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Deschutes & Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Beer EHOP Now Available

Deschutes and Harpoon have teamed up to brew EHOP, a hearty amber ale!


Deschutes and Harpoon are ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) breweries meaning they are locally owned by the workers, not some faceless large corporation.

EHOP relates to employee grown hops.  The same employees that own the brewery are also growing hops so it’s another level of Vermont-ness you’re supporting when you buy this delicious beer.

EHOP is great beer for fall – it’s inviting deep hue matches VT’s amazing foliage, the warming robust maltiness is perfect for those who want a seasonal beer but don’t want an Oktoberfest or pumpkin beer.

Get this one while you can and share with friends during Halloween or stock up and save some for Thanksgiving!

There are so many reasons to buy and enjoy EHOP, you may want to try a beer with a Deschutes connection, you may want to support an important VT brewery, or you just may want a tasty seasonal beer.  No reason is wrong for you to pop in and grab a bottle of EHOP while available!

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series EHOP Collaboration | Robust Amber Ale | 8% ABV | $5.89



     It was a little over a year ago at this time that Harpoon became an employee-owned brewery. It was an exciting time – and somewhat overwhelming. What does employee ownership mean and how will it affect the way we work? How will things change at the brewery? Can we finally purchase that Jetstream we’ve always wanted? (The answer to that last question is “no”).

     Thankfully, we had friends who had gone down the Employee Ownership path before us. After news broke of the Harpoon ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), our friends and fellow brewery employee-owners at the Deschutes Brewery were among the first to reach out and welcome us to the club. They became an invaluable resource for us as we began to navigate our way into the new world of employee ownership.

     It didn’t take long for us to decide to brew a beer together. And that’s just what we’re doing here today. Deschutes brewer Ryan Schmiege traveled to Boston from Bend, OR to join Harpoon brewer Ethan Elston in brewing this collaboration; a beer that celebrates employee ownership and brewing independence. We’re not ready to give all the details away quite yet – but if you guessed that the recipe might contain employee-grown hops and local spices, you just may be on to something… In any event, we couldn’t let today pass without letting you all know about this great collaboration that’s brewing as we speak.

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     In 2014 we became employee owned and our friends from Deschutes Brewery were among the first to welcome us to the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) club. They became an invaluable resource for us as we began to navigate our way into the new world of employee ownership. As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for us to decide to brew a beer together.

     Two versions of the EHOP beer will be released: one brewed at our brewery in Boston and the other brewed at Deschutes in Bend, Oregon. Harpoon brewer Ethan Elston and Deschutes brewer Ryan Schmiege collaborated on both recipes. While each beer is unique, both recipes include employee-grown hops (EHOPs). The hops, along with locally sourced sage and thyme, create a full bodied amber ale that has a malty sweetness and a lingering spiciness. Both versions will be bottled and kegged for a release in Mid-Late October. Cheers to craft brewing independence!

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance:  Dark red in color, nice and bright
  • Aroma:  A nice malty aroma with the most subtle of sage and thyme notes and a wisp of hoppiness
  • Mouth feel:  Full bodied, well carbonated, relatively heavy
  • Taste:  Nice dark malt sweetness with a spicy and hoppy background
  • Finish:  An exciting spiciness on the tongue offset by warm maltiness.

Frost Beer Works – Free Beer Tasting 10/10/2015 2-6p!

frost logo Frost Beer Works is here, pouring their local, delicious VT beer until 6p!

Come get it while you can and try one of the newest additions to the VT bottled beer scene.



  • Another IPA | American IPA | 7.30% ABV | $5.89
  • Just Pale Ale | American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.50% ABV | $4.69
  • Really Pale Ale | American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.50% ABV | $5.89
  • Spicy Farmhouse Rye | American IPA | 7.50% ABV | $5.99
  • Fall Ale | Amber Harvest Ale | 7.00% ABV | $5.99
  • Some IIPA | American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.00% ABV | $6.49

prices do not include VT state tax/deposit.

Saturday Heady Topper Release & Mega Beer Drop!

