Vermont Bed & Brew Package
Come for the
Mountains Craft Beer. Stay for the Valley.
Let us help you discover some of the country's best craft beer while staying in the beautiful Mad River Valley. Staying in the Mad River Valley puts you right in the heart of Vermont craft brew country. We are located in Central Vermont, not far off Interstate-89, making nearly every Vermont craft brewery accessible with a short, scenic drive over the river (or covered bridge) and through the woods.
We've created a very unique package bundled with discounted lodging to give guests an all day tour at select Vermont Route 100 (IPA Highway) craft breweries. The tour picks you up at your lodging choice and drives you throughout Central Vermont, tasting craft beers and snacks along the way. Typical tours are on Saturdays so you can arrive anytime Friday, wake up for breakfast and then be on your way.
Near the end of the tour, guests ask our local guide where they can continue on for dinner or drinks sampling even more unique craft beers (and delicious local foods).
Since our tour focuses on Central Vermont, we suggest considering coming a day early or staying an extra day to take a day trip to other breweries within driving distance including Hill Farmstead, Harpoon Brewery, Long Trail, Foley Brothers, Trout River, Otter Creek, Infinity Brewing, Burlington Beer Company, and many others.
Vermont Bed & Brew: Starts at $99 per person/night1 and includes
- 2+ nights at a hotel, lodge, or bed & breakfast in the Mad River Valley
- Private Saturday tour of 4+ craft breweries, a special tasting of Lawson's Finest and a surprise add-on or two
- 12+ Tastings: Mad River Distillers, Heady Topper, Prhibition Pig, Lawson's Finest, Lost Nation or Trapp, Rock Art, Crop Brewery
- Hearty snack box with local Vermont treats to get you through the day of touring
- Mad River Valley 6oz. tasting glass with free tasting at each brewery
- Local retailers reserve Lawson's Finest Liquids and Heady Topper exclusively for purchase by Bed & Brew guests!
BOOK AVAILABLE TOUR DATES ONLINE
Spring 2015: Mar 21 SOLDOUT | Apr 11 SOLDOUT | Apr 25 | May 2 SOLDOUT | May 16 SOLDOUT | Jun 6
*Note: default search is 2 nights. You can change arrival or departure to fit your plans.
A minimum of six guests are needed to conduct the tour. If fewer than six seats are booked one week prior to the tour date, the tour will be canceled and you will be refunded the tour price. We encourage you to keep your lodging reservation and visit breweries on your own. If we cancel the tour, we will still reserve Lawson's and Heady Topper for you to purchase at our participating retailers.
Stay at one of our participating Hotels, Motels, Lodges, Inns or Bed & Breakfasts2
Bridges Family Resort
Get picked up at your lodging location around 10am
Tour Buses seat 12 people and have coolers for any purchases.
Craft Beer Gift Package
Hearty snacks will be provided and each guest will get a gift bag that may include nuts, fruit, and cheese.
Unique Mad River Valley 6oz tasting glass
Vermont Brewer's Association passport and statewide brewery map
The Fine Print
1 Starting price of $99 per person/per night does not include taxes and is based on double occupancy.
2Some lodging properties have VT Liquor licenses which do not permit consumption of alcoholic beverages purchased outside their properties. In these cases, the lodging properties will be pleased to store your purchases until you are ready to check out.
3 Brewery Tours can be booked on Saturdays from November 9, 2013 through December 2015 and require a 2 night stay and each participant must be 21 years of age with valid proof of ID.
4 Lawson's Finest does not do tours of their Warren, VT Brewhouse. The private tasting will be at local bar/restaurant or another suitable location.
Eat & drink at local restaurants with dozens of craft beers on tap, in bottles and in cans.
Did we mention the food is great?
Bridge Street Butchery
Our local retail shops have dozens and dozens of Vermont, New England, US and International craft beers. Stop in and look at their incredible selections while you are here.
Work off some of those calories outside (or inside).
Bike our paved or dirt roads or consider lift-served Mountain Biking at Sugarbush
Hike valley paths, the Long Trail or backwoods in the Green Mountains.
Play some Disc Golf at Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak
Kayaking, Canoeing, or Tubing the Mad River
Paddleboard, swim, kayak or canoe Blueberry Lake
Comments from actual tour guests:
"This tour is amazing because it gives you a look into different styles of breweries, insights into the minds behind the brews, and a taste of vermont. It's an experience that would be tough to recreate on your own, and one of the greatest ideas for a getaway weekend. Who doesn't love relaxing a B&B and then being driven to breweries for a day?"
"'Tasting notes' would be a nice addition! The tour was run excellently. Everyone involved was both friendly and knowledgeable. We loved ending at the Mad Taco (Pork and Kimchi...YUM!), and meeting Steve. Kudos to all involved!"
Peach Lake, NY
"We thought the whole experience was fantastic! We wouldn't change anything other than possibly making one of the stops/tours a lunch stop as well. It would have been fun to sample the beer with the group over lunch at one of the stops. The food smelled so good at some of the stops!"
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We're a short drive from all of Vermont's craft breweries and some of the country's finest including:
Made it all the way down here and yet are still unsure about this place called the Mad River Valley?
Maybe you should take 10-15 minutes and watch the unscripted film, Almost There: