COURTNEY LAMDIN for Seven Days
Published May 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
The founders of Whetstone Beer in Brattleboro have always been fond of public parks. For the brewery’s 10th anniversary last summer, the company rebranded with a motif that mimics the iconic national park travel posters that were created during the New Deal era to ramp up tourism.
It’s only fitting, then, that Whetstone’s newest project honors the natural spaces in its own backyard. The company plans to brew two limited-edition beers each year that are inspired by Vermont state parks. Dubbed Pints for Parks and launched this month, the project will funnel $1 from every draft beer or four-pack sold to Vermont Parks Forever, a nonprofit that fundraises for park improvements and provides free visitor passes to underserved communities.