The Wormtown Brewery team traveled to the Stowe brewery to create a lager version of Wormtown’s flagship beer, Be Hoppy IPA. For the brew day down in Worcester, the brewers collaborated on an ale version of Von Trapp’s Double India Pale Lager.
“The idea of taking what most people know as an ale and see the changes when brewed as a lager was very exciting to us and the results are just as exciting,” said Wormtown Brewmaster Ben Roesch.
To name these two new beers, the breweries looked to the mountains of Vermont for their inspiration. von Trapp’s version is named Elevation 4393, which is the height of Mt. Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont, as well as the peak you can admire from the Von Trapp taproom. For the Wormtown version, they went with height of Mt. Worcester, from the Worcester range, with the name Elevation 3293. Mt. Worcester is across the valley from Von Trapp brewery.
“We were elated to team up with our friends at Wormtown, who visit us up here in Stowe every year.” said Sam von Trapp.
Founded in 2010, Worcester, Massachusetts-based Wormtown Brewery says it is committed to brewing world-class beers using locally sourced ingredients regardless of cost. Von Trapp Brewing is part of Trapp Family Lodge, a 2,500-acre resort in Stowe, Vermont, owned and operated by the Von Trapp family.