random thoughts and opinions on breweries in new england.
  1. Long Trail (VT)
    Long Trail is a great brewery by default because they make my favorite beer. The brewery is very cute and nice. They have good food. The tour is short and self-guided, so not the main attraction but a nice addition to lunch and beer. Get a flight of beer and a burger and ask for Mostly Cloudy because it is the best. Long Trail has a nice shop with souvenirs and beer to buy and take home, which you should.
  2. Red Hook Brewery (NH)
    For $5 you get a guided walking tour of the brewery by a nice person. You also get a souvenir tasting glass and you get to try 3-4 beers, and maybe have seconds if the person is extra nice! They have a nice selection of souvenirs and well-priced cases/packs of beer to take home and enjoy. Red Hook also has a restaurant that is apparently great but I did not eat there.
  3. Budweiser (NH)
    A great place to visit and even take the kids because they have horses! Some of the famous Clydesdale are kept here and they are magnificent to look at and maybe pet. The brewery has a guided tour where they talk about how beer is made. I went here a lot as a kid and thought it smelled terrible. Now it is the opposite because I love beer. The tour is free and you can taste the beer after.
  4. Woodchuck (VT)
    I went here to go to the Ciderstock Music Festival but it is very nice. The Cider House is lovely and new and the grounds are pretty.