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Hermit Thrush | Vermont Sour Beer Tasting | FRI 11/16 3:30-6:30 PM


Hermit Thrush | Vermont Sour Beer Tasting | FRI 11/16 3:30-6:30 PM

Pucker up and get to the Bevie to sample a spectrum of sour suds!

From refreshingly tart to robustly astringent, our friends at Hermit Thrush have been expanding minds and stretching peoples palates with their mouthwatering concoctions for years.

Come hear about their environmentally sustainable practices while enjoying libation from one of the more ‘funky’ breweries in Vermont!

Read more about our friends at hermitthrushbrewery.com or talk to them yourself during the tasting!


Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Can Release | Hopzilla DIPA | Chinooker’d IPA | Sugarhouse IPA | The Space in Between Ale

Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Can Release | Hopzilla DIPA | Chinooker’d IPA | Sugarhouse IPA | The Space in Between Ale | Beverage Warehouse VT

Gadzooks!  We are extraordinarily delighted to announce the arrival of brand new Lawson’s Finest Liquids cans!

These brand spanking new vessels of VT happy-hoppiness won’t last long so get them whilst you ‘can’!

  • Hopzilla | Double IPA | 8.7% ABV
  • Chinooker’d| India Pale Ale | 6.5% ABV
  • Sugarhouse IPA | India Pale Ale | 6.2% ABV
  • The Space in Between | Undefined Ale | 5% ABV

Lawson’s Finest Liquids | Can Release | Hopzilla DIPA | Chinooker’d IPA | Sugarhouse IPA | The Space in Between Ale | Beverage Warehouse VT

Drop-In Brewing Tasting & Supernova XX IPA Release | FRI 10/26 3:30-6:30 PM


Drop-In Brewing Tasting & Supernova XX IPA Release | FRI 10/26 3:30-6:30 PM

Make sure you drop in to our special Drop-In Brewing tasting and special release of Supernova XX IPA!

Drop-In Brewery | Supernova XX

  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • ABV: 6.8%
  • Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial, El Dorado
  • Malt: 2 Row, Crystal
  • Yeast: American Ale
  • Color: Golden yellow
  • Flavor: Grapefruit, citrus, orange, papaya
  • Aroma: Fruity, tangerine, citrus
  • $11.99 / 4pk 16oz Cans

From dropinbrewing.com

Supernova XX IPA

Supernova is our most frequently brewed India Pale Ale. Although IPAs originated as an English style of beer, American craft brewers have taken ownership of the style, with a willingness to experiment and boldly showcase new varieties of hops.  The malt profile and bitterness levels of Supernova always remain the same, however we change up the hop varieties slightly each time the beer is brewed.This version of Supernova was dry hopped with the most hops to date (30 lbs)! With this beer we always strive to achieve a balanced as well as drinkable IPA with full flavor, a crisp bitterness, and a burst of citrusy, fruity


Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is the third of our year round flaghip beers. Red Dwarf is an American Amber Ale, brewed with American 2 Row Malt, English crystal malt, Columbus, Willamette, Mt Hood and Cascade hops, and a West coast American yeast strain. 5.2% ABV


Heart of Lothian

Heart of Lothian is one of our flagship beers brewed year round. Lothian is a Scottish 90 /- (Shilling) Ale brewed with Scottish Golden Promise barley malt, British floor malted crystal and chocolate malts, Fuggle and Kent Golding hops, and British yeast. 5.6% ABV


Sunshine and Hoppiness

Sunshine is one of our flagship beers brewed year round. Sunshine is a Belgian-style Golden Ale brewed with Weyermann’s Malt from Germany, Cascade hops from Oregon and a blend of two Belgian yeast strains. It has floral, citrusy, and spicy clove aroma with a spicy Belgian yeast flavor and a crisp dry finish. 5.1% ABV



Halyard Brewing Tasting & Black Currant Ginger Beer Release | FRI 10/26 3:30-6:30 PM


Halyard Brewing Tasting & Black Currant Ginger Beer Release | FRI 10/26 3:30-6:30 PM

Halyard Brewing has been wowing and wooing people with their gluten free, locally made, lively ginger beer and… we’re delighted to host a tasting and special black currant ginger beer release!

