The Best Vermont Breweries, Brewpubs & Taprooms Guide

From Brattleboro to Burlington, Vermont Breweries are well stocked with beermakers crafting foamy stouts, tasty double IPAs, and some of the finest liquids in New England.

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Vermont is home to 60+ breweries, brewpubs, and tasting rooms that pour thousands, if not millions of pints of ales and lagers annually. You can find beer halls and craft beer breweries on the road to Killington from White River Junction, and up and down long Lake Champlain.

A can of Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery
A world class brew if there ever was one!

Not only does the Green Mountain state enjoy a deep appreciation for its own craft beer, but some of Vermont's microbreweries are regarded as some of the best breweries in the United States (and the world). Among those are The Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, known for the luminous NEIPA, Heady Topper. Then there is Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, a small-batch brewery that crafts hoppy pale ales and a plethora of experimental barrel-aged beers. And, Lawson's Finest Liquids, a perennial attendee of the Vermont Brewers Festival that is hosted in Waterfront Park in Downtown Burlington. Lawson's is probably best known for their Sip of Sunshine, a tropical IPA.

Regions of Vermont

There are probably a few ways to break up Vermont by region, using Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, or the Northeast Kingdom as your dividing markers. To give Vermont some beer regions, we've decided to just keep it simple, using Northern, Central, and Southern Vermont as craft beer areas of interest for your next vacation.

Lawson's Finest Liquids, Waitsfield, VT
Lawson does brew fine liquids

Northern Vermont

Fill up your growler at veteran-owned 14th Star Brewing Company in St. Albans, just a half hour from the Canadian border. Next Trick Brewing in West Burke is an ideal stop for Burke Mountain skiers. And then there is Burlington.

Clustered around Vermont's most populace city are some of the finest craft beer taprooms in the state. A college craft beer town if there ever was one, Burlington and the surrounding towns, like Colchester, Winooski, Vergennes, and South Burlington, house 10+ microbreweries, brewpubs, and taprooms. Burlington is also home to the Vermont Brewers Association.

Is Northern Vermont's Hill Farmstead Brewery the best brewery in the world?

Hill Farmstead Brewery is ranked as the best brewery in the world, according to RateBeer. Like Tom Brady, Hill Farmstead pretty much owned the entire decade from 2010-2020 as the best in the world. Aaron, Hill Farmstead's barrel-aged barleywine, was considered Vermont's best beer in 2019. That's like TB12 winning the Super Bowl and the League MVP in the same year. Strong work, Hill. Strong work.

Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, VT
One of the best breweries in the world

Central Vermont

If you're traveling down Route 7 to get to Rutland from Burlington, drop in to the Drop-In Brewing Company. Long Trail's acquisition of the Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury in 2010, after 19 years of independent brewing, changed the indie Central Vermont beer landscape a bit.

Southern Vermont

Surrounding the Green Mountain National Forest are quaint New England city-towns such as Bennington, Brattleboro, and Rutland. With colleges and workforces, and a local-first attitude, craft beer companies are popping up along the roads and highways that lead to not only these towns, but the ski resorts that adorn them, like Okemo, Stratton, and Bromley, to say nothing of major New England ski destination, Killington, a 20 minute ride from downtown Rutland.

Southern Vermont is home to Brattleboro's Whetsone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Bennington's Madison Brewing Company, and Weston's Backacre Beermakers.

Still waiting on Bennington's Northshire Brewery to move to their new Manchester locale. Vermonters must be glad they didn't hop the fence to Massachusetts. For the spirited, New Hampshire's craft beer scene around Keene State is only a 30 minute drive from Brattleboro.

A List of Craft Beer Breweries in Vermont

Each listing includes their street address and/or contact information. Some breweries include both. For the ones that we have patronized, we have listed a write-up review with some thoughts on their beer, food, menu, tasting room, etc.

Feel free to reach out to us if the information is inaccurate, or the brewery closed, or, if you really just wanna talk about beer - we are here for you.

How many breweries are in Vermont?

67 breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs in the green mountain state. Now go visit them.

