Brewery

About The Brewery

History

Our Brew Master Jeremy Hebert is proud to welcome you to the Brewery at the Norwich Inn, one of the top breweries in Vermont and the home of Jasper Murdock Ales, brewed right on-site.

President James Monroe dined at the Norwich Inn in 1817 while on a horseback tour of the New England frontier. Alas, history does not record whether he had a beer. But if he did, it was most likely brewed at the Inn. Vermont had no commercial breweries at the time, and the local beers were brewed in very small batches. Even the biggest copper kettle provided just enough ale for the brewer and his guests.

Brew at the Norwich Inn, one of the proudest breweries in Vermont.

In 1993, this Vermont brewery tradition was revived at the Norwich Inn when Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse began producing traditional English-style ales in 5-gallon glass jugs.

By 1995, a historic livery building was renovated and outfitted with a new four-barrel brew house, which now produces 125-gallon batches.

As one of the proud breweries in Vermont, we remain one of the smallest and coziest breweries in America.

Today

Jasper Murdock IPA on tap at the Norwich Inn brewery, one of the top breweries in Vermont.Jasper Murdock’s repertoire has grown to more than 50 different craft beers, including traditionally English style cask ales.

Our Ales and Lagers are crafted from the finest malts and hops, occasionally including hops grown in our own hop garden here at the Inn. Because filtration can strip flavor and body from a beer, the yeast is allowed to settle out naturally in an extended cold-aging period to ensure that all the goodness reaches your palate. The Vermont craft beer is then pumped underground and across the 100 foot distance from the Brewery cellar to our Pub at the Inn, where we rotate 8 different beers, plus one cask ale. With our expanded tap capacity, we now are able to offer Guest Taps, which will usually feature beers from other popular Vermont breweries.

 

Buying Norwich Inn Vermont Craft Beer

Keeping with tradition and adding to the treat, our Vermont craft beers are sold only at the Inn. Bottled brew in many of our varieties is available by the 22 ounce bottle, by the case, the 5 gallon keg….and now Growlers.

Call ahead or just drop by the front desk to pick up your beer at the Inn. Recently, our Vermont microbrewery introduced a signature ale cheese in collaboration with Woodstock’s Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company: Jasper Murdock Whistling Pig Ale Cheddar. It too is available for sale at the Inn.

Our Beers Currently on Tap

Savor Under The Bines

Minimal bitterness and lots of fruity character highlight this smooth and refreshing light amber American IPA. A nice choice for enjoying beneath our pergola.

Bière à la Vapeur

Pale amber, light-medium body, reStrained fruiTy flavors, and Easy drinkAbility are all hallMarks of this classic American style, But due to unfortunatE legal rEstrictions, I can’t explicitly state what this classic beeR style is. However now that everyone has access to a language translator on their phone, I’m sure you can figure it out if […]

Summer Wheat

Hazy, light body American wheat ale with a mellow zest of grapefruit character contributed by Comet hops. A refreshing summer brew.

J&R’s Birthday Single

As some of you may recall, Rocket and I have brewed a few Belgian style beers on our birthday (Dubbel, Tripel, and a Blond). All very hearty brews. So in an attempt to spare our livers, this year we thought we’d introduce you to a Trappist Single, aka patersbier (Father’s Beer). A hazy golden brew […]

No Name APA

No Name APA– Even brewers suffer from writer’s block from time to time. This golden, light-medium body American pale ale features a bold wallop of citrusy hops that provide a nice bouquet and an unmistakable grapefruit flavor. 

Fuggle and Barleycorn

Fuggle is a distinctive hop variety which flavors this pale ale, and is one of the few varieties used in brewing today which your great-great-grandparents might have enjoyed in their brews. A classic golden ale with a full, but not overwhelming hop profile.

Humble Genius

We first served this Belgian style stout for our 20th Anniversary in 2013. There have only been three brewers here at the Inn over the past 20+ years, and all three came together to create and brew this special beer. Dark, full bodied, with tones of chocolate and a tad of Belgian magic make this a […]

Whistling Pig Red Ale

Inspired by an Irish Classic. Garnet red in color and full bodied with a rounded malty flavor and lingering hop aftertaste. First brewed for the Whistling Pig Game Dinner held on Groundhog Day.

How we do the Brew