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June 11, 2018

Fruit Farm Series: Maple Rhubarb Golden Ale

Trek through the fields and flavors of Vermont with our small-batch fruit beer series created in collaboration with our local farmer friends. Look for a new recipe each month highlighting locally harvested fruits ranging from green mountain gooseberries to kiwi fruit and everything in between. Exclusively available at the Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners this summer. First up: Maple Rhubarb Golden Ale. More »
June 8, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Big Little Guy & Call Me ISH-Pale

We have two special new beers coming your way this weekend from the farmhouse pilot brewery. Ethan, Ian and Sam have been hammering away at product development, cooking up some recipes for the colder days, despite the calendar reading late-spring. First up we have a darker, Belgian-style ale that we're dialing in for something fun in the future. More »
June 1, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Hazy Sea & Amirani's Peak

The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and the pilot brewery continues to crank. Ethan dropped off a few fresh logs for the weekend, which include a hazy IPA and Czech pilsner for those of y'all tired of all the hops. More »
May 21, 2018

VT IPA BEER DINNER

On Friday, May 25th, we're wrapping up our mini tour of Vermont with a limited seating beer dinner at The Perfect Wife Restaurant & Tavern in Manchester, Vermont.  More »
May 18, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: K-Dub and Young American

This weekend we have two brand new pilot beers coming from our freshly updated farmhouse pilot brewery. K-Dub is an amber-colored kellerbier inspired by the German style while Young American 802 is a craft malt liquor. Click on for more details... More »
May 11, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Lucozade Toast IPA

This morning Ethan dropped off a new pilot IPA that the brew crew is developing as a Survival Pack exclusive offering. They've been crushing it recently with hoppy hits like Dope Flowers and Hobo Magic, so come get it before its gone.  Here's Ethan's description:  More »
May 4, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Dope Flowers IPA

April showers bring Dope Flowers... On tap this weekend is a brand new 7.6% IPA developed by Ethan over in the Farmhouse. More »
April 27, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: To Helles With You + Squigglesworth's Bastard

A few fresh kegs made their way to the pub today via Ethan and the farmhouse pilot brewery. He's been in there developing some new recipes that we're excited to pour this weekend. Here's the run down on the Helles Lager and English IPA we're tapping:  Description // To Helles with You More »
April 20, 2018

Due Diligence is Delicious: Cooperator IPA

If you’ve been playing along, you’re aware of a highly popular project we put together with Luce Farm in Stockbridge...We had plans to release another super limited batch around the end of April but the man decided the key ingredient shouldn’t be used in alcohol. More »
April 18, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Mud Season Brown

It's full on mud season in Bridgewater Corners and even though the lifts are spinning and the rivers are running, we're itching for some sunshine and the start of bike season.  Making the most of this muddy mess, Ethan put together a special English-style brown ale that's fit for the weather:  More »
April 13, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Hobo Magic

Ethan just dropped off a couple logs of a brand new American IPA that we'll be tapping this weekend. Legend has it the name was conceived during a night of revelling. Come on by the brewery this weekend to revel with us and grab a tasty of this hoppy treat.  More »
April 6, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Electric Boogaloo

We're starting the weekend off in a hoppy haze. Introducing Electric Boogaloo, a small batch beer developed by Sam and Ethan and the first beer to come out of our newly revamped pilot brewery.  Grab an exclusive taste at the Long Trail Brewery! More »
April 5, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Oatmeal Stout + Juicy DIPAs

Our man Ethan has cooked up some seriously tasty stuff in the farmhouse pilot brewery that we're ready to tap into this weekend. First up is a smooth Oatmeal Stout that's now pouring from the Farmhouse Tap in our pub and retail area. Once the darkness kicks, we're brightening things up with a couple Juicy DIPAs that we developed for a beer release later this year. Come by, get a taste, and share your thoughts!  Here's some more information about the beer: More »
March 26, 2018

Farmhouse Taps: Verbena Wheat + American Lager

This week we're tapping two pilot brews developed in our farmhouse turned pilot brewery (pictured). Ethan and crew have kept the innovation moving forward with a bunch of new recipes reserved for our brewery-only Farmhouse Tap. First up, is a wheat ale they're calling Verbena Wheat brewed and developed by Ethan Freeland:  More »
March 26, 2018

Flyin Ryan Adventure Scholar

We've been working with the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation since 2015, donating a portion of proceeds from our Flyin Ryan IPA to the foundation. As part of this partnership, we're able to honor the legacy of Ryan Hawks while supporting the continued passion of other outdoor adventurers. More »
March 20, 2018

ON TOUR: VT IPA RELEASE PARTIES

Things are going to get a little hazy. In the coming months we'll be hitting the trail throughout Vermont to introduce our brand new hazy, hoppy offering: VT IPA. Our brewers have been developing this recipe for the past year and we can't wait to get this statement in a can into your hands. Click the link and find a party near you. More »
February 2, 2018

Extreme Beers!

