Thursday, January 2, 2014

Long Trail Brewery - A Must for Food, Fun and Beer

If you have never been to Long Trail Brewery in Vermont, you must put it on your list of things to do, Now! Located in Bridgewaters Corners, VT, it's just a short drive from many surrounding ski areas such as Okemo and Killington! Luckily for me, it's become our tradition to go to Long Trail for my awesome brother-in-law's birthday on New Years Eve ...along with a handful of other visits throughout ski season!

Long Trail Brewery - Menu Recommendations

Honestly, there is very little chance that you will be disappointed with ANYTHING you order here. But one thing you absolutely must try are the Chicken Wings. Especially if you love chicken wings as much as I do. It's not every day you get to have some as amazing as these! You have a choice of three different kinds: Buffalo, Yaki or Jonas. You should just try all three! You can find the complete pub menu here. (I think there's a few different things that haven't been updated online, but for the most part this is the standard food selection).

In terms of beer selection, I always start things off with a sampler! I've tried pretty much all of them, but it's always fun to try them all again and find out what you feel like drinking that day. There's two different types of samplers. If you have never been here definitely start with the Standard Sampler:

You get six samples of Long Trail's standard craft beer selection, including the popular Long Trail Ale, Hibernator and Double Bag Ale.

If you are already familiar with long-time favorites, try the Special Sampler. It includes four of their new Farmhouse Artisanal Ales and Brown Bag series which I am currently obsessed with.


After samplers, it's time for a full beer! Fair warning...if you choose the Triple Bag, they cut you off at 2 or 3!


My choice this visit was the Belgian Brunette - the latest in the Brown Bag series. 


And you can't leave without spending some time at the outdoor fire pit overlooking the Ottauquechee River.


Sorry I didn't get a photo of the Chicken Wings - I was elbow deep in oh-so-messy deliciousness. Literally! Thankfully they keep plenty of napkins and handi-wipes right at each table. They've thought of everything!

Maybe just one recommendation for the Brewery would be adding a few pub games (Cornhole would be amazing on the back deck!) And perhaps a dog friendly area for well-behaved pups of beer lovers?! Ok, that's it! :)

Cheers!
Chrissy