5,352 Ratings
Score: 3.63
1st Republic Brewing Co
2 days ago
Saturday hours 11am -7pm We have a full line up, and a bunch of fresh cans of #misinformation #denialipa #104porter #strangecircumstances #everythingbutthethorns #diverseparts so swing on by and grab dad some beer! #itstheweekend #saturday #craftbeer #vtbeer #fathersday #fathersweekend #vermont #essexvt
1st Republic Brewing Co
3 days ago
Can release today! Everything but the thorns. A fruit wheat conditioned in blackberries. This light, slightly tart amazing flavorful beer is being canned today and will be available in 4 packs today starting at 2pm! Swing on by. Open 2-8pm today. Amazing artwork done by @darren.a84 #summerbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeer #vtbeer #vermontbeer #vermont #vermontcraftbeer #itsfriday #itstheweekend
1st Republic Brewing Co
4 days ago
Huge shipment of yeast just hit the homebrew shop! Get them while we got em. #homebrewing #whitelabs #beeryeast #homebrewfanatic #homebrewers #vermonthomebrew #1strepublichomebrew
1st Republic Brewing Co
9 days ago
Fresh cans of #diverseparts now available at the taproom. An amazing light crisp beer made with grains from vermont. Perfect beer for the amazing weather we are having. Taproom and homebrew shop open 11 to 7 today. Swing on by! #freshies #vtbeer #vermontbeer #craftbeer #springbeer #sunnydays #vermont #essexvt #essexjunction #beer #thirstquencher #kolschstyle
1st Republic Brewing Co
10 days ago
Amazing weekend ahead of us! To start off your Friday we have fresh beers flowing and amazing BBQ and Burgers being delivered today by @markbbqvt and @berdas_food Open today from 2pm to 8pm. #itsfriday #bbqandbeer #beerandbbq #essexvt #vermont #craftbeer #freshies #itstheweekend #sunnydays #vtbeer #vermontbeer
1st Republic Brewing Co Claim
39 River Rd
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 857-5318
Wed 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Now
Thu 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Now
Fri 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Open Now
Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Open Now
Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Open Now
1st Republic Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 in Fairfax, Vermont. Two friends and military veterans came together with one dream; to craft the finest original beers for all to appreciate. 1st Republic Brewing Co. began in a garage with a single burner system and maintains the dream and perseverance to grow while staying true to their hometown values. 1st Republic Brewing Co, as accomplished Vermonters, creates unique brews, while enjoying the fruits of their labor. With respect and honor for this Nations’ First Republic, 1st Republic Brewing Co. has deep Vermont roots and represents the heart and soul of the hardworking people of this great state. Vermont is a state that takes pride in local grown products, and we want to be apart of that strong community of local producers. With a mindfulness of the past and an eye on the future, 1st Republic is brewing great beer for great people.

Shawn Trout Owner/Head Brewer

Kevin D Jarvis Owner/ Head Brewer
Payment options: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Parking: Parking lot
Price range: $
Denial IPA
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 47
# Ratings: 578
Score: 3.71
Vermont IPA light and hazy flavored with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, giving it a great citrus note with subtle pine, and passion fruit flavors. Extremely crushable beer!
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 162
Score: 3.53
Strange Circumstances
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 5.75%
# Ratings: 87
Score: 3.57
Malty with slight roast and caramel awesomeness shinning through teaming with hops that bring a wonderful subtle fruit.
Diverse Parts
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 82
Score: 3.61
Everything But the Thorns
Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.25%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.00
104 Porter
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 667
Score: 3.70
This brew is an unfiltered brown porter, which is perfectly balanced between malt sweetness, and smoke malt. Four distinct malts have been blended into this porter to give it a great body with characteristics of chocolate and caramel. This beer has a higher alcohol level coming in at 6.4%, but you would never know it. This porter is a very smooth brew to drink and very drinkable. Be careful with this one!
