2023 Passport Stories

Meet some of our top Vermont beer drinkers!

Over 1 million people visit Vermont’s Breweries each year. The passport program acts as a guide for locals and tourists alike to track down that Beer Worth Finding and we wanted to share some of the amazing stories people have had while taking the challenge!


Amy and Dylan are on the top of the passport app leaderboard having visited 71 of our member breweries in the past 4 years.  Amy and Dylan met 4 years ago when Amy brought a 4 pack of Sam Adams Oktoberfest to a Halloween party and Dylan used the pick-up line “Oh, so you like craft beer?” It seemed to work and from there they took off on their adventures securing all of the brewery stamps on their passports.   

When Dylan first moved here from Colorado, he went to Magic Hat Brewing with a few friends who suggested he grab a paper passport.  After learning that the passport went digital, he downloaded the app and once he met Amy he told her about it and the competition began to get to the top of the leaderboard.   

What are your favorite styles of beer:  

Amy- Stouts  

Dylan – Sours  

How long did it take you to finish the passport challenge: 

1 year, and they continue to collect more stamps as more breweries join the association  

Top 3 memories of the brewery challenge: 

Amy broke her leg skiing and despite having a broken leg, Amy was insistent on getting the Lawson’s stamp and a beer before going to the hospital.  This memorable experience kickstarted their ability to get all of the stamps in a year and their weekends changed from athletic adventures to beer drinking while her leg healed.  

Bent Hill 5 year anniversary party.  It was pouring rain and everyone huddled under the awning while pizzas were being made outdoors. Their favorite glass is from this day and it says “Get Bent” on it.  

Amy and Dylan like to pair their brewery adventures with a hiking adventure.  They hiked up Mt. Pisgah and then went to Kingdom Brewing.  They loved that they got to meet and talk with brewery owners, Brian and Jen Cook.   

What were some of your favorite breweries along the way? 

Foam/House of Fermatology, Hermit Thrush, River Roost, Whirligig, Bent Hill, 4 Quarters  

What is the most recent stamp you got?  

Dirt Church  

Amy and Dylan recently got married and the day before their wedding, they hiked up Mt. Philo with friends and family.  Mill River had just released “I do Brew” which was perfect timing for the craft beer lovers and they enjoyed those on the top of Philo.  At their wedding, Amy’s bridal drink was Symphony of Stars by 4 Quarters and Dylan’s groom drink was Red Jay Way by Bent Hill.