If you are familiar with ale, hops, bomber, growler, malt, and perhaps zymurgy, then you can probably guess that this blog article is all about beer! These above words are terms used in the beer-brewing world and if you are a true connoisseur you know exactly what they are all about. If you don’t but have a love for a superb glass of beer, a quick stop at the Drop-In Brewing Company in Middlebury, VT is all you need.
This local establishment has only been in business since 2012 but they have sure made their mark and gained a true following in Middlebury, VT. At the helm of Drop-In Brewing Company are owners Steve Parkes and Christine McKeever-Parkes. They took their 30 years of experience in commercial brewing, bought an old plumbing supply building, and transformed it into a local hot spot for locals and visitors to the area who are looking for a great microbrewery with a fantastic beer selection.
Their facility is now home to a 15bbl brewing system, a tasting room with apparel and a selection of growlers, and the American Brewers Guild, which happens to be the nation’s premier brewing school. They have three featured beers that are true representations of the owner’s passion and creativity. First you have the light and crisp Sunshine & Hoppiness, next is a Scottish 90 shilling with hints of caramel and chocolate called Heart of Lothian, and last is Red Dwarf, an American amber ale. If you took a poll from visitors you would probably get a tie across the board because they are each that good. In fact, the beers brewed here can be found on tap at a myriad of establishments across Vermont. In 2009, the Brewer’s Association honored the owners with the Russell Schehrer award for innovation in craft brewing industry. You could say that this award is the brewing industry’s version of the “hall of fame.” The staff here is knowledgeable and friendly, the atmosphere is fun and inviting, the prices are affordable, and there is always some creativity brewing in the back so you never know what new choice may be on the menu each week.
Come on over for a fantastic fall getaway! After a visit to this brewing company you can take a bike ride, hike, walk, go shopping or just relax in your suite at our beautiful bed and breakfast. Contact us for more information and book your vacation today.