The first stop will be the; The Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vt.
The Brewery at the Inn is renowned for its variety of English-style Ales. They are produced and consumed at the Inn only. Their beers have won one Gold and four Silver Medals in recent years at the Great International Beer Competition. It is one of the smallest breweries in America and beers are sold only at the Inn. Bottled brew in many of the varieties is available by the 22 ounce bottle. There are no complimentary tastings so we will purchase some different varieties and enjoy a tasting among
the group. The restaurant features seating available on a "first come, first served" basis in the Pub/Patio while reservations are available in the Dining Room and Terrace areas that open at noon.
Next stop is Harpoon Brewery Windsor, Vt.
As a major brewer in Vermont’s of craft brew, the brewery features a Production Viewing Area where you can check out the Brew house "up close" and learn about Harpoon. They offers guided tours of the brewery on Sundays between 12-4 every hour for $5, The price includes a souvenir tasting glass, beer tasting, and donation to Harpoon helps charity. The Harpoon Taps and Beer Garden is located in the same building as the brewery itself and offers a full selection of beers straight from the source along with delicious food. The Brewery Store has a wide range of Harpoon apparel and merchandise.
Next stop is Long Trail Brew Bridgewater Corners Vt
As the brewer of Vermont’s #1 selling craft brew and winner of Yankee Magazine’s readers “Best of New England — Readers’ Choice” winners for 2010. Long Trail Brewing Company in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, was a winner for favorite Microbrewery/Craft Brewery. They offer a self guided tour of the factory. Open daily, 10am to 7pm; for sales and sampling, pub fare is also served. Long Trail Brewing’s spacious riverside Visitor Center was inspired by the Hofbrau House in Munich, Germany. It is a magnificent place where the beer is plentiful and the atmosphere a unique blend of industrial design and down home comfort. Thousands of visitors every year experience Long Trail’s hospitality and unique country ambience while enjoying great food, fresh brews and an intimate view of the brewing process at the brewery’s Visitors Center...... Vermont’s Best Drinking Water’
Next stop is McNeil’s Brew Pub Brattleboro Vt.
This is a Pub Brewery that has won 13 National and International awards for their beer.
Last stop is Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery Brattleboro Vt
Indoor dining with a fireplace or outdoor dining with a deck on the water. They serve 14 local and regional craft beers and in early 2013 will launch their very own on premise nano brewery.
Additional cost for lunch and tastings at the smaller Brew Pubs will be up to each individual. No open containers or smoking is allowed in the vehicles . Totally refundable $25.00 deposit is due by April 30th we need to have a head count for transportation and the establishments we intend to visit.
Contact: John Nicholson, 102 Arthur St., Springfield, MA 01104, (413) 364-6173