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Not shocking. Trout River beer was subpar, and it's getting tougher and tougher to get away with "subpar" beer these days with all the outstanding offerings and quality upstarts.
I'm looking at you, Long Trail Brewing Company.
I'm with you on everything, but the LT Double Bag used to be my go to back in the day. Everything else was shit though.
I pretty much think everything they do is substantially overrated. Especially the IPA, which is not even "fair", IMHO.
Juniper's and that whole operation have as of late had some serious issues related to a couple management decisions that got them some very bad press and embroiled them in at least two separate lawsuits. Locals know what I am talking about. It's too bad because they've been longtime members of the community and have invested a lot of money into the place. And it was run pretty well.
Trailboss, is this speculation on your part? Whats the "second" issue- presume the no same sex marriage weddings was #1? I have always been a fan of Junipers, the beef from the farm next door and other local connections are great, and I have long admired the working family that ran the Inn. They are exceptional people. I agree that they made one very critical error, especially in Vermont, but do you know if that has impaired the viability of the business? My perception is its close relationship with Kingdom Trails has allowed it to continue with not much downturn. Too bad they actually violated a statute, I am for equality but have alot of respect for religious rights also.
Speculation, no not at all.
They have been in two suits: (1) the same sex marriage issue, and (2) their long bitter fight over erecting the illuminated cross. The latter resulted in several years of litigation and an appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court.
Their Facebook page says that "Team Beaverkill"