I am planning a trip to Vermont and wanted to check out some of the pubs and bars in the area. Is there one that's called the "frog's breath"? Any help you can give to find some off the beaten path bars will be greatly appreciated. I love stopping at pubs with unusual names.....
I think Mr. Pickwicks's in Stowe would meet your criteria for sure.
I can give you the pubs in VT to find good beer (listed in order of my preference).
American Flatbread -beer bar/brewpub- Burlington
Alchemist - brewpub - Waterbury
The Shed - brewpub - Stowe
McNeill's - brewpub - Brattleboro
Norwich Inn/Jasper Murdoch's - inn/brewpub - Norwich
Long Trail - brewery/brewpub - Bridgewater Corners
Mr Pickwick's - beer bar - Stowe
Flatstreet pub - Beer bar serving only Berkshire beers - Brattleboro
Cascade Lodge - beer bar - Killington
Vermont Pub & Brewery - brewpub - Burlington
3 Needs - brewpub/beer bar - Burlington
Muddy Waters - coffe house with McNeill's taps - Burlington
Bobcat Cafe - brewpub - Bristol
Black River - beer bar - Cavendish
Peavine Family Restaurant - brewpub - Bethel
Maple Leaf - brewpub - Wilmington
Madison brewery - brewpub - Bennington
More can be found here: http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/list?...
INHD/MOJO's Beer Nutz just did a show on Burlington. Here's the link that lists the places they reviewed:
They had on a young brewer that had completed a documentary as a class project and had gone all over Vermont to visit all the craft brewers. They showed a copy of his DVD on the program, but never discussed if/where it might be available. They list him on the page above (Matt DeLuca), but the links go nowhere relevant. Getting a copy of that documentary would probably be a great help - I'd love to get one myself.
The program reruns several times during the week, if you get Comcast Cable HD channels or someone else that carries MOJO.
I was just googling around and actually found the entire documentary on line at this site:
It's a WMV, about 60MB - 37 minutes long (I have FIOS - it came down at about 6Mbps - their upload restriction). I haven't watched the entire thing, but it's not as much about different places to drink, as it is about interviews with the brewers at a few of the more well known places (Otter Creek, Long Trail, Magic Hat, etc...) Very interesting and well done, but far from a list of off-the-beaten-path pubs.
Loved the McGrath's Pub at the Inn at Long Trail (formerly the Long Trail Lodge) in Killington, VT. It's in the hotel and is so casual and friendly. I should say, very casual with hikers, mountain bikers, travelers all relaxing after a long day on the trail. They have darts, big screen tv, great pub food, fun clientele and beer, beer and more beer.
You should definitely check it out. Route 4, Killington, VT. It's at the top of a long hill (driving, biking) and you will pass it on your left as you are heading north.
Make sure to tell them maryann said hi.