From extra hoppy IPAs to bold coffee stouts, the breweries in Vermont offer an amazing variety. Did you know that the Green Mountain State is home to over 50 distinct microbreweries and brewpubs? With so many places to choose from, how do you decide where to go first? Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of 10 great breweries.
Get to know the flavor of the state with a trip to one (or all) of these Vermont breweries! If you are thirsty for more, simply download our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on restaurants, distilleries, outdoor recreation, and things to do in the area.
10 of the Best Vermont Breweries
Northshire Brewery | Bennington, VT
For nearly a decade, Northshire Brewery has served the Southern Vermont community with exceptional craft beer. This microbrewery serves classic favorites, like American IPAs, as well as unique blends, such as their Spiced Pear Pilsner. Northshire offers a large backyard with plenty of outdoor seating, making it a great place to enjoy Southern Vermont’s beautiful weather in the company of friends.
Brown Brewing Company | Hoosick Falls, NY
Although Brown Brewing Company isn’t in Vermont, it deserves honorable mention. With a location only 30 minutes away from Arlington, VT, Brown Brewing’s Walloomsac Taproom is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. If you are searching for your new favorite beer or just hoping to learn more about what it takes to create the perfect craft beer, Brown Brewing is the place for you. Brewery tours are $10 and available by appointment on Friday afternoons.
Madison Brewing | Bennington, VT
Located in the heart of historic Bennington, Madison Brewing Company is one of the very first brewpubs in the Shires of Vermont. Not only are they dedicated to creating Vermont’s best craft beers, but also making its environment and their brews both friendly and approachable. You will find plenty of British-style and Belgian-inspired beers here, and live music is regularly on the calendar! If you happen to visit with a friend who doesn’t enjoy beer, cocktails and a full-restaurant menu are also available.
Other Great Local Vermont Breweries
4. Magic Hat Brewing Company | South Burlington, VT
5. Foam Brewers | Burlington, VT
6. Madison Brewing | Bennington, VT
7. The Alchemist Brewery | Stowe, VT
8. 14th Star Brewing | St. Albans, VT
9. 1st Republic Brewing Company | Essex Junction, VT
10. Backacre Beermakers | Weston, VT
11. Frost Beer Works | Hinesburg, VT
We are Your Home Base
The Arlington Inn is only 20 minutes away from the best breweries in Bennington. After tasting the craft beer of the town, head home to our inn for a relaxing night in. Enjoy a home-cooked meal at our onsite restaurant, The Arlington Restaurant, and wind down the evening with a stroll through our gardens and a refreshing drink at the Deming Tavern.
Rhoda’s Room is one of our most popular accommodations. This room features views of our English gardens, its own private entrance, a queen bed, and comfortable sitting area. Our guests enjoy many special amenities, including daily farm-to-table breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Check out or seasonal specials to take advantage of everything that our inn and the area offers! Your Southern Vermont vacation awaits!
These breweries are just the beginning of what you’ll find in Vermont. Remember to download your free vacation guide to find more local eats and drinks!