The Mad River Valley is the geometric center of the Vermont craft beer scene. Locals chuckle as the Alchemist box truck, complete with hops painted on the side, delivers cans of Heady Toppers to the various eateries, grocery and convenience stores. It's a Valley Food Hub truck that delivers the Sip of Sunshine and other brews from Lawson's Finest Liquids. Both vehicles are followed closely by locals and beer tourists alike seeking to get a four pack or even a case.
Yes, the Valley beer scene is happening. These two hoppy ales are the state of the art in craft beers. Both have won both national and international awards. In addition to Lawson's and Alchemist brews, you can get many other Vermont craft beers in the Valley, as local stores and restaurants feature a selection of both famous beers and hidden gems.
In Waitsfield, check out Mehuron's Market, the Village Grocery or The Butchery for cans of Lawson's and Heady Topper to go. In Warren you can find either at The East Warren Market, The Warren Store, Paradise Deli or Mutha Stuffa's in Sugarbush Village.
If you don't want to drive around the Valley, sign up for one of the Bed and Brew tours the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce organizes regularly. You can ride in the comfort of the Alpine Limo, see videos, enjoy conversation with other beer enthusiasts and, of course, enjoy your favorite brews as you move between breweries and restaurants.
It's not just skiing, riding, climbing, hiking, foliage, farm-to-table dining and great company happening in the Valley. Come and join us for some of the best beer in the world!