Beer, Wine, and Spirits of the Green Mountain State
Liza Gershman, Liza Gershman
- 200 Pages
- October 10, 2017
- ISBN: 9781510723252
Experience more than ninety breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries in Vermont. With Vermont’s thriving spirits industry—the state is home to eighteen distilleries, nearly fifty breweries, and more than a dozen wineries—you can find hard apple cider, whiskey, and everything in between. Drink Vermont is an exploration of the flavors, people, and locations throughout the state. Famous for local resources, like maple syrup, and the stunning colors of the fall foliage, Vermont is the perfect destination for an informative and fun sample of recipes, interviews, and reviews of breweries and distilleries. Traveling north toward the Canadian border, west to the shore of Lake Champlain, into the Northeast Kingdom, through the state’s capital, and the charming small towns of southern Vermont, Gershman takes readers on a visual journey through the seasons as they discover the unique tastes created in the Green Mountain State. Stops along the trip include The Alchemist, maker of the acclaimed Heady Topper (the top beer in America); Hill Farmstead, named the 2015 Best Brewery in the World; and Putney Mountain Winery, where they create wines like Apple Maple, Simply Pear, Rhubarb Blush, Putney Pommeau, Vermont Cassis, and Simply Cranberry using local fruits.
"For locals and visitors to the great state of Vermont, there’s plenty to see and do, and that includes sampling some of the unique tastes Vermont has to offer. In Drink Vermont, Liza Gershman has gathered details on the many breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries throughout the state; treats you to some behind-the-scenes views; and offers recipes using these products. No matter where you travel in the Green Mountain State, you’re sure to find your newest favorite drink." —Ronda Berns, vice president of tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
"Wherever you go in Vermont, you’ll find different styles, different tastes, and a common bond. And with every new taste, you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better. From the brewers who led the way, establishing our craft, to a new generation of taprooms waiting to be discovered." —Melissa Corbin, executive director, Vermont Brewers Association