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July 30, 2014

Vermont State Parks Partners with Switchback Brewery & Dakin Farms for Beer & Food Tasting Event

Vermont State Parks has teamed up with Burlington’s Switchback Brewing Company to hold the first ever Switchback Sunday event at historic Mt. Philo State Park. The rain or shine event will take place on Sunday, August 10th from noon to 4:00 PM at the picnic shelter on Mt. Philo summit. Mt. Philo is the oldest state park in Vermont and offers iconic views of the Champlain Valley and Adirondack Mountains.

The event celebrates all things Vermont with a variety of local beer, food, and music. Switchback will be pouring free 2-ounce samples of their Switchback Ale and Slow-Fermented Brown Ale. 10-ounce glasses of both will also be available for purchase for $2.00. Dakin Farm of Ferrisburgh will be on hand to offer samples of their famous cheeses, meats, crackers, and dips. Entertainment will be provided by the Vermont-based bluegrass and string band, Gold Town, who will be playing at this year’s Grand Point North Festival on Burlington’s Waterfront.

Switchback Sunday is free with day-use entry and to campers staying at the park. For more information on this and other park events

To learn more about Switchback Brewing Company, visit You can view Dakin Farm’s products at and listen to a sample of Gold Town’s music at

Media Contact: Rochelle Skinner, Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation,, 802-522-0841

Source: Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Last Updated at: July 30, 2014 11:24:52
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