Solar Eclipse Happenings

2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Vermont

Have you heard about the solar eclipse coming to Vermont this April? On April 8, 2024 at 2:14 p.m., a partialsolar eclipse will begin, and at 3:26 p.m., a total eclipse will darken Vermont’s daytime sky, lasting about 3 minutes. The phenomenon will continue as a partial eclipse until 4:37 p.m.

Whether you’re a local, or just visiting, there is plenty to do in our lovely state during your time here, especially with the multitude of events going on to celebrate the eclipse! If you didn’t know, the solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth’s orbit and blocks the sun’s rays, which hasn’t happened in its totality since 2017!  This results in a visual spectacle of complete darkness in the daytime. Depending on where you are in the world, you may not experience a total eclipse, but lucky for us, in Vermont you can experience a total eclipse for up to a full three and a half minutes.

What better way to enjoy this event than with a chilled craft beer in your hand? The VBA has got you covered! Below are some fun ways to spend your time in Vermont, and discover why our beer is worth finding. 

We will update this article as more events become finalized. Hosting a brewery event? Email us!

Hill Farmstead, Greensboro Bend, VT

Hill Farmstead Brewery will be opening up their taproom and bottle shop to welcome visitors from Monday through Saturday 11:30-5 pm during the week of the eclipse. At their location, the partial eclipse will begin at 2:13 p.m., with totality achieved at 3:27 p.m., and wrapping up at 4:38 p.m., which allows us to all raise a toast to this unique celestial event.

Find out more here! 

14th Star Brewing, St. Albans, VT

14th Star Brewing is excited to announce that they will be releasing a special “Eclipsed New England IPA” to coincide with the upcoming total solar eclipse. Join them on Monday, April 8th for an “Eclipse Brews & Views” Viewing Party at 14th Star Brewery to experience “totality” with them in their side lot and be the first to enjoy this unique new brew on tap and in commemorative cans to-go in their Taproom!

Kraemer and Kin, Alburgh, VT

Kraemer & Kin invites you for an opportunity of a lifetime and they will be activated as a viewing area of the Total Eclipse as we are directly in the path of totality. Join them to witness planetary phenomenon with a special beer release and event at their taproom. Indoor space will be limited but green space and lawn area are extensive. Families are welcome. Their taproom and restaurant will be open for the full weekend leading into the total eclipse.

In the Heart of Totality: 2024 Solar Eclipse: Enjoy the best view of the celestial event of a lifetime with great beer & food in an our exceptional location.

Tickets are limited and will include: Exclusive viewing area with some of the best views in the Champlain Island, includes access to both indoor & outdoor seating. All you can ‘Pub Picnic’ menu with a little something for everyone from 12pm-3pm, 1 set of solar eclipse viewing glasses, 1 pour of the special release Golden Stout. Parking fee is waived for ticket holders.

Find out more here!

Four Quarters Brewing, Winooski, VT

Four Quarters Brewing will be hosting a parking lot party with an eclipse viewing area, and performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. They will be having two beer releases: No Quarter and Courtship of the Sun & Moon. Save the date!

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Switchback Brewing Company, Burlington, VT

Switchback Brewing Company will be celebrating the eclipse from April 5 at 12:00 to April 8 at 8:00pm. Join them for a beer and experience the total solar eclipse! Enjoy a weekend of special beer releases, activities, music, and more. Stay tuned here for more updates to come.

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The Alchemist, Stowe, VT

The Alchemist will be hosting an event on April 8th for The Great North American Solar eclipse. It will be a day of live music, mesmerizing fire dancers, beer, and unforgettable moments. There will also have a limited quantity of free collectible eclipse glasses on hand. Stay tuned for more details and an official schedule of events. Let’s celebrate this cosmic spectacle together!

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Goodwater Brewery, Williston, VT

Goodwater Brewery will be hosting an event with a special release beer in their taproom in Williston! Stayed tuned for more details!

