On a recent crisp, crisp Saturday morning, I stumbled into Prohibition Pig Brewery in Waterbury, Vermont to warm-up and taste some of their latest beers. Pro Pig was one of the first breweries that I reviewed (see previous review), but it had been a while. As you can tell by the name, the establishment not only keeps the suds flowing, but it also puts out a mighty good bbq! The restaurant is to the front, and the brewery/tap room sits out back. You can also get food in the tap room.
You have to pick the right time to visit, because the joint really gets crowded. In the summer, there is outdoor seating, but on this day I was happily indoors.
I ordered up some samples and set to work. As I began, I quickly remembered how good the Pro Pig beer is! Here are my results:
Piggy’s Little Helper (6.3% ABV) A dark Porter, aged on cacao, candy canes and vanilla beans. Take a sip, give it a moment … then taste the subtle flavors.
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.6| Taste: 4.6 | Overall: 4.6
DDH Bantam (8.5% ABV) A double-hopped Double IPA with great colors and great tastes … a classic and one of my favorites in the summer.
Appearance: 4.6 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.5| Taste: 4.6 | Overall: 4.6
VDA (6.5% ABV) A black IPA loaded with Simcoe hops. The dark color is deceiving, because it drinks nice and smooth!
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.4| Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.5
Through the Hibisc (5.8% ABV) A pale ale loaded with hibiscus, Galaxy and Citra hops. Beautiful color, wonderful taste … a great beer.
Appearance: 4.8 | Aroma: 4.4 | Feel: 4.5| Taste: 4.7 | Overall: 4.7
The Cicerone says: Prohibition Pig, restaurant and brewery, was recently sold to the owners of Hen in the Wood, a restaurant also in Waterbury. Hopefully, the new owners keep up the fine tradition of excellent beers!