Talk about localvore! If you want to taste the flavorful and high quality beers of Vermont‘s Kingdom Brewery, you’re pretty much going to have to experience them up in what is known as the Northeast Kingdom. Named for its renowned beauty, that part of the state right on the Canadian border is a treat to visit. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
Kindgom Brewery is a husband and wife-run farm brewery. Brian and Jenn Cook work a farm, manage Angus cattle, brew beer in the most ecologically sound and natural way possible . . . so their little tasting room is only open Thur-Sat. from 3:30 – 6:30.
Several of the beers incorporate organic, harvested from their crops and in some instances, wild-harvested, ingredients. Maple, spruce tips, apples, etc. give their beers a real flavor of Vermont. While you can occasionally get some varieties in local restaurants and the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, this is a small producer making small quantities. Best to get your growlers at the tasting room and carefully pack them in the car!
Here are some of the interesting flavor profiles for the beers they make: