There’s nothing like a refreshing cold beer to quench your thirst after a long run or a relaxing yoga session. In fact, the two have been known to pair quite well together, giving Switchback Brewing Company the perfect opportunity to give customers some spring events that warrant a well-deserved carbonated beverage.

Run Vermont Half Marathon Unplugged

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The Half Marathon Unplugged is this Saturday April 8th, 2017. It’s organized by RunVermont and presented by Switchback. The finish line on Flynn Avenue conveniently puts runners right at the brewery after party where they get to enjoy one complimentary beer and various food offerings. After running 13.1 miles along Lake Champlain while battling potentially chilly spring temperatures and wind, we can’t think of a better way to refuel and recover. Read more about the event here.

Stretch and Sip in the Switchback Taproom

Stretch and SipCheck out Switchback’s recurring “Stretch and Sip” events that take place one Sunday a month. The session happens right in the tap room and you simply have to BYOM- bring your own mat. After a 60-minute Vinyasa flow class that allows you to relax and unwind, you get to enjoy a pint or flight of your choice that’s included in your $20 registration fee. Maybe you’ll even try your luck at balancing in tree pose while sipping your way through a sampler. Not a bad way to wrap up a weekend and prepare for the work week ahead! Check their Facebook page to learn how to sign up for the next Stretch and Sip session.

 

 

If you’re looking to combine your favorite spring activities with your love of Vermont beer, be sure to keep an eye out for other Switchback events like these in the upcoming months. Staying fit while enjoying the beers you love has never been easier!

 

Wet your whistle with a backdrop of 4,241′ of Vermont’s finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, a plethora of fabulous food offerings and over 100 of the finest craft beers in the region.

Brewfest is one of Killington’s most distinctive annual celebrations. We’ve expanded to include Snowshed & Ramshead Base Lodges, allowing more activities, beer and food.

Schedule:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

  • Brewers Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • VIP Tasting Session: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. *SOLD OUT*
  • Tasting Session: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

It’s that time of year again! The second annual Vermont Beer Week is taking over the entire state and coming to various bars, restaurants, and breweries, to give you the ultimate beer drinking experience with tastings, giveaways, special releases, parties, beer festivals and more!

During Vermont Beer Week, 50% of all proceeds raised will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank for the second year in a row.

This year Vermont Beer Week has over 50 events scheduled from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 25th. To view the entire list of events happening throughout the week, please click here.

Keep it social! Follow Vermont Beer Week on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up-to-date on events throughout the week!

Lastly, we all know that “Beer is big business in Vermont”! Read the Vermont Biz article on Vermont’s wholesale beer industry and the industry employees that are making it a success!

Enjoy #VTBW!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added Ithaca Beer Company to our beer portfolio and they launch in Vermont next Tuesday, September 13th! Ithaca Beer Co. has been crafting award-winning ales in Ithaca, NY since 1998. They craft year-round, seasonal & speciality beers including: Nut BrownApricot WheatHappy Pils & Embrr Rye Porter, just to name a few!

Let’s give Ithaca Beer Co. a warm welcome to Vermont by participating in these upcoming events: 

  • Ithaca Beer Co. Launch Party at Mule Bar – Wednesday, September 14th from 5pm-7pm.
  • Ithaca Beer Co. Tasting- at Woodstock Hops and Barley, on Thursday, September 15th.
  • Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. at the Vermont Tap House in Williston on Thursday, September 15th.
  • Beer Social with Ithaca Beer Co. –Worthy Kitchen 9/15.

Wondering what may be on tap or available for tastings?

At the Mule Bar, they will feature the following Ithaca Beers:  
Flower Power IPA
Cascazilla Red IPA
Creeker Dipa
Super Stout Coffee Stout
Happy Pils
Cranbretty Cranberry Beer with Brettanomyces

Vermont Tap House, Woodstock Hops & Barley, & Worthy Kitchen beers, TBD.

For more information on Ithaca Beer Co., check out their Facebook page & follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

If you like craft beer and you’re in Vermont this week, then you are one lucky beer drinker! This week is jam packed with beer tastings, tap takeovers, special releases, and one of the VT’s biggest events of the year, the Vermont Brewers Festival.

We are excited to announce the following events:

Wednesday, July 13th: Barrel-Aged Release Party at the Magic Hat Brewery. From 6-8pm, Magic Hat Brewing is releasing their aged ale from the depths of their brewery. While you sip, you’ll also be able to sway to the soulful sounds of Joshua Panda while you nosh on local grub. Magic Hat brewers will also be on hand to talk about the beer, its inspiration, and its influence on the future.

