Long Trail Brewing Co.

Long Trail Brewing Co.Long Trail Brewing Co.
Long Trail Brewing Co.Long Trail Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5520 US Route 4
PO Box 168
Bridgewaters Corners, Vermont, 05035-0168
United States

(802) 672-5011 | map
longtrail.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.77
Beers:
62
Reviews:
3,691
Ratings:
13,483
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
212
pDev:
11.52%
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Photo of mfigueroa713
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place to visit in the summer. The actual brewery tour is not all that fabulous but the restaurant and bar were great. Lots of cool things to look at inside the building. The outside seating for the restaurant is refreshing and they have a large selection of limited beers available to enjoy there or in bottles for later enjoyment.

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mfigueroa713 from New York, Oct 14, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I came to see my friends from a band called Formula 5 play and was not planning on trying any of the brews, but all of the servers were so outgoing and helpful in suggesting something I’d enjoy, I couldn’t resist. I had a couple of excellent brews and sat alongside the river which is accessible via the outdoor seating area. Children were playing, the band was grooving, it was a good time. Very cozy, tastefully and Vermont-fully decorated... knowledgeable bartenders. Good value, too! Didn’t pay more than $4 for a beer and they had a special on a few others I didn’t get to try.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Decent, friendly atmosphere, and pretty intimate-feeling for a "larger" brewery. Outside seating available. Didn't seem that busy to me, but there was still about a 10 minute wait to get a seat for lunch. I've never been a huge fan of LT's beers, but overall they tend to satisfy. Good amount on tap, and a lot of stuff you don't normally see on the shelves. No complaints about the service really...had to ask for silverware, but if that's the worst thing I can say, then we're all good. Got a simple lunch of grilled cheese and housemade tomato soup, which was good enough.

If you're like me, you go to VT for the upper state IPAs from Alchemist and HF. But I still give credit where credit is due. Long Trail has been around for a long time, and they make consistent beer. The brewery is definitely worth checking out even if it's a quick pit stop on the way up further north, as it was for me.

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Rifugium from North Dakota, Jun 26, 2018
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4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The food is typical pub fare but the pub crackers are a somewhat unique touch. Staff could be more attentive but this place is always bustling with out-of-staters making their way to and from the ski slopes. The back deck and fire pit make for a warm and rustic Vermont atmosphere. The beer speaks for itself.

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ryanm3850 from Rhode Island, Dec 28, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Perfect VT brewery. Right in between Woodstock and Killington so perfect location for some post ski day brew or a great way to cool down after hiking the long trail!

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HoppyHatz from Connecticut, Nov 21, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

This was a nice suprised visit, as we had been VT roadtripping from Keene, NH. Started out on 9 west to VT. RT. 100 for a day at the Vermont Country Store. Taking RT. 4 to head east toward RT. 5 south for home. There was the Long Trail Brewery, with just enough time for one quick brew.

Sat at the bar, the vibe from patrons and employees was relaxed but fun. Good spirits. The bartenders were all very nice, my wide purchased a ladies t shirt that she loves. Sooo glad we stopped!!
Update** 10/19/18. Ventured outside to a beautuful deck area and grounds. Relax by the stream!!

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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire, Jul 24, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

I took a trip to Vermont to visit breweries and this was my first stop. The inside is really cozy, unfortunately the deck was closed for staining. There was to flights to choose from, regular and seasonal. I tried the seasonal and they were decent, my favorite was their Cranberry Gose.

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Thor788 from New Jersey, May 29, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Thick full head with a dark IPA pour out of the can. This batch was canned 12/28/16 and drank on 05/ 29/17.
Nice malt nose and flavor.
I will need to try this fresh but still very good . Mouth feel is hearty, nose is on the dark fruity side.
At 8.7 percent I should have oaces myself better but could not wait for my seond 16 oz. can.

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louturc from Maine, May 20, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Had a great time here on a family to Vermont. Always been a fan of Long Trail beers but they had a wider range of selection here than what I see back in RI (i.e. Barrel Aged Triple Bag). The atmosphere, service, and food was all great. They were able to accommodate the 16 of us in their tent section, which wasn't too bad at 10 degrees.

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mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island, Mar 14, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place is off the road kind of in the middle of nowhere (Yes, I know I'm in Vermont) near Killington where we stayed one week in the summer with my cousins. I remember enjoying the food and service but it wasn't too expensive. We went for late lunch one day. I ate a ton of food as portions were large and my wife ate only part of her's. They had ten or twelve selections available including some specialties. I remember drinking a lot of Double Bag during that week but I had their white IPA thing too. Overall, definitely a cool stop if you happen to be in the area.

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daliandragon from Maryland, Nov 21, 2016
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4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went there Oct 2015 on a brewery trip to Vermont. Location is awesome,brewery sits next to a river. My fav. beer there was their Space Juice. Drank beer and skipped rocks in the river.

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

a must visit, I have been blessed to visit about a dozen times now, food is over the top, the music is very fitting for VT, great setting right on a winding stream, beer is wonderful, always a rarity on tap and there is popcorn!!! The wings are off the chart!

