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Side Dishes: Grateful Hands Brewing opens in Cabot

Just in time for the first frost, the state’s newest microbrewery — Grateful Hands Brewing in Cabot — has opened with a focus on small batches of dark beers.

On September 8, brewer Ricky McLain offered samples of his inky oeuvre at his Route 2 nanobrewery: They included a robust porter called Spare Change; a black IPA, Common Sense; an American brown ale, Time; and an American stout, Courage. He’s brewing each in 20-gallon batches, making them available for growler fills on the second Saturday of each month. McLain, who runs the brewery with his wife, Joy, eventually plans to bottle his brews.

Announcing the launch, Kurt Staudter, executive director of the Vermont Brewers Association, called Vermont the “Disneyland of beer,” citing the fact that we have more breweries per capita than any other U.S. state. We can expect Vermont to edge closer to beer-theme-park status in coming months: Burlington, Brattleboro, Stowe and South Royalton are all on track to host new microbreweries, possibly by year’s end.

Find Grateful Hands at 2211 Route 2 in Cabot, 249-4092.

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Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch was a Seven Days food writer from 2011 through 2016. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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