Update 4: Twelve Vermont breweries in planning


Here’s the latest updates from the eight nine ten eleven new Vermont breweries in planning. The breweries in planning are: Barton River Brewery, Bent Hill Brewery, Brocklebank Craft Brewing, Burlington Beer Company, Canteen Brewery, Cousins Brewing, Four Quarters Brewing, Freight House Brewing, Hop n’ Moose Brewing, Infinity Brewing, Prohibition Pig, and Queen City Brewery. If you know of more breweries in planning, please send us an email via our Contact Us page.

11/12/2013 Update 1: Added information about Bent Hill Brewery
11/15/2013 Update 2: Added information about Brocklebank Craft Brewing
1/14/2014 Update 3: Added information about Hop n’ Moose Brewing Company
2/5/2014 Update 4: Added information about Barton River Brewery

Barton River Brewery (Barton, Expected opening ??)

Barton River Brewery seems to have started in 2013, but they have not submitted their brewery permit paperwork to the state of Vermont Department of Liquor Control. There’s not much information known about the brewery.

Bent Hill Brewery (Braintree, Expected opening May 2014)

Bent Hill Brewery are in the process of building the brewery and construction should be completed by January 2014. They plan to open the brewery around May 2014.  You can follow the progress of the construction on their Facebook page.

 

Brocklebank Craft Brewing (Tunbridge, Expected opening Fall 2014)

Brocklebank Craft Brewing is a single barrel nano-brewery located in Tunbridge, Vermont. Their web site states that they are scheduled to open in Fall 2014. The three brewers include at least one (or maybe two) homebrewers from the Green Mountain Mashers.

 

Burlington Beer Company (Williston, Expected opening March 2014)

Burlington Beer Company is currently under construction and on schedule to be completed and brewing by January 2014. There’s still some construction work such as finishing the drainage system. They have received their bottling line, cellar pump, and “bulldog” barrel racking cane, along with lots of other items. Joe Lemnah, founder/brewmaster, is currently holding a Kickstarter project to get funding for barrels and kegs. There’s lots of nice rewards such as t-shirts, caps, key chains, glasses, and you can be a brewer’s apprentice for 5 days. To find out more, see the Burlington Beer Company Kickstarter project. Joe has posted several photographs of the brewery’s construction progress at http://btvbeer.blogspot.com/. Additionally, the brewery is accepting new applications for the CSB (Community Supported Brewery) for both local pick-up (at brewery) and shipping. You can find out more information about the CSB, by clicking here.

 

Canteen Brewery (Waitsfield, Expected opening 2014?)

This is the newest brewery that we’ve learned about. The owners have submitted an application for review and are awaiting approval from the  Waitsfield Development Review Board. The brewpub will be located in the now vacant space where Jay’s Restaurant and Pizzeria once operated in the Mad River Green Shopping Center.

 

Cousins Brewing Company (Waitsfield, Expected opening early 2014)

John Morse, owner of Localfolk Smokehouse, is currently doing construction in the restaurant’s basement to allow for a two-barrel, double-batching system. John hopes to have the brewery fully operational and serve their first house-brewed beer by Thanksgiving (or at least during this upcoming ski season). John, his brother George, and cousin Paul Noglows will oversee operations and are expected to hire a brewmaster soon.

 

Four Quarters Brewing Company (Winooski, Expected opening Jan/Feb 2014)

Brian Eckert, founder/brewmaster, of Four Quarters Brewing has the brewing equipment install and drains finished. He just finished his first pilot brew and expects to do a couple more pilot brews to test out the system. He’ll be performing the final brewhouse fit up next week and expects to open either in November or December.

 

Freight House Brewing (South Royalton, Expected opening ??)

The Freight House Brewing’s website/blog domain name expired a few weeks ago and the last update was in August 2012. The brewery was originally scheduled to open 2012, but it appears it’s been delayed. The brewery is currently located next to the Worthy Burger and Patrick Dakin brewed an anniversary ale alongside other former Norwich Inn/Jasper Murdoc Ale’s brewmasters a few months ago. I haven’t seen any updates on the Freight House Brewing, so let’s hope things are still quietly progressing.

