The line separating Vermont and New Hampshire runs right through Whetstone Beer Co.’s taproom on the Connecticut River, inspiring the brewery to celebrate its unique location with the release of Borderline Pale Ale.
The “interstate” nature of Whetstone Beer Co. has a complex history. The original 1903 wooden bridge crossing the Connecticut River to New Hampshire at Whetstone’s Bridge Street location was replaced in 1920 by an extensive 330-foot-long truss. To support the heavy structure, new footings were poured and set deep into the riverbed, extending the “land” on the Vermont side of the river by about 5 feet. However, the state line already established by the US Geological Survey refused to budge – even as the structure that now houses Whetstone Beer Co. was built atop the footings. Today, you can stand on the USGS borderline painted on the floor of the taproom or, planting a foot on either side, literally be in two places at once.
Whetstone Borderline Pale Ale celebrates two states, sometimes known for their differences, but both of which share the spirit of adventure that underpins the Whetstone brand. Borderline’s fresh, bright, and citrus characteristics are also at the “borderline” between several different styles of pale ale, complex but easy to drink at just 5% ABV.
Please join Whetstone Beer Co. in its celebration of the release of Borderline Pale Ale, and all things Brattleboro, on Thursday, April 13, 2023, for an exclusive Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce “pre-function” business mixer from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at its taproom at 36 Bridge Street in Brattleboro. The event will be open to the public from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Complimentary Borderline tasting and light snacks will be available, alongside a cash bar, full pours, swag raffle, and 4-pack cans of Borderline and other Whetstone beers to go. For more information, contact Maia Segura at [email protected] or go to our website whetstonebeer.com.