Huge brewery with annexed restaurant and bar in the hillside, it all looks quite new. The pils here is quite good, I had several full pours. Food is pretty typical German grub which I do not personally love but it is good quality, albeit a bit pricey. Good place to go put down some fresh pils.
This is a sprawling place. The lodge is beautiful and is celebrating it's fifth anniversary. There is a coffeehouse near the lodge as well and numerous other outbuildings, each with its own function. The brewery is the newest space and I pretty massive. U-shaped bar in a large dining room, there's also tables on a porch with a view of Stowe Mountain, and some picnic tables on the lawn. Six beers on offer, flights of four available. Beers were very safe and included German styles as well as some hoppy lagers. Service was friendly and efficient. Johannes von Trapp sat down next to me as I was leaving and ordered some food, so he seems like a hands-on type of manager. Nice place to visit.
Visited on a Wednesday afternoon. The place has great views all around it. You have to climb a bit of a mountain to get to it. It has a mountain cabin lodge / bier hall feel to it. The day I visited they were allowing flights, but I got the impression they usually do not allow them. The beers I tried were all pretty good examples of the style. All German styles, too. Service was decent, but a bit slow. Very friendly. I would come in if I were around. Great experience, and tons of photo opportunities outside.
Excellent views of the region from high atop the trapp mountain. Tap room is big enough but sit outdoors if it’s a warm day. hop vines growing on the porch, good beers and good vibes. they have togo growlers and bottles.
Kind of fun to get to - especially during road construction season. The brewery is to the left before the main lodge, although there is a sign down the hill announcing the future location. Four taps running, fights of the four are $7.50. Service was ok; a little disinterested perhaps, although he knew the beers. They have a pretty small inside space, but more room outside on a nice patio with a great view of the Green Mountains. Beers were kind of meh, although the Spring Bock was tasty enough.
Stopped here for the first time recently...more for the Sound of Music connection up at the Inn then for the brewpub...but I’m never one to miss checking out a craftbeer establishment. Overall the beers were good but not great...mostly German/Austrian inspired styles obviously. I would not consider this a craftbeer destination...but certainly a place to stop if in the area. As others have said...the food is really the star here...authentic and delicious...perfect for lunch...informal dinner...or just beer and a snack. We weren’t able to see the brewery itself...only pictures. I’m sure having a beer on the deck in nice weather would be a big draw...for us though it was after dark and winter time...although that made the ambiance inside perhaps a bit more enjoyable than otherwise. Definitely stop here if in the area...and if interested...visit the Inn up the road to lean more about the Trapp Family’s history...which is very interesting.
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 hadn’t been on tap in a while so we could try it. Gorgeous location, really friendly staff. Didn’t eat here but the food everyone else was getting looked rather good and prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.
The scenery can’t 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.
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 there’s 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.
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.