Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trout River Brewing Company

I hope my fellow Boston peeps made it through the storm OK! We escaped it and drove up to East Burke, Vermont for a weekend of snowboarding and relaxing. It was a really wonderful few days away, despite the lovely little cold I picked up Thursday night. Although I couldn't taste much of anything the entire weekend, I did still manage to thoroughly enjoy our dinner at Trout River Brewing Company in Lyndonville Saturday night (only a short drive from East Burke). Delicious pizza, freshly brewed beer, and great friends made for one delightful evening.

Mr. Mushroom 

Greek Special

The beers in my sampler were the Knight Slayer, B.A.D., Trippel, Boneyard Barley Wine, Northern Brown, and Nitro Stout, all picked by Dan, the owner - and brewer - himself. In terms of atmosphere, we went on an unusually quiet night (as I was told by my fellow diners, who had been there before), but that gave us more of an opportunity to chat with Dan. Dan is quite the character - a really down-to-earth guy who clearly loves his beer, and will chat with anyone who shares in his passion. I love how he keeps his restaurant menu simple, too, serving only pizzas made with quality, sometimes innovative ingredients (I hear the Trout Pizza is a must-try). I mean, how can you go wrong with beer and pizza, especially after a day on the slopes?

If you ever find yourself in Lyndonville, Vermont, I highly recommend paying Trout River Brewing Company a visit. (And, in East Burke, The Northeast Kingdom Country Store is a must for breakfast sandwiches...and antiques).

What did you do over the weekend? Did Nemo hit your area?

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  1. Now this is how to spend a winter weekend. The apres ski activities (namely eating and drinking) are my favorite part of hitting the slopes. As an aside, I miss beer so much!!

    1. Agreed, Emily! There's nothing like ending a day of skiing/snowboarding with some beer and comfort food.

  2. Definitely go a great way to ride out the storm. Dinner looks delicious

  3. Sounds like it was a great call to escape up north. If there's snow, you may as well be skiing or snowboarding!