Since I’ve moved to Vermont, I’ve visited a couple of the breweries and sampled beer from about 1/3 of the breweries listed below. During those brewery visits, I never noticed the “passport” cards that some of the breweries have sitting on their counters. The task is simple: 1) Get a passport card (at brewery); 2) Drink; 3) Get a stamp on your card.
If you get 4 stamps, then you can mail in your card to get a free Drink Vermont Beer bottle opener. If you get 10 stamps, then you get a free Drink Vermont Beer t-shirt. If you visit all of them, then you get a Collector’s Set of VT Beer Gear.
Of course, I’m shooting for visiting all of the breweries!
One thing that I noticed is that the first card I picked up was an older card (from 2010) and the newer cards has two additional breweries on the cards. The following is a list of the breweries participating in the program. As I visit each brewery, I’ll submit an individual blog entry for each brewery with some of my notes.
Status Update: 9 of 24 as of 6/8/2012!
14th Star Brewing Company
41 Lower Newton Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478
Bobcat Cafe & Brewery
5 Main Street, Bristol, VT 05443
Brewery at Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672
* Stamped 5/13/12
View My Blog Entry (Brewery at Trapp Family Lodge)
336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT 05089
1876 VT Rt 105, Newport, VT 05855
Long Trail Brewing Company
5520 US Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
428 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201
Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
*Visited before, but haven’t gotten stamp yet
McNeill's Pub & Brewery
90 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT 05403
108 County Street, Bennington, VT 05201
325 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055
The Shed Brewery (Bought by Otter Creek)
Stowe Location Closed, Now at Otter Creek
* Stamped 5/12/12 (Stamped at Otter Creek)
View My Blog Entry (Otter Creek Brewing Company)
Three Needs Brewery
185 Pearl St., Burlington, VT 05401
Trout River Brewing Company
Route 5, Lyndonville, VT 05851
Vermont Beer Company at Perfect Pair Café
48 South Main Street, Bradford, VT 05033