The Vermont Brewers Association (VBA) is pleased to announce its newest
Brewers Festival. For the last 25 years, the Association has been running a successful event on the
waterfront in Burlington, VT. Now, we will be bringing a second festival to the picturesque mountain
setting of Killington Resort.
On March 24, 2018, the VBA will host its first winter festival. It will be a one day event with two sessions
to choose from to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample beers and meet the brewers at
the event, located outside the K-1 base lodge at Killington Resort.
Avery Schwenk, Hermit Thrush Brewery Vice President and VBA Board President stated "We are thrilled
to announce a new festival in Southern Vermont focused on collaborations between brewers. Vermont
brewers will be bringing unique, collaborative beers made especially for this festival to showcase the
connections between and creativity of our member breweries. Killington is the perfect location for this
event, and we expect attendees will be as excited as we are about the opportunity to end a great morning
of skiing and riding by coming off the slopes to a festival where they can mingle with our brewers while
sampling great beer."
The first opportunity to purchase tickets will be at the Vermont Brewers Festival on July 21st and 22nd. If
you don’t have your tickets to the VBA’s summer festival you can still purchase tickets to the Friday, July
21st sessions at vtbrewfest.com
"Killington is proud to be chosen as the site for the winter edition of the Vermont Brewers Association
event. We are looking forward to giving our guests a new unique and fun opportunity to experience the
best in Vermont skiing and riding and craft beer. This will be a great après event for skiers and riders
coming off the mountain", said Rob Megnin, Director of Marketing, Sales and Events.
All proceeds from the event will support the Vermont Brewers Association, a nonprofit founded in 1995 to
promote and strengthen the culture of craft brewing in Vermont through marketing, education, and
advocacy for Vermont made beer.
Vermont has more breweries per capita than any other state and produces an average of 17.4 gallons
per 21+ adult annually. The Vermont Brewers Association was founded in 1995 to promote and
strengthen the culture of craft brewing in Vermont through marketing, education and advocacy for
Vermont made beer. Our industry supports 1,890 jobs and has an overall economic impact of nearly
$376.7M. Visit vermontbrewers.com
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s
Green Mountains. The Beast of the East boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six
peaks including Pico Mountain, served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in
Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course,
the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center and Beast Mountain Coaster, 15 miles of scenic hiking
trails and the largest Bike Park in the East with 35 miles of mountain biking trails and further
expansion underway, designed by Gravity Logic. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging
options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast adventure enthusiasts for over 55
years. Killington is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio. Visit www.killington.com for
more information and be social with #beast365.