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Lucy & Howe Brewing Company, Jericho, VT

Lucy & Howe Brewing Company will be celebrating with a special edition beer release at the taproom in Jericho! Stayed tuned on their instagram for more details!

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Dirt Church Brewing Company, East Haven, VT

Dirt Church Brewing Co will be releasing a special edition Dark Czech Larger for the Solar Eclipse! Stay tuned on their instagram for more details!

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield, VT

Lawson’s Finest has released “Path of Totality”! We teamed up with ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain to craft an extra special black IPA brewed with none other than Eclipse hops! Sitting at 7.5% this complex brew packs bitterness, roastiness, and tropical hop flavor all in one. Now available at the Taproom in cans and on draft!

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Whirligig Brewing, St. Johnsbury, VT

Whirligig Brewing will be releasing two limited release eclipse beers, open a few extra days and hosting a DJ party on Saturday night!

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Black Flannel Brewing, Essex Junction, VT

Black Flannel Brewing will be open 7 Days a week starting 4/7, go in that day and they will give the first 300 people to dine with them a free pair of eclipse glasses in time for 4/8. Come in on Monday right before the eclipse for lunch and the first 100 people will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses.

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Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT

Prohibition Pig will be releasing Once in a Black Moon, a Vanilla Bean Porter aged on Brazilian Amburana on Nitro. This will only be available in their Brewery Taproom.

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Mill River Brewing, St. Albans, VT

Mill River Brewing will be releasing Batch 040824, a Black IPA.

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Burlington Beer Company, Burlington, VT

Burlington Beer Company will be releasing Obscura, a Toasted Pale Oat Lager. $1 from each pint will be donated to Burlington City Arts.

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Kingdom Brewing, Newport, VT

Kingdom Brewing will be hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party, purchase a $25 limited event T-shirt and you will be guaranteed access to the event, parking and eclipse glasses.

Purchase your T-Shirt here 

Red Barn Brewing, Danville, VT

Come see the solar eclipse with Red Barn Brewing and Vermont Hard Seltzer. Drink and food specials along with music starting at 1:00pm. Limited number of viewing glasses available.

Idletyme Brewing, Stowe, VT

Join the team at Idletyme Brewing for an unforgettable Eclipse Patio Party with two signature cocktails on their incredible patio.

Rock Art Brewery, Morrisville, VT

Rock Art Brewery will be releasing “Path of Totality” or better known as Galaxy Gaze, will be a limited edition commemorative can to go and on draft at Rock Art for the Eclipse.

Stone Corral Brewery, Richmond, VT

Join Stone Corral for Brews & Views! They will be open on Monday 4/8 at 12:00pm and  celebrating all weekend long with food, beer and cocktail specials.

Soulmate Brewing Company, Morrisville, VT

Soulmate Brewing Company will be open all weekend with food & drink specials for the eclipse!

Frost Beer Works, Hinesburg, VT

Frost Beer Works will be open Monday April 8th from 12:00-5:00pm for cans, and drafts pours.

Foam Brewers, Burlington, VT

Foam Brewers will releasing 3 special can releases and a new eclipse specific IPA, a new Pilsner and a new American Wheat Ale. There will be food served from Deep City with sandwiches, and snacks from 12:00pm-5:00pm Saturday – Monday. The Shoppe food truck will be there on Saturday and Monday. They will also be hosting music on Sunday and Monday evening.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will be tabling from 1-5pm and handing out glasses for viewing eclipse.

Lake street will be closed to traffic, walking only.

Good Measure Pub & Brewery, Northfield, VT

Good Measure Pub & Brewery will be releasing Totality, a Vermont Black IPA brewed with Australian Eclipse hops. There will be beer and food specials served all weekend!

Weird Window Brewing, S. Burlington, VT

Weird Window Brewing will be hosting an “after-party” at the brewery after the eclipse. Troy Millette and the Fire Below will be playing at 5:30.

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