This entry and video are the start of a new series where we explore Vermont through the breweries that are members of the Vermont Brewers Association. We plan to visit as many of the breweries as possible and sample the beers — and whenever possible the food — while also exploring the surrounding towns and
Metaphors & Rainbows … Whatever is our first attempt at a Vermont IPA. We’ve brewed IPAs in the past, but never one with the distinct haze, orange color, and big, fruity flavors associated with the Green Mountain State — and adopted by the rest of New England. The most well-known of the commercial versions are
VT NanoFest is a tiny festival celebrating some of Vermont’s smallest breweries, and it’s held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds, which means it’s right in our back yard. In this week’s video we’re sharing our impressions of old favorites and new brews that we sampled this year. The 2019 Vermont NanoFest — the 4th annual —
Janet Zug of Zug Glass Studios has been blowing glass for over two decades. In the interview we discuss her start as a contract glassmaker with no experience and how her signature style has developed with her expertise. You can find more of Janet’s work on her website, or follow her on Instagram. Janet’s work is
Librarian Jessamyn West is many things: a community technologist, an author, a sought-after speaker for library and technology conferences, a university instructor. In other words, she helps people use technology to access information and solve problems. In this episode, we discuss Jessamyn’s offline hobbies: taking walks in the woods, collecting moss for mossariums, and exploring
Ben Linehan, owner of Brocklebank Craft Brewing, knows what he likes: crafting easy-drinking beers with subtle flavors; brewing on a small-scale and part-time basis; keeping his beer and his community involvement engaged on a local scale. Join us for a conversation with Ben and Anne Linehan, the husband and wife team behind Brocklebank Craft Brewing
Jennifer Kortfelt is a professional weaver and knitter who loves to experiment with color. Her approach combines traditional textures with modern palettes to create fun, and sometimes surprising accessories. Join us for a conversation about inspiration, working with clients, and spur-of-the-moment sock machine purchases.
In October, I closed the last journal entry by wondering how we—and the animals—would do once winter set in. Our summer and autumn experiences were great, but once there was snow on the ground, how were we all going to adapt our routines? I’m pleased to report that the state of the flock is excellent!