Drop-In Brewery




Our winter hours are:

Monday – Wednesday 11-5, Thursday – Saturday 11-7, and Sunday 12-5


Welcome…. If you’re here then you correctly entered a date of birth proving you are over 21 and so avoided getting Rickrolled

Beer Release Party

We are having a party to release our long awaited Maibock (Spring Clean for the May Queen) which is the third in our winter lager series and will be just in time for the begining of May. We will also be releasing our brand new Cream Ale (Have Your Cake and Drink it Too!) which is the new creation of our brewer Vilija.

-Also on tap will be our new English Mild (McKeever’s Mild)
-We will be serving pints all day from open at 11 am to 8 pm
-Grapevine Grille will be serving up a menu to pair with Maibock including sausages! So you can bring food over or go next door to eat, or get some to go with a growler
– To compliment a pint of the cream ale we will have a big cake for the celebration of the release of Have Your Cake and Drink it Too!
-To compliment a pint of the English Mild we will have oatmeal raisin cookies made in house.
-We will have The new Maibock on tap along with some that was aged a year, both will be available for samples, pints, and growler fills.

Upcoming Beers Alert

.  Next up will be an  Imperial Red Ale named Kitten Death Star (8.0% ABV), Our Imperial IPA Dude, Are You Ok? (8.1% ABV) and our Kristalweizen (filtered wheat ) named River Song (5.5 % ABV). So be on the lookout for these beers on tap in the sample room and out at bars and restaurants across Vermont.


Drop-In Has a Barley Wine in Bottles!

We have brewed the highest strength beer we have ever made here at Drop-In. Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom is our barley wine. Ringing in at about 12% ABV, this beer is a tasty treat for the you and your valentine.This is a special beer available only in 500ml bottles at the brewery. Samples will be available for $1 if you are thinking of buying a a bottle. It will be a fixed price at $10 a bottle, limit 12 bottles per person.


Education News….. Beer Appreciation Class

Food and Drink News

The Grapevine Grille have just switched their license to a B.Y.O.B. That means you can buy beer from us and enjoy it with your food in the Grille. A couple of rules to follow (there always are). You must buy food…. no just sitting and drinking…. and they cannot provide you with the necessary hardware. We’ll give you a couple of plastic cups when you order the beer… just ask. A new optionfor you to enjoy.

Beer should be enjoyed as a part of living a good life!

We operate a tasting room for beer samples and growler fills. You can stand in one place and see the whole brewery but if the brewer is there the door is always open. We’re located in Middlebury Vermont, and open Monday -Wednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday -Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Drop in and taste for yourself! Drop-In Brewery is also the Brewing home of the American Brewers Guild Brewing School (www.abgbrew.com).

Why Drop In

An important question for us to answer. We like its connection to snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing etc. When you drop into a half pipe, a skatepark, or a wave you’re about to embark upon a big scary adventure. You’ll survive it with your skill and your expertise, and you’ll impress everybody who is watching. Then there’s the casual and welcoming phrase ‘just drop in for a beer.” Finally my late grandfather George Whitehouse would hold his glass up and say “that’s a lovely drop of beer Stephen.” That’s why we’re Drop In Brewing.

Middlebury Tasting Trail

Drop-In Brewing is a proud member of the Middlebury Tasting Trail with other local producers of wine, spirits, cider, and beer all here in Middlebury Vermont.