Cans: Nicole’s Extra Ginger Beer – More Gingered Ginger Beer & Volcano Juice – Ginger Beer Shandy

Special Release:  Black Currant Ginger Beer: copious amounts of tart black currants and just the right amount of fresh ginger heat



Collective Arts Beer Tasting | FRI 10/19 3:30-6:30 PM


Collective Arts Beer Tasting | FRI 10/19 3:30-6:30 PM

Get to the Bevie for art for your brain and palate!  Our fiends at Collective Arts Brewing are busy around the clock, canning craveable suds and supporting visual and audio musicians.  Tart sours, hazy IPA’s, all kinds of darkness and everything in between… our friends do it all so well.

So bop into the Bevie, and wrap your head around Collective Arts liquid art and gratify all 5 senses!

Read more about Collective Arts ‘culture’ at: collectiveartsbrewing.com


Maquam Wine Tasting & Bottle Sale | FRI 10/12 4:00-6:30 PM

FREE Maquam Wine Tasting & Bottle Sale | FRI 10/12 4:00-6:30 PM

Come by the Bevie, meet your VT-neighbor-maker, sample scrumptious wine, and get -10% off any bottle.

We are always delighted when Maquam comes over and brings their delicious, award winning fruited wines!


From maquamwine.com:

After 100 years and five generations, the family is legally producing wine in St. Albans, Vermont made with syrup from Fairfield, Vermont.

Located on 10 acres, at St. Albans Bay Vermont, this land has been in the Brook’s family since the 1600’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. There is a mound of rock located on the land that contains chert, which the pre-historic Indians used to make their tools. Chert is a fine-grained silica-rich, sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils. The Paleo Indians used the chert for their stone tools and fire starting kits. Chert originating from our location has been found as far away as the Dakotas and Nova Scotia. This fossil rich piece of land is one of only a few sites of its type in North America.

Around seven acres is being dedicated to the production of fruit wines. The berries are grown along Maquam, St. Albans, and Lapans Bays along the shore of Lake Champlain, where the still water affords one of the longest growing seasons in the North East. The primary fruits grown on the property are blackcurrants and Haskap berries.


Maquam Pear Wine -

This award winning pear wine is fruit forward and highly aromatic with lingering tropical undertones. The pear continues on the palate with an exceptionally smooth and lingering finish. Its beautiful light golden color and layered, balanced body makes it a perfect appetizer wine to enjoy with friends.

Our pear wine matches perfectly with picnic fair, salads & sandwiches, Asian cuisine, fruity desserts, grilled chicken and mild cheeses (brie, Gouda etc.). It is also excellent on its own or as a spritzer. Serve chilled!


Maquam Black Currant Wine –

This full bodied award winning black currant wine is hugely aromatic and complex. This garnet hued beauty opens with notes of ripe wild berries and rich oak. Made with 100% estate grown fruit in the Green Mountains of Vermont and locally sourced Vermont Grade A maple syrup, this will be sure to please any discerning pallet. The ten months of French oak barrel aging adds layers of silky vanilla and caramel undertones.

Dry, yet silky and soft, pair it with a variety of foods including strong cheeses, game meat, pork & chicken, festive meals and even some light curries. Also, pairs well with light desserts.
The round jammy flavors of our black currant wine can be enjoyed on its own or as a spritzer. Serve chilled!


Maquam Blueberry and Pure Vermont Maple Syrup Wine –

This fragrant and well-structured blueberry and pure VT maple syrup wine was aged six months in oak barrels and made with Vermont pure maple syrup. It is off-dry, yet fresh tasting. It has notes of berries, vanilla and maple. Pair with any cheese, cream based dishes, white meats or enjoy it on its own or as a spritzer. Serve slightly chilled!