Are you open for dine-in and outdoor service?

Long Trail Brewery is currently closed to the public for dine-in and outdoor service. Food, beer and CBD products are available for curbside, contact-free take Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. 

Orders must be placed online at: https://bit.ly/TrailsideBeer

When will you open?

We are monitoring the situation and taking this time to make updates to our facility and point-of-sale system. While there's no date in stone, expect outdoor service to begin in August.

*Note that we will limit group sizes to parties of six or less. 


Where are you located?

Our brewery is located in Bridgewater Corners at the junction of Rte. 4 and 100a. We're 2.5 hours north of Boston and about 1.5 hours south of Burlington, Vermont.

Click here for directions. 

What are your hours?

We are currently closed to the public for dine-in and outdoor service. Food, beer and CBD products are available for take out Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. 

Order online: https://bit.ly/TrailsideBeer

Are you pet-friendly?

The dog-friendly area is currently closed for the season. 

We do currently allow well-behaved dogs on our lower patio area on the grass and concrete pavers. At this time we cannot allow pets in the upper deck area or the inside dining room of our facility. Please see the hostess for directions to the dog entrance and exit area. 

Please note: Table service is unavailable in the dog-friendly area from Monday to Thursday. 

How do I contact Long Trail?

Send us a letter at 5520 US Rte. 4 // Bridgewater Corners, Vt. 05035 or shoot us an email—we'd love to hear from you!

Do you offer guided tours?

At this time we don't offer guided tours of our brewery. Take a look at the brewing operation on the Observation Deck attached to our pub. 

Do you take reservations?

Due to the volume of guests we see, and keeping our facility available to everyone at all times, we do not take reservations. We do have a paging system, a self-guided tour, an inside bar and outside tiki bar, benches, Adirondack chairs, and lawn space next to the Ottauquechee River available for those waiting for a table where you can grab a beer while you wait.

What is your Tour Bus Policy?

Due to the volume of summer traffic, we ask that buses and tour groups exceeding 15 persons provide advance notice. If you show up unannounced, we reserve the right to refuse service to your group. If you would like to be added to our list of approved brewery tour providers, please email us at ltales@longtrail.com to initiate a discussion with us. If you have a tour party greater than 15 individuals, please contact us directly to schedule an appropriate time to visit the brewery. 

I would like to host a private function at Long Trail

Thank you for your interest in our space. For details, booking information and availability, please contact Brian Sherwood at brian.sherwood@longtrail.com

Click here to view our established catering menu and options.  

What is the capacity of your Pub and Restaurant?

Our pub & restaurant has an inside capacity of 100, with outside seating for another 140 more during the late spring, summer and early fall. Depending on the weather, day of the week and time of arrival, we can handle just about any size group. Groups of 10 or less can fit around one of our larger tables. Groups of 10- 20 will require a few tables, and as such may take a little longer to get seated, especially during peak business hours (12:30- 3:00 on weekends). 

Are children allowed at your brewery?

Yes, our pub & restaurant is a kid-friendly environment. Please remember that only persons 21 and over with valid identification will be served alcohol. 

What is your donation policy?

Learn about it here


Do you fill growlers?

We’re happy to fill any growlers—branded or not— with our fresh-from-the-source brews. 

Cleanliness is right next to tastiness, so we use an extensive cleaning process to ensure our beer reaches your glass with all the flavors and aromas our brewers intend. 

For that reason, Long Trail reserves the right to not fill any vessel that appears to contain dust, dirt or any other outside particles that might affect the enjoyment of our beer. 


Clean your bottle for you before filling 

Fill a bottle deemed by our staff to be unsanitary, at the risk of contaminating our beer 

Fill a bottle deemed by our staff to be damaged or broken

When is my favorite beer released?

We offer a variety of rotating offerings including; Summer Ale, HarvestUnearthed Stout and (guess what, it's back) Hibernator for when the air is cold and the snow is deep. 

Long Trail Ale, Green Blaze IPA, Double Bag, Cranberry Gose, Trail Hopper IPALimbo IPA and VT IPA.

Keep in touch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn about what's available at our brewery and beyond. 