The production team is hitting the trail to Boston where they'll be pouring at this weekend's Extreme Beer Fest. While hops play an interesting role in one of the offerings, the balance of extreme beers are as interesting as the brewers themselves. More »
February 1, 2018

Chateauguay Haze IPA

Chateauguay Haze is the culmination of all the small-batch pilot work: Hazy, hoppy, and super smooth at 6.0% ABV. Watch Sam and Ian drop some local knowledge on this limited release, which is our take on the hazy, hoppy style coming from the Green Mountains. More »
November 3, 2017

Long Trail Boston Ski Club

It's no secret that outdoor recreation is rooted in our history. Every year we make the trek down to the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo to pour beer alongside some of our ski industry friends at New England's largest snowsports tradeshow.  This year we'll be posted up from Nov. 9th to Nov. 12th.  More »
September 13, 2017

Trail Magic: Brewed to benefit Ales for ALS

Defined as "an unexpected act of kindness" on many long-distance hiking trails, trail magic can take the form of a snack or cold beverage left for the unassuming thru-hiker at trail-crossings, tent sites or lean-tos. For us, the spirit of Trail Magic is embodied in a new beer that our team created to support this year's Ales for ALS™ program. More »
September 5, 2017

Backroad Creative: STEEPED in the Greens

Earlier this summer Sam and Henry from Backroad Creative hit us up and asked if we wanted to ride some bikes, drink some beer, and hang out around a bonfire.  Obviously we answered with a resounding, "hell yeah." More »
August 29, 2017

Vermont's First CBD-infused IPA

A few weeks back, Joe and Rebecca Pimental from Luce Farm came by our pilot brewery with a jar of honey. More »
July 27, 2017

Take a Hike to Woodstock, VT

New England is home to majestic scenery, historical sites, cultural attractions, and outdoor adventures. We at Long Trail Brewing Co. feel beyond proud to say we live, work, and play, in this incredible region. To celebrate our love for New England, we’ve partnered with the New England Inns and Resorts Association to give away 12 weekend getaways this summer and fall. More »
July 21, 2017

Blaze On NYC: Enjoy Vermont's Phinest!

Grab a pour of Green Blaze IPA at one of the participating NYC bars during the Baker’s Dozen 13-day residency at Madison Square Garden, and share in the groove with two Green Mountain Legends. More »
April 3, 2017

Opening Day: Baseball season has arrived

While our own hometown team, The Vermont Lake Monsters, doesn’t take the field until later summer, there’s a handful of Major and Minor League Baseball stadiums serving up ice cold Long Trails. More »
March 16, 2017

Dawn Patrol at Bolton Valley

The Long Trail Adventure Team is hitting the trail this winter, celebrating our love for the outdoors, our partnership with Ski Vermont and our passion for sliding on snow. This week: A dawn patrol mission at Bolton Valley. More »
March 7, 2017

Throwing it back at Mad River Glen

The Long Trail Adventure Team is hitting the trail this winter, celebrating our love for the outdoors, our partnership with Ski Vermont and our passion for sliding on snow. This week: throwing it back with Mad River Glen. More »
February 22, 2017

Storm-riding, solitude & snurfing at Suicide Six

The Long Trail Adventure Team is hitting the trail this winter, celebrating our love for the outdoors, our partnership with Ski Vermont and our passion for sliding on snow. Next stop: Suicide Six for storm-riding and a quick history lesson. More »
February 21, 2017

Limbo Cans: Worth the Wait

The wait is over—Limbo IPA is now available in 16 ounce cans!  Ever since we first began offering this big, mouth-watering IPA in back 2013, our fans have been clamoring for cans in addition to bottles. After hearing our customers loud and clear, both in person at our brewery and on our social media channels, we’re happy to finally oblige. Sorry for leaving you sitting in…well, you know. More »
February 17, 2017

