Location: 5520 US RTE 4 Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
Food: http://longtrail.com//visit-us/menu Yes! When we were there we killed the free popcorn!
Kid friendly: Yes. My kids still talk about this brewery trip. If you go in the summer bring a change of clothes. They will love splashing in the creek behind the brewery.
Quality of beer:https://untappd.com/
Beer to go? Yes. Growler fills, bottles, cans, and limited edition bottle releases like the one I had.
Contact info: 802-672-5011
We went on a family vacation to Vermont a few years ago and set out on a destination for arguably one of Vermont’s most popular breweries, Long Trail Brewing Company. Long Trail is tucked away in Bridgewater Corners and is located in perhaps the quintessential setting that is Vermont. Trees, woods, and a small creek supply the backdrop to this brewery. There is plenty of parking in the large stone lot.
Once inside you immediately take notice of how spacious it is. There is plenty of room for seats along the bar and dining area. There is a great retail shop where you can get stickers, glasses, shirts, and beers to go.
While the atmosphere is casual, the service is top notch. A hostess led us to a comfortable booth that looked out onto the creek. We ordered a flight that included; the Long Trail Ale (Altbier), Limbo IPA, Blackbeary Wheat (Pale Wheat Ale), Double Bag (Altbier), Mostly Cloudy (Witbier), and the Brush and Barrel Series Saison. The Mostly Cloudy Witbier was our beer of choice for the flight. Very light, slightly(not overly) hoppy and perfect for taking in the relaxed pace of the brewery.
The menu http://longtrail.com/visit-us/menu includes an upgraded version of brewery fare with a commitment to incorporating their own brews into many of the recipes, as well as sourcing local meats and produce when possible. My son reported that this was one the best burgers he had ever had, which if you know him, you know that this is a very high compliment. They are proud members of the Vermont Fresh Network which supports Vermont agriculture by providing a connection between farmers and chefs.
After lunch, we walked around and explored the rest of the brewery. Outside of the restaurant is a large wooden deck that is perfect for soaking up the natural ambiance of Vermont. Off of the deck are several log benches that point towards a small creek and stone steps that lead down to the creek.
- As you walk down to the creek you take notice to the Long Trail logo that is beautifully carved into the rock. You can’t help but to just stop, admire, and say, “WOW! THAT’S AWESOME”.
- Once we made our way to the creek it didn’t take long for the shoes and socks to come off. Soon, the creek was scattered with kids and adults alike, splashing and enjoying the beauty of the moment.
Long Trail Brewery is the perfect spot for a family fun day at a brewery. The beauty of nature, quality beers, and picturesque location make this brewery a must visit when visiting Vermont.
Thank you, Long Trail Brewery, for allowing me to use some pictures from your Facebook page. I look forward to visiting you again soon!