What's Brewing in VT?
Brewfests at Vermont Ski Areas
Vermont is home to the most craft breweries per-capita, by state in the nation. Vermont ski areas are hosting tons of brew fests to showcase what this brave little state has to offer. With so many events spread out across the Green Mountains, there's no way you'll miss out! Check out the list below and get your brewfest tickets today!
Jay Peak Resort
18th Annual August West Festival - August 13
Now in its almost 18th year, the August West Festival both celebrates the music of The Grateful Dead, but also the community in and around the Jay Peak Area. The Festival has grown a bit in size, but the intent is still the same. It's a great way to spend the day - kids and well-mannered dogs are welcome, there's lots of good food and drink and plenty to do. Visit JayPeakResort.com for details and tickets!
Killington Brewfest – September 24
Wet your whistle with a backdrop of Vermont's finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, fabulous food offerings, and dozens of the finest craft beers in the region. Visit Killington.com for details and tickets.
Mad River Glen
SIPtemberfest – September 17
Back in 2008, three folks who really like beer, really like festivals and really like the Mad River Valley, decided we wanted to bring the fun of a beer fest back to the Valley and that the only way it was going to happen was if we pulled up our bootstraps and did it ourselves! Visit MadRiverGlen.com for details and tickets!
24th Annual Mount Snow Oktoberfest - October 8
Mount Snow Oktoberfest is back with the beer, bratwurst, and Oom-pah music that you love. Enjoy a selection of beers from German and domestic breweries as well as authentic German fare. Don't miss annual games like the keg toss, yodeling contest and stein holding. The Kids Zone will return this year! Adult tickets include admission, a 16oz glass, and 1 drink ticket. Designated Driver and Minor tickets include admission, a water bottle, and a non-alcoholic drink. Minors are ages 7 to 20. Ages 6 and under are free. Please remember that all adults will need to bring a valid ID to enter the event. All ticketed events are pet-free. Visit MountSnow.com for details and tickets!
Okemo Mountain Resort
Taps and Tastes Brewers Festival - August 6
Taps & Tastes returns to Okemo’s Jackson Gore courtyard. Join us for your opportunity to sample some of Vermont’s favorite local brews while enjoying live music, fantastic food offerings and over 60 craft beers from the region. Live music will be headlined by Fuzz On It, featuring Elise Testone, members of Deep Banana Black Out & Kung Fu. Visit Okemo.com for details and tickets.
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Smuggs Fallfest - September 16 & 17
FallFest is back and better than ever! Join the party on Friday or Saturday night in the heart of Smugglers’ Notch Resort village as spirited sets of live music are highlighted by local food trucks and a delicious lineup of craft brews. Visit Smuggs.com for details and tickets.
Trapp Family Lodge
Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest – September 17
Join us for the 13th annual Oktoberfest at the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall at 1333 Luce Hill Road in Stowe VT! The Inseldudler band will be playing throughout the day. Sessions 1 & 3 we will be having a qualifying round for the state championship for the U.S. Stein Holding Association and we will be tapping our ceremonial keg at session 2. Visit TrappFamily.com for details and tickets!
Stowe Mountain Resort
Taste of New England - August 26 - 28
Enjoy a full weekend of regional culinary delights at Spruce Peak. Tickets and more details coming soon.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Stratton Brewfest – Oct 8
Savor the flavors of your favorite brews at Stratton's annual Brewfest. Sample Vermont's finest craft ales, lagers, porters, sours, ciders and more. While you sip and kick back for the weekend, enjoy live music from Dr. K's Motown Revue on an outdoor stage in front of scenic Fall foliage. Saturday's Brewfest will run from 12PM to 6PM, with the last pours at 5PM. Crown a champion at the annual Chili Cookoff by sampling a platter of chili flavors and voting for your favorite. All chili tickets must be bought in advance of this event. Then test your strength in the keg toss or stein host competitions throughout the day. Kick your feet up, it's Brewfest season. Visit Stratton.com for details and tickets!
Fresh Hops Fest! - October 9
Join Sugarbush Resort on October 9 from noon to 4:00 PM for our second annual Fresh Hops Festival. We will be hosting ten of Vermont's most innovative breweries to feature the special flavors of fresh hopped beer. Beer Lovers this is the only Fresh Hops Beer Festival east of the Mississippi. Don’t miss out. Visit Sugarbush.com for details and tickets!
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Moos & Brews - August 12
The farm will come alive with music, food, local craft brews and moos! We invite you to experience a new side of Billings Farm & Museum in this fun after-hours event, exclusively for ages 21+. Get to know the famous Jersey Moos and enjoy tastings and a beer garden featuring Outer Limits Brewing. Visit WoodstockInn.com for details and tickets!