Matt Young and Bud Stevens are preparing to open a hard seltzer brewery off of Route 5

Something is bubbling in Lyndonville. Business partners Matt Young and Bud Stevens are preparing to open a hard seltzer brewery off of Route 5. They intend to call it “The Vermont Hard Seltzer Co.” and aim to produce hard seltzers that reflect the company’s Northeast Kingdom roots. The seltzers would be made with locally sourced ingredients and some flavors may be maple-tinged, as a nod to the Green Mountain State’s signature industry. Vermont generates over 50 percent of the country’s maple syrup. That regional identity is important. From the moment the idea for a hard seltzer brewery crossed his mind, Young said he wanted it to be “about Vermont.” The Vermont Hard Seltzer Co. would be the region’s first entry into the fast-growing, multi-billion hard seltzer industry.

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