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5 Breweries & Eateries in Vermont That May Be a Bit Out of Your Way, But Well Worth It

Mar 04, 2021 05:15PM ● By Jessica Wagner

Photo courtesy of Whetstone Station's Facebook Page

Vermont is known for its good eats, such as its Vermont Cheddar Cheese and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. But Vermont is also home to many great wineries and breweries. These 5 breweries and eateries may require you to travel a bit further than usual, but trust us, they are well worth your time!

*Be sure to check their websites for COVID policies, hours, and announcements prior to venturing out.


Martell's At Red Fox - 87 Edwards Rd, Jeffersonville, VT

Martell’s at the Red Fox is a family-owned and operated restaurant and music venue. Greg Martell’s passion for music and delicious food is what led to the doors being opened in 2015. With lunch and dinner specials seven days a week, this American restaurant also serves locally crafted beer.

Martell’s at the Red Fox offers two music stages, as well. Tap your foot along with some great tunes while enjoying your favorite meal inside in the winter months, and jam out to some awesome music played on their outdoor Gregory J. Martell Memorial Stage throughout the rest of the year. Martell’s continues to be a favorite for locals and is a popular destination for those traveling, as well.

Check out their website for their menu and live music calendar today!


Vermont Distillers - 7755 Route 9 East, West Marlboro, VT

Vermont Distillers is located next to the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook in Marlboro, Vermont. This family-owned and operated craft distillery is best known for its Metcalfe’s line of liqueurs and Catamount Vodka. Edward Metcalfe began his beverage journey by founding the first winery in the state. Today, Vermont Distillers is his passion that he shares with his two sons.

Along with a tasting room and gift shop, the Hogback Mountain location also offers local cheeses and maple products to pair perfectly with your local spirits. Not to mention the view is outstanding!

Be sure to check out their website to view their selection of products and locations to visit.


Bent Hill Brewery - 1972 Bent Hill Road, Braintree, VT

Bent Hill Brewery is located on a 16-acre farm in the Braintree mountain range of central Vermont. With over 20 different styles of beer, you’re sure to find one that suits your pallet. Bent Hill utilizes as many ingredients as they can from their own farm, including growing their own hops, blackberries, blueberries, currants, and cherries.

Michael Czok’s goal is to produce a variety of unique beers, offering everyone the chance to enjoy their products. Bent Hill Brewery also offers its own merchandise, ranging from stickers to hoodies.

Be sure to check out their website for their current available brews and goods.


The Warren Store - 284 Main Street, Warren, VT

The Warren Store is a unique find where you can not only stock up on groceries, such as salsa and syrup but can order custom cakes, cupcakes and indulge in fresh baked goods and deli sandwiches. Venture into their upstairs area and you’ll find clothing, home goods, toys, and accessories for all ages.

This one-of-a-kind marketplace dates back to 1839 and has since been home to a variety of businesses. Today, the locals still make a point to stop at the Warren Store for some quick shopping, updates on town news, and story-sharing with friendly staff.

If you’re looking for a fun, distinctive outing this weekend, be sure to check out the Warren Store!


Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery - 36 Bridge Street, Brattleboro, VT

Whetstone Station is an award-winning brewery that serves its own unique, small-batch craft beers. With a beautiful rooftop Biergarten, incredible waterfront seating, and cozy indoor taproom, you’re sure to have a good time enjoying their wide variety of brews that ensures there’s something for everyone.

Not only does Whetstone Station offer amazing brews, but their pub-fare menu items are made fresh to order from locally sourced ingredients. Being named “One of the Best Places for a Beer in Vermont” and “Vermont’s Best Beer Bar” is no easy feat. But Whetstone’s overall experience is one you cannot miss out on!

Check out their website today for more information and hours of operation.

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