Weird Window Brewing originally opened its doors on July 18, 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The brewery closed its doors to in-person service on November 12, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, but continued to offer order pickups and started to distribute throughout the state of Vermont. Weird Window Brewing reopened its doors to in-person service on May 1, 2021 following the loosening of restrictions for the COVID-19 Pandemic. On June 17, 2021, Weird Window Brewing started to operate without restrictions for the first time since their opening. The brewery is owned and operated by Jack and Emily Droppa, residents of South Burlington, VT. Jack manages the brewing operation and Emily manages the taproom, merchandise and events.
The team at Weird Window Brewing strives to deliver an approachable and diverse selection of beers. Instead of just focusing on one style of beer, the hope of Weird Window Brewing is to have a beer for everyone. The taproom holds up to forty nine guests with up to ten beers on tap, including a rotating selection of Lagers, Pale Ales, IPAs, Brown Ales and Stouts.
Weird Window Brewing has a three barrel pilot system and a fifteen barrel production system. The brewhouse is customized so that both of the systems are on the same brew deck. In addition to the three barrel and the fifteen barrel fermenters, Weird Window Brewing also has a seven barrel lagering tank, which makes it possible to brew and age lagers in the traditional way. All of the brewing and cellaring equipment was purchased from Alpha Brewing Operations in Lincoln, NE.
Why Weird Window Brewing? The name of the brewery comes from the crooked windows located throughout New England, including Vermont. The windows are commonly found on old farmhouses in rural Vermont. The windows are called “Crooked Windows," “Vermont Windows” and “Witch Windows," and even “Coffin Windows." Jack and Emily started to call the windows “Weird Windows"and, well, it just stuck. Jack and Emily like the story behind the windows and the connection to Vermont, so, why not Weird Window Brewing!