When it comes to quality and quantity of craft beverages, Vermont’s local brewers, vintners, distillers and cider-makers have lead the industry and Stowe is home to some of the best. Vermont has more breweries per capita than any other state in the US and produces about 18.9 gallons of beer per 21+ adult, per year. In total, Vermont has 11.5 breweries per 100,00 21+ adults*. With many local breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries within a few miles of the Village, Stowe is the perfect place to explore Vermont’s craft beverage scene.
Stowe Craft Beverage Trail
The Stowe Craft Beverage Trail offers a unique chance to explore local craft beverage producers and receive exclusive offers. Each trail kit is $10/person and can be purchased at the Stowe Visitor Information Center (51 Main Street).
- Your map and tour ticket: You must bring this with you to each stop and receive a stamp for the chance to earn additional prizes
- Stowe corkscrew: A commemorative gift to bring home
- Stowe sunglasses: A gift for your designated driver. Travel is required to a few stops on the trail. Please plan accordingly and appoint a designated driver.
- Complimentary chocolate voucher: Stop by Laughing Moon Chocolates and pick up a complimentary chocolate made with local brews, wines or spirits.
Each stop along the trail features an exclusive offer*:
- Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits: 50% off a wine tasting. Sample the many different wines produced here and take your Boyden Valley Wine glass home with you.
- Green Mountain Distillers: 50% off spirit tasting.
- Idletyme Brewing Company: Free ITBCo Sampler Glass with purchase of an ITBCo draught.
- Stowe Cider: 50% off cider tasting.
- Stowe Public House & Bottle Shop: 25% off the food menu at the bar.
- Stowe Winery: 50% off a tasting. Take your Stowe Winery Wine glass home with you.
- von Trapp Brewing: 10% off items in the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Gift Shop with purchase of a beer tasting flight.
*Tastings cannot be shared among multiple people.
Lodging Package Information
Receive one complimentary Stowe Craft Beverage Trail kit for each 21+ adult in your party (up to four per reservation) and lodging discounts up to 30% off at select Stowe properties with the Craft Beverage Exploration package.
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*According to the Brewers Association.