Happy 4 Quarters Firkin Festival!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Columbus Day Weekend!

Happy Fall Foliage Weekend!

hill-farmstead-beer-lawsons-beer-heady-topper-beerWe’re pulling out all the stops this weekend with a mega drop of VT brews the masses salivate and search for!

Starting at 9:30a, we are dropping a VT beer bomb on y’all and we’ll be having delicious randomness throughout the day in addition to a fresh Frost Beer tasting this afternoon.

Saturday 9:30a release details:

Heady Topper – The Alchemist | American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.00% ABV | $12.994pk / $74.99cs | LIMIT DEPENDS ON THE LINE –  the first 10 people should get a case, could be the first 20, it is completely unknown.  Read how much you might get here:

Everett – Hill Farmstead Brewery | American Porter | 7.50% ABV | $8.99 | 1pp – LIMITED AMOUNT

George – Hill Farmstead Brewery | American Brown Ale | 6.00% ABV | $6.99 | 1pp – LIMITED AMOUNT

Gose – Lost Nation Brewing | Gose | $9.99/4pk | 1pp

The Wind – Lost Nation Brewing | Gose dry hopped with Citra and Grapefruit | $13.69 | 1pp

Sip Of Sunshine – Lawson’s Finest Liquids | American IPA | 8.00% ABV | $13.79/4pk | 1pp

Super Session #2 – Lawson’s Finest Liquids | American IPA | 4.80% ABV | $10.99/6pk $21.99/12pk | 12 cans pp

Citrennial – Foley Brothers Brewing – American IPA | 6.90% ABV | $6.79

Parley – Foley Brothers Brewing – Red IPA | 5.0% ABV | $6.19

Tribute – 14th Star Brewing Co. | American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.90% ABV | $10.99/4pk | 1pp

Deschutes & Harpoon EHOP Collaboration | Robust Amber Ale | 8.00% ABV | $5.89

Limits are per of consumption age customer, prices do not include VT tax/dep.

Foley Brothers Beer Release – New Parley IPA & Citrennial IPA!

Foley Brothers just dropped fresh beer off!  Plunge your taste buds into the deliciousness of Foley’s Citrennial Double IPA and Parley, their brand spanking new Red IPA!


Parley isn’t even on Beer Advocate yet so if you grab one, you could be the one to make your mark on Beer Advocate by being the sudsy sipper to add Parley!


  • Citrennial – Foley Brothers Brewing – American IPA | 6.90% ABV

  • Parley – Foley Brothers Brewing – Red IPA | 5.0% ABV


10/09/15 – Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 Delivery

It’s raining outside but it just got a bit brighter at the Bevie with the arrival of Lawson’s!


Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans | 2 packs per person | $13.79/4pk

Super Session Cans | 12 cans per person | $21.99/12pk $10.99/6pk

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

Stone Brewing Co. – 24 Carrot Cake Beer

Stone Brewing / Juli Goldenberg / Monkey Paw  24 Carrot Golden Ale just hit the shelves!

stone-24-carrot-golden-aleBecause this is in such limited supply, we’re putting it out at 1 bottle per person to share it with as many people as possible.

A strong Belgian ale brewed with carrots, cinnamon, raisins, and vanilla beans that won’t last long for sure so get yours as soon as possible.

24 Carrot Cale Ale just came in moments ago so we can’t tell you precisely how it tastes so below is information pulled off of:

Style: BELGIAN STYLE ALE  |  ABV: 8.5%  |  IBUs: 40

     2015 marked the seventh year of our American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition. Juli Goldenberg, this year’s winner, added carrots, raisins, cinnamon and more to a Belgian-style golden strong ale to create a beer that is the liquid embodiment of carrot cake.

     As the name implies, this beer is richly aromatic and envelopes the palate with decadent flavors of cream cheese frosting, cinnamon, vanilla, carrots and raisins plus subtle malt sweetness, ending with a medium-dry finish. It’s nothing short of brilliant and well deserving of the 24 karat (carrot?) golden opportunity to be brewed by Stone and distributed across the country.