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Tag: Vermont

At Vermont’s Hermit Thrush, Brewmaster Christophe Gagné Showcases Local Microflora Going Pro by

Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro, Vt., Christophe Gagné showcases local microorganisms by nurturing house cultures of wild yeast and bacteria and embracing spontaneous fermentation.

Alena Botanica: Hop Art Beyond the Glass For Love of the Craft by

Alena Schnarr’s plant-inspired artwork took a turn for the hoppy during her years working (and photographing) at the Alchemist in Vermont.

Grin and Beer It: Watering Holes Cater to Hikers Along the Appalachian Trail Draft Picks by

Whether your trail beer is found at a pub in the Smoky Mountains, a brewery in New England, or in a “trail magic” cooler stowed in the woods by a kind, empathetic soul, beer is part of Appalachian Trail culture.

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Fort Worth’s beer can house sold; CAMRA launches revitalization project; Brouwerij de Molen sells minority share; and presidential candidates inspire new beers.

Sap on Tap: Brewing with Liquid Gold The Blending House by

In regions known for maple syrup production, brewers embrace the many flavors that come from brewing with liquid gold.

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Mikkeller beer to help refugee children; San Francisco Brewers Guild offers free shuttle service; brewing luminaries to teach at Vermont’s Sterling College; and MillerCoors Breweries reach landfill-free status.

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Papazian Steps Down as Brewers Association President; Wolaver’s stops production; growler delivery service launches in San Francisco and Illinois nuns sue for right to brew.

Vermont Creamery Chèvre Gnocchi: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

At Hotel Vermont’s Juniper Bar in Burlington, pillowy handmade dumplings are browned in Vermont Creamery cultured butter and sautéed with freshly foraged wild mushrooms, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, black truffles and herbs from the hotel’s garden.

There and Back Again: Ryan Witter-Merithew’s Journey to the Frontiers of Brewing Feature by

Ryan Witter-Merithew is a man of many faces. There’s the inventive, open-minded brewer whose talent earned him a job at Hill Farmstead; the loyal friend for whom others come first; and then there’s the eternally mischievous malcontent who likes nothing better than to wind people up on Twitter.

Summer Festivals Increasingly Bring Beer and Music Together News by

As the popularity of craft breweries spreads, so does their presence at larger, music-focused festivals like Vermont’s Hop Jam, Colorado’s Telluride Blues & Brews, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival and West Virginia’s All Good Festival.

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Craft brewers reach double-digit volume share; The Alchemist granted permit for new brewery; New Belgium gives $1 million to Colorado State University; and Boston area breweries to share equipment.

Matt Cohen of Fiddlehead Brewing Company Going Pro by

Matt Cohen, the former head brewer at Magic Hat, opened the Fiddlehead Brewing Company just outside Burlington, Vt., in 2011.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont Barkeep by

The owners of this sometimes-noisy, always-busy beer bar and restaurant pride themselves on serving great food, but also their community. Expect a draft list that includes locals like Hill Farmstead’s Edward and Lost Nation’s Gose, plus regional standouts like Allagash White and Unibroue Terrible.

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New California law combats keg theft; GABF beer brewed entirely with N.C. ingredients; Hill Farmstead expansion to double production capacity; and Maui Brewing joins in-flight beers from craft breweries.

A Long, Cold Storage: Making Way for Craft Lagers Feature by

The vast majority of craft brewers make forgiving, warm-fermenting ales. But new lager-focused breweries are taking a two-tracked approach to changing that, making fresh versions of the German classics and pushing American lagers into new territory with pumpkins, coffee, rye malt and candi sugar.

Where to Drink in Burlington, Vermont Destinations by

A university town where Tibetan prayer flags are draped on the porches of old houses and outdoor recreation is at the heart of the culture, Burlington’s open-minded population has embraced the craft beer movement.

John Kimmich, Co-owner and Brewer, The Alchemist Last Call by

After Hurricane Irene demolished The Alchemist brewpub in 2011, John Kimmich and his wife, Jen, have focused solely on tweaking Heady Topper at their production brewery, where they’re at capacity brewing 9,000 barrels a year—all of which is sold within a 30-mile radius.

Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids Going Pro by

Sean Lawson can brew, at most, around 600 barrels of beer per year. He is his only employee. He distributes his beers to a handful of local bars, bottle shops and farmers markets. Despite all that, his brewery, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, has built a cult following of beer drinkers clamoring for all the IPA and Maple Stout he can produce.

Drop-In Brewing Company From the Source by

Visitors to Vermont’s Drop-In Brewing Company may not notice anything different about the brewery. However, for two weeks a year, the beer is just a secondary product at Drop-In; the fully operational brewery doubles as the training grounds for the American Brewers Guild Brewing School in Salisbury.

Take a Beercation This Spring Party-Gyle by

America has a rich brewing history too—here are a few itineraries that will help you explore it, in places with plenty of other fun things to do.

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Westvleteren Trappist Ales to make US debut in 2012; scientists decipher genetic code of Brettanomyces yeast; SABMiller purchases Foster’s Group; House Bill 4061 legalizes homebrew sharing at Michigan meetings; and Prohibition Pig to open in place of The Alchemist Brewpub.

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Long Trail lends a hand to citizens in need; brewers throughout the Northeastern US cope with floods; can extra bubbles give Foster’s a lift?; Yuengling expands distribution to the Buckeye State; and the world’s strongest fermented beer, fresh from a deer.

Matt Nadeau of Rock Art Brewery Going Pro by

In 14 years, Rock Art Brewery has moved from a cramped residential basement to a sparkling new production facility in Morrisville, Vt.

The Rebirth of Local Beer Unfiltered by

For about a half-decade now, rapid expansionism has defined the United States craft beer market. But with the recent announcements of market retreats by many large and mid-sized breweries, the needs of beer drinkers will soon fall once again to local brewers.