Sick Day at Stowe Mountain Resort

The Long Trail Adventure Team is hitting the trail this winter, celebrating our love for the outdoors, our partnership with Ski Vermont and our passion for sliding on snow. First stop: Stowe Mountain Resort for a "sick day." More »
February 14, 2017

Unearthed & Dessert: A love story

Beer and chocolate are a match made in heaven; a love affair as simple as dark chocolate enjoyed alongside a Belgian Dubbel or as complex as a recipe where beer appears on the ingredient list. More »
February 8, 2017

Hit the trail with the LT Adventure Team

Get back to the trail. That’s the mantra guiding us throughout 2017. Last year we hit the trail, created some tasty new beers and brought some old friends out of hibernation. Along the way we realized the need to re-commit ourselves to the beautiful landscape that has inspired Long Trail Brewing for more than 25 years. More »
February 1, 2017

Long Trail Ale Game Day Chili

The Big Game is a few days away and if you’re like us, you’ve started stocking the fridge with beer and are trying to figure out how you’re going to top that 50-layer dip from last year’s party. More »
January 26, 2017

A Flavorful Journey: Blaze Box Variety Pack

Inspired by a myriad of hop flavors, our brewers created three new Blaze beers with the intention of isolating the characteristics that guide Green Blaze across our collective palate. More »
January 16, 2017

NOW POURING: Wee Heavy & Golden Sour

Two new creations have emerged from the oak barrels that stand out among the otherwise stainless steel forest of the Long Trail brewery; a Rum Barrel Wee Heavy and Golden Sour. If you’re looking to get your hands on some of these small batch projects, we’re pouring from 750ml bottles exclusively at the Long Trail Pub & Restaurant while supplies last. Click to learn more about these funky brews... More »
December 22, 2016

Holiday Survival Guide Part 2: Triple Bag Nog

Get into the holiday spirit with a mug of Triple Bag Nog! Combining the classic, creamy comfort of eggnog with the malty sweetness of Triple Bag and the complex, oak notes of Appalachian Gap Distillery’s Ridgeline Barrel Aged Vermont Whiskey, this festive treat is sure to impress your family and friends. More »
December 21, 2016

From the Woods: Dave Hartmann on our burgeoning sour program

Brewmaster Dave Hartmann provides a look behind the scenes of our growing sour beer program. Take a read and hear about from our brewers' perspective. More »
December 15, 2016

Holiday Survival Guide Part 1: The Cheese Plate

Is there any better way to prove your #adulting skills than curating a classy cheese plate? We put this pairing guide together with our friends from Vermont's Cabot Creamery to help cut the anxiety from your holiday party planning. More »
December 8, 2016

Triple Bag: Back from Pasture

Triple Bag is home for the holidays with a fresh batch coming your way. This once-a-year, specialty offering has been a brewery tradition for more than a decade, and its annual appearance always welcomes celebration. More »
December 6, 2016

Podcast: It's the Beer Talking w. Dave Hartmann

Brewmaster Dave Hartmann paid a visit to the It's the Beer Talking podcast last week to drop some knowledge about Long Trail and our relationship with the great outdoors. More »
December 1, 2016

SMaSH #4 Encore

We first launched our SMaSH Project back in 2015 as a challenge to our brewers to create a series of innovative, flavorful offerings showcasing a single malt and a single hop each. The resulting brews proved to be a hit with both our team and our customers as they provided the opportunity to sample a range of distinctive malts and hops in a pure, isolated format. More »
November 22, 2016

Barrel Aged Triple Bag: Down-home and delicious

This week we bottled up a barrel aged version of a fan favorite...Barrel Aged Triple Bag will be for sale in 22oz. bombers exclusively at the Long Trail Pub & Brewery on Friday, November 25 at 10 a.m. – just in time for your annual Yankee swap. More »
November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Survival Guide

At Long Trail we understand how stressful the holidays can be. From choosing an ugly sweater to narrowing down your guest list, the party-planning pressure adds up. We put together this survival guide to aleviate your end-of-year anxiety. Grab your favorite comfort foods, a few choice Long Trails and let us guide you through your holiday adventure. More »
November 17, 2016

Long Trail X Parlor Skis: Gnar to The Bar Tour

The LT Adventure Team hits Parlor Skis...Our shop visit and après-expo party kicked off what we’re calling The Gnar to The Bar Tour with Parlor Skis. We’re joining forces with the Parlor crew for a series of on-mountain (The Gnar) and off-mountain (The Bar) events this ski season, culminating in a custom ski giveaway. More »
November 4, 2016

