A sample of 4 beers from Long Trail Brewery Company, a brewery near Killington Vermont

What are the Best Killington Vermont Breweries to Visit in 2024?

Killington Vermont breweries serve up delicious craft beer with stunning views. If you’re a craft beer lover in the Vermont area, you’re in luck. Killington, Vermont, has several craft breweries and distilleries offering various beers and liquors.

Whether you’re looking for a hoppy IPA, a refreshing wheat beer, or whisky bourbon made with maple syrup, you’ll find it at one near Killington.

If you’re looking for a destination with a great combination of outdoor activities and craft beer, Killington, Vermont is the place to be. This small town in the heart of the Green Mountains has several breweries offering unique and delicious brews.

Local Vermont Craft Beer Scene

If you’re a beer lover, you’ll be happy to know that Killington, Vermont has a thriving craft beer scene. There are dozens and dozens of the finest craft beers on a rotating schedule to sample the different styles. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the brewery scene in Killington.

Killington Vermont Breweries

Nestled in the picturesque Green Mountains of Vermont, the town of Killington is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering world-class skiing and hiking opportunities. And picturesque golf courses which I’ve enjoyed.

image of Killington Golf course in Killington, VT with mountains in the background
Killington Golf Course

But beyond its natural beauty, Killington also boasts a vibrant craft beer scene, with breweries scattered throughout the area. These are Killington Vermont breweries that I’ve visited and would recommend.

I will also include a few outside of the Killington area, so you can make the most of your time here. What better way to end a great day on the slopes than sampling some local craft beer?

Long Trail Brewing Company

outside seating area at Long Trail Brewing Company in Vermont
outside seating area next to the river at Long Trail Brewing Company

Started in 1989, Long Trail Brewing Company is located in Bridgewater Corners at the junction of Rte. 4 and 100a. They had a great outdoor seating area along the river with mountain views.

They host special events and were setting up for a wedding when I was there. Since it’s such a cool spot, it can get crowded, so you should try to get a reservation.

In addition to its world-class beer, Long Trail also serves delicious food. We ordered a bunch of meals and shared the food – pretzel bites, burgers, fried pickles, and chicken wings.

My wife ordered a sampler of their beers, but I stuck with the Long Trail Double Bag. Also had to swing by the gift shop to grab a hat!

outside patio at Long Trail Brewing Company, one of the best Killington Vermont breweries
patio that overlooks the river

Still on the Mountain – Killington Distillery

Yes, I know this article is about the best breweries in Killington Vermont, but I had to mention the distillery Still on the Mountain. First of all, it is located at The Mountain Inn, with giant windows facing the Killington ski area.

Depending on which season you are there, you get stunning views. And since it is so close to the mountain, it is the perfect spot to hit up after skiing.

The hardest part about going to Still on the Mountain is deciding which cocktail to drink. Seriously, they have some great options, including a Maple Old Fashion made with their Maple Cask Bourbon.

But if you need help picking which cocktail, they offer flights of their signature drinks. But here’s the best part? You can choose which cocktails to sample. We opted to try the margarita sampler and asked to make them spicy – delicious.

Margaritas from Still on the Mountain - Killington Distillery
margarita sampler from Stil on the Mountain in Killington, VT

Our group split a charcuterie board, which was tasty and perfect for us. We hadn’t planned on staying long, so I would like to go there again and order a dinner next time.

Foley Brothers Brewing

Foley Brothers Brewing is a small brewery on the backroads of Vermont that backs up to a golf course (so you know I appreciate that). Located in Brandon, it is about a 40-minute drive from Killington VT, which is worth it for the beer. Parking can be a little tight, so keep that in mind.

They also have a beer garden in Quechee that is inside of the Quechee Gorge Village Plaza. In addition to beers on tap and canned beers, they also have a food menu.

Regarding the beer, I prefer an IPA, and theirs did not disappoint. My wife opted for the Anniversary Sour Ale, which she enjoyed. Overall, it is a chill brewery with great beer to go along with the views. I know it’s not technically in Killington, but I had to include it as one of the best Killington Vermont breweries.

Best Vermont Breweries

While you are in Vermont, there are plenty of other craft breweries to visit. These are just further from Killington but have some of the best beer in Vermont.

  • Rivers Roost Brewery
  • Burlington Beer Company
  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
  • Drop-In Brewing Company
  • Rutland Beer Works
  • 14th Star Brewing Co
  • Harpoon Brewery Taproom
  • Rutland Beer Works

If you are looking for a Vermont brewery trail, check out the Vermont Brewers Association breakdown. They have trails perfect for people wanting to explore nano-breweries or certain areas of Vermont.

A sample of 4 beers from Long Trail Brewery Company, one of the best breweries near Killington Vermont

Brewery Events and Festivals

Throughout the year, Killington hosts a variety of brewery events and festivals. These events are a great way to try new beers, meet local brewers, and enjoy live music and food.

Some of the most popular events include the Killington Brewfest, which takes place in the fall, and the Vermont Brewers Festival, which takes place in the summer.

Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just looking for a fun night out, the Killington Vermont breweries have something for everyone. I found this Killington calendar to be the most up-to-date with upcoming events.

Accommodation and Amenities

Regarding accommodation and amenities, Killington has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for a condo or a vacation rental you’ll find plenty of options in the area.

If you’re looking for affordable lodging, there are plenty of options in Killington. Many local motels and inns offer comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. I prefer staying at the local inns because some of them allow dogs.

Websites like VRBO and Booking.com offer a wide range of options in the Killington area if you’re looking for a vacation rental. You can search for properties based on your specific needs and preferences, making it easy to find the perfect place to stay in Killington.

Overall, Killington offers many accommodations and amenities to suit any budget and preference. Whether you’re looking for a cozy motel room or a luxurious vacation rental after a day of exploring Killington Vermont breweries, there is something for everyone.

The bar area at Long Trail Brewing Company in Vermont
Long Trail Brewing Company

Frequently Asked Questions

Which breweries near Killington Vermont serve food?

As of now, you can purchase food at the following breweries:

  • Long Trail Brewing Company
  • Foley Brothers Brewing
  • Still on the Mountain – Killington Distillery

Where can I purchase craft beer near Killington, Vermont?

These are just some of the places to purchase craft bear near Killington:

  • Mountain Merchant
  • Clarity’s 1887 Saloon
  • Casey’s Caboose
  • Liquid Art
  • The Foundry at Summit Pond
  • The Rivershed Killington
  • The Lookout Tavern
  • Beer King
  • Killington Market and Deli

What happened to the Killington Beer Company?

Unfortunately, the Killington Beer Company closed its doors in 2020. As of now, I have not read of any plans to re-open.

Killington, Vermont, is a great place to explore the local culture (and delicious cheese), sample some craft beer, and explore outdoor activities.

The best part is that these breweries offer a unique, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for hanging out with friends after a day on the slopes or the golf course. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, check out one of these Killington Vermont breweries.

But what do you think? Is there a brewery I should add to the list?

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