New brewery to open in Vt.
SPRINGFIELD — Another brewery is opening in Vermont.
The Vermont Brewers Association said Grateful Hands Brewing is opening this weekend in Cabot and will specialize in dark beers.
Owner Ricky McLain will pour samples of his beers and sell containers called growlers today. His initial four offerings include an American brown ale called Time and an American stout called Courage.
Grateful Hands is considered a nano-brewery because of the size of each batch of beer, 20 gallons. The Brewers Association said McLain expects to start off selling growlers from the brewery and at farmer’s markets and eventually start bottling.
The Springfield-based Vermont Brewers Association said it was established in 1995 to promote professional craft brewing in the state. Executive Director Kurt Staudter calls Vermont “the Disneyland of beer” and says the new brewery gives the state 26.