Wee Heavy Champ is a Scotch Ale brewed for the love of Lake Champlain. Magic Hat teamed up with the Lake Champlain Committee for this release, pledging them their time and resources, to help them continue to protect our lake’s environmental integrity. During this event, $1 from each beer served will benefit the Lake Champlain Committee.

Thursday, July 14th: Lord Hobo – Meet & Greet w/ Brewery Owner Daniel Lanigan at the Worthy Burger. Head to the Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT from 3-8pm, sip on some tasty Lord Hobo draughts (Boom Sauce – IPA, Steal this Can – IPA & Hobo Life – Session IPA) & chat with the owner of the Lord Hobo Brewing Company.

Thursday, July 14th: Allagash Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Hotel Vermont. Head to Hotel Vermont in downtown Burlington from 6-11pm for a tap tap takeover, featuring a variety of delicious, hard-to-find specialty Allagash beers.

Thursday, July 14th: VT Tap Takeover at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Come to the Farmhouse Tap & Grill at 5pm to help Allagash Brewing Company celebrate the start of the Vermont Brewers Fest. 14 Allagash brews will be on draught!!

Thursday, July 14th: The Courtyard Summer Music Series at Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe. From 8-11pm, head to Halvorson’s outdoor courtyard & listen to the smooth sounds of the Audrey Bernstein quartet while you sip on tasty Switchback Brewing beer specials!

Friday, July 15th: Allagash Brewing Tap Takeover at Bleu Northeast Seafood. Head to Bleu Northeast Seafood restaurant from 6-11pm for an evening featuring tasty Allagash Brewing draughts & specials.

Friday, July 15th: Founders Brewing Beer Event at the Scuffer Tap & Table. Head to the Scuffer at 10pm sharp for the tapping of the only CBS draft in the state! The CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), is brewed with chocolate and coffee that’s been aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels (10.6% abv).

Friday, July 15th – Saturday, July 16th: The Annual Vermont Brewers Festival! One of the biggest summer events in Burlington located at the Waterfront park. This festival celebrates Artisan Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. Please Note: There are still sessions available for the Friday: Session 1, beginning at 12 noon! Unfortunately, Friday’s evening session & both sessions on Saturday are sold out! Buy tickets for the Friday day session here.

Lastly, is beer isn’t your thing, there’s another fun event happening in Southern Vermont. It’s the Killington Wine Festival, taking place Friday, July 15th – Saturday, July 16th!

We hope you can make it to some of these exciting events.

Enjoy!

May has arrived, let the Brewer Festival season begin! With that said, clear your calendar and join us next Saturday afternoon, May 14th,  for the Brattleboro Brewers Festival, taking place in Southern, VT! This one-day event will feature a fun day of beer sampling, eating and live music. If you can believe it, there will be over 85 taps pouring delicious beer and cider for your drinking enjoyment. While you sip on some tasty beverages, enjoy delicious edibles from on-site food vendors including: Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza, Ro’s Petite Fête, & Taste of Thai. After you fill your belly, get down to the tunes of Vermont band ‘Blues for Breakfast‘!

There will be 33 featured brewers/Cider Makers at this festival including: Brown’s Brewing Company, Goodwater Brewery, Magic Hat, Otter Creek Brewing Company, Sam Adams, Sea Dog Brewing, Shipyard, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Woodchuck Cider, Angry Orchard Cider, Two Roads Brewing, Truly Sparkling, and many more!

Interested in buying a ticket? If you pre-purchase your ticket, the cost will be $30. On the day of the event, the cost will be $35 (Cash Only). You can purchase your online tickets here, or at the following locations: Hermit Thrush Brewery,  The People’s Pint or Whestone Station Restaurant & Brewery.

A ticket to the event includes the following:

  • Entrance to the Festival
  • Your First 8 Sample Pours of Your Choice
  • Souvenir  Brattleboro Brewers Festival Tasting Glass
  • Live Performances by Mister Charlie and the Blues for Breakfast Band
  • A Chance to Win Some GREAT Raffle Prizes from Attending Brewers

Please note that this is a 21+ event! No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to enter the festival. This also includes designated drivers, so plan accordingly. The event will take place from 12pm-4m and will be located in the VABEC Fields at 40 University Way, off of Old Guilford Road in Brattleboro, VT.

For more information on the Brattleboro Brewers Festival, be sure to check out their Facebook page. We hope you’ll be able to join us next weekend and you all have a great time. Enjoy!


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