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Vermont Bed & Brew Package

Come for the Mountains Craft Beer. Stay for the Valley.

The Latest (#vtbedbrew)

Sep 17, 2015  Due to popluar demand, Nov 21st has been added to the fall tour schedule and our Spring 2016 tour dates have been posted.

May 2, 2015: Another great tour with 12 folks from CT, MA, NH and RI. We had 4 Lawson's tastes, Second Fiddle, Alchemist, Lost Nation, Hill Farmstead and even some home brew from the tour guide.

Lawsons Finest, Second Fiddle, Focal Banger

April 2, 2015: Exciting News - Lawson's Finest is now going to hold back 2 bottles of that week's delivery per Brew Tour guest for purchase at the Warren Store. This means a couple coming on the tour will be able to buy 4 bottles of Lawson's weekly delivery varieties! Thanks Sean!

Feb 17, 2015: March 21st tour is sold out and we are getting bookings every week

Dec 13, 2014: Last tour of 2014 and we are already ramping up for something special from Lawson's Finest for 2015!

Dec 6, 2014: 2nd to the last tour of the year under our belts. The folks from CT and Philly thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were excited at the possibilities with LawsonsFinest for 2015. We even fit in a new stop, Stowe Cider! Check out a social feed of vtbedbrew posts from all over

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 Bed & Brew PackageVermont craft brewery accessible with a short, scenic drive over the river (or covered bridge) and through the woods.

Come stay at one of our bed & breakfasts, hotels, condos, inns or lodges and enjoy the included full-day guided craft beer tour without having to worry about designated drivers!

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.

Pricing is based on your choice of where to stay 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, Prohibition 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!


Spring 2016: Apr 9 | Apr 23 | Apr 30 | May 7 | May 14 | May 21 | Jun 4




*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

1824 House
Buffalo Bill's Retreat
Hyde Away Inn
Clay Brook at Sugarbush
Inn at Lareau Farm
Inn at the Round Barn Farm
Mad River Barn
Mad River Inn
Moose Meadow Lodge
Sugar Lodge
Tucker Hill Inn
Weathertop Mountain Inn
West Hill House B&B
White Birch Cottage
White Horse Inn
Wilder Farm Inn
Yellow Farmhouse Inn


Brewery Tours3


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.


Local Dining w/ Craft Beers

Eat & drink at local restaurants with dozens of craft beers on tap, in bottles and in cans.

Did we mention the food is great?

American Flatbread
Big Picture Theater & Cafe
Common Man Restaurant
General Stark's Pub
Hogan's Pub
Hyde Away Restaurant
Mad River Barn
Mad Taco
Pizza in the Valley
Terra Rosa
Timbers Restaurant
275 Main & Tracks at The Pitcher Inn

Pick up craft beers you can't get outside of Vermont

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.

East Warren Community Market

Irasville Country Store

Mehuron's Market

Paradise Deli

Waitsfield Wine Shoppe

Warren Store

Get outside and enjoy Vermont

Work off some of those calories outside (or inside).

Bike our paved or dirt roads or consider lift-served Mountain Biking at Sugarbush

Golf at Sugarbush Golf Club or one of the eight courses within 15-30 minute drive.

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?"

Albany, NY

"'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!"

Naples, FL






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Make us the hub of your own custom brewery tour

We're a short drive from all of Vermont's craft breweries and some of the country's finest including:

Craft Breweries of Vermont



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: