Vermont Pub and Brewery

By October 5, 2009Beer Education

Since opening in 1988 they have grown into an award winning brewery – including medals at the GABF, World Beer Championships and International Beer Festival. When I was there in late August of this year they had a mind blowing eight beers on tap (and cask) – including standards “Mick’s Smoked Stout”, “Bombay Grab IPA” and “Burly Irish Ale” – the latter being a fine session beer with some real taste.

Many fine beers to taste at the VPB

Many fine beers to taste at the VPB

If you happen to be in Burlington Vermont, don’t pass up a visit to the Vermont Pub and Brewery on 144 College Street. Early in my formative beer years I happened on this place, but scarcely understood how really unusually great it was at the time. Then I thought all college towns had great brew pubs with a wide selection of quality beers and good food. As time has passed I have learned that the VPB was and is truly exceptional.

 

 

I was greatly impressed with the “Ambergris” an inventive wiezen with additions of ginseng, sandalwood and sage flowers. But it really was really good – not just a novelty. The large outside seating area let us enjoy the weather along with the great beer. What could be better than that?

Vermont Brewpub, Burlington

Vermont Brewpub, Burlington