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Discussion in 'New England' started by cavedave, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,359) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Came back from our annual camping trip a day early due to the nasty weather. Yesterday we visited a brewery that positively blew us away. Foam Brewers in Burlington. Super tasty beers, friendly folks, great venue, can't wait to go back my next time in Vt.

    Anyone else loving these guys? If you haven't visited I suggest you do so post haste. That is all. Cheers!
  2. timotao

    timotao Disciple (393) Sep 16, 2013 New York
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    Definitely gonna visit next time I'm up there. Been hearing good things about them.
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  3. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,359) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Believe them.
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  4. BeerTwigs

    BeerTwigs Disciple (321) Jan 8, 2009 New York

    Heading up in a few weeks, glad I read this.
  5. oldbean

    oldbean Aspirant (250) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    The rich get richer.
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  6. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (238) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    One of my new faves for wild beers. Am doing some consulting for them on a pairing menu for cheeses with their beers and charcuterie. That way you can order individual pairings based on your preferences. Lovely space, a variety of tap offerings, and those killer sunsets! And rare plentiful parking for a place downtown. Check it out.
  7. blisscent

    blisscent Defender (631) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island
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    Will the wild beers be available at their tap room?
  8. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (238) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    They are serving draft versions periodically of the bottle-conditioned wilds from their sister blendery/barrel facility on Pine St. (No public access there so far.) They served their first, Orange Dot, last week. Bottles to come.
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  9. lic217

    lic217 Champion (880) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Thanks for the heads up. Just checked out their webpage. Sounds like some interesting brews. Great webpage and the place looks nice. Two good signs that they take pride in what they do.
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  10. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (357) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Cannot agree with OP more. Just got back from a guys weekend and this place blew us away. We were walking down by the waterfront and saw pointing sign that said Brewery. What a surprise! Their flagship, Saison de Foam, is a delicious saison that is reminiscent of Oxbow's pale ale. Their IPA's can run with the big dogs and the pilsner was spot on. Do not pass this place up.

    -I'm no affiliated in any way with FOAM just a pleasantly surprised patron.
  11. TheElectricOne

    TheElectricOne Defender (691) Jan 31, 2015 Rhode Island
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    Wow. Have been to, and tried, lots of Vermont hot spots over the last few years. Foam is legit. I didn't get to try any of the wilds, but Built to Spill and Patterns and Pictures were both awesome DIPAs. The rich get richer indeed.
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  12. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (238) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Orange Dot bottles released today (sour fermented with honey & roasted Cara Cara oranges.) Pink Dot is now on tap - raspberry sour ale with ginger. Gorgeous color and balance. Their mango kombucha is also terrific.
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  13. Seany

    Seany Initiate (186) Sep 27, 2005 Quebec (Canada)
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    Stopped by here Saturday. Really nice space. Had the pink dot and 2 different DIPA's. All 3 were very, very good. Will certainly be a regular stop when visiting Burlington.
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  14. sosbombs

    sosbombs Initiate (171) Jan 12, 2016 Vermont

    Why can't we get a place like this to open in Southern VT?
  15. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Initiate (185) Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    Do they fill any 750's or do they have to be their own? Couldn't find any of the info on their website. Really hoping to make it there on Sunday.
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  16. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (238) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Dunno, but theirs are 750ml swing tops a la Hill Farmstead's.
  17. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (449) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Thx for the tip @cavedave -- the space is really nice -- old mill feel with exposed brick/beams and industrial welded steel decor w/the brew house in one corner. They were brewing yesterday when we were there -- the place smelled awesome...and the beers are excellent.
  18. BoldRulerVT

    BoldRulerVT Champion (890) Oct 2, 2013 Vermont

    The House of Fermentology beers are incredible. Pink Dot on Thursday was stunning.
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  19. Seany

