Vermont now hosts over 50 breweries, and you can find three in Stowe (plus a cider mill!). Below you will find a quick overview of each Stowe brewery. For a broader picture of breweries around Stowe, check out the Central Vermont brewery list here.
The Cicerone says: This brewery has a very modern and open design. In addition to Heady Topper, the connoisseur will appreciate Crusher, a double IPA. It’s lighter than the Heady Topper and packs quite a punch at 9% ABV. Advice: Get there about 1 hr. after opening time for the speediest passage into the brewery. Check out our full review of The Alchemist Brewery.
The Cicerone says: secure yourself a sunny spot on the back deck and order the Brewski Sampler to find your favorite. Try the Doubletyme, a dry-hopped double IPA at 8% ABV. Check out our full review of Idletyme Brewing
The Cicerone says: von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall is a good change of pace from the IPA scene and you can find their lagers and pilsners distributed throughout New England. But also go for the food, the fantastic views, and the von Trapp aura. Read our full review of von Trapp Brewery
The Cicerone says: For those of you who dabble in the fermented apple, Stowe Cider, also on Rt. 108, offers a quality selection of hard ciders by the bottle or can. The offerings have been improving each year; try the High & Dry super-dry hard cider at 6.5% ABV. Read our full review of Stowe Cider.