Eat, Drink and Stay Local

Before we give you our Brewer Sneak Peek #2, if you haven’t purchased your SIPtemberfest tickets yet, what are you waiting for?? They are on pace to sell out once again so don’t waste any more time – get your tickets right now!

In our latest Brewer Sneak Peek we feature some of our brewers who do more than just brew. These guys are dedicated to providing their respective communities with  quality craft beer but they pair it with their own delicious food. Their establishments are beloved in their communities and at this year’s SIPtemberfest, you’ll get a chance to find out why.

  • Trout River Brewing – Nestled over yonder in Lydonville in the Northeast Kingdom, Trout River Brewing is a locally own and operated microbrewery that creates and serves fresh, all natural, premium ales and lagers. Their beers are made with pure Vermont water, the best imported and domestic malts and hops, and quality yeasts and they are all unfiltered to allow for a more flavorful and complex taste. Their pub is open Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. when you can try their gourmet, hand-tossed, sourdough pizzas made with eleven-year-old sourdough culture, and topped with eclectic toppings including scallops, three kinds of mushrooms, and onions caramelized in their stout.
  • Norwich Inn & Jasper Murdock’s Ales – They may be new to SIPtemberfest, but the the Norwich Inn has been around for a while. President James Monroe dined there in 1817 while on a horseback tour of the New England frontier. Today Jasper Murdock’s Ales and Lagers are crafted from the finest malts and hops and are only sold only at the Inn located in beautiful Norwich, VT. They offer two dining options: their Pub and their dining room, both of which offer fantastic atmosphere and wonderful food at wallet-friendly prices.
  • Vermont Pub & BreweryGreg Noonan, one of the Craft Brewing pioneers, opened Vermont’s first brewpub in Burlington on November 11, 1988 after lobbying the state legislature for three years to allow pub brewing in Vermont for the first time since Prohibition. Over the years VPB has been honored with numerous international awards, but they’ve also taken home a lot of local hardware, having been voted “Best Place to Have a Beer” by every Burlington Free Press Readers’ Choice Awards, “Best Place for Couples” and the perennial winner of the Seven Daysies Awards by the Seven Days readers’ poll for the “Best Place to Drink a Vermont Beer”. They also serve a large variety of tasty food that pairs well with their unique beer menu. This is the first time they will be at SIPtemberfest and we are thrilled to add them to our lineup!
  • Bobcat Cafe & Brewery – For ten years, the Bobcat has supported and enhanced their community of Bristol, Vermont, by hosting benefit dinners and by providing a comfortable spot where local people can meet and socialize. Their 100 member Mug Club is a testament to the dedication of their regulars and the quality of both their food and their ever changing beer list!

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