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Vermont Beardies | Make-A-Wish Vermont at Arts Riot | Thank You!

A hearty THANK YOU to all who kicked in and donated to the Vermont Make-A-Wish 1st Annual Beardies at Arts Riot!

We had a blast raising money for those who grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Shout outs!

Make-A-Wish Vermont – for all they do, known and unknown!  Their efforts and impact on helping those faced with enormous struggles. “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. ” – Vermont Make-A-Wish | Our Mission

Matt from Fidddlehead Brewing – tirelessly raising money for charities, plus giving his time to judge, and donating (an enormous amount!!) of money to Make-A-Wish-Vermont

Generous Donators – THANK YOU to all who donated!  We look forward to next year and the opportunity to help again!

Jonathan Goldsmith – aka ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ for his time, and guest judging

Friends at Arts Riot – time, support, venue, promotional consideration, and so much more

Julie Richards Photography – taking professional pictures of the event and allowing us to share them with you!  – 

Vermont Beard & Mustache Co. – participation, judging, raising money, and so much more!


Miraval Rose 6 LTR – The ONLY One in VT!

It’s not everyday we receive a 6 LTR bottle of wine, today is that day… just in time for the holiday celebrations!

Easy drinking, delightful, and ever so fun, Miraval Rosé is a delight available in a variety of sizes and prices:


  • 375ml | $14.99

  • 750ml | $24.99

  • 1.5ltr | $44.99

  • 6ltr | $149.99

ONLY ONE 6ltr bottle of Miraval Rosé exists in VT and we have it so when it is gone, it is gone.



APPELLATION:  A.O.P Côtes de Provence

VARIETAL:  Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle

TERROIR:  Issued from the Château’s best parcels (Muriers, Longue,
Romarin), and from selected parcels in the best terroirs of
Provence. Clay & Limestone vineyard, partially in teraces located
at an average of 350 meters. Cool climate for the area with
big temperature swings between night and day.

VINIFICATION:  The grapes are harvested exclusively in the morning and sorted twice. Destemming. ‘Pressurage direct’ for
Cinsault, Grenache and Rolle. The Syrah is vinified
partially using the «saignee» method. Vinified in
temperature – controlled stainless steel vats (95%)
and in barrels (5%) with batonnage.


Gorgeous pale pink color with soft and shiny
reflections.  This Crisp and precise 2015 has a lovely mineral
freshness with delicate aromas of citrus, red fruits
and white flowers.   On the palate the terroir reveals a pretty balanced and elegant volume along with a very nice tension
bringing length. The bouquet of aromas is persistent leading to
a long lasting fruity finish with an undertone salty


Bottle size list below from, check out their guide!

This is a list of the most frequently used wine bottle sizes and an explanation of each size and shape:

  • Quarter Bottle: 187ml Also known as Piccolo. (1/4 bottle) 1 glass of wine
  • Half Bottle, Demi or Split: 375ml (1/2 bottle) 2 glasses of wine
  • Standard: 750ml, 25.4 oz – The most popular sized wine bottle offers 4 to 6 glasses of wine
  • Magnum: 1.5 Liters (2 bottles)
  • Jeroboam or Double Magnum: 3 Liters (4 bottles)
  • Rehoboam: 4.5 Liters (6 bottles)
  • Bordeaux Jeroboam: 5 Liters (6.75 bottles)
  • Imperial: 6 Liters (8 bottles)
  • Methuselah: 6 Liters (8 bottles)
  • Salmanzar: 9 Liters (12 bottles)
  • Balthazar: 12 Liters (16 bottles)
  • Nebuchanezzar: 15 Liters (20 bottles)
  • Melchoir: 18 Liters (24 bottles)
  • Solomon: 20 Liters (26 bottles)
  • Sovereign: 25 Liters (33.3 bottles)
  • Primat or Goliath: 27 Liters (36 bottles)
  • Melchizedek: 30 Liters (40 bottles)


Switchback Connector IPA

Switchback Connector IPA has made the leap from brewery to Bevie!

