Stroll presents Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival at River Garden, Feb. 13

Strolling of the Heifers will present a mid-winter Beer, Cider and Cheese Festival on Friday, Feb. 13, from 5 p.m to 8 p.m at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. 

The event is a fund-raiser for Strolling of the Heifers, and takes place in conjunction with the Harris Hill Ski Jump. It features eight craft brewers and 16 cheesemakers and specialty food producers from throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

“As a way to gear up for the Ski Jump, at this festival people will have the opportunity to sample some of Vermont’s finest beers and ciders as well as cheeses and other specialty foods,” said Molly Alderman-Person, the event’s coordinator, “and this is also a great way to gather some delicious gifts for your Valentine!”

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Franz Roberts Trio. Admission is $20, for adults, 21 or older, only. Each admission provides tickets exchangeable for eight, two-ounce tasting samples from participating brewers, as well as free samples from cheesemakers and specialty food vendors. All tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.

Additional tickets for beer samples may be purchased. Vendors will be selling brews or food to take home, as well.

The brewers attending the event are:     

  • Citizen Cider, Burlington
  • Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro
  • Whetstone Station, Brattleboro
  • 14th Star Brewing Company LLC., Saint Albans
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewer, Burlington
  • Flag Hill Farm, Vershire
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider, Middlebury
  • McNeill’s Brewery, Brattleboro 

Cheese and other specialty food vendors include:     

  • Grafton Village Cheese, Brattleboro     
  • Taylor Farm, Londonderry     
  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Montpelier      
  • Vermont Creamery, Websterville      
  • Vermont Smoke and Cure, Hinesburg     
  • Vermont Salumi, Plainfield     
  • Ruth’s Mustard, Charlestown, NH     
  • Vermont Quince Co., Newfane     
  • Against the Grain Gourmet, Brattleboro     
  • Orchard Hill Breadworks, Alstead, NH     
  • Westminster Crackers, Rutland     
  • Bijou Jewels from the Oven, Newfane     
  • Robb Family Farm, Brattleboro     
  • Coddle and Cosset, Brattleboro   
  •  Lyman’s Specialties, Wilmington     
  • Green Mountain Flour, Windsor     
  • Big Picture Farm, Townshend     
  • Vermont Quince Company, Newfane     
  • Maple Nut Kitchen, Keene, NH

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