Four Quarters Brewing
Located in Winooski, VT, Four Quarters Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery specializing in sours, stouts, and hoppy beers. Founded in March 2014, Four Quarters embodies the cycle of life, the journey that each ingredient makes on its way to your glass. A seed, carefully planted and nurtured, growing with the energy of the sun, Earth, wind, and rain. The fruits harvested, later release their seeds, and the cycle of life starts again. When Four Quarters creates new beers, it’s celebrating the Earth and everything that grows within. The Four Quarters logo shows the moon phases, which encapsulates this cycle, present in every living thing. The hope is that by thoughtfully crafting each and every beer with this cycle in mind, as well as the purpose of every ingredient used, the brewery can pass to its drinkers not just a glass of delicious brew, but its passion, its love, and its thankfulness for all things in the natural world.
“We use a lot of natural ingredients in addition to barley, hops, and yeast… we sometimes use natural yeast from the air outside the brewery, sometimes ferment and age in oak wine and spirit barrels, we forage wild ingredients like staghorn sumac and rose petals, and use fresh whole foods like strawberries, rhubarb, currants, dill, basil, tomatoes, watermelon, sourdough bread, peaches, cherries, citrus zest, ginger, etc.”