What is there not to love about Vermont? The Green Mountain State is home to more breweries per capita than any other including, as of 2010, Von Trapp Brewing.
Johannes Von Trapp dreamt of opening a brewery at his family’s eponymous Lodge in Stowe over a decade ago. The Lodge, 2500 acres in all, was founded by the family after touring America as the Von Trapp Singers in the 1940s. Stowe reminded the Von Trapps of their native Austria.
You really have to see the Lodge and Brewery for yourself to believe it. It’s one of those places time forgot. But this is no mom-and-pop operation. Von Trapp built a brand new 50,000 barrel per year brewhouse in 2015 and they are cranking out farm fresh craft beer for the Vermont market as fast as they can!
Beer flight on deck: Bohemian Pilsner, Golden Helles, Oktoberfest and Trosten Lager. CHEERS!
$20 case of Von Trapp Oktoberfest on clearance? Yes, please. Only in Vermont!