Shoot-out … err, ok dinner at the Stone Corral

Stone Corral Brewery

Traveling south along Rt. 89 from Burlington on a late Sunday afternoon, I diverted to the town of Richmond and stopped at Stone Corral Brewery for some dinner and libations. I had passed through these parts several times, but this was my first true visit.

I was very, very pleasantly surprised. As I approached the entrance, I observed the outdoor seating area/beer garden which looked cozy in the late afternoon sun. Venturing inside, I was greeted warmly by several staff and took a seat at the large bar. I ordered some food (more on this below) and then began a “tasting” of four beers, about 3 oz. each, from the wide selection on tap. The four:

  • Crosscut IPA (6% ABV) – a very hoppy IPA
  • Trailblazer Vermont Lager (4.9% ABV) – crisp, clean taste
  • Palomino Pale Ale (6% ABV) – a decent amber ale
  • Wild Red (6% ABV) – a “sour” ale that finished with a tart, cherry taste

For dinner, I had a simple Autumn’s Bounty salad with added Chicken Picks, buffalo-style. The salad had mixed greens, roasted brussel sprouts, pumpkin seeds, cheese, and more. It was excellent. The Chicken Picks consisted of three skewers of roasted chicken pieces in a light buffalo sauce.

As for the beer, Crosscut was the clear winner for me, and following dinner, I ordered a growler to take home.

September 10, 2017 - Placard at Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond, Vermont

The Cicerone says: The Stone Corral has a stage and serves up live music and open mic on the weekends.

Stone Corral Brewery
83 Huntington Rd, Richmond, VT
Open: Tues 3pm – 9pm, Wed & Thurs 3pm – 10pm, Fri & Sat Noon – 10pm, Sun Noon – 8pm, Mon Closed.
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