In our last two blog posts, we’ve gone from Virginia to Massachusetts, finding the best breweries along the East Coast. We hope that as you’ve read our posts, you’ve found some inspiration for your next trip, or at the very least, inspiration for the next beer that you’re going to brew at home. At Brew Perfect, we want to provide you with the very best micro brew equipment, whether that’s a digital hydrometer or our innovative brewing app.
In this post, we’ll conclude our brewery tour along the eastern shoreline of the United States by visiting Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine!
The Green Mountain State is home to many breweries, and there are some gems nestled among the lush hills and acres of mountain terrain.
Located in Shelburne, VT, near the shores of Lake Champlain, sits Fiddlehead Brewing Company. Their beer selection often rotates, but you can always find well-balanced beers that provide a unique taste experience. They offer a Belgian-inspired Witbier, a double IPA, and an unfiltered session ale that pairs well with pizza. If you find yourself in Shelburne, stop by and try a few pints!
If you’re making your way up the East Coast, and you find yourself in New Hampshire, then you might have a hard time deciding which brewery you will visit. There are plenty to visit, and you could spend a week traveling around to all of them!
This brewery located in Suncook, NH, is only open Friday through Sunday, so if you want to stop by, you’ll have to plan accordingly. Their Suncook Lager is a pre-Prohibition style lager that is made with corn instead of rice, which gives it a crisper flavor. The Nymph Belgian Blonde using New Zealand and Japanese hops, and the Albino Moose IPA is a bit of a different take on a traditional India Pale Ale. They also have some seasonal beers, so depending on when you’re there, you can try a few different types.
Once you’ve reached Maine, you’ve reached the end of the line when it comes to the East Coast, and the only thing you can do is turn around and head back, or continue on into Canada. While you’re in Maine, why not find a craft brewery and enjoy a tasty beer or two?
Situated in Orono, ME, Orono Brewing Company is open seven days a week, so no matter when you’re there, you can try one of their beers. The Thelma Cabernet Barrel-Aged Saison is made with Belgian DuPont Saison yeast, and the primary fermentation takes place in stainless vats. The secondary fermentation occurs in California cabernet oak barrels, and the flavor offers fruity, spicy, and jammy notes. You can also try the Tiger Style Fierce Pale Ale, the Bog Monster DIPA, and many other varieties.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed our trip of the East Coast and all of the breweries that we’ve noted over the past couple of months. If you’re ever near any of these spots, we hope that you’ll stop in and try some of their beer. Who knows? You may taste something that inspires you to go home and brew something you’d never thought of before.
At Brew Perfect, we love helping people achieve their homebrewing dreams, and if you’re looking for a digital hydrometer that can provide you with accurate readings during the brewing and fermentation processes, then order one online today. We’re here to answer any questions that you may have and offer any support that you may need.
We look forward to helping you!