List of breweries in Vermont

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Vermont ranks 1st nationally in craft breweries per capita[1]

The U.S. state of Vermont is home to several breweries that produce a wide variety of beer.


The history of beer in Vermont is similar to its history in the rest of the United States - no local breweries existed from Prohibition until the microbrewery explosion of the 1980s and 1990s. Since then a number of strong breweries have developed despite Vermont's small population.

Beer styles[edit]

Greg Noonan is cited with creating the Black IPA (AKA Cascadian Dark Ale or India Black Ale) with his beer Blackwatch at The Vermont Pub & Brewery in the 1990s. Breweries in Vermont produce mostly traditional ales and lagers, along with American interpretations of those older styles.


One of the most widely known beers from Vermont is #9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company. It is an apricot-flavored fruit beer based on a traditional pale ale. Heady Topper from The Alchemist is only sold in Vermont as of November, 2011 but is one of the highest rated beers on both BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Other breweries such as Hill Farmstead and Lawson's Finest Liquids have gained a great deal of national acclaim.


National breweries[edit]

As of November 2011, no national or international brewing company, such as Anheuser-Busch, Molson Coors, or SABMiller, operated breweries in Vermont.

Craft breweries[edit]

As of March 2013, there were 29 breweries operating in Vermont that could be described as craft breweries. Several produced too much beer to qualify as true microbreweries. In 2013, named Hill Farmstead Brewery the best brewery in the world.[2]


Brewpubs on Hiatus[edit]

Defunct breweries and brewpubs[edit]

Homebrew clubs[edit]

Beer festivals[edit]


  1. ^ Craft Brewing Industry Statistics
  2. ^ ratebeer best 2013 - best brewers in the world

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