Craft Beers

Where to buy some of Vermont’s finest brews nearby (retail stores):


  • JD’s Quick Stop (Beer Cave) Foley Brothers, Upper Pass, Bent Hill, Cone Head, Lawson’s, Fiddlehead, Heady Topper, etc. (Close and GREAT selection! It’s the Sunoco station and car repair shop, too.)


  • Warren Store Heady Topper, Lawson’s, Fiddlehead, Frost, etc.




Where to enjoy some of Vermont’s finest brews nearby (pubs/etc.):


  • Doc’s Tavern (Fun local pub with good food, games and beers located in the back of the Hancock Hotel)
  • Maple Soul (DELICIOUS farm to table food with LOTS of craft beers available)


  • Mad Taco 2 Village Square Waitsfield, VT (Heady Topper, Lawson’s, Hill Farmstead, etc.) Very casual
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Beautiful new brewery, store and tap room to enjoy many of their great beers, then purchase directly from them.)
  • Mad River Barn  2849 Mill Brook Road (Rt. 17), Waitsfield, Vermont 05673  (Relaxed, but classy and family atmosphere with game room.)
  • The Hyde Away 1428 Mill Brook Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673  (Fun and informal… pool table, very relaxed, more of singles hangout)
  • General Stark’s Pub  Mad River Glen  57 Schuss Pass Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673  (At the base of Mad River Glen)
  • Castlerock Pub  Sugarbush  102 Forest Drive, Warren, VT 05674  (At the base of Sugarbush)
  • Hostel Tevere 203 Powderhound Rd., Warren (8 beers on tap)
  • Collaborative Brewing 172 Mad River Green, Waitsfield (802) 583-2739 (Thurs, Friday: 3-8pm, Sat 2-8pm)


  • The Blackback Pub 1 Stowe St., Waterbury (English style cozy pub… with good food and 22 beers)
  • Prohibition Pig  23 South Main Street, Waterbury (Delicious former home of the Alchemist.)




A partial list of Vermont Brewery’s well worth visiting:

The Alchemist Brewery  Heady Topper, Focal Banger and Others (cases, etc.)
Lawson’s Finest  Home of Sean Lawson’s “Sip of Sunshine” and many others!
Foley Brothers  Prospect, Pieces of Eight, Fair Maiden
Burlington Beer Company (Great food: Korean beef tacos and/or the nachos!)

Hill Farmstead Brewery
Upper Pass Beer Company
Fiddlehead Brewing
Frost Beer Works
Red Clover Ale Company
Foam Brewers (Fun atmosphere by waterfront. Live music evenings.)

A complete list of all: VERMONT BREWERS

Brewery Map: Vermont Brewery Map

Dog Friendly Breweries: BEER TRAIL

Bon Appetit: An Epic, Beer-Fueled Road Trip Around VT

Travel Like a Local: 15 best beer bars in VT
TLL: 2017 Top 10 VT Beers

Travel Like a Local: Best Brewery’s to Visit

Beer Tours

Men’s Journal: Best Apres-Ski Bars (General Stark’s Pub)

Please remember, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! Vermont takes this very seriously and we also want you to remain safe. There are many other people, and also moose in the area, so you need to remain sharp on these dark, curving roads… thank you!

How to Drink and NOT Drive:

1. Always pick a designated driver.
2. Rotate driving responsibilities.
3. Order flights of small pours.
4. Hydrate between stops.
5. Use Uber in cities (e.g., Burlington).
6. Start the day with a big meal.
7. Nap as necessary.