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von Trapp Brewing

Not Rated.
von Trapp Brewingvon Trapp Brewing
Based on:
8 Beers
555 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 18
Visits: 51
Avg: 3.84
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

700 Trapp Hill Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-5074
United States
phone: (802) 253-0900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @trappfamily

Place added by: TrappBrewery on 04-08-2010

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 51
Reviews by slander:
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

And to Greensboro Bend the long way around; I have time. After my previous visit, I may have let a ‘The Sound of Music’ quip fly to which someone, I think Randy, said, “Idiot, it’s them”. What? I call ‘bullshit’. Yeah, right; I’m not buying, it cannot be true. Oh really? We’ll just have a looksie at their website and see what they, oh, escaped Austria from the Nazi regime, I see, and oh, then settled in Stowe, Vermont. Um, yeah, my bad...

So, there’s a lodge that this is not, and a deli/bakery/brewery across the street where I’ve set up in the lunch hour, or there about. Deli counter up front with cheese & deserts, and a board listing food selections. Order, pay, and go away, but to where? Step through to the rear room. Dark red walls over dark wood benches, white ceilings with timber cross beams. 7 mix & match tables, some sharing common benchings. Central fireplace with a phat timber mantle, landscape paintings, & a few small pen & inks. Wall mounts and a drop chain lamp. And further through to the side room.

The whole food & drink area question mark shaped; the run of the bar serves to service, the hook of it an ‘L’, light slat laminated wood topped, with a dark trim, seating for 10 on swivel hightop chairs, and the far end ‘round the bend morphing into a bar counter corner seating another 5. Food prep area behind the stretch and the rear wall of glass looking in on the kitchen proper, and out the backside over the mountains and valley below.

The room done in wood slatted walls and ceiling backside with baby hairdryer drop glass lamps tracing the bar, and worn wood plank floors. A single flat on the far wall, ESPN’ing me up, thank you. Mounted lanterns & small wreathes between the multiple doors to the side deck, with green outdoor carpeting there holding half a dozen+ black steel mesh square and circular tables bellow umbrellas. The wood railing with sprawling vineyness and colorful flowers plantered on its sills.

A pair of stand up cylinder bar towers with a pair of taps on each, 4 in all on logo ram horn shaped handles, the sampler served on a paddle. Golden Helles, 5%, crisp, spritzy, with a light hop bite; Vienna Amber, 5.3%, nice malt backbone, slight hoppiness, nice; Dunkel Lager, 5.5%, chocolate malt, smooth chocolate goodness, this is very good; Summer Lager, 5%, the rotating seasonal, pilsner style, or so they say, Hallertau hop, floral, bright, & citrus. The Helles & Vienna really get nice as they warmed, especially the Helles. They were all well made beers, but if I had to put it down on paper, I would say the Dunkel was Win and Summer Lager stood out the least.

I need to get my snack on; Buttered toast at the hotel and a double espresso at Muddy Waters are not holding me. I opted for the turkey club (smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, cranberry mayo), and traded up the focaccia for the hearty deli bakery bread; a champion decision. And I will side it with the salad. It was a killer turkey club.

Seating area has a rack with bottles for sale, tempting, but the car is full of Heady and Maine awaits. Not your usual brewpub make up. It’s more a deli/bakery with a basement brewery (you can hear them clunking around down there). The girl running the counter and bar is doing some running; fielding phone orders, too. And the sandwich lady jammed. Nice folks up on a mountain in Stowe, Vermont. They make some solid lagers here.

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2/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 1.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of JKV96
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited the Trapp Family Lodge between 12/23/14 & 12/24/14. The brewhouse itself is located below the deli and not at the lodge proper, at least for the interim until the expansion down the road is completed. Generally speaking, the deli is a decent place to grab a quick bite - menu consists of standard fare (e.g. wraps, salads, etc.), as well as some German cuisine (e.g brats, spaetzle, etc.), with some rotating specials. The deli (as well as the lodge proper) generally has the three standard drafts (helles, dunkel, and vienna lagers), as well as a seasonal (the Trosten Bier was being served at the time of my visit). The front space is comprised of glass cases and counters where pastries, coffee, souvenirs (e.g. glassware, hats, etc.) and pre-filled growlers can be purchased. The connecting rooms consist of a small seating area with approximately 8 tables and an adjacent bar space with approximately 12-16 stools and a wonderful scenic view of the surrounding area. The food was quite good for a what it was and the service was friendly and prompt. If you're in the area, it's worth a stop; however, I wouldn't call it a beer destination per se. However, it is quite nice to see traditional German lagers being brewed in VT.

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Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Spectacular views, impeccable service, and well constructed lagers. The seasonals in particular are recommended - their schwarzbier was a lovely surprise. The structures are starting to show their age, but still hold a ton of charm. The taproom is newer than most facilities here, but is small.

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Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Great view and decent lager

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Small little brewery in the basement of the complex's Deli/Bakery. Not in the Lodge itself, but down the road.

5 taps on, all house beers, all classic German styles. Got the flight- the Dunkel and the Helles won out. Didn't get any food, but it looked solid anyway- German classics, with the local flair Vermont is known for. Food didn't look super expensive, but the flight kind of was ($10 for 4 samplers of low ABV beer, hm)

Worth a stop for sure. They have bottles of everything available to take home, too. Couldn't tell if they did growler fills.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KingCobra686
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

One of my favorite breweries to stop by and hang out at in VT. Its pretty obvious that the brewery is a very secondary aspect of the trapp business, but they do an excellent job nonetheless. They focus exclusively on brewing lagers and they are some of the best lagers i have ever tasted. As long as you dont go on a bad day, the view from their back deck is amazing and it is very relaxing to order a beer to try while sitting out there. It seems like this brewery has set very solid goals for what they want to make and the inage they want, and i think they have achieved them. Not the most dynamic or creative brewery in VT, but definitely one of my favorites.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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von Trapp Brewing in Stowe, VT
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.