Brewery Name: Foam Brewers
Type of Brewery: Brewpub (it is new, so this might change)
Location: 112 Lake Street, Burlington, VT (down by the water)
Facebook: Foam Brewers
Growlers: Yes, they were doing a soft opening so only filling half growlers
The Beers: We tried their entire taplist, but really enjoyed their hoppy beers. They were legitimately in the conversation of being as good as any of the beers we had on our trip. Deep City is an awesome full bodied 5% pale ale with huge citrus fruit character. Lupi Fresh was their IPA, big orange notes with some nice bitterness to round out the beer. Built to Spill is a large double IPA with so much creamy citrus and pineapple character that it makes you think you are drinking a glass of juice. The flavors are really explosive while managing to be balanced and drinkable. We cannot wait to see where these brewers go next.
Vibe: This location sums up one of the great reasons why we drink and why some of us cannot seem to settle on one brewery to drink all the time. Even when you think you know everything about beer, something comes along and surprises you. We did a ton of research when we knew we would be going to Burlington, VT because there is so much unique beer to experience. All the iconic beers from Vermont like Heady Topper, Hill Farmstead, and Sip of Sunshine can be found anywhere from a really nice beer bar to an absolute dive bar. These are the beers you will see plastered on all the beer review websites as the ideal beers to try, but no amount of research will prepare you to find a gem location like this. We had hit most of the locations we wanted to go to on our day in Burlington, so, one of us just tapped “brewery” into google and we decided to give this place a shot.
We found out that we visited during their soft opening and the only people working were the brewers. Even while they were slightly understaffed and most likely very busy just to get this place open, they could not have been nicer or more attentive to us. They clearly love what they are doing and all of them left other brewing jobs to do this. When you have that passion and desire in a great place you can see it and taste it in the beer. While there are iconic breweries, they all had to start out like this on some level, and everything we experienced there made us think that this brewery could have amazing success.
Shane's Thoughts: Pete said it best. On a trip where we planned to visit so many iconic, legendary breweries, our spur-of-the-moment visit to Foam Brewing stands out as one of the trip’s absolute highlights. The quality of the beer stacks up against anything else we had on this trip, and I can’t wait to see them gain traction moving forward.
York's Thoughts: This experience was the very essence of "exceeding expectations." We've now found a couple brewery gems by accident, and this one is the best one on that already impressive list. TOP notch beer, an amazing new-age restaurant-brewery setting, and a brewing staff that very obviously has the talent and passion for good beer. Really looking forward to watch these guys get popular and knowing we lucked into the jackpot on this visit!
Dogs: Yes, their outdoor area allows dogs.
Price ($ to $$$$$): $$
Food: They offer a wide selection of meats and cheeses to pair with their beer.
Final Thoughts: Check these guys out because they are something special.
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