Turn Back The Clocks with Hibernator

We’re turning back the clocks –literally and figuratively—this weekend. Earlier this year we woke up Blackbeary Wheat, a staple in our lineup for more than 20 years that went into hibernation back in 2014. On a mission to rediscover the trails we’ve blazed through the years, we’re waking up the bears once again with a super special release of Hibernator. More »
October 31, 2016

Out and Back to Owls Head

It’s no secret that Vermont is beautiful year-round, but fall is an especially gorgeous time to take a hike and enjoy the Green Mountain landscape. More »
October 14, 2016

Flyin Ryan IPA drops into Survival Packs

We're stoked to announce the release of Flyin Ryan IPA, a continuation of our partnership with the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. Citrus and floral hop flavors soar to the front of the palate while a light, bready malt profile balance out this even-handed American IPA. Citra dry-hops reveal extreme tropical fruit and citrus aromas. More »
October 11, 2016

Dig In: Barrel Aged Unearthed Now Available

Rooted in a labyrinth of roasted malts, hopheads and malt maniacs alike have been digging Unearthed’s big, roasted and otherworldly flavors since its release this past January. More »
October 10, 2016

Reach for the Citrus Limbo Badge

Reach for the forbidden fruit and earn a new badge! We're celebrating the release of our grapefruit and tangerine infused Citrus Limbo IPA by teaming up with Untappd to create the 'Citrus Limbo IPA' badge. More »
October 8, 2016

Brewery Update: Shout out to our local responders

We're humbled by the quick response of our local emergency services and we extend our gratitude to the Woodstock Fire Dept., Bridgewater Fire Dept., Windsor County Sheriff and the EMTs who responded and resolved the small propane leak on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. More »
October 1, 2016

Camels Hump: A Vermont icon

At 4,083 feet, Camels Hump is Vermont’s third highest peak. A beacon in Vermont – kind of like us here at Long Trail—the unique looking peak is visible from so many different vantage points and consistent with the Green Mountain memory shared by ex-pats, tourists and locals alike. More »
September 27, 2016

Citrus Limbo IPA: A fruity extension of our family tree

Inspired by its mouthwatering older brother, Citrus Limbo IPA (7.6% ABV, 80 IBU) is a grapefruit- and tangerine-infused India pale ale that adds an extra kick to the intense passionfruit flavors of Limbo IPA. More »
September 1, 2016

Vermont Farmstead X Long Trail: Limbo Cheddar

A few months back (eight to be exact), a small crew from our pub, production and quality assurance teams hauled some bottles and kegs of Limbo IPA down the road to Vermont Farmstead’s South Woodstock production facility.  More »
August 24, 2016

Cranberry Gose Cocktails

Since its release this past May, our Cranberry Gose has become a go-to warm weather brew for many of our fans. Crafted with cranberries from Bluewater Farms in Massachusetts, coriander and a splash of salt, this fruit-filled take on the classic German style takes you from bog to barrel in one sip. More »
August 16, 2016

Green Blaze IPA: Pack it in, pack it out

What’s the best part about packing a few cans of beer on a hike?…Your pack is lighter on the way down! Click here to read more about Green Blaze IPA, our trail-friendly and tropical American IPA. More »
July 29, 2016

Farmhouse Collection: Mix it up with this fresh variety pack

Our brand new Farmhouse Collection sampler pack recently rolled into the market and we’re excited to get this box into your hands. What began as one of the first IPA-only variety packs on the market has evolved into a collection of killer creations symbolizing the innovation that drives Long Trail. More »
July 26, 2016

Take A Hike to Stowe, VT

In addition to being home to many of the nation’s leading craft beer producers, New England is also home to some of the most historic and scenic travel destinations in the country.  To celebrate the vibrant culture and beautiful landscape of the east coast, we’ve partnered with the New England Inns and Resorts Association to give away 12 New England weekend getaways this summer and fall. More »
July 13, 2016

Trail Crew: Chef Corey Keeps it Local

We caught up with Chef to discuss everything from Limbo-infused cheese to what dish pairs best with Blackbeary Wheat, and everything in between. Take a read to learn more about the inspiration behind our new summer menu and what it means to be a Vermont company. More »
July 8, 2016

Take A Hike to Newport, RI

In addition to being home to many of the nation’s leading craft beer producers, New England is also home to some of the most historic and scenic travel destinations in the country.  To celebrate the vibrant culture and beautiful landscape of the east coast, we’ve partnered with the New England Inns and Resorts Association to give away 12 New England weekend getaways this summer and fall. More »
July 7, 2016

