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Burlington Brewery Tours

Morning. Well it took me 3 days but I’m finally back in the swing of things this week.

Last night Nolan and I had breakfast for dinner.

A giant egg white scramble with peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, and tomatoes.


I decided to top it with my new favorite salsa!



Unbelievable. It was the perfect topping for my scramble. It gave it a great kick of flavor!


On our vacation, Nolan and I did a brewery tour through Burlington Brew Tours.

BBT is a tour service that takes beer lovers to local breweries and shows you behind the scenes. Oh did I mention they provide a shuttle service that picks you up and drops you off at your hotel. Score!

We did the Classic Brew Tour which took us to the Vermont Pub & Brewery, Fiddlehead Brewery, Switchback Brewing, and Magic Hat. Here is a quick recap of each facility according to their website.

Vermont Pub & Brewery- the third oldest brew pub on the east coast. VPB’s beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and unadulterated, giving these beers a non-uniform, un-equivalent refreshing taste.

Fiddlehead Brewery- a 15 barrel brewery whose mission is to produce high quality beer, use as many local ingredients as they can, and create recipes with the true beer connoisseur in mind.

Switchback Brewing- founded in 2002, the vision was to make just a few beers to achieve the highest quality possible. The success of the flagship beer, Switchback Ale, has driven constant expansion for over 7 years and made the release of three Special beers, Roasted Red Ale, Porter, and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale possible.

 Magic Hat-Established in 1994, Magic Hat embodies similar characteristics and values as its fictional brethren. Magic hat’s new sampler bar will satisfy all your inquiries with a symphony of stimulating tastes sure to send you into a frenzy. Come see where the beer constantly flows.

The tour was $70 a person, an included lunch and basically all the beer you could drink. We sampled  about 18 different beers and had the opportunity to see the whole brewing process up close!

Vermont Pub & Brewery













Brick Oven pizza at Fiddlehead (didn’t get any other pics)


Magic HatIMAG4753 IMAG4758-1 IMAG4759


We obviously had a blast on our trip but we also learned a lot. It was a very fun experience and we really want to see more breweries.

We found out that this particular company also runs a tour in Boston! We are planning to take that one as well. 🙂

Questions of the Day:

Beer or wine?

Ale or Porter?

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • BoaBeerBlog February 28, 2013, 7:10 am

    Did you bring any Vermont brew home with you?

  • jessiebearwhat February 28, 2013, 4:58 pm

    ahg I love that salsa. You’re making me crave it! Looks like you had fun 😀

    • savorlifesflavors March 3, 2013, 5:50 pm

      I hadn’t ever seen it before, but it’s probably going to be one of my regular TJ’s buys!

  • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 28, 2013, 9:43 pm

    I have almost bought that corn salsa at TJ’s several times now, but keep telling myself no. I think I am finally going to have to cave!

    My hometown is near Burlington…but it is in Iowa, not Vermont! 😉

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