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Hunger Mountain Coop showcases the results of being part of a beer-loving culture. Our beer aisle is home to dozens of offerings that will delight those new to the exciting world of beer and send even the most sophisticated beer drinker into a state of pure hop-iness. You’ll find the best Vermont microbreweries well represented, as well specialty, seasonal, regional and international offerings. Whether you’re looking for a beer to complement a meal, refresh you after a long, hot day, or just taste for the pure joy of it – you’ll find it at The Coop!

 

Heady Topper and Lawson's Regular Delivery Information

Heady Topper is available by 5pm every Wednesday and will be continuously stocked until we run out. There is a limit of three four-packs per customer, per day. The cost per four-pack is $13.99.


Customers can also purchase Heady Topper directly at The Alchemist’s new location in Stowe. Please visit their website for more information http://alchemistbeer.com/


Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 are both available on Thursdays. Exact availability varies based on delivery time. There is a six 4-pack limit per person for Sip of Sunshine and the cost is $13.99 each. There is no limit on Super Session.


Lawson's Special Bottles

Thursday, July 20 -  Hopzilla Double IPA - This monster of an India Pale Ale will make you pucker up! Loaded with high-alpha US grown Summit, Amarillo, Centennial and Cascadian hops. This brawny, dry hopped ale is wicked strong and will terrorize your taste buds, but has enough malt backbone to balance the intense bitterness.

 

Thursday, July 27 - Idaho 7 IPA - Brewed with copious additions of Idaho 7, this single-hop American IPA features a new experimental variety. Hop growers describe the character as apricot and orange combined with black tea and a subtle herbal note.

 

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Beer News

2/24/2015

March's Featured Vendor - 

Foley Brothers Brewing

 

Written by The Foley Brothers 

When you are driving along Route 73, the Brandon Mountain Road will take you through the National Forest and up and over one of the several gap roads in the state of Vermont. Just off this route, you may stumble across our small, family-run business.

 

Located along the Neshobe River, 79 Stone Mill Dam Road is home to a four-room bed and breakfast, a small boutique winery, and a nanobrewery that goes by the name of Foley Brothers Brewing.

 

We quietly brew about 15 to 21 barrels of beer every week, utilizing both Old and New World techniques. We like to use gravity when we can, and when we are moving beer along, we do so as gently as possible, from boil to bottle. We stir our own pots and hand bottle, cap and label each and every ounce that goes out. In doing this, we get three to four quality checks, for example minor issues concerning a label being a little askew, or a cap that didn’t seal just right. These few bottles then move to the  “sample” box, for family and friends to consume! 

 

We bottle at least eighty percent of beer produced, the rest goes into logs and kegs for the tasting room and g.housen, our distributor. We have been partnering with g.housen for almost two years now, and their capability to service accounts all across the state has helped us continue to grow in this very competitive Vermont market.

 

For the last nine months, we have been big into fine-tuning our hoppy pale ales. Up at the brewery our focus is on freshness, and our goal is to finish our product at a pace which guarantees that the consumer gets our beer when it is as fresh as humanly possible.

 

Hunger Mountain Coop has been a supporter of Foley Brothers Brewing before we even had beer to sell! The support that The Coop feeds to small businesses like us is exactly what helps us thrive. 

 

Thank you,

 

The Foley Bros



 

12/18/2013


I love to brew beer. I started this brewery in the basement of our home and have built three breweries to date. My favorite part of brewing is fermentation – watching those five gallons ferment as living yeast cells consume the sugars and finish the last stage in the brew process – for a home brewer glass carboys provide the best visual. The beer is alive with activity, you can see the hop particles rising, churning, and mixing while the gases escape – it is fantastic! With our 3,000-gallon tanks in our new brewery, I can no longer see the living beer in all its activity, but I still visualize this happening in the tank, only at a much larger scale.

I also love to brew with local ingredients when possible, including hand-picked spruce buds, Vermont maple syrup, organic pumpkins grown down the street, Vermont-grown hops, and even exotic ingredients like jasmine to create fresh treats for all to enjoy. Look for new beers with various local ingredients to come, and follow us on Facebook to keep in the loop.

In our third brewery, we are having a ton of fun brewing new beers such as a Kölsch, Single Hop Simcoe IPA, Saison, and Czech Pilsner. We also have a few delicious bourbon barrels aging our famous Vermonster beer as well as some Russian Imperial Stout.

During this 15-year exciting brew ride of fantastic beers, we have always strived to support local businesses and take care of the environment. Our philosophy has been to start in the town we brew in to purchase supplies. If not available, we search the State of Vermont, then New England and the border states. This helps our economy, and the environment, by not shipping long distances. Our grains from the brew process also feed local farmyards. Water and energy are conserved when cooling the boiling beer to room temperature with water and then saving that hot water for the next batch of beer. Throughout the brewing, we look for areas to save, recycle, and reduce while brewing tasty treats for all to enjoy!

Find more information on our website at www.rockartbrewery.com.

11/4/2013

Hey growler fill fans! It's IPA day at The Coop this Thursday! We'll be pouring tastings and growlers of IPAs from our friends at Long Trail Brewing Co. this Thursday from 3-6pm! Come try Limbo IPA (7.5%), Black Rye IPA (6%), IPA (6.4%) and another special treat we are working on...