    Seany Initiate (186) Sep 27, 2005 Quebec (Canada)
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    A little late for Sunday, but they do indeed fill any clean 750.
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  20. jjboesen

    jjboesen Meyvn (1,133) Feb 1, 2002 Maryland

    Lucky for me I have friends in Vermont. Time to pay a visit.
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  21. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Vermont
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    Holy shit this place is really great. Short wait for growlers and full pours in a great environment with some great outside seating. Anyone coming to Burlington should not miss Foam. It's up their with Hill and the alchemist and honestly I'd prefer it because it was so easy to get growlers and a few beers onsite.
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  22. lalancette7

    lalancette7 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Vermont
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    Built to spill and pavement were phenomenal and a pour of Disco Lemonade was awesome as well as Yellow Dot. Again I can't say enough good things about this place.
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  23. mecmd

    mecmd Savant (903) Jan 7, 2012 Georgia
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    Built to Spill (Citra and Galaxy IPA) and Pavement (Citra and Mosaic) are excellent IPAs. Nice place with great outdoor seating in the evening watching the sunset.
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  24. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (188) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    I am going to Burlington for the first time ever this month and I am super excited about visiting Foam. It looks like such an amazing spot!

    Someone in the Burlington VT trip thread said they do fill 32 oz growlers, just upcharge a bit since it's more beer. Is that correct?
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  25. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Disciple (312) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    They will fill any 750's and they will also fill 32oz, though you need to bring your own top for those.
  26. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Disciple (312) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    Not sure where you are located, but get over to River Roost and Big Fatty's in White River Junction. Mark is doing some excellent beers at River Roost and Fatty's has the best tap list you will find that far south. Last time I was there they had a couple HF beers, Singlecut and some other stuff. They also do crowler fills of a bunch of stuff. Both places share the same parking lot, so very convenient.
  27. jonphisher

    jonphisher Aspirant (204) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Got a couple of growlers from a friend this week from these guys. Amazing stuff that seems to be flying under the radar, for you locals I hope it stays that way. Cheers.
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  28. sosbombs

    sosbombs Initiate (171) Jan 12, 2016 Vermont

    Just two hours north. Treehouse is closer.
  29. BoldRulerVT

    BoldRulerVT Champion (890) Oct 2, 2013 Vermont

    It's only been open a few months. They're flat out incredible especially the HoF stuff.
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  30. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (238) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Drinking an HOF Disco Lemonade right now. Sublime.
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  31. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,661) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    I was lucky enough to swing by the brewery for the Funk on the River kickoff event for the VT Craft Festival last month. Pink Dot was darned good. I'll be watching these guys.
  32. MosaicDrops

    MosaicDrops Aspirant (261) Jun 4, 2014 New York
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    Has Foam indicated how much longer they think Pink Dot will need to condition before it's released?
  33. avas

    avas Disciple (394) Apr 30, 2014 New York
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    Visited Foam yesterday. As others have mentioned, no flights, but if you go with a group and don't mind sharing, 8oz pours allow you to try a few things.

    We had Built to Spill, Pavement, and HoF's Yellow Dot... The two DIPAs were absolutely fantastic. Very fruit-forward, super easy-drinking for the style. Reminiscent of what those fellows out in Greensboro Bend are doing. Yellow Dot was just insane...

    Our only complaint is that they left about 3 inches of empty space at the top of the growlers we picked up. Not a huge issue, but we're definitely not gonna let these sit for more than a day or two.

    Oh, and if you do happen to visit on an empty stomach, don't sleep on the cheese platter!
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  34. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Disciple (359) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The one place you can say "Excuse me bartender, there isn't enough FOAM in my glass."
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  35. MachIPA

    MachIPA Aspirant (296) Feb 25, 2014 New Jersey
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    Heading to Foam on Friday. I can't wait.
  36. BranfordBound

    BranfordBound Poo-Bah (1,561) Apr 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Went on Thursday night, based on word of mouth this place was my #1 destination. Was not let down in any way. Built to Spill was the exact opposite of its name, do not spill of drop of this! I thought Pavement was a notch better, but maybe that's just my palate/taste preference.

    Yellow Dot (which wasn't on the menu but could still be ordered) really blew me away. So tart and sour, funky, lemony, floral, bit of herbs and tea. Killer brewery!
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  37. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Devotee (445) May 17, 2013 Illinois
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    Went here last week, during my VT beer excursion. Of all the beers I had (all breweries), Pavement was the best!
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  38. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (654) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont
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    Pavement was the best beer I've had this week, followed by Trillium Mettle and Tree House Sap for reference...
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  39. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (188) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Damn you guys are getting me excited for my trip to Burlington next Friday!
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  40. ScottDawg7

    ScottDawg7 Initiate (157) Jul 27, 2015 Georgia
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    Can't wait to visit Foam based on reviews, plan to visit next Friday 8/19.
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