best craft breweries in vermont's northeast kingdom

The Best Craft Breweries in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

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Top Breweries and Beer Destinations in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

If you’re looking for the best craft breweries post-run, trail race, or outside adventure in Vermont’s NEK, look no further. This list features some of the best breweries and destinations for getting your hydration on.

1. Red Barn Brewing (Danville)

Enjoy beer and pub fare post run or outdoor adventure here.

2. Dirt Church Brewing Company (East Haven)

Rustic and warm ambiance, and perfect location whether by car or trail.

3. Whirligig Brewing (St. Johnsbury)

Beyond the beer, definitely make a point to try the tacos.

4. Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro Bend)

Award winning brew in a fabulous Vermont location.

5. Harry’s Hardware (Cabot)

Grab local beer on tap at this cool bar in a hardware store in picturesque Cabot (home of award winning Cabot Cheese).

Beyond the NEK, But Still Local-Ish

Just beyond Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, you can find other amazing Vermont craft breweries.

In Littleton, New Hampshire, just about thirty minutes from Kingdom Trails and Darling Hill, you’ll find Schilling. Visit the tasting room or enjoy beer and pizza in the brewpub overlooking the Ammonoosuc River. Note: The Chicken Maple Bacon Pizza is a must. You will also find gluten free fare on the pub menu. A few minutes beyond Littleton, you’ll discover Rek’ Lis Brewing Company, where you can find cool brew and good food, including beet beer and nachos.

In Vermont, not too far past the NEK, you can find the Alchemist (known for Heady Topper) in Stowe. Oh, and if beer is not your thing, but you prefer the hard stuff, like Gin, definitely make Barr Hill in Montpelier a stop.

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