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6 Great Beers for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Breweries, Fuller's, Goose Island, Long Trail, Rogue, Widmer


For a large family meal like Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to share a bottle of wine with the table. Wait a second, that doesn’t sound right. Let’s try that again. For a large family meal like Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to share a nice big fantastic bottle of BEER with the table. And for the holiday, here are some excellent recommendations to accompany your Thanksgiving feast that come in large bottles for the table to share.

1)      Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Brrrbon – This high ABV Bourbon infused monster of a beer is best saved for dessert. The beer ranges in flavor from notes of vanilla to caramel and toffee.

2)      Widmer Old Embalmer Barleywine – Surely another dessert beer, this strong barleywine is quite spicy with notes of pine and butterscotch.

3)      Rogue Juniper – Definitely for the turkey dinner, the spicy, yet smooth, pale ale is sessionable but leaves you with a dry finish.

4)      Long Trail Brewmaster Series Imperial Porter – Another great dessert pairing, the Imperial Porter is dark yet reasonably balanced due to its complex flavor but clean finish. The beer has flavors of dark fruit, roast malts, and chocolate, and finishes with slight bitterness.

5)      Goose Island Matilda – It may be stronger than the average dinner pairing at 7%, but this Belgian style pale ale has wonderful fruity and spicy characteristics which will complement the candied yams and cranberry sauce and nicely contrast the savory turkey.

6)      Fuller’s Vintage Ale – The 16th edition of this annual release for the holidays makes a wonderful gift for your host. Each bottle is box-packaged and individually numbered. It’s great today or can be aged for holidays to come.

Recovering from Sandy

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Frankenmuth, Long Trail, Shock Top, Victory


At the Greatest Beers of the World, we first want to extend our best wishes to you and your families if you’re recovering from Sandy’s impact on the region.

The lights are coming back on. The streets are being cleared. And surely, if your family missed out on the Halloween festivities, they’re being rescheduled for next week. And what’s a great way to give yourself a little mental R&R this weekend as you get back into the normal swing of things. Have a beer of course!

Here’s four exceptional beer offerings that is appropriate for the recovery effort!

Long Trail Survival Packs – The Winter Survival Pack is the perfect 12-pack featuring Long Trail’s year-round favorites, Long Tail Ale and IPA along with winter seasonals, Hit the Trail and Hibernator. The Hit The Trail is a sessionable 4.2% ABV English style brown ale. The Hibernator on the other hand is a more robust Scottish ale with a bit of warmth at 6% ABV.

Frankenmuth – A great fit for surviving the “Frankenstorm”, Frankenmuth offers some incredible German style beers from “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Be on the lookout for their Pilsener which is a traditional golden lager which adheres to German purity laws. It is light, crisp, and refreshing with a dry finish.

Victory Storm King – A local favorite, the Storm King is an intense 9.1% ABV Russian imperial stout that is rich and full bodied.  With an extremely dark pour, you’ll notice immediately a dense aroma of chocolate, booze, and roasted malts. The complex flavors range from bitters to more of a chocolate and coffee like characteristic.

Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat – This 6% ABV wheat beer has a deep amber color with complex spicy characteristics you’d expect to find from Belgian style wheat beers. This is offset by the light chocolate malts giving it subtle richness. Overall, a great wheat for transitioning to the cooler climate.

Long Trail Brewing Announces Upcoming Releases

Monday, July 30, 2012 | Long Trail


This fall, Long Trail Brewing introduces a new recipe, Long Trail Pumpkin Ale, a slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. The perfect drink for a fall day, this exceptionally balanced beer has an aroma very reminiscent of pumpkin pie. It will be available in six packs of 12 ounce bottles and in the Long Trail Fall Survival 12-pack.

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Long Trail Fall Survival Packs

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Long Trail


Long Trail Pumpkin Ale will be made available in fall survival packs along with Long Trail Ale, Long Trail IPA and Long Trail Harvest Ale. “A slightly sweet seasonal treat artfully brewed with pumpkins and spices.”

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Long Trail Brewing Co. Cans Hit Shelves

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Long Trail


Within the past couple weeks, Long Trail Brewing cans hit shelves.

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Long Trail Century Ride

Friday, June 8, 2012 | Long Trail


Bicycle through some of the most scenic parts of the Green Mountains of Vermont all while supporting a great cause that brings sports and recreation to people with disabilities. The annual Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a recreational century ride that starts and ends at Long Trail Brewery on Route 4 in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. All participants who register will receive a lift ticket voucher to ski or ride Killington Resort during the 2012-2013 season!

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33rd Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Long Trail


Featuring Music, Fine Art, and Crafters at Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm Father’s Day Weekend – June 15, 16 and 17, 2012 Sorry, no dogs or bicycles allowed on festival grounds.

The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm

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Celebrate Sustainable Brewers

Friday, April 22, 2011 | Breweries, Long Trail, Spring, Sustainable, Uinta, Victory


The Greatest Beers of the World would like to take a moment and celebrate the approach of Earth Day this week by showcasing American craft brewers who are making a difference in our world: Read more…

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