To eat, Tap 25 offers small bites such as sausage links on pretzel rolls, flatbreads, panini and hummus plates, courtesy of Stowe native and recent New England Culinary Institute grad Zoe Biron.
Later this summer, the Bryans plan to start hosting live bands three nights a week. "Music is integral to our place in California," Tim Bryan told Seven Days late last week, adding that, so far, locals seem to be embracing the pub. "Wednesday night was beyond expectations," he said. "People just wandered in from the village and found it easy to hang out."
For his part, Bryan seemed excited to help grow the local beer scene, in concert with the other local pubs and breweries. "You can't go wrong [in Vermont]," he said. "The beers here are world-class; the brain trust in the brewing community is exceptional."
The original print version of this article was headlined "Drinking Town"