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Old 04-10-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I find Vermont to have some of the worst small crafted brews in New England.If you're in Maine try Geary's or in Vermont pick up a sixer of Shipyard Ale distributed here from Maine. I once drank something from Vermont called "Copper Ale" and it definitely tasted like the brew was marinated in pennies and copper pipe!
Shipyard and Geary's are both ringwood beers. If you like the buttery flavor the ringwood yeast adds, you'll like almost all the beers from Maine (Gritty's is the same). I would say that Long Trail and Otter Creek (who makes the Copper Ale) are both better than Shipyard. Geary's and Gritty's are both really good, about equal to Long Trail in my opinion. The best brewery around that size in New England is probably Smuttynose. Harpoon is a close second (they have a brewery in Boston and one in Vermont).

But the Vermont brewing scene isn't necessarily about the larger breweries, it's more the brewpubs and small breweries.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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his winter porter (I forget the name of it, something of the Idols) is easily the best porter I have ever tasted.
Twilight of the Idols
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Two days ago I got my wife's car stuck in some pretty decent mud. I walked to a nearby barn and found the owner inside and asked if he might be able to lend a hand. "No problem, just let me finish with these two girls and I'll be right along." Pulled me out slicker than slick with his Case tractor. We talked a bit and it turns out I knew his wife and in-laws. He wouldn't take any money for his efforts (they never do) so I asked him which beer he might enjoy. "I kinda like Magic Hat" was his reply. So I left some Spring Lager in front of his garage door. Hope it made his day a little brighter.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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If I got some beer at my door, it would certainly make my day brighter!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Free beer is good beer.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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nothing out of this world but just tried long trail's IPA . Thought it is pretty decent beer. Said to be 5.9% ABV and 54 or something IBUs.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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nothing out of this world but just tried long trail's IPA . Thought it is pretty decent beer. Said to be 5.9% ABV and 54 or something IBUs.
I actually like that IPA. It's not meant to be a hop bomb. It's made to be more English style.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Switchback... do they bottle or is it keg only?
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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Switchback... do they bottle or is it keg only?
Switchback is probably one of our "go to" beers when we can get it. Something about it after a day mountain biking seems right.

For me I'm normally a porter guy........the Otter Creek Stovepipe is decent, but I actually prefer the Berkshire Draymans but that isn't VT.....
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Switchback is probably one of our "go to" beers when we can get it. Something about it after a day mountain biking seems right.

For me I'm normally a porter guy........the Otter Creek Stovepipe is decent, but I actually prefer the Berkshire Draymans but that isn't VT.....
I love Switchback... but that didn't answer my question.

I actually really like the Stovepipe Porter. The Otter Creek beers aren't anything to write home about, but they're solid. The porter is my favorite.
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