United States > Vermont > Stowe
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | November 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Another neat stop with Max, Andy, and Pearl during another of our Vermont trips. We stopped in for a few beers and then wandered the grounds and went and watched (and petted) the pigs out back. Lots of wood inside, and lit well with a lot of natural light coming in from outside, keeping the place bright and welcoming. We opted for a full pour of everything on tap and split them amongst ourselves. The bartender was incredibly friendly and hospitable. When he saw me taking notes and all of us sharing our stuff together he brought out and opened up a bottle of another one of their beers that hadnít been on tap in a while so we could try it. Gorgeous location, really friendly staff. Didnít eat here but the food everyone else was getting looked rather good and prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.
bellco33 (22) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
The scenery canít be beat. Beautiful views of Mt. Mansfield and the rest of the green mountains during the day, and a nice lodge feel during the evening. The beers, while limited and not my favorite styles, are outstanding for what they are. The food (sandwiches and pastries) are good but expensive. Come get a few beers and leave. Worth the stop.
tgncc (82) Bellmore, New York | August 8, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
The brewpub is combined with their Bakery/Deli, about a 0.25 mile walk from the Lodge itself. The atmosphere is ok, a small bar, bland, next to a kitchen, with a view of the lovely surrounding mountains. No effort to recreate an authentic German beer hall. The service was spotty, some days ok, other days just godammed bad. Many times thereís patrons standing around waiting for a pint, and no ne to serve them. Weird way to run a business. The food, is from the associated bakery/deli, and ranges from ok t good, as long as you are willing to wait for a good while to be served. The value is ok also, $7.50 for a pint, which in this Lodge is a relative bargain. If they improved their service, I could boost my rating. If they had a more spacious pub, with more of an authentic German atmosphere, I could take it up a notch. The only good thing I will say is that the Lagers they serve are all well made, and enjoyable. Thus if you find yourself in this next of the woods, I would stop in.
Ed5388 (58) Forked River, New Jersey | August 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in late morning on my way home to Jersey. Was first served of the day. This place has the most gorgeous views! Nice modern log cabin feel. All the delicious looking baked goods as you walked in were very tempting. No free samples. Ordered the tap list flight and sampled on the back outside porch while taking in the sights. The beers were decent, but a little pricy. The views alone were worth the stop.
Boutip (67) Gatineau, Quebec | July 25, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely located at the bottom of the Vermont green mountains with a perfect view from the patio. The beer is very well brew with clean crisp version of Austrian lagers. The pastries and cake are not bad either. The food and drinks are a bit pricey but that is probably the price to pay. Nice stop when coming back from Stowe or Smuggler Notch
Radek Kliber (235) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 1, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly out of the way. Located in small lodge on hill. Inside no frills but with great patio and spectacular views. Service was quiet bad. The only person serving was more busy trying to score some girl that was half his age. He think that if he uses F-words he would be cooler. Lame. Beers were authentic and quiet nice.
Lukaduke (62) Portland, Maine | June 2, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Sitting on top of a picturesque scene this place looks like a you have just escaped to the swiss alps minus a few thousand feet. The brewery is seperate from the Lodge and is all glowing natural wood with a small bar and dining area with lots of fresh baked pastries and breads. Stopped in with the wife on a rainy afternoon and ordered a paddle of their sampler. Nothing to special, I remember their beer being top notch but this visit was full of lifeless lackluster beer that was very $$... I had four 4oz samples and bought a 750ml to go (which were prefilled in swingtop bottles and sitting at room temp... not sure how fresh it was ? But the wife was intrigued so we grabbed one as we were paying... came to like $27... considering the style the price point is way out of whack even if the beer was spot on, which they were not.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Few brewpubs can have a view to rival that of Trappís Family lodge breweryís terrace, opening up on the mountainous areas near Stowe, totally reminiscent of Austria. You would not come for that reason alone, but the lagers are also clean, crisp examples of their styles that have not quite rivalled the best that Iíve had in Austria, but are very honest examples. Sadly, the prime location and touristy nature rimes with dramatically high prices. 15 minutes away, at the great Alchemist pub, you can get a pint of awesome pale ale for barely 4 dollars. Here, we paid 6.50 for a lesser beer. The food is limited to bakery stuff like sandwiches, salads, pastries, but very good for what it is, although again, you would not expect less at the very expensive prices it goes for. We will come from time to time for the land, but itís not a detour that the beer merits in itself, as much as I like Austrian lagers.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A strange place to be on a rainy Thursday morning at 9am, but they are serving beer then! Unfortunately they donít serve any of the hot food or sandwiches until later, so you have to stick with cold sandwiches or breakfast items. There is a small area to eat-in (a few wooden booths) plus an outside deck (but it was raining when we stopped). I split a sampler of their beers (dunkel, baltic porter, vienna, helles) and did not really enjoy any of them. So it was a disappointing stop, but maybe if I came back when the hot food was served and they had some different beers on, it would have been better. Nice view of the mountains though.
josarah (107) Hinesburg, Vermont | September 7, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is more of an Austrian deli than what you would expect from a brewpub.
That being said, the food is really top quality, the service very good, the location outstanding and the brews are spot on. Alan the brewer really does a great job with his lagers
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