Foley Brothers Brewing

Foley Brothers BrewingFoley Brothers Brewing
Foley Brothers BrewingFoley Brothers Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

79 Stone Mill Dam Rd
Brandon, Vermont, 05733-8945
United States

(802) 353-1228 | map

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4.61 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on May 10, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by jjboesen from Maryland

Situated near the quaint town of Brandon, Foley Brothers is a rustic delight! Basically, it is a farm where they brew beer - excellent beer, particularly their array of savory IPAs. The tasting room is a gem: rickety wood tables beneath a towering roof supported by well-worn wooden rafters. There is another, smaller, adjacent bar room, which is used when the larger room is closed. If beer is not your thing, they also make wine - although my wine-drinking friend said she was not "overwhelmed." Whatever... the beer is worth the trip out here.

Jan 28, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4
by SomethingClever from Ohio

This place is in the middle of nowhere and the better for it in my opinion, absolutely beautiful. Their tasting room is in an old barn and is quite beautiful and rustic a very welcoming environment. This is the same as a lot of breweries because they don’t serve food you can’t get a pint, unless you drink it outside their tasting room because they are a bed and breakfast too. Service was great very quiet when I was there. They mostly focus on your more traditional IPAs, they did have a collab sour and oatmeal stout while I was there.

Oct 05, 2018
4.53 by Jahfoi from Massachusetts on Aug 25, 2018
4.22 by Phil9250 from New Hampshire on May 28, 2018
4.94 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Mar 24, 2018
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4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by DoubleKDrinksTheBeer from Connecticut

Awesome farmhouse style atmosphere, great tap/tasting room. Staff were very knowledgeable about not just their product, but the craft industry in general. Had 9 beers on tap for sampling the day i went, and 5 canned and ready to go! All well done and super fresh. A great place to spend an hour talking about and enjoying some excellent beers!

Feb 03, 2018
3.9 by zotzot from Vermont on Jan 14, 2018
4.9 by AlvinLin from New York on Dec 28, 2017
3.57 by mkyer from Connecticut on Nov 06, 2017
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 14, 2017
4.1 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Sep 11, 2017
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4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by VTBeerDrinker from Vermont

The Alchemist had been my favorite (and it still ranks way up there), but I have yet to have a Foley Bros IPA that I don't like. They are at the top of my list, and luckily less than 30 minutes from me.

Jun 27, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
by Mattybuchs from Vermont

Wine tasting offered along with about 7 draft offerings. Friendly staff, very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Only down side was no dogs allowed.

Apr 24, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by byronic from Canada (ON)

Tucked away up a hill and past a small creek hides a brewery that in my opinion is producing some great brews! A great place to visit when quiet I'd recommend a weekday. Visited on a Saturday and unfortunately the tasting room was being crowded by a few people making it hard for others to access. This took the shine off an otherwise great visit.

Apr 21, 2017
4.5 by Soloveitchik from New York on Apr 10, 2017
4.35 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Mar 04, 2017
4.64 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2017
4.22 by edthehead from New York on Jan 08, 2017
5 by acread from Vermont on Nov 08, 2016
4.35 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont on Sep 19, 2016
4.33 by mikehess9 from New Jersey on Aug 29, 2016
3.98 by dwoolley1 from New York on Jul 23, 2016
4.7 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois on Jul 02, 2016
4.8 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Apr 27, 2016
4.13 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire on Jan 09, 2016
4.28 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Nov 15, 2015
5 by flowdiggity from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by Shogun250 from Vermont

Small little farmhouse style tasting room. Really nice people. Underrated beer. Usually have at least 5 beers on tap. Winery next store gives it extra points. Wishing this place the best. Great Vermont stop

Nov 11, 2015
4.48 by Hoppierheadsprevail from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2015
2.81 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Nov 02, 2015
4.1 by sunofneurot from New York on Oct 14, 2015
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4.72/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by JordonHoltzman from New York

Visited the tasting room with my buddy in the late afternoon, was very quiet, for most of the half hour we were there, we were the only ones in the tasting room. The man pouring us beers was the Foley brothers' father. Beers were exceptional and very fresh. I bought a bomber of their double maple brown ale. As we were leaving, we saw the head brewer, one of the brothers walking from the small brew house, and we approached him and talked about home brewing because we just made a beer brewed with ginger, and he had an excellent one on tap. After discussing when he adds the ginger and what type of ginger he uses, he offered to take us into the brew house and give us a private tour. It was a very memorable experience. Both of the Foleys we met were just great people. I would love to visit again.

Sep 10, 2015
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4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by Leftbob from North Carolina

Made an afternoon trek in search of Pieces of Eight and was not disappointed.

It was a sunny warm day and everything was very relaxed and we were well taken care of.

Nice tasting flight of the principal offerings. Ginger Wheat, Citrennial, Fair Maiden DIPA, and Pieces of Eight in that order.

Service was excellent and they were happy to fill the growler we had along with the Citrennial .......not the experience I had elsewhere in VT.

Worth the trip....and then some...just wish the growler lasted longer... )

Sep 08, 2015
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4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic from New Jersey

It is like you are at a backyard party of a friend you have not seen in a while. They make excellent pizza and sandwiches right on premises, many nice nooks and crannies to sit back, relax and enjoy some exceptional beverages! Very accommodating service!!

Sep 04, 2015
4.5 by fredmugs from Indiana on Aug 24, 2015
4.23 by Heronn from Connecticut on Aug 19, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by Ems from New York

Very cozy rustic feel. The owners are very nice.

Aug 04, 2015
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4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by rouellette19 from Vermont

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.

Jul 31, 2015
Foley Brothers Brewing in Brandon, VT
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 3392 ratings