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Trapp Family Lodge Brewery

Not Rated.
Trapp Family Lodge BreweryTrapp Family Lodge Brewery
BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 304
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

700 Trapp Hill Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-5074
United States
phone: (802) 253-5709

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @trappfamily

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(Place added by: TrappBrewery on 04-08-2010)
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-08-2014 14:25:55 | More by BColton1
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sgn4779

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-05-2014 14:27:53 | More by sgn4779
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-01-2014 09:13:00 | More by chippo33
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-23-2014 16:31:49 | More by Davepoolesque
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2014 20:06:31 | More by TTTBeer
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -11.9%

So I've known about this place for years, passed by it several times (well, the signs for it anyway), but I finally had the time to visit recently. It's a bit confusing finding the actual bar here. You go up the deadly winding road to the lodge, and if you don't know what you're looking for you may get faked out more than once, as I did. There was a sign for the "brewery," so I tried that road, and found a dead end--apparently this is where they're building a new brewing facility. Fair enough. Then I passed a sign for the "deli/bakery." FYI, this is where you turn in. Anticipating an actual brewpub, I drove a bit further to the main office and "dining" area. But no, this isn't where you go either, unless you're actually a guest of the lodge/hotel. And I wasn't, nor will I ever be, not being a skier, and not being willing to spend more money on my hotel than on the beer I'm bringing home.

Anyway, with some help from the front desk, I found my way to the deli/bakery/brewpub. Walking in, the layout is pretty simple actually, baked goods and lots of touristy merch available in the first room. You can also order your meal here. Walking into the next area, there was a good-sized bar, with a tremendous panoramic view of the beautiful state of Vermont. There's also a nice balcony area. So I bellied up, ordered a beer and a simple meal.

Beer selection was not too impressive. First of all, everything was--obviously--German-style, so you have to be a fan of lagers and such. And I am a fan of German beer to some extent, even if it's not my style of choice. There were only four brews on tap, I think two lagers, a schwarzbier, and a holiday ale of some kind. I've had a few of their beers before, and they're all fairly good for their respective styles, but really nothing unique or amazing.

The food was not really impressing me at all. I ordered a soup, a gorgonzola-pear panini, and took a lemon bar back to the hotel. The soup was Campbell's quality, the panini was skimpy and sub-diner quality, and the lemon bar was tasty enough, but not very well-made. Funny side story: there was a woman visiting from NYC, who was RAVING about the tomato bisque being so unique, and that she comes to the Trapp lodge just for that, because she can't find anything like it anywhere near her. I gotta say, if you can't find soup five or more times better than what Trapp is serving in any random neighborhood in NYC, then there's something seriously wrong with you, and you're coming to VT for all the wrong reasons.

Service was fine. The bartender wasn't exactly on the ball, especially since there were only about 6 people at the bar, but he was within tolerance. Prices were decent, I suppose, but the quality really just wasn't there as far as I could see.

I'm pretty sure I'd never go back here again. It's more of a tourist trap than anything, and to me, it's really just not worth the slight deviation from the main path. If you find yourself staying at the hotel/lodge for whatever reason, then yeah, sure, hop on in and check it out. Otherwise, if you really want to try some of their beers, I've seen them on tap at the Farm House and the Reservoir.

04-03-2014 19:02:35 | More by Rifugium
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-26-2014 16:14:08 | More by InspectorBob
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LukeW

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-20-2014 01:48:35 | More by LukeW
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-10-2014 21:36:26 | More by woooobeer
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gwiedman1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-15-2014 22:58:03 | More by gwiedman1
Trapp Family Lodge Brewery in Stowe, VT
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.