BeerAppreciator Reporting in from Vermont

By September 7, 2010Beer Education

Great Brews at the "Shed" in Vermont

If I can’t be there myself, there’s not much better for BeerAppreciation LLC than to hear from our friends out there looking for craft beer on their vacations, work travels, wanderings. Every once and while I get a message or two from one my fellow appreciators – and it’s great to see what they find and how much they really like it.

Recently one of my newer beer appreciating friends was on a family trip up to Vermont. I, of course, gave him some suggestions before his departure – Rock Art, Otter Creek, and the elusive Lawson’s Liquids. To my delight, I got a message just about every evening from Brian – with his own discoveries. It was great to see him trying new things (see picture!) as well as schooling me on some great Vermont area brews I hadn’t heard of.

Evidently, in addition the events below, he was in the proximity of Lawson’s “Maple Nipple” but was unable to make it work out to take it home, but there’s always next time (and a next great beer)! To all BeerAppreciators – Enjoy the adventure, like Brian, and I’d be happy to hear from you too!

Here are his updates:

Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Drinking a draft of Wolaver’s Organic Oatmeal Stout…in South Londonderry,Vermont…

Friday, August 13, 2010 7:06 PM
Drinking a nicely chilled draft of Switchback Unfiltered Amber Ale in South Burlington, Vermont..

Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:29 PM
Sipping a rather interesting brew in Highgate Springs, Vermont..2.8 miles from the Canadian border…Shed Mountain Ale…brewed at the Shed Mountain Inn Stowe, Vermont

Monday, August 16, 2010 1:36 PM
Finishing up a draft of McNeills Firehouse Amber in HGS…In a more conventional tasting…Had a rather frosty Long Trail IPA..(This was last nights e-mail !!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:03 AM
Last evening was a chilled draft of Otter Creek Summer Ale…..It is getting thin on the number of new drafts to sample here at the camp…I could be heading back around to a Switchback…or maybe…just maybe…more to follow…  🙂

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:51 PM
Tonight was a draft of Long Trail IPA..The wife and I are on a road trip tomorrow…who knows where ..will update…

Brian thoughtfully appreciating Vermont Craft Beer