Enroute … River Roost Brewery

River Roost Brewery White River Junction

When you hit the junction of Interstates 91 and 89 in White River, Vermont, consider taking a break and popping in to River Roost Brewery. On my way to Stowe, I did just that.

Nestled down by the Connecticut River and surrounded by BBQ joints, this micro-brewer just celebrated 2 years in business. I pushed up to the small tasting bar and tried out three of their offerings: Washed, Unfallen, and Big Smooth.

River Roost Brewery Tasting Room

Washed (5.8% ABV). Brewed with Mosaic and Motueka hops, this pale ale goes down smooth … it’s a good day-drinking beer.
Appearance: 4.0 | Aroma: 3.5 | Feel: 3.5 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 3.75

Unfallen (11.2% ABV). This is a chocolate stout with a spicy zing to it. Strong chocolate flavors. If you like Stouts, you will like Unfallen.
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 4.0 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.25

Big Smooth (8.2% ABV). Prepared for River Roost’s 2nd anniversary, this double IPA, Big Smooth from River Roost Brewerywith Citra and Galaxy hops displays an appetizing hazy, yellow-orange glow. It’s a wonderful creation, and I took a 32 oz. growler to enjoy for the weekend.
Appearance: 5.0 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.75

The Cicerone says: Big Smooth comes as advertised. There are no cans and bottles available, so bring your growlers and load up!

River Roost Brewery
232 South Main St, White River Junction VT (map)

Open Thurs – Sun 12pm – 6pm

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