 

Hop n’ Moose Brewing Company (Rutland, Expected opening April 2014 for pub, June 2014 for brewery)

Hop n’ Moose Brewing Company expects to open on April 1, 2014. They will be Rutland’s first brewpub. In addition to brewpub beer, they will also serve wood fire oven pizzas. They expect to have their first beer available in June.

 

Infinity Brewing Company (South Burlington, Expected opening mid-Feb 2014)

The Infinity Brewing Company should receive their brewing equipment by the end of this month. They are working on finishing the nearly completed brewhouse area. They expect to update their web site and finish the brewhouse flooring within a few weeks.

 

Prohibition Pig (Waterbury)

The Prohibition Pig has brewed their flagship Pig Ale at Rock Art Brewery and has also collaborated with Rock Art and Stillwater Artisan Ales. They have currently leased a building nearby to house their brewing equipment. As many remember, the restaurant’s basement flooded during Tropical Storm Irene, which caused the loss of Alchemist Brewpub’s equipment, so Prohibition Pig can’t get insurance to put brewery equipment in basement. While you can find their beer (brewed at Rock Art Brewery) currently on tap at the restaurant, I’m still considering this a “brewing in planning” since they haven’t finalized their own brewing equipment yet.

 

Queen City Brewery (Burlington, Expected opening March 2014)

Queen City Brewery is currently under construction. Paul Hale, Paul Held, Phil Kaszuba, and Maarten van Ryckevorsel are long-time friends and are working hard to finish improving their space to include a tasting room on Pine Street. They received the shipment of their steam-jacketed brewhouse, six 15-barrel fermenters, two 15-barrel brite tanks, and tons of other items. Paul Hale has posted several photographs of the brewery’s construction progress at http://queencitybrewery.wordpress.com/.

 

About the Author

Jim is a web developer living in Burlington, Vermont and founder of vtbeer.org. He enjoys all of Vermont's craft beer and spends time learning how to become a better homebrewer. His favorite beer style is Double/Imperial India Pale Ales, and he'd rather try a new beer of any style over an old favorite.

 

About the Breweries

Barton River Brewery

Brewery:
Barton River Brewery


Address Work Barton VT 05822

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Bent Hill Brewery

Brewery:
Bent Hill Brewery


Website: http://www.benthillbrewery.com/
Address Work 1972 Bent Hill Road Braintree VT 05060

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Brocklebank Craft Brewing

Brewery:
Brocklebank Craft Brewing


Website: http://www.brocklebankvt.com
Address Work Brocklebank Road Tunbridge VT 05077

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Burlington Beer Company

Brewery:
Burlington Beer Company


Website: http://www.burlingtonbeercompany.com Blog: http://btvbeer.blogspot.com
Address Work 25 Omega Dr. Suite 150 Williston VT 05495

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Canteen Brewing Company

Brewery:
Canteen Brewing Company


Address Work Mad River Green Waitsfield VT 05673

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Cousins Brewing Company

Brewery:
Cousins Brewing Company


Website: http://www.localfolkvt.com
Address Work 9 VT-17 Waitsfield VT 05673

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Four Quarters Brewing Company

Brewery:
Four Quarters Brewing Company


Website: http://www.fourquartersbrewing.com/
Address Work 150 West Canal Street Winooski Vermont 05404

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Freight House Brewing

Brewery:
Freight House Brewing


Address Work 56 Rainbow Street South Royalton VT 05068

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Hop'n Moose Brewing Company

Brewery:
Hop'n Moose Brewing Company


Website: http://www.hopnmoose.com/
Address Work 41 Center Street Rutland VT 05701

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Infinity Brewing Company

Brewery:
Infinity Brewing Company


Website: http://www.infinitybrewing.com/
Address Work 80 Ethan Allen Drive South Burlington VT 05403

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Prohibition Pig

Brewery:
Prohibition Pig


Website: http://www.prohibitionpig.com/
Address Work 23 South Main Street Waterbury VT 05676

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Queen City Brewery

Brewery:
Queen City Brewery


Website: http://www.queencitybrewery.com
Address Work 703 Pine Street Burlington VT 05401 United States

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