Vermont Craft Breweries Within Five Minutes
The Sun & Ski Inn and Suites has always been valued for its great location between the village of Stowe, Vermont and Stowe Mountain Resort. For craft beer lovers our location has become even more ideal in the last few years with the addition of three Stowe craft breweries in the area. They are so close you can get to them in five minutes by walking, bike riding or driving.
Idletyme Brewing Co.
Idletyme Brewing Co. is a small artisanal brewery located within five minutes walking from the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites. Order the “Brew-ski” and you can sample a number of their ales, lagers and double IPAs on draft. Bottles and growlers are also available to take home with you. If you would like some upscale pub fare while you sample, there is also delicious food available at their restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. You will love the Vermont Cheddar Fritters! Idletyme Brewing Co. offers tours by reservation.
Rent one of our bikes and ride five minutes to the Alchemist Brewery on Cottage Club Road. Voted best beer in the world, Heady Topper is their most favorite and coveted beer. Beer fanatics make special trips to Stowe for a fresh case regularly as this craft beer is only produced in limited quantities and distributed locally. Be sure to bring extra coolers with you on your trip as the beer’s quality is better ensured with consistent cooling.
Von Trapp Brewing
Von Trapp Brewing is an Austrian-inspired brewery located within a five-minute drive from the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites. Don’t miss the chance to see their impressive 30,000 square foot brewery at the iconic Trapp Family Lodge. They produce 50,000 barrels of a variety of both year-round and seasonal lagers. The Von Trapp Helles Lager is a local favorite that we also serve on draft at our bar at Stowe Bowl! Their Bierhall serves Austrian food and sits amidst a beautiful hillside area connected to mountain biking trails in the summer and cross country ski trails in the winter. We had the chance to hold our staff party at the brewery in the winter of 2017. Two of us skied the beautiful trails and met the group at the brewery for lunch.
Vermont Brewery Tours
Your taste buds are yearning for more? Have no fear, Vermont is a craft beer Mecca! We recommend hitching up with a brewery tour to check out other Vermont breweries outside of Stowe. Four Points Guide Service will take you to Lost Nation, Rock Art Brewery, Hill Farmstead Brewery and more. The tour package includes pick-up and drop-off, beer samples, appetizers/snacks, your local guide and a whole lot of fun. Stowe Tasting Tours by Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is another great option for guided brewery tours in the Stowe, Vermont area.