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Breweries near Vermont ski resorts — beer lovers rejoice!

Posted Monday, September 5, 2016
— Food, coffee & après ski, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Stowe, Sugarbush
Photo of light colored beer at von Trapp brewery

A cold beer at von Trapp Brewing, Stowe, Vermont.


The Lost Nation Brewery in Morrisville, Vt.


Thirst-quenchers at Idletyme Brewing in Stowe, Vermont.


Photo of a flight of beers at Zero Gravity Brewery, Burlington, Vt.

Updated April 2022

Anyone who reads this blog understands by now that we like to do “après.” Après-ski snacks and beverages are extra tasty after a cold day on the snow. Plus, you can do après and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. Bonus!

We particularly enjoy tasting beers from Vermont's famed breweries. The Green Mountain State now has a ridiculous amount of breweries — large to tiny in size. How spoiled we are!Long Trail Brewery in Vermont

Here's a list of Vermont breweries near Vermont ski resorts so you can work them into your plans this winter! Some offer tastings and food, some just tastings and beer sales, so check it out online before you go.

Of course, most local ski bars and restaurants pour local beers, so ask what Vermont beers are on tap!

Photo above: Long Trail Brewing in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont.

Breweries Near Vermont Ski Resorts

Near Jay Peak ski resort:

  • 14th Star
  • Hill Farmstead
  • Kingdom Brewing
  • Mill River

Near Burke ski resort:

  • Dirt Church
  • Hill Farmstead
  • Covered Bridge
  • Next Trick
  • St. J. Brewery
  • Whirligig

Near Smugglers' Notch ski resort:

  • Kickback
  • Lost Nation
  • Rock Art
  • Brewster River
  • Ten Bends

Near Stowe ski resort:

  • Alchemist
  • Idletyme
  • von Trapp
  • Lost Nation
  • Rock Art
  • Ten Bends
  • Prohibition Pig

Near Bolton Valley ski resort:

  • Stone Corral 
  • Prohibition Pig

Near Sugarbush + Mad River ski resorts:

  • Lawson's Finest Liquids
  • Prohibition Pig

In greater Burlington: 

  • 14th Star
  • Black Flannel
  • Foam Brewers
  • Four Quarters
  • Green Empire
  • Zero Gravity
  • Burlington Beer
  • Queen City
  • Switchback
  • 1st Republic
  • GoodWater
  • Simple Roots
  • Vermont Pub & Brewery
  • Fiddlehead
  • Frost Beer Works 
  • Weird Window

Bobcat Cafe and Brewery

Near Middlebury Snow Bowl: 

  • Bobcat Cafe & Brewery
  • Hired Hand
  • Hogback Mountain
  • Otter Creek / Shed
  • Drop Inn 
  • Foley Brothers
  • Red Clover

Near Killington + Pico ski resorts:

  • Long Trail
  • Hop n' Moose
  • Rutland Beer Works

Near Okemo ski resort: 

  • Backacre Beermakers
  • Trout River
  • Harpoon
  • Outer Limits
  • Vermont Beer Makers

Near Mount Snow:

  • Beer Naked
  • Farm Road
  • J'ville Brewery
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Whetstone Station
  • McNeill's  

Near Stratton, Bromley + Magic:

  • Backacre Beermakers

Photo above:
Ambience at Bobcat Cafe and Brewery, Bristol, Vt.

What are your favorite beers from Vermont???

Explore this website for more information on all Vermont breweries and their locations.

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