While we were in Vermont visiting John and Lindsay, John took us to Burlington Beer Company. They are: setting out to brew farmers’ market inspired beers that celebrate the culture and agriculture of Vermont. They have been open for less than a year at this point, and have room to grow in the space that they are in.
Barista Coffee Porter – 7.3%
We thought it had a good balance of coffee and beer. Smooth tasting porter. John thought it had too much coffee flavor, but he doesn’t like porters anyway.
Peasant Bread – 5.9%
This is a brown IPA with mild rice. This was an interesting beer, had some characteristics of brown ale with a light IPA taste.
Hills and Hollows Pale Ale – 5.2%
A lighter style pale ale with strong floral notes. Mark thought it was good, Megan did not like it.
Mason Jar Mild – 4.5%
Light brown ale but still had plenty of flavor.
Mild on Bourbon Street – 5%
Really good flavor, has that bourbon barrel age flavor but is not overpowering. It is only 5%. Megan liked the Mason Jar Mild best, Mark liked the Mild on Bourbon Street better.
Unfortunately, on the night we were there, a full sized coach bus full of people was also. They handled the crowd well, and we got to taste some beers and see the brewery, it was just too crowded to talk to the people in the tasting room much. Overall, they seemed to handle the crowd.
There is a large space that customers can spread out in. It is designed so you can come and hang out, drink some beers and have some fun.
They also have tables to sit at with games on them.
They have artwork in the tasting room and around the brewery.
Tanks and barrels.
They also offer Memberships for special release bottles that sound pretty interesting. Barleywine, Imperial Peanut Butter Maple Porter, Trappist Triple just to name a few.
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