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The Best Breweries Near Killington, Vermont

breweries near Killington

Vermont is known for a few things: skiing, maple syrup, and the home of Ben and Jerry’s, just to name a few. Did you also know that Vermont has some of the very best breweries on the East Coast?

Take a break from the slopes for a tour of the top local breweries near Killington. Sample specialty beers that are lovingly crafted using local ingredients. You won’t find flavors like this anywhere else!

Long Trail Brewing Company

Eleven miles south of town, just off US-4 in Bridgewater Corners, rests Long Trail Brewing Company, one of the best breweries near Killington VT. Long Trail has been a Vermont brewery tour staple since 1989. Don’t let this brewpub’s unassuming exterior fool you – they’re slinging some of the best American IPAs and pub food in Vermont. There’s nothing lavish about this local establishment, but the simplistic charm (including a giant moose head) has won over local beer lovers.

Foley Brothers Brewing

The 28-mile trip from Killington to Brandon is worth the journey for one reason: Foley Brothers Brewing, one of the highest-rated Vermont breweries on Untappd. Foley Brothers aren’t much more than a well-insulated shed near on the edge of a countryside golf course, but boy can they brew exceptional batches of craft beer. Foley Brothers, known for their high-ABV double IPAs,  offers something uniquely intimate in the Green Mountains.

River Roost Brewery

We saved the best beer for last. River Roost is not only one of the best breweries near Killington VT, but it’s the 41st highest-rated microbrewery in the U.S., according to over 20,000 beer drinkers on Untappd. River Roost Brewery is approximately 34 miles east of Killington, near the New Hampshire border. Many of our visiting skiers grab a pint before or after their stay with The Killington Group. The taproom, unfortunately, doesn’t pour pints, only tasters and growler fills, so make the journey only if you’re planning a day-trip to the Hanover area.

Outer Limits Brew

This family-run business has been concocting exceptional brews for years. They use the Peter Austin Brick Kettle System and a mixed system of open and closed fermentation to create their masterpieces. You can make pre-arranged reservations online to sample their brews. 

Try the Immortal Beloved, an amber-colored lager that exhibits a rich malt aroma balanced out by Hersbrucker hops. For wheat beers, sample the Smoke Some Wheat, a Polish-style beer. The smoke character is subtle, and there are fruity accents of melon and green apple. There are also completely unique house crafts, like The Universe is a Donut Porter. Taking the traditional porter recipe and combining it with flaked white wheat, lactose, and 400 old-fashioned glazed donuts resulted in a semi-sweet, smooth, and creamy beer. 

Combine your drink with a small meal of pizza, wings, pretzels, or salad. Ingredients are locally sourced with the best Vermont has to offer!

Book your reservation today. Opening hours are from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The brewery is located at 60 Village Green, Proctorsville. 

Harpoon Brewing 

The Harpoon Brewery Taproom and Beer Garden in Windsor offers an indoor and expanded outdoor space to enjoy a fresh line up of craft beer, cider, and seltzers. Top that off with a classic burger, fries, sandwich, or pizza from the restaurant, and you’ll be full for the rest of the day!

Featured beers include Harpoon IPA India Pale Ale, Rec. League Hazy Pale Ale, Big League Big & Juicy IPA, and DragonWeisse Session Sour. Some flavors are readily available all year, while others are offered seasonally or for a limited period. No matter what time of year you come, there is always something new available on the menu!

You can reserve your table ahead of time, though this is not required. Drop by during opening hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday or 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The brewery is located at 336 Ruth Carney Drive.

Red Clover Ale 

Named one of the top 10 new breweries in the country by USA Today and, this 3BBL Bradenton brewery and taproom is definitely worth a visit! Their goal is to brew an array of delicious beers with an ever-changing tap list to allow for a new drinking experience. With no fixed list of beers, you’re always in for a surprise. Some of their concoctions have included Gloria Cream Ale, Wandering Glider Table, Black and White Warbler Stout, and King Kestrel DIPA. 

Visit the Red Clover Ale at 43 Center Street. They are open exclusively on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call them at 802-465-8412 for more information!

Plan Your Stay

The perfect place to enjoy your freshly-poured growler is in one of our affordable, pristine Killington condo rentals after a glorious day on the slopes. The Killington Group provides sizable homes and affordable condos with hot tubs, fireplaces, and ski-in-and-off capabilities with all the comforts of home for the price of a hotel room.

If you are looking for more places to wine and dine, there are a number of fun local Killington restaurant options, both fancy and casual. There are also distilleries in Killington you can visit for a selection of wines, cocktails, vodkas, and gins. When staying in Killington, you won’t run out of wonderful places to explore! From the natural beauty to food and beverage, Killington does not disappoint. During your stay, consider booking your Killington lodging with us. Our rentals are centrally located and provide all the comforts of home, with the added benefit of stunning views and luxurious amenities. This includes ski rentals with hot tub access and pet-friendly Killington rentals. Contact us today to make your booking!