The Brattleboro Area is Southern Vermont’s Destination for Fine Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits!

“Long known to out of staters for our great deer hunting, flatlanders are now coming to Vermont to beer hunt. They are literally rising at dawn to drive to the promised land where they stand in a long line and wait, and wait, and wait some more to purchase Vermont’s world award winning beers, which they carry back with them in the trunks of their cars to lift up their miserable lives because they don’t live in Vermont.” Former Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin 

Gov. Peter Shumlin visits the Hermit Thrush Brewery
Gov. Peter Shumlin visits the Hermit Thrush Brewery

Gov. Shumlin is right!

Nothing is finer than a beer, wine or liqueur made in the Brattleboro area and infused with local ingredients – and with just one sip we’re sure you’ll agree!  The Whetstone Station Restaurant and BreweryHermit Thrush Brewery Putney Mountain Winery and Spirits Saxtons River Distillery and Vermont Distillers use techniques and flavors that result in some of the best beer and spirits in the region.

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

36 Bridge Street, Brattleboro
(802) 490-2354

The Whetstone Station is an experimental brewery – each brew is unique and typically incorporates something that is non-traditional. They never brew the same beer twice. Enjoy a beer in the outdoor Beir Garten or in the restaurant and be sure to take a 32 oz. Crowler to go!

Social distancing options:  Outdoor dining open!  Sun-Thrs, 11:30am-8pm; Fri & Sat, 11:30am-9pm.  Reservations/registration required.  For information visit:  To order online click here.  To purchase a gift card click here

Hermit Thrush Brewery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA29 High Street, Brattleboro
(802) 257-2337

Through the use of historical brewing processes, oak casks, and new green technologies, the Hermit Thrush makes exciting, yet accessible, Belgian inspired ales, while keeping an eye on minimizing the environmental impact. Enjoy a tasting and take a Growler or can to go!

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Social distancing options:  Outdoor seating and curbside pick up!  Call: (802) 257-2337.  To purchase a gift card click here.

Saxtons River Distillery

485 West River Road, Brattleboro
Grand tasting room located at 155 Chickering Drive, Brattleboro

(802) 659-4903

The Saxtons River Distillery makes liqueur, bourbon and gin infused with pure Vermont maple syrup. Its Perc Coffee Liqueur recently won the gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Take a tour of the distillery, meet the master distillers, taste the delicious liquors, and of course, take some home with you!

Social distancing options:  Outdoor seating!.  To order online click here.  Curbside pickup and local delivery available. Call (802) 246-1128.  They have hand sanitizer!  Order online here.

Vermont Distillers

7755 Route 9 East
West Marlboro. VT 05363
(802) 464-2003

Vermont Distillers makes cordials and other fine spirits, including their award winning Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur, Blueberry, Raspberry and Peach liqueurs, and Limoncello.  Visit their tasting room at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook and sample for yourself!

Social distancing options:  Marlboro location is currently open 11am-5pm, 7 days a week.  Credit card payments are accepted on site using a physically distanced setup.   Call to order in advance: (802) 464-2003.  They have hand sanitizer!

Putney Mountain Winery and Spirits

8 Bellows Falls Road
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-5925

Locally grown ingredients are at the heart of Putney Mountain Winery’s wine and spirits.  They work with farmers to obtain the best fruit from New England to craft their prize-winning wine, liqueurs and bubbly juices.  Apples, ginger, rhubarb, black currants to name just a few…the list goes on!

Social distancing options:  Tasting rooms temporarily closed. Curbside pickup Sat & Sun 11am-5pm at winery in Putney.  Local delivery for orders of 6 bottles or more, call (802) 397-4610 or email To purchase a gift card click hereThey have hand sanitizer!