There is no better way to welcome Spring than with the flavors of refreshing Vermont craft brews that perfectly highlight the season. What do our Baker Distributing brewers have in store? Let’s take a look at the brews you won’t want to miss out on.

singlechairMagic Hat: Single Chair Golden Ale– We like to think this easy drinking ale is best enjoyed in the sun, or after a long day on the slopes. Why just a single chair you may ask? It commemorates the single chair lift that resides at Mad River, one of only two in the country. As stated on Magic Hat’s website, “As winter’s cover melts to reveal spring’s hidden life, take a ride to the topon the Single Chair and celebrate your independent spirit.”

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Otter Creek- Citra Mantra IPL– This refreshing India Pils Lager is single-hopped with Citra hops. The flavor is highlighted by Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts that give it a crisp tropical and citrus finish. At 5.75%, this IPL makes for smooth sipping.

 

Switchback- Smoked Märzen- If you like a balanced and hoppy brew that helps you welcome the sites and sounds of spring, this Rauch Bier style Märzen does the trick. With it’s unique smokey flavor from Munich malt, and a touch of bitterness from German Magnum hops and Vanguard hops, you’ll be enjoying every sip of smokey deliciousness. Available in 22oz bottles and in the tap room.

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Switchback- Citra-Pils Keller Bier– Now available year-round, this is another great beer to reach for when you need a light and drinkable brew. It’s citrusy flavor combines characteristics of both a pilsner and IPA, presenting the palate with a unique spin on the typical lager style beer. The key to it’s flavor comes from dry hopping the beer with both Citra and Saaz hops. Expect a touch of lemony flavor on the palate to give it a delightfully refreshing taste. Available in 12oz bottles and in the tap room.

Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 8.30.21 AMGoodwater- Hoppy Side of Pale– If you like pale ales and you like IPAs, you’ll definitely love a beer that combines the best of both beers. The preliminary flavors of this beer indicate the smooth notes of a full bodied pale ale. Once it lingers longer, you then get a slightly hoppy finish. With these complex flavors to enjoy, you’ll certainly be hopping over to Goodwater for another taste.

 

 

These are just a few reasons to celebrate the long anticipated arrival of spring. It’s time to get outside for some adventure! Whether you sip your next beer from the top of a mountain, at the bottom of the slopes, or simply outside in your yard while grilling with friends, we hope you enjoy every second!

 

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!


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