Brewers and beer lovers from around the world travel to Vermont for our beer. Breweries like the Vermont Pub & Brewery and Magic Hat helped define American craft beer as early as the 1990’s, and also helped foster the state’s current generation of talented brewers.
According to the National Brewers Association, we currently lead the country in number of craft breweries per capita with fourteen breweries per 100,000 people. Here in Greater Burlington, we have the highest concentration and some of the most sought-after craft beers in the country can be found almost anywhere, including the local pubs with karaoke nights and the date-night restaurants with expert cocktail programs. Pine street in Burlington is a great example, with 4 breweries just half a mile apart. But don’t hesitate to get off the beaten path. Fiddlehead in Shelburne is a great destination if you’re headed our for a day trip. Or, if you’re in Winooski for a show or a bite, check out Four Quarters on the oval. There’s world class beer almost everywhere you look in this town.
And if you want it all in one place, the first annual (now globally acclaimed) Vermont Brewer’s Festival started in Burlington in 1991 and continues to be the “Must attend” event of beer lovers everywhere.