Beer Travels

DETOUR: Greensboro, VT – Hill Farmstead

DETOUR: Greensboro, VT – Hill Farmstead

GREENSBORO, VT

Last winter, we made the decision to drive four hours out of our way, before our flight, into an oncoming blizzard…to a little brewery on a hill in rural Vermont, to talk to Phil Young. Not just any brewery of course, but the 4-time “Best Brewery in the World.” And we can assure you, it was well worth the trek.

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

Mark Hegedus of Magic Hat Brewing

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

From Pepsi to Red Bull to Coors to Deschutes, Mark Hegedus has been a beverage industry journeyman. In his latest role, he’s been tasked with reviving creativity at stalwart Magic Hat Brewing in Vermont. They’re now poised to again play the role of leader in the space, and not just ‘the brewery that makes #9.’

DETOUR: Niles, IL – Une Année

DETOUR: Niles, IL – Une Année

NILES, IL

DETOUR No. 036: In a nearby Northwest Chicago suburb, you’ll find an unassuming strip mall. In that strip mall, sandwiched between a dollar store and a Korean restaurant, sits one of the Midwest’s best sour breweries whose side label is also brewing some of the most under the radar stouts and IPAs in the area. We revisit Une Année.