blackberry beer, onion rings, and a great view
Picking vegetables was a lot of fun, but it was not the only food adventure that I went on while I was in Vermont. After an afternoon at the farm I was in the mood to relax and enjoy a nice cold beverage. Luckily Long Trail Brewery was right down the road.
I enjoy visiting local breweries. During my travels I have had local brews in Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Carolina, and now Vermont! At these breweries, I always try to get a beer that I have never tasted before. I had heard rave reviews about Long Trail’s Blackberry Wheat. After sampling it, I can see why. This beer was light. refreshing, and you could taste a little bit of blackberry flavor in it. Definitely the right choice after working at the farm. If you can not make up your mind of which beer you want to try, then you can order Long Trail’s sampler flight. I thought it was incredibly creative how they serve the flight in a muffin tin.
Of course I could not just have a beer, I needed something to eat to go with it !
I head heard the Onion Rings were the thing to order. Now I know why. These were delicious. The breading was thin and crispy. Perfect thing to go with a glass of beer. The food and drink at Long Trail was great, but it is the surroundings and scenery that make this a truly amazing spot.
Inside they have the brewery, a bar, and a really cool moose head! There is also a map on the wall with pins stuck in it showing how far people have journeyed to visit the brewery (yes someone from Charlotte had already been there).The inside was cool, but when you walk outside to…
this covered deck you start to see that this is a very special place. Hops growing along the railing and framed an amazing view of
this creek in the back. Out front the view was not to bad either.
If you have never been to Vermont in the summer time, I definitely suggest you go. It is absolutely stunning. Rolling green mountains and hills, fields of wildflowers, and really not a whole lot of people around. A drastic change compared to New York City. I hope to make it back to Long Trail one day. I will definitely have to get the onion rings and possibly the sampler this time.
*On a side note, I have a lot of material still from my Western Road Trip that I am working on processing and bringing to you. Next week, I am going to bring you what I discovered in Fort Collins, CO. After that I will continue to bring you discoveries in Utah, Nevada and California.
I am back in Charlotte for a few weeks working on the details for my College Tailgate Tour. 12 games in 13 weeks. It is going to be an awesome fall! I am very excited for what I will bring you then. Check out the schedule. I would love any suggestions or feature your tailgate on the blog. Have a great weekend!