RPA - Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 41
# Ratings: 583
Score: 3.56
RPA - Republic Pale Ale is hop forward. Slight spice from the bittering hops with tropical notes in the aroma and flavor. Specialty hops would be Zythos or Falconers Flight, a new blend of tropical hops.
Ardent Concession IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 57
# Ratings: 528
Score: 3.69
Ardent Concession IPA is an awesomely balanced IPA that has wonderful citrus aroma. You’ll find a slight bitterness of an IPA, but clears up quickly and finishes very clean. Flavors are of Grapefruit and stone fruit.
Caught In Webs
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.25%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 287
Score: 3.58
A nice light bodied American blonde, conditioned with 100 lbs of blood orange for a slightly tart, citrus and extremely refreshing beer.
Ceres Brown Ale
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 43
# Ratings: 240
Score: 3.55
Ceres who tops the Vermont statehouse. She is the goddess of agriculture and grain crops. Ceres Brown Ale is an American brown ale. Caramel and roasted notes give way to floral and citric aroma. It has a bite in the beginning but dissipates quickly to give way to the malts of the beer. Our newest beer in the lineup.
Citra Fusion Rye
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 4.25%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 240
Score: 3.65
Windsor Amber Ale
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 229
Score: 3.47
This is a unique beer, typically wheat beers are very light, examples would be white beers, or any hefeweizen beers (minus the banana flavor). This has the great wheat flavors however incorporates darker malts to give it more flavor and character. You’ll find slight caramel and roasted notes, with a slight fruitiness from the hops. Very sessionable beer.
Kolsch Style Ale
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.2%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 161
Score: 3.67
This Kolsch style is made with an awesome Pils base malt from Peterson Quality Malts in Vermont. We combine that with yeast and hops from Germany to give it an authentic taste mixed with some local flavors. This beer is slightly sweet and light, with fruit notes, which makes this beer incredibly sessionable. Enjoy!
Peach Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 136
Score: 3.22
A French style saison conditioned with peaches from Oregon, and made with Peterson Quailty Malts from Vermont.
Shifting Specifics
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.75%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 114
Score: 3.74
A great Vermont Pale ale, light body, light color and hazy that has tropical, citrus, lemon zest and floral notes. Highlighting the New Zealand hops Motueka. This is a great crushable summer pale ale.
Seditious Union
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.75%
IBUs: 39
# Ratings: 112
Score: 3.59
Vermont Pale Ale. A great example of a Vermont pale ale Light and Hazy with mild bitterness and great hop flavor and aroma. This beer has several different hops used ranging from pacific jade to zythos. Flavors of Mild Citrus / grapefruit with a more dominate tropical fruit flavor, slight hints of spice.
Sky Blossom
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.75%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 111
Score: 3.58
French Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 104
Score: 3.80
Ardent Series IPA (FMA)
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 104
Score: 3.68
This beer has the same malt makeup of our most popular beer the Ardent Concession IPA, however the hopping is different, the (FMA) stands for falconers flight, Mosaic, and Amarillo. So flavors will be tropical, Citrus, Orange. It has an apparent bitterness but a neutral one that allows the awesome hops highlighted shine through.
5 Corners Blonde
Style: Blonde Ale - Belgian Blonde / Golden
ABV: 4.6%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 96
Score: 3.65
A great Belgian blonde made with Vermont grains from Peterson Quality Malts. This is a session blonde beer that has great fruit aroma and slight spice.
Gunner’s Charge
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 5.75%
# Ratings: 86
Score: 3.72
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
# Ratings: 69
Score: 3.66
Twisted Wrister Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 38
# Ratings: 69
Score: 3.62
Happy Little Accident
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 55
Score: 3.42
Raspberry Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 48
Score: 3.67
Essex Ale
Style: Pale Ale - New England
ABV: 5.5%
# Ratings: 45
Score: 3.78
Only available at The Essex Resort & Spa.