Blackbeary Wheat Update

Summertime in Vermont is in full swing, and we’re doing our best to keep all of our customers’ warm weather fun fueled with plenty of delicious beer. One summer offering that’s been receiving an especially large amount of attention is the limited-time return of fan favorite, Blackbeary Wheat. More »
June 30, 2016

Century Ride Rolls in More Than $210,000 in Donations

The sixth annual Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports attracted approximately 575 bicyclists to Bridgewater Corners, all to raise funds for individuals with disabilities and their pursuit of outdoor adventure. This year’s event raised more than $210,000... More »
June 17, 2016

SMaSH Project #4: A Citra-soaked sensation

The fourth journey in our quest for solitary refinement, SMaSH #4 (6.8% ABV, 58 IBU) pours a hazy, summer afternoon golden orange with intense grapefruit, fresh cut grass and lemon aromas. We can’t wait to hit the trail with a backpack full of these bad boys. Something about Citra hops and mountain tops gets us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. More »
June 10, 2016

Century Ride is Around the Corner

The Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is two weeks away. Online registration will be open until Thursday, June 23rd. Come help us support adaptive sports! More »
June 2, 2016

Long Trail Live at The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

We're proud to kick off another year as presenting sponsor of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on Friday, June 3rd, with a soulful takeover of three stages on the Church Street Marketplace. More »
May 27, 2016

Back In Blackbeary

UPDATE - 6/30/16 Limited quantities of Blackbeary Wheat are currently available for sale at the brewery. Please limit one case (two 12-packs) per customer. +++ In case you haven’t heard (or have been hibernating), Blackbeary Wheat returns today! Cans of this refreshing fan favorite go on sale this morning at our brewery, and will be shipping throughout Vermont beginning early next week.  More »
May 23, 2016

From Bog to Badge

Kick off summer with a brand new badge! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Untappd to celebrate the release of our Cranberry Gose with the ‘Bright and Fruity’ badge.  More »
May 20, 2016

Blackbeary Wheat Returns This June

We’re excited to announce that Blackbeary Wheat will be coming out of hibernation early next month!  Ever since we first introduced our blackberry-infused take on the American wheat ale nearly 20 years ago, it has become a thirst quenching favorite among many of our fans and a summertime staple at cookouts and get-togethers in the Green Mountains and beyond. More »
May 19, 2016

Trail-friendly Cans Are HERE!

Adventure-friendly cans of Green Blaze, Summer Ale and Long Trail Ale will make their way throughout our distribution footprint soon. Grab a pack, put down the deposit and make your own footprint on the trail this summer. More »
May 11, 2016

Cranberry Gose Release Party

Grab the first taste of our brand new tart and refreshing Cranberry Gose this Saturday, May 14th at the Long Trail Brewery. We're celebrating this super tasty German-style gose with some foot-stompin' bluegrass music from The Tenderbellies.  Come kick it and sip on this cranberry concoction with us!  More »
April 27, 2016

Reflecting on The Winter That Wasn't

Yesterday we woke up to an unfamiliar sight: a layer of snow blanketing the early spring landscape. We're dusting off our bikes and boots in preparation for warmer days. In the meantime, we took some time to reflect on this winter. More »
April 25, 2016

Check-in to a Green Blaze

We’re proud to announce our first Untappd badge! Just in time for the start of the outdoor adventure season, we invite you to blaze a hoppy trail with Green Blaze IPA and bag this badge for your collection. More »
April 21, 2016

Cranberry Gose: A bright and fruity brew coming in May

Developed in our farmhouse-turned-pilot-brewery, this bog to barrel cranberry concoction is coming your way at the end of May.  More »
April 13, 2016

New Crop of Beers On the Horizon

A new crop of beers is coming from the Long Trail Farmhouse.Check out this post for a quick run-down on the fresh faces and old favorites available in a brand new Farmhouse Collection 12-pack this summer. More »
April 11, 2016

Long Trail, Farrell Distributing Team Up To Fight Hunger

In November and December 2015, Long Trail Brewing Company donated $1 for every case of Long Trail sold at Hannaford Supermarkets. Click to read more about Long Trail's involvement. More »
April 1, 2016

Blackbeary Wheat is Coming Back!

No joke, your favorite summertime crusher comes out of hibernation this summer. More details to come.  More »