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Von Trapp Brewing

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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!

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$20 case of Von Trapp Oktoberfest on clearance? Yes, please. Only in Vermont!

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Hop’n Moose Brewing Company

Hop’n Moose Brewing Company was founded in 2015 (a busy year for American brewery openings!) by Dale Patterson, meeting demand for locally produced craft beer as Rutland, Vermont’s very first brewpub. Their 7 barrel brewing system keeps a dozen taps flowing steady with the good stuff! Not only does Hop’n Moose brew great beer, they also make a damn good pizza – try the buffalo chicken with your flight!

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Beer flight on deck = Lake Monster Lager, Blueberry Blonde (served with whole blueberries), Waloony Farmhouse Ale, Off White (witbier with orange peel), Heart of Darkness Coffee Porter (brewed with local co-op coffee), Swamp Jack (aged in Jack Daniels barrels), Head Doctor IPA and SolarCity IPA. Cheers!

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