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Foley Brothers Brewing

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Foley Brothers BrewingFoley Brothers Brewing
BEER AVG
4.13/5
Based on:
16 Beers
186 Reviews
Place Score: -
Reviews: 7
Visits: 33
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

79 Stone Mill Dam Rd
Brandon, Vermont, 05733-8945
United States
phone: (802) 353-1228

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Place added by: papat444 on 12-22-2012

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Reviews: 7 | Visits: 33
Photo of rouellette19
4.9/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Foley Brother's has long been a point of pride for me as a Vermonter. Not only do they craft some of the best (if not THE BEST) beer in the state, but they also maintain a very low profile and local vibe. I say, let people have their Heady Topper and their Sip of Sunshine. These beers will never mean anything close to what a Foley Brother's beer means to me. When I go to the brewery which is located in the lovely VT town of Brandon, I often see either Pat or Dan (head brewers) there working hard on their next batch or spending time in the tasting room talking to visitors. Pat and Dan's dedication to being so ingrained in every part of their business is what makes their beer and their brand so tangible for me.

The tasting room is located in an old barn situated on their property just above the family run bed and breakfast. This offers a quintessential Vermont vibe, which for me is key. I feel as though I can run over the Brandon Gap after splitting wood in Granville with my work boots on and not feel under-dressed.

Their selection has certainly improved over the years with the addition of new beers such as their "Pieces of Eight" and Session IPAs (One with Azaka Hops and the other a Spruce Session made with Spruce tips). There is certainly something for everyone at their tasting room. I have also purchased a few bottles of wine from the family winery whilst there (Neshobe River Winery).

The Bottom line is that Foley Brother's is wonderful brewery with a location that very much suits the beer and the brand. Pat and Dan are happy to talk to anyone about their beer and I encourage anyone to make a trip to this brewery that has truly separated itself from the rest in Vermont and the country. (1,720 characters)

Photo of Mini4x
4.44/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Great place to visit, has a nice tasting room, very country setting, off the beaten path but worth getting to their tap room. Had 7 or 8 beers for tastings and growlers, and a few on bottle. And of course the cleanest port-a-potty at any brewery in Vermont. (258 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.41/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Rustic feel to the place. Wide wood planked floors and barn door entrance definitely gives it a rural vibe. They offer samples of their beer for $5, and wine tasting is available there too. I managed to go on a day that they had just bottled some pieces of 8. They sell most of their beer in 22 oz bombers there. I saw a lot of it around in btl shops, but it's a couple dollars cheaper here. Bartenders seemed to be owners/brewer/husband and wife. Very nice people and easy to chat to about business. They offer a limited sandwich menu on fri/sat. $5 gets you roast beef, caramelized onions, cheese on a baguette with some cape cod chips and an Italian chocolate. (668 characters)

Photo of lindsay802
4.86/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I had a wonderful time visiting Foley Brothers in Brandon, VT. It was a small operation brewery and winery with some incredibly hospitable owners and employees. I sampled all of their delicious wines and brewsthat were available and was not disappointed. I intend to bring my friends and family back for round two. (314 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
3/5  rDev n/a

I've heard these guys have really stepped up their game and I've seen some bottles pop up here and there; will need to give those a try. Might be a while before I return to their brewery/lodge spot or whatever it is. On the day we visited it was absolutely frigid inside, beers were poured from a pitcher on the counter by a woman who clearly knew next to nothing about them. To top it off they were mostly subpar, some badly so. I get the working out of the kinks phase but there is a time and a place to offer your wares to the public and if one is not ready it's probably best to hold off. When we visited it was a little embarrassing. My wife was irked by the poor quality of the beer, the utter lack of warmth, and mostly, the lack of professionalism. In the end I agreed. Will definitely give these guys another crack but won't be going out of my way to do so.

Hey this is Vermont, not West Virginia. Step it up. (920 characters)

Photo of KingCobra686
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Well the brewery is pretty much in the foley brothers' mothers' living room, but it is a decent place to visit if youre in the area. The mother gave us the tastings and she didnt know a whole lot about about their brewing operation, but was willing to go find out answers when we had questions. Unfortunately the ginger wheat was the only bottle for sale and it was just ok, but everything else available to sample was very good. (430 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
4.34/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Alewife and I stopped by here on 24MAY14 to try some samples, meet the owners, and relax in the countryside...

This place is off the beaten path near Brandon. Take a turn off route 73, over the water and through the woods... You'll first find their Inn on the left, then an old barn which is their tasting room/retail store. Beyond that is another small building housing the brew equipment. Off a bit further is a large grassy area with tables and chairs, plus an A-1 view of the nearby hills and scenery, as well as their vineyards.

They had about 6 of their biers available to try, with small, free samples, pints, or growlers there for the asking. We had the Native Brown and the fair Maiden DIPA, and both were quite tasty. Chatted a while with Bob Foley, and a bit with brother Dan. Verrry helpful, friendly and knowledgable. We could not have asked for more.... There is also a wood-fired oven out back where they make pizzas, too! We had a couple of pints and relaxed out in their yard on a gorgeous afternoon - a great time! Prosit!

4.34/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

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Foley Brothers Brewing in Brandon, VT
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