Food & Drink
Central VT

Long Trail Brewing Company

COVID-19 Response:

Introducing Trailside Pick Up, a zero contact beer to-go program provided by Long Trail Brewing Company. Order beer online, or by phone, and pick up at the source in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont. Visit the link below for more information and to place an order. Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm to 5pm.


Our Story:

The first batch of Long Trail Ale® rolled off the line in 1989. Back then the brewery—known as the Mountain Brewers—was a modest brew house tucked into the basement of the Old Woolen Mill in Bridgewater Corners, with the goal to brew an affordable, American-made alternative to the pricey German and English exports that filled the shelves.

At the time, the craft brewing industry in America was on the rise and Vermont was better known for maple syrup than beer. In 1989, Long Trail Ale® hit the taps at local watering holes; blazing the trail for Vermont’s craft brewing industry.

The Brewery:

With the Mountain Brewers leading the pack, Long Trail Ale® slowly weaved its way into the Green Mountain landscape—becoming as much a Vermont tradition as the hiking trail itself. Commonly referred to as “the Long Trail guys,” we eventually changed our name. When we outgrew the 8,000 barrel-a-year system in the Old Mill basement in 1995, we decided to take a hike on up the road to where we reside today.

Pub & Restaurant

Located on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, our brewery and brew pub offers a seasonally rotating menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and beer fresh from the source. On tap we have more than a dozen beers including our year-round staples, seasonal selections and limited releases. Look for super-limited, small batch brews from our Farmhouse Ales series brewed in our farmhouse-turned-pilot-brewing facility and exclusively available in our pub & restaurant. When the weather warms up, grab a seat on our deck or dip your toes in the water and go with the flow.


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