Wrap your mitts around these bottles while you can, supply is limited.  $5.99 | 22oz



Connector IPA

  • First Sold: April 2015
  • Availability: Limited
  • 6.2% ABV
  • 65 IBU
  • Unfiltered and 100% Naturally Carbonated

Connector IPA is Switchback’s first and long awaited IPA! Light in color and body, the beer is designed to showcase the hops delicious medley of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine characteristics. Following a huge late addition of Citra hops at the end of the brewing process, we dry hopped this beer with a massive amount of Mosaic and Centennial hops. The result is a lively, refreshingly hoppy IPA that finishes dry with a quick hit of bitterness that fades quickly and invites you back for another sip.

Our Connector IPA is named after “The Southern Connector” road that has been debated for over 52 years and would connect the south end of Burlington to Route 7. The world’s tallest filing cabinet created by local artist, Bren Alvarez is located a few hundred yards away from the brewery on Flynn Ave and was constructed to represent the bureaucracy of the project.

All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.

Goodwater InspiRED | Irish Red Ale

Beer is art for your face so get ‘inspiRED’ by the latest shipment of beer from our friends at Goodwater Brewing!

inspiRED | Irish Red Ale | $10.99/6pk


From the can…

inspiRED is an easy drinking, Irish style red ale.  Medium body with a slightly malty mid palate note followed by an early toffee sweetness and a toasty character.  Clean and smooth with a bit of roasted grain in the taste lends a dryness to the finish.


Lawson’s Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session 2 | FRI 11/25 & SAT 11/26


Special Black Friday Deliciousness Beamed Down from the Lawson’s Mothership Today – Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout!

This post will be updated as Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 sell out for Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.


Bill Withers has an announcement…



Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 11/25– 2 packs per person while it lasts | Sold Out
  • Saturday 11/26– 1 pack per person | 10a Release | 🙂

Super Session Cans –

  • $21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk – In stock :)

Apple Brandy Fayston Maple Imperial Stout – $14.99

  • Friday 11/25– One (1) per person |  Sold Out
  • Saturday 11/26 – Sold out

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

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Thanksgiving 2016 | Releases | Retail Hours | Redemption Hours

Thanksgiving week is here and we know many of you are getting requests to bring hoppy VT-ness back with you to family and friends!



We have scheduled holiday releases in addition to random Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine drops… here is our plan:

2p Tuesday:

  • Heady Topper normal release.  At least the first 5 people in line will get a case, probably more people will get a case.  It will then be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack. Everyone who is here on time will get Heady Topper!  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come late and don’t get counted, you might miss out.
  • Sip of Sunshine holiday bonus drop.  One 4pk per person while it lasts.

8p Wednesday:

  • Alchemist Heady Topper – Normal 8p Wednesday release.  At least one 4pk per person, maybe more depending on how many people are here.

Friday – Lawson’s Apple Brandy Fayston Maple Stout | Sip of Sunshine | Bourbon County Brand Stout

  • Lawson’s Release – whenever the truck arrives.  There will be a post on the front page of our website for the 11/25 & 11/26 days.  Because of Thanksgiving, we do not know when the truck will arrive.  It might be before noon, it might be mid to late afternoon. Our website will be updated when the truck arrives, when it is out for sale, and when it sells out.  Rest assured that we want you to have beer and that we will get it out for sale ASAP.
  • 12p Black Friday Release 1 per person while supplies last of:
    • 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout – no variants – sold out
    • Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Maple Syrup – SUPER LIMITED – sold out
    • North Coast Barrel Rye Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XVIII
    • North Coast Barrel Rye Bourbon Aged Old Rasputin XIX
    • Almanac Barbary Coast Flavored Stout
    • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Barrel Aged Stout – sold out
    • Casita Cerveceria Querido Y Perdido (Love And Lost) Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and chili peppers. SUPER LIMITED – sold out


10a Saturday –

  • Heady Topper normal release.  How many people get a case depends on how many people in line.  It will then be broken down to half cases, two 4 packs, then a single 4 pack so everyone will get Heady Topper.  If you are here on time, you will at least get a 4 pack.  If you come a minute late and don’t get counted, you will probably miss out.
  • Lawson’s – Super Session as usual, 1pk of Sip of Sunshine while it lasts.   A bottle of Apple Brandy Fayston Maple to at least the first 36 people in line… might be more!

Thanksgiving Week Holiday Hours:

  • Sun  11a-6p
  • Mon  10a-9p
  • Tue  10a-9p
  • Wed  10a-9p
  • Thu  CLOSED
  • Fri  10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-3p
  • Sat   10a-8p  /  Redemption  10a-4:45p