Finally stopped in and so I glad we did. The taproom is excellent, so much more than just a tasting room. Great selection of fresh beers to sample. Good food. And a few nice shops in the little area to check out. Nice place to stop if passing through and very easy to get to off the highway.
The brewery is not that difficult to find once you get off I-91. You can buy bottles and growlers of their beer. The gift shop has a wall of shelves with old classic craft beer bottles and cans and you get the typical brewery gift shop fare with clothing, glassware, key chains, etc. The tasting room is on one side of the gift shop while the mostly automated bottling operations can be seen through huge picture windows. Tours are available. It is a nice place to spend some time browsing and tasting.
Last stop on my way back to the Garden State. This place was hoppin! Got out of my car and saw a ton of people enjoying beers outside in the beer garden to a live band. Inside was also really nice, with lots of swag available for purchase. Bartender let us sample a few things before we decided what to have. The beers were much better on tap, then I've had in the past in bottles. Definitely a cool place to check out if your in the area.
This is a nice place. i like it a lot but the food and drinks are pricey and itís hard to get help when the place is busy. Iíve been here a dozen times and itís always the same.
The bartenders are very knowledgeable though. These guys KNOW their beer.
This place is big and spacious. The inside is comfortable. The service is fast and friendly, the choices of beers is good also the choice of food. You can walk around and look at all the stuff they have to sell besides the beer. Good place to enjoy a beer and lunch.
Visited July 28, 2011, a half hour after opening for lunch. Like the one in Boston, you can sample their beers, take a tour and buy beer and stuff, but here in Windsor, you can drink more the 3 oz and can eat. Lots of room to sit and they have a very long bar. My trukey wrap was very good and my two beer were nice to (Belgian Pale Ale and Leviathan Imperial Rye). It a nice place to have lunch or just drink, but sometimes it feels like a family restaurant.
Visited on a Saturday late afternoon in April. Pleasant place in an attractive rural setting. Just popped in to get our Vermont brewer passports stamped but stayed for a pint. Nothing particularly exciting on offer. Spacious bar/restaurant area inside with a patio/beer garden outside. Most people were taking advantage of the Spring sunshine and sitting outside. We did likewise. I guess there is a shop inside and they do tours but I didnít really look into that. Thought weíd only just arrived in time to beat the 6pm closing time but it turns out they are now open until 9pm from Thursday to Saturday (also on Mondays from May to October). Hardly an essential stop but, if passing itís worth a look.