Southern Vermont Breweries

Southern Vermont is home to towns like Middlebury, Rutland, and Woodstock — and Killington Ski Resort.  Rt. 7 goes North/South along the western side of Vermont, and you can also start on the southern end of Interstate 91 in eastern Vermont to stop in several of the featured breweries.

Foley Brothers BrewingFoley Brothers Brewing
79 Stone Mill Dam Rd, Brandon VT (map)
Open Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm (closes at 4pm on Sunday)
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Bent Hill Brewery BeersBent Hill Brewery
1972 Bent Hill Rd, Braintree VT (map) 
Open Thurs & Fri 2pm – 6pm, Sat & Sun 12pm – 6pm
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River Roost BreweryRiver Roost Brewery
232 South Main St, White River Junction VT (map)
Open Thurs – Sun 12pm – 6pm
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Whetstone StationWhetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery
36 Bridge St, Brattleboro VT (map) 
Open Sun – Wed 11:30a – 10pm, Open Thurs – Sat until 11pm
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The Bobcat Cafe & Brewery, 5 Main St, Bristol VT
Bristol is a quaint town of Rt. 17 that features this local brewpub with cozy food. [Website]

Drop-In Brewing Company, 610 US-7, Middlebury VT
Middlebury is a well-known Vermont college town and this local brewery has a tasting room worth stopping in. [Website]

Hired Hand Brewing Co, 35 Green St, Vergennes VT
Brewery and pub in the beautiful town of Vergennes.  Features their own brews as well as guest drafts. [Website]

Otter Creek Brewery (also The Shed Brewery), 793 Exchange St, Middlebury VT
Otter Creek is one of the more well known and distributed microbreweries in the New England Region.  Stop by their tasting room and visitors center. [Website]

Hop’n Moose, 41 Center St, Rutland VT
A restaurant & sports bar that has wood-fired pizza and their own brews on tap too.  If you are in the Rutland area looking for craft beer, this is a worthwhile stop. [Website]

Backacre Beermakers, 815 VT-100, Weston VT
No tasting room yet available, but this upstart considers itself a “Blendery” that takes local unfermented beer and converts into their Sour Ale, just like old Belgian and German brewers. [Website]

Northshire Brewery, 108 County St, Bennington VT
Stop by their tasting room on a Saturday and you’ll enjoy their microbrews and friendly staff.  You can also find them at local restaurants. [Website]

Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant, 428 Main St, Bennington VT
A full-service restaurant and pub in the heart of Bennington that also features their own brews. [Website]

J’Ville Brewery, 201 Vt Rt 112, Jacksonville VT
A newer brewery with a tasting room.  Also a winery on premise. [Website]

Hermit Thrush Brewery,  29 High St #101C, Brattleboro VT
Hermit Thrush focuses on Lambic style beers and sours — if you that’s your style, it’s a tasting room you want to visit in southern Vermont. [Website]

McNeill’s Brewery, 90 High St, Brattleboro VT
You can find their beer in bottles at local stores, but stop in here for great food and a sampling of their beers. [Website]

Trout River Brewing Co, 100 River St, Springfield VT
Super small location and taproom but you can find their beer’s bottled and distributed at various locations across the state. [Website]

Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Dr, Windsor VT
Harpoon is widely distributed nationwide and famous for their Harpoon IPA.  Worth a stop in if you are nearby to see their visitor’s center & beer hall. [Website]

Long Trail Brewing Company, 552 US-4, Bridgewater Corners VT
Long Trail was one of the first microbreweries in Vermont many years ago.  They have a bustling riverside restaurant and tasting room on Rt. 4. [Website]

Brocklebank Craft Brewing, 357 Dickerman Rd, Chelsea VT
A positively reviewed, super small microbrewery and tasting room in beautiful Chelsea. [Website]

Good Measure Brewing Co, 17 East St, Northfield VT 
A small taproom right of Interstate 89. [Website]