Vermont – Always Something Fresh
If your reading this on Friday July 20, 2012 you are reading it the right time. Currently I am driving to/drinking beer in/talking to Brewers of/exploring the Burlington area of Vermont. All this leads up to the Vermont Brewers Festival on Saturday.
I have visited the Burlington/Waterbury area 3 times in as many years and every single year I find something new to check out. Not just because their is plenty already exhisting, but because along with the great established places is a rapidly growing craft beer scene. Check out this report done this week by my friend Nick Natario, a reporter up in Burlington. If you can’t view the video below, click this link to go to the full story.
FOX44 – Burlington / Plattsburgh News, Weather
The report is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Fiddlehead Brewing Co. sprouted up (pun intended) since I last visited, so that is at the top of me list to visit. I like to take a day or two prior to this Festival to go into Breweries that will have tents at the festival. What better way to appreciate the beer you will have just a taster glass of at the festival, than to go into their facility to show your appreciation.
Going up a day early also gives me a chance to check out some of the area’s well known beer bars, such as Prohibition Pig. This bar comes highly recommended and from the draft list they posted this week I really don’t think we can get by by just having one beer there.
Planning beer trips has become second nature to me. What started out as me going to Beer Advocate to simply search what places are in the area, I now ask people I know. I meet so many people at conferences, festivals and at bars that have been places I haven’t. I would imagine the same goes for you. Take the opportunity to find beer lovers and soon you will have a good friend who will tell you where to explore.
Vermont always has something new to discover and from the story above, it will only get better. Which is why the Vermont Brewers Festival is a great way to see what Vermont has to offer. From there I highly recommend finding the time to visit the breweries first hand. I will report back on the trip in general and most definitely the festival.
Now, go to Vermont and discover something fresh and new to you.