  1. Microbrewery | 133 N Main St Ste 7, Saint Albans, VT 05478 | (802) 528-5988
  2. Microbrewery | 39 River Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452 | (802) 857-5318
  3. Microbrewery | 124 Parker Ln, Weston, VT 05161 | (303) 550-6024
  4. Brewpub | 7678 VT-RTE 9, Marlboro, VT 05363 | (802) 464-7702
  5. Microbrewery | 1972 Bent Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060 | (802) 249-1125
  6. Microbrewery | 21 Essex Way, Essex VT,, Essex, VT 05452 | (802) 857-5629
  7. Brewpub | 5 Main Street, Bristol, VT 05443 | (802) 453-3311
  8. Brewpub | 4087 Vt Route 108 S, Jeffersonville, VT 05464 | (802) 644-6366
  9. Taproom | 357 Dickerman Hill Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038 | (802) 685-4838
  10. Microbrewery | 180 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 863-2337
  11. Taproom | 178 Mad River Green, Waitsfield, VT 05673 | (802) 583-2739
  12. Microbrewery | 9 Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673 | (802) 496-5623
  13. Taproom | 610 Route 7 S, Middlebury, VT 05753 | (802) 989-7414
  14. Microbrewery | 82 Ethan Allen Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403 | (802) 735-1288
  15. Brewery | 6305 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482 | (802) 399-2994
  16. Microbrewery | 112 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 399-2511
  17. Microbrewery | 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd, Brandon, VT 05733 | (802) 465-8413
  18. Microbrewery | 150 W Canal St, Winooski, VT 05404 | (802) 324-3327
  19. Microbrewery | 171 Commerce St, Hinesburg, VT 05461 | (949) 945-4064
  20. Microbrewery | 17 East Street, Northfield, VT 05663 | (802) 485-4600
  21. Microbrewery | 740 Marshall Avenue, Williston, VT 05495 | (802) 999-7396
  22. Microbrewery | 478 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446 | null
  23. Brewpub | 80 Ethan Allen Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403 | (802) 497-1858
  24. Brewery | 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT 05089 | (802) 674-5491
  25. Brewpub | 201 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201 | (802) 681-3417
  26. Microbrewery | 29 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 | (802) 257-2337
  27. Microbrewery | 403 Hill Road, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842 | (802) 533-7450
  28. Brewpub | 35 Green Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 | (802) 870-7191
  29. Brewpub | 372 Rockydale Road, Bristol, VT 05443 | (802) 349-2602
  30. Brewpub | 136 Granger Street, Rutland, VT 05701 | (802) 775-7063
  31. Microbrewery | 777 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 999-3020
  32. Brewpub | 1859 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 | (802) 253-4765
  33. Taproom | 201 Vt Route 112, Jacksonville, VT 05342 | (802) 368-2233
  34. Microbrewery | 934 Osgood Hill Rd, Westford, VT 05494 | (802) 999-4997
  35. Microbrewery | 53 Village Circle Road, Killington, VT 05751 | (833) 522-2337
  36. Taproom | 1876 Vt Route 105, Newport, VT 05855 | (802) 334-7096
  37. Microbrewery | null, Grand Isle, VT 05458 | null
  38. Brewery | 155 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673 | (802) 496-4677
  39. Microbrewery | 17 Oak Street, Proctor, VT 05765 | (802) 499-8048
  40. Brewery | 5520 US Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035 | (802) 672-5011
  41. Microbrewery | 87 Old Creamery Road, Morrisville, VT 05661 | (802) 851-8041
  42. Microbrewery | 51 VT RT 15, Jericho, VT 05465 | (802) 497-4447
  43. Brewpub | 428 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 | (802) 442-7397
  44. Brewery | 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 | (802) 658-2739
  45. Brewpub | 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 | (802) 254-2553
  46. Brewpub | 10 Beauregard Drive, Saint Albans City, VT 05478 | (802) 582-4182
  47. Taproom | 2370 US Route 5, West Burke, VT 05871 | (802) 467-3437
  48. Brewery | 793 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 | (802) 388-0727
  49. Brewpub | 60 Village Green, Proctorsville, VT 05153 | (802) 287-6100
  50. Brewpub | 2 Elm Street, Waterbury, VT 05676 | (802) 244-4120
  51. Microbrewery | 703 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 540-0280
  52. Taproom | 2170 Oneida Road, Danville, VT 05828 | (802) 684-9749
  53. Taproom | 43 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733 | (802) 465-8412
  54. Taproom | 105 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT 05464 | (802) 585-1113
  55. Taproom | 230 S Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001 | (802) 222-0148
  56. Microbrewery | 632 Laporte Road, Morrisville, VT 05661 | (802) 888-9400
  57. Brewpub | 41 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701 | (802) 665-7794
  58. Brewpub | 2002 Memorial Drive, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819 | (802) 424-1700
  59. Taproom | 1127 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05408 | (802) 399-2658
  60. Microbrewery | 33 Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356 | (802) 857-5318
  61. Brewpub | 83 Huntington Road, Richmond, VT 05477 | (802) 434-5787
  62. Brewery | 160 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 651-4114
  63. Microbrewery | 590 E Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 | (802) 521-7139
  64. Brewery | 100 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, VT 05672 | (802) 882-8165
  65. Brewpub | 325 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055 | (802) 649-1143
  66. Microbrewery | 100 River Street, Springfield, VT 05156 | (802) 885-6613
  67. Microbrewery | 228 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068 | (802) 763-0010
  68. Brewpub | 144 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 865-0500
  69. Microbrewery | 1333 Luce Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672 | (802) 253-5750
  70. Brewpub | 36 Bridge St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 | (802) 490-2354
  71. Contract Brewer | 403 Hill Rd, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842 | null
  72. Brewpub | 115 St Paul Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 861-2999
  73. Microbrewery | 716 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 497-0054

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