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The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing promotes Vermont’s travel, recreation, cultural and historic attractions, as well as the state’s goods and services, in coordination with public and private sector partners and to market to a global audience in a manner consistent with the values and traditions of the state for the economic benefit of all Vermonters. Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Vermont Convention Bureau is part of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is Vermont’s largest non-profit business organization in the state. The organization serves 2,500 member businesses by growing the economy and providing member-exclusive innovative programs and services. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Magic Hat Brewing Company & Performing Arts Center has been brewing deliciously odd for Vermont and much of America since 1994. The center of the Magic Hat universe – The Artifactory – is a unique experience where beer lovers can tour the brewery, purchase flights and full pints and enjoy lunch and dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients. With 15 beers on tap – including our year-round favorites, limited edition brews, Humdingers and beers from our pilot batch system – you won’t have a hard time finding something you love. Visit us online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and among the top destinations in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain, and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding – making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state’s ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 20 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Relations. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @ski_vermont and Instagram.
Vermont has more breweries per capita than any other state and produces an average of 17.4 gallons per 21+ adult annually. The Vermont Brewers Association was founded in 1995 to promote and strengthen the culture of craft brewing in Vermont through marketing, education and advocacy for Vermont made beer. Our industry supports 1,890 jobs and has an overall economic impact of nearly $376.7M. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @VermontBrewers and Instagram.
At BeerFests.com, we offer the first and only ticketing service tailor made for beer fests and craft beer events. Over 150 organizations nationwide trust and use our ticketing software. We’re on a mission to bring communities together to enjoy craft beer. Whether you’re a seasoned beer fest organizer or looking to start a new beer fest, lets talk and see how we can work together! Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @beerfests, and Instagram!
Taptrails™ is a national beer tourism platform. We put local beer markets on a national stage by creating a national network of local beer “trails” linked together under one free app. Local trails are branded with city/region name or brewer’s association. These trails can be ongoing or can be created for a short-term event, such as a marathon or beer week. An ongoing trail can co-exist with a temporary trail for a specific area. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @Taptrailsmaps, and Instagram!
14th Star Brewing Co. is a veteran-owned Vermont craft brewery on a mission to brew high-quality beer while enriching our community. Since 2012, 14th Star has become one of the fastest growing breweries in Vermont and our brews can be found in cans and on tap at your favorite craft beer venues throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Our Brewery & Taproom in historic St. Albans Vermont is a gathering place for friends, family, and craft beer lovers where you can always enjoy tasting flights and full pours of our core brews (Valor Ale, Maple Breakfast Stout, Recruit Golden Ale, Follow Me IPA, B-72, and Tribute Double IPA) alongside a rotating lineup of limited releases from our pilot brew system. Check out our website or Facebook page to learn more about our beer, Taproom events, and charitable efforts. 14th Star: Brewed with a Mission.™ Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @14thStarBrewing.
Cabot Creamery Co-operative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, Greek yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Widely known as makers of “The World’s Best Cheddar,” Cabot is owned by the 1,100 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative, with farms located throughout New England and upstate New York. For more information, visit them online, Facebook and Twitter at @cabotcheese.
Drop-in Brewery operates a tasting room for pints, beer samplers, cans, and growler fills. Located in Middlebury, VT, Drop-In Brewery is also
the brewing home of the American Brewers Guild Brewing School. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DropInBeer.
Founded in 2000 as the nation’s first energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont continues to define the leading edge of clean energy today. Their work advances sustainable energy solutions for all Vermonters through education, services, and incentives, and promotes efficiency as a clean, cost-effective, and local fuel source. For more information, visit them online, Facebook and Twitter at @efficiencyvt.
Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them. In June of 1987, a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company! We invite all of you to visit our Boston brewery, where it all began, and our beautiful brewery in Windsor, Vermont. Come have a beer with us soon! Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @harpoonbrewery.
Hermit Thrush Brewery is dedicated to providing top quality American Sours to the residents and visitors of Brattleboro, Vermont. Through the use of historical brewing processes, oak casks, and new green technologies, we make exciting, yet accessible, beer while keeping an eye on minimizing our environmental impact. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @BrattleBeer.
Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewing Company has been hitting, hopping and dosing brews with creativity since acid wash jeans were cool. Following the addition of a state-of-the-art brew house and more canning capacity, the OCB Crew is continuing down the path of innovation, throwing a bit of kind into the kettle whenever possible. Look for OCB’s hop-soaked brews like Free Flow IPA and Berner IPA in a bodega or beer shop near you. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @OtterCreekBeer.
Located in Waterbury, the food and beverage crossroads, Prohibition Pig features New England’s largest and best curated selection of craft beer, proper cocktails, and eclectic wines with a full menu featuring barbecue, vegetarian, and cozy American fare. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @prohibitionpig.
Rock Art Brewery began as a 7 bbl brewery in Matt and Renee’s house. From there it moved into a warehouse until it settled into its current location, a brewery that Matt designed in 2011. For 20 years Matt has been brewing some of the most enjoyable IPA’s along with several other delicious beer varieties. He loves to experiment with different styles of beer such as gruit, saison, barrel aged beers and barley wines styles. Rock Art has committed itself to continue to strive for the best and is proud to have become the first solar powered brewery in Vermont and the nation, with 100% of its electrical needs met by the sun’s renewable energy. Rock Art has also installed amazing efficiency piping and just completed the installation of a Krones canning line. The best for our brews! Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Online since 1996, VisitNewEngland.com is the region’s largest website and the leader in marketing attractions and events. Throughout the year, millions of viewers use our pages and social media to find great things to do, places to visit, and new experiences. Food, wine, and brewery tours are featured throughout the site. Our Food Events pages features beer dinners and other brewery happenings. Through listings, graphic ads, email, and social media VisitNewEngland.com has been bringing new customers to businesses throughout the region. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and @tweetnewengland.
Von Trapp Brewing is owned and operated by the family that inspired The Sound of Music. Brewed on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, our lagers are crafted with the finest traditional ingredients and our pure Vermont spring water. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @vonTrappBrewing.
City Brew Tours has been running educational guided brewery tours since 2008. With operations in Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, Washington DC, Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD and Pittsburgh, PA, they are the fastest growing Beer Tour company in the nation.
DRAFT taps into the freshest flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker’s lifestyle. DRAFT prides itself on providing its audience with current, accurate and creative coverage of beer and other areas of life enjoyed by its readers.
Wine & Craft Beverage News is a publication with news information and resources to professional vineyards, wineries, craft brewers, cider makers and distilleries.