When you hear the word Vermont, what comes to mind? Most likely mountains, beautiful fall foliage and skiing. But that’s not all Vermont has to offer. In fact, Vermont has a robust variety of beer breweries, wineries and local restaurants serving up unique and delicious cuisine.
Vermont boasts almost 40 different breweries throughout the state. Offering tastings, beer flights, brewery tours as well as shops, visitors can explore Vermont and try new beer brands as they go. In 2011 and 2012, the Brewers Association declared that Vermont has the most breweries per capita than any other state in the nation. Beer lovers rejoice – you can relax, ski and try new beer all in one great place.
Now to be fair, not every person is a beer drinker. Vermont is a great place for wine drinkers too. The Vermont wine trail has over 20 wineries for travelers to stop at and sip on ice, fruit and traditional wine. Because of the frigid New England winters, grapes can transform and winemakers can utilize them to make the ice wine that has been perfected in this region.
In the bigger picture, Vermont has a lot of farms, which produce vegetables and dairy products like milk and cheese. These locally grown products can be found at many restaurants throughout the state. Farm-to-table has become a staple in this region. While a trip to Vermont is sure to be full of scenic views and exciting outdoor adventures, we all need to eat. And luckily, in this state the meals and drinks are an attraction all on their own.