flavors and ideas to the taproom. Spend a day exploring the area and don't miss out on stopping by one of these breweries for a delicious pint.
FINE WINE IN BURLINGTON!
Winemakers in and around Burlington are unlocking the regions terroir with delicious and exciting results. Explore wine from the beautiful Champlain Islands at Snow Farm Vineyard or Ellison Estates, pop into Shelburne Vineyard for a sample of Iapedus, or browse the assortment of natural wines at Wilder Wines, a local neighborhood wine shop with an selection of wines from all around the world.