Veteran Owned Brewery

1st Republic Brewing Company (1st RBC) is Veteran owned and operated by Shawn Trout and Mike Drake. Both Mike and Shawn served our great country on active duty, as well as, the Vermont Army National Guard. Both served with distinction overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

We love beer. We love to brew it; we love to drink it, we love to teach others about it. Nothing represents a gathering of true friends like a raised pint of cold beer. Because you deserve the best, we’re creating some of the best Veteran crafted brews in the area! For homebrewers we offer some of the best selections of grains, hops and yeast in VT.

 With a mindfulness of the past and an eye on the future, 1st Republic is brewing great beer for great people. “Veteran crafted brews, just for you!”