Beer and travel writer Heather Vandenengel spent a few days in Chittenden County, Vermont, to learn what the new craft-beer scene is brewing . . .
Here are a few hippie- and metal-influenced breweries to seek out.
Dry-hopping, wild yeasts, and barrel-aging are all fair game for new-school cider makers.
Wild ales are becoming more popular and now homebrewers can join the fun.
These bars still maintain the vibes of a neighborhood dive: just a comfortable, unpretentious, and straightforward bar that also serves really good craft beer.