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Photo of Amity83
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place gets better every year. The food is really pretty good and the staff is so friendly that you feel like don't want to leave. The beer may not rate as well as some of the new northern VT breweries, but these brewmasters are always offering some real treats that are only availabe at the brewery, sometimes not even available for growler fills. Overall a really great experience. Beware of the food portions. they're HUGE!

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Amity83 from Connecticut, Oct 31, 2015
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

If you are driving anywhere near by and you don't stop by you are doing yourself a serious dis-service. Good food, the beer is awesome, staff is friendly and will help you plan the rest of your trip to various VT breweries. Outdoor patio area with adirondack chairs overlook the river that flows directly behind the brewery make for the perfect beer sipping experience.

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tsmith1nu from Virginia, Sep 29, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Went here with my wife after a bad trip riding up through Vermont (long story!). Was glad to finally stop at a place for drinks and food. The brewery space had quite a large dining area with outdoor seating and a bar area centrally located. The space had a cabin-like feel with its wood interior. Stairs lead up to the brewery itself which you can see the action happen. There did not seem to be structured tours, but you still get to peek into their operations.

The place was quite busy, which gave the dining area a festive and social atmosphere. Judging from the location of the brewery, the place probably gets a lot of tourists year-round and a lot of skiers during the skiing months. The wait staff was very friendly and relaxed, much like the atmosphere of the place.

Food menu was decent with general pub items. I had the steak and cheese sub and two beers from the tap. The beer was great, but my sandwich was ok. We ate inside, but near the windows where you can see a nice view of a river. Very idyllic view of Vermont nature from the brewery location.

With a good location and good interior atmosphere, this facility was a great place to visit, relax, and have some beer.

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fitzy84 from Massachusetts, Jul 31, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

The location is nice, great deck that you can enjoy. It sits right over a river with nice scenery. The service is a little slow and they don't seem to be able to handle the après ski crowd to well. Their beer is fine, I think Limbo is great, other options are drinkable but nothing else is particularly memorable. The food is pub style stuff and is middle of the line at best. Sitting on the deck for a beer or two is fun after spring skiing, but I would not make a special trip.

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jhavs from New Hampshire, Jul 24, 2015
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4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Living only 30 minutes away, our family makes regular visits to Long Trail. While there isn't a large selection of food, whatever they do offer is great...although a little pricey. The real treat is getting freshly made Long Trail beer on tap. We'll continue being regular visitors.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Not an especially inviting exterior and a little run down inside, but what's important is that the staff was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable and that there was a nice variety of quality beers available.

It wasn't that busy and the manager spent a little time with us and got us tastes of a few one off beers.

Food is good, but not exceptional.

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Feb 27, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

One of the first breweries I ever visited. Love this place, especially in the summer when you can sit outside along the river. The burgers are excellent. Nothing beats a Blackbearry Wheat and a burger sitting outside.

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Rutkiller from New Jersey, Feb 22, 2015
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4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Large brewery located a bit off the beaten trail, the facility is spacious, open, and adorned with lots of Vermont memorabilia. Large circular bar in center of room seat about 20, with dining area tale seating on the right , and a bottle shop opposite the bar. The is also an outdoor patio area. They have live music in the summer. About a dozen beers on tap, and more available to go. Friendly bartenders. I have never tried their food.

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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

We take our winter ski vacation in Vermont every March in Killington VT. . Our favorite place to visit during our vacation is the Long Trail Brewing Pub. Good food and great brews. We have spent many afternoons sitting at the pub talking and enjoying the brews. If you get the chance to visit the area you have to put the Long Trail Brewing Co. on your to do list. You won't be sorry.

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ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania, Sep 20, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

For a craft brewery that is so litigious, you would think they would have their house in order when it comes to their beer. But after tasting a bottle of the used dishwater they call an IPA, and then accidentally taking a sip of my wife's glass of their long trail ale, I instantly questioned their legal strategy. Suing another craft brew half way across the country for alleged trademark infringement only serves to benefit you if their product cheapens the value of yours. I would say that you could drink straight kerosene and get a better experience than one receives from drinking a Long Trail beer.

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RalphWiggum from Minnesota, Sep 15, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

The tour is sad, just a self guided enclosed catwalk that you can look down into the brewery, but still slightly interesting. Long Trail makes great everyday beer nothng to surprising on the menu, other than their normal day to day beers, the nachos were outstanding though, excellent patio area to hang out and enjoy said nachos as well, if you are in the area worth a stop for a meal but don't go too far out of your way for it.

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Mini4x from Massachusetts, May 25, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Live about 40 mintues from it in the Okemo Valley. I go there as often as I get a craving for there wings or to get some fresh from the brew draft. Love sitting out by the river in the summer as well. Only thing that does get me is the tour, it's ok. I would love though if they did a second tour on the floor of the brewery.

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Photo of Marcusg10
3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Visited with a friend on a crisp and clear Vermont day. The pub was busy, generally good atmosphere. We had chili and nachos which I would have to say we're only "fair". I would say the burgers that some seated around us were getting looked terrific. A odd quirk is that although they fill growlers, they will only fill their own growler, supposedly due to the local beverage control laws. Worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Marcusg10 from Pennsylvania, Feb 01, 2014
Long Trail Brewing Co. in Bridgewaters Corners, VT
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 13483 ratings