Otter Creek Brewing
With the highest number of breweries in the country per capita, Vermont is known for its beer. One of its oldest sits alongside Otter Creek in Middlebury and offers free guided tours of the brewing and bottling process (albeit through large windows). For most, the highlight is the tasting room, which also serves drafts of Wolaver’s organic ale and beer-themed pub fare like IPA chili, copper ale cheddar soup, and the ploughman’s meat and cheese plate. A gift shop sells a wide range of clothes and barware embossed with the Otter Creek logo.
Tour times depend on business of the visitor center. Try to visit at off-peak hours or make a reservation.