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Long Trail Brewing Co
Box 168
Bridgewater Corners VT 05035
Phone: 802-672-5011

Long Trail Brewery is a microbrewery located in Bridgewater, Vermont, USA. It was opened in May of 1989 by Andy Pherson, who now serves both as the company's president and brewmaster. The company's first brewery was located in the basement of the Bridgewater Woolen Mill in Vermont's Green Mountains, but by 1995 the company had become popular enough that it was able to relocate to a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor center (featuring an open-air deck overlooking the Ottaquechee River) in Bridgewater Corners, VT. Long Trail makes a number of different styles of beer, mostly English-style top-fermented ales, but its flagship beer is Long Trail Ale, a Düsseldorf-style altbier. It also participates in the tradition of brewing a "Sticke" Alt (from a dialect German word for secret) known as Long Trail Double Bag, though unlike the German originators of the style, Long Trail makes Double Bag available year-round. During the 1990s it also brewed a Kölsch-style ale as a spring seasonal. In the summer of 2006 Long Trail added a hefeweizen to its list of brews. In the Fall of 2007, they changed the Blackbeary Wheat offering to full-year availability. It was previously Long Trail's summer seasonal brew.
Switchback Brewing Co
160 Flynn Ave
Burlington VT 05401
Phone: 802-651-4114   
Hornpout Brewing Co
1713 Industrial Parkway #108
Lyndonville VT 05851
Phone: 802-748-2198


Trout River Brewing Company
PO Box 165
Lyndonville VT 05851-0165
Phone: 802-626-9396
Otter Creek Brewing Co
793 Exchange St
Middlebury VT 05753
Phone: 802-388-0727
The company began in March 1991, selling its first keg of Copper Ale. In 1994 it outgrew its original site and moved to a new brewery down the road. By 1998, Otter Creek began producing Wolaver’s Certified Organic Ales in partnership with the Panorama Brewing Company. In May 2002 the Wolaver family purchased Otter Creek Brewing, which remains a family owned Vermont company and produces all of Otter Creek and Wolaver’s brands for distribution. Wolavers was originally a beer marketing company in Nevada City, California. Otter Creek brews and bottles all of its beers in small batches and uses natural Vermont water, domestic malts and hops, and its own top-fermenting yeast. All the Wolaver’s styles are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers, and features wheat and oats grown locally in Addison County, Vermont. Otter Creek Brewing produced approximately 30,000 barrels of beer in 2005, and distributed in 22 States.

Rock Art Brewery
254 Wilkins St
Morrisville VT 05661
Phone: 802-888-9400  
Magic Hat Brewing Co
5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington VT 05403-7727
Phone: 802-658-2739
Magic Hat Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in South Burlington, Vermont. It began production in 1994 in Burlington, Vermont, and moved to its current location in 1997. It currently brews 4 year-round beers and 4 seasonals, and one-off batches. Magic Hat is known for including short phrases on the underside of their bottle caps. The subject matter of these phrases range from humorous to insightful to nonsensical. There are even caps with a phone number or web address that, when called or logged on to, wins the drinker merchandise.
Harpoon Brewery - Vermont
336 Ruth Carney Dr
Windsor VT 05089
Phone: 802-674-5491 

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