You drive north from Stowe, up Route 100. As you enter Morrisville, you pass Rock Art Brewery to the east and Lost Nation Brewery to the west. It’s not much further, you think, as your curiosity about the new Ten Bends Brewery starts to peak. Ok, now west on Route 15, then, there … East Main Street … turn left. It’s not far now. Looking, looking … wait a minute … I’m in “downtown” Hyde Park now … did I miss it?
Turns out, the signage for Ten Bends Brewery is non-existent, until you are right in front of the door. The brewery is to the rear of a warehouse-type structure with the front occupied by an establishment called “Re-source”. Once I zeroed in on the location, which, in fact, is immediately off Route 15 on the left, I felt a smile of discovery cross my face.
I was the only patron in the brewery, and I immediately began sampling some of the offerings (note: $2 per sample). I tried the Forgone Lullaby (9% ABV) …. a dark brown ale that is supposed to have a maple and blueberry flavor … I tasted chocolate. Then I moved on to some of the more traditional IPAs. The Rotary Chaos American IPA (5.5% ABV) was excellent, and I decided to purchase the 32 oz. growler to take home.
The Cicerone says: The team at Ten Bends Brewery is just getting started, but I sense good things. The Rotary Chaos is an excellent choice to share on a summer evening.