The Alchemist

  • 100 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, VT

von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall

  • 1333 Luce Hill Road, Stowe, VT

Stowe Cider

  • 17 Town Farm Lane, Stowe, VT

Stowe Public House & Bottle Shop

  • 109 Main Street, Stowe, VT

Time: 3-4 hours

11:00 am The Stowe Beer Crawl begins at The Alchemist … the specialty here is hoppy, New England-style IPAs. When you pass through the doors of this brewery, you will immediately be taken in by the hoppy aromas emanating from the visible brewing operations. Head left to taste some of the current offerings, relax a bit, then head over to the register to stock up on favorites like Heady Topper, Focal Banger and more. In the summer/fall months, you can frolic on the outdoor grounds.

12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm After The Alchemist, head up into the hills to the von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall. Here you can not only try their range of Austrian-styled beers (think lagers), but you can also enjoy a relaxing Austrian-styled lunch. If you’re lucky, you may spy one of the von Trapp family making the rounds. After beer tasting and lunch, if you want to take a side trip, go a little further up the road to the famous Trapp Family Lodge.

2:00 pm For those who want an alternative to lagers and IPAs, a stop at Stowe Cider offers a different experience. The creative folks at this “brewery” always have something new up their sleeves.

2:30 pm End your Stowe Beer Crawl in Stowe Village itself … at Stowe Public House & Bottle Shop. Here you can find a wide array of Vermont beers as well as some other outstanding selections that the proprietors have curated for us. The best part of this shop is that they allow you to buy single cans or bottles, so you can purchase a whole slew of different beer styles.

Once in the village, the Cicerone recommends shopping at Stowe Mercantile and The Country Store on Main. If you want to see some outstanding historical pictures of how Stowe “used to be”, check out the lobby of The Whip at the Green Mountain Inn.

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