Pints for Parks
“Brewing up adventure” isn’t just a motto for us, it’s a way of life. Our partners David Hiler, and Tim and Amy Brady were brought together not just by a love of beer, but a love of adventure, and a passion to support others in their pursuits of adventure.
That’s why we created the Pints for Parks project benefiting Vermont State Parks through Vermont Parks Forever.
Twice a year we will brew up a limited-edition beer in honor of one of our state parks. Whetstone will donate proceeds from Pints for Parks limited release beers and merchandise to the Vermont State Parks foundation, Vermont Parks forever. But get it while you can and don’t forget to save the keepsake sticker that is on every beer can!
CURRENT PINTS FOR PARKS BEER
|Coming September 2023|
Quechee Gorge Maple Amber Ale
For the Fall 2023 edition of this beer, we’re excited to partner with the Vermont Maple Farmers Collective in the creation of our Quechee Gorge Maple Amber Ale.
Whetstone wanted to showcase the flavors of Vermont, alongside the beauty of the State Parks. When the brewers decided to produce a Maple Amber Ale, they set out to try to find a local Maple producer for the large amount of syrup they would need and were thrilled to find the Vermont Maple Farmers Collective. This collection of seven small batch farms, located right in the Upper Valley of Vermont, works collectively to help each farmer endure the increasing market pressures from impersonal factory farms.
Whetstone shares Vermont Maple Farmers vision for a world where small-scale producers can be a viable business and where family farms can count on the spring maple sugaring season to help make ends meet.
This Pints for Parks release of a limited-edition Quechee Gorge Maple Amber Ale beer is inspired by the iconic Gorge and the colors and flavors of Vermont. A kickoff event will be held on September 30th from 12 pm to 4 pm at Quechee Gorge State Park.
Previous pints for parks releases
|Spring 2023||Jamaica State Park – Kolsch|
Nestled between a Lager and Ale, this bright Kolsch is warm fermented and then cold conditioned. Well balanced and subtle, it’s perfect for a warm day or a cool evening. Enjoy it after some white water rafting or exploring Spring in your favorite state park.
Vermont State Parks by the numbers
There is a Vermont State Park within a ½ hour drive of every town in Vermont and they welcome one million visitors each year.
About Vermont Parks Forever: Vermont Parks Forever is the nonprofit foundation for Vermont’s 55 state parks. VPF was founded in 2013 to enhance and protect Vermont’s state parks by inspiring stewardship of natural places, providing educational experiences, and improving access for those who would otherwise be unable to experience all the benefits the state parks have to offer. Visit vermontparksforever.org to learn more.
About Vermont State Parks: Vermont State Parks provides environmental education and information and supports the economies and values of local communities. Additionally, state parks promote, operate, and maintain a large and complex system of conserved lands, as well as both historic and modern facilities that are enjoyed by over half a million visitors every year. We work towards ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Plan your Vermont State Parks adventure at vtstateparks.com.