It’s the start of the weekend or the wind-down after a busy day at work. You decide to get together with some friends or family and head out for a relaxing evening.
You’re off to any local beer breweries, especially the one that’s serving your favorite craft beer. And when you live in Vermont, according to the Vermont Brewers Association, there are some 29 craft breweries found throughout the state, showing how much the industry is growing. The association, which boasts of its members with the line “Small State. Big Beer,” celebrates artisan craft beers and the brewers who make them. No matter where you live, there are popular local beer breweries nearby, including these:
- Trout River Brewing Company – Lyndonville, VT
- Lawson’s Finest – Warren, VT
- Whetstone Station – Brattleboro, VT
- Kingdom Brewing – Newport, VT
- Long Trail Brewing Co. – Bridgewater Corners, VT
- Madison Brewing – Bennington, VT
- Trapp Family Lodge – Stowe, VT
- Zero Gravity Craft Brewery – Burlington, VT
- The Alchemist – Waterbury, VT
- Fiddlehead Brewing Company – Shelburne, VT
In fact, craft beers are so popular that Burlington Beer Tours offers guided beer tours at various local beer breweries around the state. These give you an opportunity to learn and sample handcrafted beers at local breweries and brewpubs, leaving the driving to someone else.
Neagley & Chase Construction Company is becoming rapidly involved in the popularity and growth of the craft beer movement in Vermont. We designed and built the unique two-story addition for the Magic Hat Brewery. While waiting for German-manufactured, stainless steel brewing tanks, we were able to remove the roof, enabling the tanks to be lowered through the second floor mezzanine, then replace the roof.
We are also creating a spectacular beer hall for the Trapp Lager Brewery, and recently took part in the “topping out” ceremony.
Neagley & Chase hopes to be involved in many more brewery projects in the future and continue to help bring quality craft beer to the people of Vermont.