Skiing enthusiasts and craft beer lovers rejoice! Vermont is the unofficial microbrewery capital of the United States. Our beautiful state ranks first in breweries per capita (11.5) and gallons per 21+ adult (18.9), according to the Brewers Association. The craft beer industry had a $309 million impact in 2017, the second largest in the U.S. per capita. The average 21+ adult spent nearly $667 on craft beer last year alone. The booming craft beer industry finally reached the beautiful ski town of Killington last year. New breweries near Killington VT are popping up in nearly every surrounding city. You can finally pair your world-class skiing experience with award-winning craft beer here at The Killington Group. Without further ado, here are the four best breweries near Killington VT.
Killington Beer Company
The Killington Beer Company opened its doors in mid-January to rave reviews from locals and visiting skiers alike. All of our affordable vacation rentals are within minutes of this brand new establishment, located in the heart of downtown Killington. The interior of this taproom is highlighted by retired bourbon barrels, rustic local art, repurposed wood floors, and a panoramic gas fireplace. Order a pint of their roasty, dry “Super Stout,” fill a basket with pub popcorn, and reminisce about the day’s best thrills on Killington Mountain.
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 isn’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.
Premier Killington Lodging
The perfect place to enjoy your freshly-poured growler is in one of our affordable, pristine vacation 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. Browse through our premier Killington accommodations online, or give us a call at 1-802-422-2300 to speak with a friendly staff member.