Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trout River Brewing hops to it in Springfield

Founded in 1996, Trout River Brewing was part of Vermont's first wave of craft breweries. In fall 2014, owner Dan Gates sold the Lyndonville business to a few young 'uns from southern Vermont.


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Sign outside Joe's Discount Beverages, 355 River Street

25 comments :

  1. Hmmm. Their "R" logo looks surprisingly like the "R" on the now defunct Rainier Brewery. The red Rainier "R" logo had become an icon of the Rainier Brewing Company, dating back to the 1900s. The logo has gone through a few redesigns, having adopted the current "R" logo since the 1950s. Before that, the logo contained baseball style word mark with the "R" logo, shown in early 1900s advertisements up until the 1950s. I suspect that not long after Trout River starts marketing their beer that they get sued by whomever retains the rights to the Rainier logo. Too close in resemblance to call it a coinkydink.

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    1. That's an R? You sure?

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  2. Bob Lombard3/29/16, 6:44 PM

    I don't like the design anyway. Looks like it's soda pop. Probably part of the new post-hip craft beer look though. If it tastes as good as some of Long Trail's brews, OK.

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    1. Bob, regards the can/logo design, I heard Sharpton may have been involved in the decision making process. What if it tastes different as some Long Trails, what will you do then? And, just what is the "new post-hip craft beer look"? How does it relate, culturally that is, to the old post-hip craft beer look? See you at the free tasting!

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    2. The design is too New York. If it is brewed in Vermont it should look like it. Looking like So ho.

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  3. I wonder if this was what the employee at Elm Hill was drinking when she was sent home by the principle for being drunk at work. Even better is this: the principle let the drunk person sign out their kids and drive home with the kids in the car. Whose suposed to be in charge there? Is this what our taxes are paying for? Letting your students being driven by their drunk parent? What would have hapened if there was an accident? Why is this woman in charge of a school? My kids go to this school, and I'm wondering why this is okay? Where is the superintendint? Why isn't he doing something about this???

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    1. WTH does this have to do with the brewery??

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    2. Did this realy happen. I heard something about this but wasn't sure if it was actually true. did you find out if the principal get a slap on the hands or was he given brake and everyone "look the other way". if this parent was drunk thats not OK. To bad this happened. hope those kids aren't put in that situatoin again and something bad happens and the school district new about it and didn't do anything.

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    3. It has to do with a real issue that is effecting our town's elementary school! Why would a principle let a drunk employee in the school building?? I overheard some people talking when I picked up my kids today, and the principle knew for DAYS, maybe more, that this employee was drunk and working with our town's little kids. THEN, the principle waited until the END of the day to ask this employee to leave. She let this drunk work with kids all DAY! To make everything worse, the principle, knowing this employee was drunk, let her sign out her kids and DRIVE them when the school let out. What if this person hurt or killed someone on the way home? Or what if this person hit the kids walking from the school? Killed a family? Praise God nothing like that happened, but the principle needs to stop being such a snob (she's awful during parent meetings, trust me) and stop trying to be all high and mighty because she went to college. I didn't get a college diploma, but even I know you don't let someone drunk drive, especially with kids. I hope the principle is being dealt with, and harshly. Shame on you!! Our kids deserve better than this awful woman!

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    4. Sadly, it happened. I heard about it when picking up my son on Monday. Some parents were talking about it, and one of them heard about it from someone in the know. I'm tempted to go to the Board about this. The employee was wrong to come to work, especially with small children, drunk, but the principal should be under scrutiny too, especially if what you say is true and she knew for a while about the employee being drunk at work. Nothing about this whole situation is good. I don't think the employee has come back to work, but the principal is still there. I hope Superinttendent MacLaufflin does something about this and talks to Ms. J-G.

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    5. chuck gregory3/30/16, 9:22 PM

      So, when you filed a report with the school district about this incident, what happened? If you saw the movie, "Spotlight," when it was playing here, you would have seen how important it is to follow up on this sort of thing.

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    6. This is a first for me, so I'm not sure who to file with. Do you have any suggestions?

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    7. This is very sad on all accounts. I hope the kids are safe, the parent gets some help and the principal is dealt with accordingly. Elm Hill is a nice school and the teaching staff is wonderful and caring. My kids have had great experiences there. Hope things turn out well.

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    8. Maybe some (most) of you should consider what the law and district policy says, and not be armchair quarterbacking!

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    9. Philip Caron4/1/16, 10:07 AM

      Along with the YouTube guy, I find that reading comments to articles, not just here, but pretty much any online articles, is depressing. Is there really so high a percentage of haters and complainers and careless thinkers out there? Or does the shield of anonymity nurture those things? I used to suppose that at least commenters can read and take the trouble to write when so many today can't or won't, but now I wonder if repeated misuse of anonymity changes a person for the worse.

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    10. I don't see it as negative commenting (or hating) or even "armchair quaterbacking" in this case. It seems these folks are passionate about the safety and the rights of the drunk parent's children...and ultimately there own children. They have the right to feel what they feel.

      Most likely this has been dealt with by now. From the comments above, it seems some parents whose kids go to this school were concerned/scared it wasn't dealt with when the problem was first reported by someone...possibly avoiding a tragedy before it happened. Fortunately, no one got hurt.

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  4. chuck gregory3/29/16, 7:56 PM

    Good for them, and may they prosper! They had some pretty formidable obstacles to overcome, and they succeeded.

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  5. The negativity on this site never ceases to amaze me. These guys are doing something positive in this town and you are all quick to point out any flaws.

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    1. Odd that you would react by adding your own negative comment.

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    2. He means a negative comment about something positive. Duh.

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    3. What was negative about that comment? The poster pointed out that most of the comments were negative. I think he/she was being positive!

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    4. Three wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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  6. Hope they will fill growlers. Nothing like fresh beer right out of the vat !

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  7. I am now thinking that Trout River can change the name of their first brew from Doleville to Elm Hill School Daze.

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