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Come for the Mountains Beer. Stay for the Valley.

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April 23, 2014: Only 3 days left to our next tour AND we've expanded with 2 SUNDAY tours that coincide with Saturday Farmers' market Lawson's Finest sales. Stay 3 nights, get your Lawson's on Saturday and then tour on Sunday!

April 3, 2014: The May 17th tour is SOLD OUT.  There are still seats available on the April 26th and May 31st tours. 

Feb 10, 2014: March 22 tour is SOLD OUT. We still have plenty of seats for April and May...and maybe beyond.

Feb 4, 2014: Just had another booking for the upcoming March 22 tour. Only 4 seats left on the first one of 2014.

January 24, 2014:  In response to the positive feedback from our 2013 beer tour participants, we have scheduled 5 more tours for this spring. We hope you can join us!

Nov 16, 2013: Another great tour with folks from NY, CT and even White River Junction VT. The tour ended with FOUR tastings of Lawson's Finest at the Mad Taco.

Nov 9, 2013: We had another fabulous day of beer tasting with 11 guests from all over New England (and Canada!)

Nov 5, 2013 Update: For those craft beer aficianados who have heard of the temporary closure of the Alchemist's retail shop, fear not, the latest news from The Alchemist won't impact our tour. We have arranged for a private tasting of Heady Topper at The Reservoir AND we're busy organizing a way for you to get some of your own Heady Topper to take home with you!

Nov 4, 2013 Update: We just finished our first tour last Saturday. We can't keep it a secret anymore: the surprise first stop on the tour is our very own Mad River Distillers, right here in 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 Bed & Brew PackageVermont craft brewery accessible with a short, scenic drive over the river (or covered bridge) and through the woods.

We are so excited to offer you this exclusive bed & brew package. Come stay at one of our bed & breakfasts, hotels, condos, motels 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 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 drving distance including Hill Farmstead, Harpoon Brewery, Long Trail, Foley Brothers, Trout River, Otter Creek, and many others.

Vermont Bed & Brew: Starts at $99 per person/night1 and includes

  • 2+ nights at a hotel, lodge, bed & breakfast in the Mad River Valley
  • Private Saturday tour of 3-4 craft breweries, a special tasting of Lawson's Finest and a surprise add-on
  • Hearty snack box with local Vermont treats (or lunchtime appetizers) to get you through the day of touring
  • Mad River Valley 6oz. tasting glass with free tasting at each brewery
  • Discounts at local restaurants featuring local craft beers and farm to table food

BOOK AVAILABLE TOUR DATES ONLINE

Nov 8-10 | Nov 15-17 | Dec 6-8 | Dec 13-15 | Mar 22, 2014 | Apr 12, 2014 | Apr 26, 2014 | May 17 | May 31, 2014  | Sunday, Jun 15, 2014* | Aug 9, 2014 | Sunday, Aug 24, 2014*

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*Note: default search is 2 nights and default search for Sunday tour weekends is 3 nights. You can change arrival or departure to fit your plans.

 

Room of Craft Beer 

 

Lodging

 

Stay at one of our participating Hotels, Motels, Lodges, Inns or Bed & Breakfasts2

Bridges Family Resort
Clay Brook at Sugarbush
Inn at the Round Barn Farm
Mad River Inn
Pitcher Inn
Sugar Lodge
Sugarbush Resort Condos
West Hill House B&B
Wilder Farm Inn
Yellow Farmhouse Inn

 

Brewery Tours3

 

Get picked up at your lodging location around 10am

Tour Buses seat 14 people and have coolers for any purchases

 

 

Craft Beer Gift Package

 

Each visitor will get a gift box from the Warren Store, Bridge Street Butchery or Merhuron's Market: hearty snacks that may include trail mix, nuts, fruit, sandwich/wrap and unique treats

Unique Mad River Valley 6oz tasting glass. Use it at the breweries and take it home!

Specials to restaurants and shops in and around the Mad River Valley

 

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 Aug 10, 2014 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 The Mad Taco in Waitsfield 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?

Ake's Den
American Flatbread
Big Picture Theater & Cafe
Birds Nest Bistro
Common Man Restaurant
Elusive Moose
General Stark's Pub
The Grill at Sugarbush Inn
Hogan's Pub
Hyde Away Restaurant
Localfolk Smokehouse
Mad River Grill
Mad Taco
MINT
Pizza in the Valley
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

Mac's Market

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. Lisa (our guide) was concerned that Bruce (our driver) may have been too 'chatty', but this was not the case. 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

 

 

 

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