Draft Cider in Montpelier at Three Penny Taproom

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We found a nice mention of one of our favorite pubs — the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier — on a recent blog.

Here’s an excerpt from Mike Pomranz’s Slashfood blog entry:

Despite being the second least populous state in the nation (ranking just below Wyoming), Vermont is well-known as a craft beer haven. The state ranks #1 in craft breweries per capita and is home to recognizable brewery names like Magic Hat, Long Trail and Harpoon. So as the state capital, Montpelier, Vt. really has no choice but to represent!

But for years, the minuscule capital (with just over 8,000 people) didn’t have a craft beer bar to call its own. Three Penny Taproom came to the rescue.

“We’re our country’s smallest state capital,” says owner Scott Kerner. “The only one without a McDonald’s.” Now, since May 1, 2009, the city finally has a top-flight beer bar. And though representing this beer-friendly state from its capital might seemingly create some pressure, Kerner believes they’ve risen to the task, “In our nine months, we’ve created quite a stir in not just Vermont, but in New England.”

Scott Kerner was an early adopter, serving Farnum Hill Ciders on draft as soon as we were able to get kegs into Vermont. How wonderful to see a local cider, made from traditional apples, on his draft list!

Be sure to check out the draft cider, and say hi to Scott and his staff from all of us at Farnum Hill.

For the full blog entry, go to: http://www.slashfood.com/2010/03/04/whats-on-tap-three-penny-taproom-montpelier/

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