Kendall and I were traveling through Windsor VT last week, coming home from Plattsburgh and decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about at the Harpoon Brewery. Dennis (our resident Vermont Woods Studios local craft beer expert) had mentioned it a few times — plus it was hot and sunny and we were thirsty!
What a great place: Harpoon's outdoor beer garden is a new addition to their brewery that sits on the banks of the Connecticut River in Windsor VT. It's one of Vermont's 21 craft breweries, including Long Trail, Magic Hat Otter Creek Switchback and Trout River and well worth a stop if you're traveling anywhere near the White River Junction area.
At the beer garden you can relax with one of the dozen or so varieties of locally made beer. The menu includes your favorite pub fare such as paninis, salads, burgers and wings.
Want to learn more about Vermont craft beers? Wikipedia has a nice write-up but a better way might be to experience the beers at one of our many craft beer festivals. Two are on tap in September (Mount Snow Brewers Festival and SIPtemberfest in Fayston VT) and one in October (Killington Brewfest). We'll hope to see you there!