23 S. Main St., Waterbury, 802-244-4120
Barbecue and comfort food meet “proper” cocktails and one of New England’s largest craft beer selections. In the adjacent brewery, pair a pint with tacos or ramen.
316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 802-448-3278
Burlington’s hometown cidery invites visitors to “get excidered” about its local-apple beverages. The modern pub fare includes poutines and handmade veggie burgers.
1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 802-253-4765
Sip the draft lineup from the six-sample “brew-ski” — pair it with smoked trout dip, Vermont cheddar fritters or roast chicken and mash. Brewery tours are available by reservation.
36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, 802-490-2354
Take in sweeping views of the Connecticut River over craft beers and spiced-cider ribs. The Whetstoner session IPA is always on tap.
144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500
Burlington’s original brewpub deals in classic plates such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers.
83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 802-434-5787
This award-winning brewhouse riffs on German, Belgian and British styles. The kitchen puts out kale Caesars, pulled-chicken sandwiches, and cheddar-ale mac and cheese. Live music nearly every night.
25 Omega Dr., Suite 150, Williston, 802-863-2337
The creative drafts at South Burlington’s warehouse brewery might include an aged oatmeal-cranberry stout or a hazy IPA infused with flowers and herbs. Pair a flight with a grilled sandwich, tacos or nachos.
716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-497-0054
American Flatbread’s flagship brewery pours pints of Green State Lager and Conehead IPA in a hip South End bar. Pair yours with a handmade sausage in the summer beer garden.
133 N. Main St., Suite 7, 14th Star Brewing Co., St. Albans, 802-782-8703
Inside a veteran-owned brewery in a former bowling alley, creative burgers, salads and pretzel sticks pair with ales, stouts and aromatic IPAs. Sunday brunch.
155 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 802-496-4677
Friendly bartenders pour glasses of brewer Sean Lawson’s hop-driven IPAs, along with stouts, pilsners and other styles. Cheese plates keep the hunger at bay.