Celebrating the End of Prohibition in Burlington, Vermont
The Vermont Pub and Brewery opened in 1988, the first craft brewery in the state since prohibition. Though Burlington is now renowned for its artisanal quality brews, the VPB still makes a great starting point for beer lovers in the Queen City. The Burly Irish Ale won gold in international competition in 2006. The porter, capitalizing on ingredients that make Vermont famous, is smoked over apple, maple, and hickory woodchips. A newspaper-style menu offers comfort food on many levels: the Ploughman's Lunch, with Vermont cheese, bread and apples, or the Angus Brewburger, made from beef raised at nearby LaPlatte River Farm, work well with any beer.