Where can I find your beer?

Check out our beer finder app. 

Where is your beer distributed?

We're currently distributed in 13 states and the District of Columbia. To see a full list of our distribution partners, click here

I didn't see any distribution in (insert state here), can you ship some beer to me?

Unfortunately we're not allowed to ship our beers. We do ship soft goods and glassware through our gift shop, so you can hit the trail in style! 

Does your beer contain wheat?

We use malted wheat in several of our brews including Long Trail Ale, Double Bag, Limbo IPA, Cranberry Gose, Triple Bag, Trail Hopper IPA, Summer Ale and Blackbeary Wheat.

How do I know when my beer was packaged?

We label every bottle and 12-pack with the date it was packaged. On the bottle, yellow laser ink is printed onto the bottle neck. On the 12-pack, the date is printed on top of the box. 

What's the shelf-life of your beer?

All our beer is best enjoyed as fresh as possible. Hop flavor and aroma, for example, gradually fades over time and the experience is altered as a result. That's why we code our beers with the date they were packaged. As a rule, we have a 120 day shelf-life policy that we use with our retailers to ensure only the freshest product is stocked and available.

Some of our bigger brews like Triple Bag, Barrel Aged Unearthed, Barrel Aged Triple Bag and others from the (now-defunct) Brush & Barrel Series can be cellared like wine and will age gracefully as flavors mellow and develop.

On the flipside, hoppy beers like VT IPA, Vermont DIPA and Over the Handlebars should be consumed as fresh as possible (within 90 days). 

Seeing a lot of old beer in your market?

Send us a message and we'll freshen up your area. 

Why is there "sediment" in my bottle?

The sediment, or “floaties”, is suspended yeast and proteins from malts and hops used in the brewing process. In most cases, gravity allows sediment to settle at the bottom of a bottle or keg.  This is a naturally occurring event in unfiltered and dry-hopped beers.

Several of our beers—like Long Trail Ale and Double Bag, for example—are filtered before packaging. We choose to leave a number of brews unfiltered so they reach your glass with the hoppy, fresh-from-the-tank flavor that we enjoy at the brewery.

While we understand this unfiltered look might not be appealing to everyone, we believe that leaving our beers unfiltered allows us to create offerings that are true-to-style and full of flavor.

If you prefer a clearer option, consider decanting into a glass—as you would wine or a Belgian Trappist Ale—and leaving the sediment behind. Either way, we hope you’ll raise a glass with us and enjoy the full flavor of the fruits of our brewers’ labor. 

What happened to Blackbeary Wheat?


For nearly 20 years, Blackbeary Wheat has been a staple in our family of ales-- first as a summer seasonal and, more recently, a year-round offering. It’s no secret that palates have evolved over the years with taste buds shifting away from beers like Blackbeary Wheat. We’ve thought long and hard and decided to wind down production of Blackbeary Wheat. That doesn’t mean it’s gone forever—we’ll leave the door open (and a pie on the windowsill) for its return—but this one’s going into hibernation for now.

The silver-lining from this decision gives us the flexibility to brew more specialty beers and other one-off projects in the works for 2014 and 2015. In addition, our brewers have worked hard to create new, exciting recipes that we believe are worthy of Long Trail’s craft beer heritage.  This was a tough decision as Blackbeary Wheat has been a fan-favorite in Vermont and beyond for many years. We appreciate your feedback and support as we continue the journey into our 25th year. Cheers!

When will "Sick Day" be released?
We put "Sick Day" on hold in favor of our classic Winter Ale, Hibernator
When will Hibernator be released?

Hibernator is back and seasonally available throughout our entire distribution footprint. Don't sleep on this limited release!

When will Space Juice be released?

We're not brewing Space Juice at this time. 

How about Culmination?

Culmination was a special dark chocolate porter we created as part of our Brush & Barrel Series. Unfortunately we don't have any immediate plans to brew another batch. 

What's up with the name Over The Handlebars

We're into two things: Outdoor recreation and tasty beer. We created this face-smashing DIPA so you can go over the handlebars after you ride, not during.

Look for a few special releases in 2019.


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