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Stone Corral Has a New Chef!

Meet Chef Billy Jenkerson

Billy’s love of cooking stems from his family’s diner in Salem, NH where he learned the ropes working on the breakfast line with his uncle. After high school, he made the leap to the Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy. While attending school Billy learned a lot about cooking and his life experiences both in and out of the kitchen shaped him into the chef and person he is today. He completed an internship at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge in Alaska where he worked under a classically trained Swiss chef which helped him to focus his mind on his career as well as the wilderness and outdoors. After successfully completing his internship, Billy returned to NH to work at the Bedford Village Inn, where he worked as a line cook in one of NH’s only triple diamond restaurants. This was a return to his childhood roots as he cooked brunch meals for hungry patrons and guest staying at the Inn. He returned to Alaska in 2006 to work as the Lead Cook for the Alaskan Lodge where he met his wife and traveled the state . Later, Billy and his wife moved back to NH and together they helped open the Brookstone Grill. On a visit to Vermont, he fell in love with Burlington and the lifestyle that surrounded it, and they made the decision to relocate. Billy worked both at the Kitchen Table Bistro as their Sous Chef and Shelburne Farms as a Line Cook before nailing down a job as the Kitchen Manager and Head Chef for The Blue Stone in Waterbury, VT where he stayed for three years. Feeling the need to expand his culinary creativity, Billy accepted an offer from Stone Corral to become our Kitchen Manager and Head Chef. Billy hopes to bring fun, approachable and seasonal pub food to The Corral. He currently resides in Moretown with his wife and two kids. The Corral staff and patrons couldn’t be happier with the positive energy he has brought to our kitchen and restaurant!

 

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Vermont Brewers Festival 2017

The 2017 Vermont Brewers Festival, hosted at the Burlington Waterfront, was a huge success.  Click the link for a quick video published by NBC News Channel 5 featuring  our very own head brewer JD!

Thanks to the Vermont Brewers Association and NBC News Channel 5.

 

 

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Meet our new brewer Ryan.

Ryan hails from Ridgewood, NJ and started brewing for Stone Corral in December of 2016. Ryan joined us after five years at Otter Creek where he served as the Head Brewer for his last two years. His romance with small scale craft brewing led him north to Stone Corral. His favorite style of beer is Pilsners, with the occasional wine cooler. Ryan loves to brew just about anything. In his free time, Ryan likes taking long walks down the beer aisle and bringing a cold one with him on the disc golf course. Catch him here at the brewery working hard every day.  

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New Chef at Stone Corral Brewery

Charles Spock in February took over the kitchen of Stone Corral Brewery in Richmond. Spock, 34, came from Roots, a farm-to-table restaurant in Rutland where he was executive chef the last four years.

Spock said he was offered a couple of restaurant jobs in the area, and opted for Stone Corral.

“It wasn’t a restaurant move, per se,” Spock said. “It was a lifestyle move from Rutland to the Burlington-Waterbury area. We decided that seven years in Rutland was enough, so we moved up here.”

Spock lives in the Old North End with his girlfriend, Jennifer Uzarski, who is the manager of Parkside Kitchen, also in Richmond.

The chef position at Stone Corral appealed to Spock because it offered a bit of a break from working 70 hours a week as the brewpub builds out its kitchen, he said.

“It will be a nice way to transition into that,” Spock said. “Which is important, not to get burned out.”

He put a smoker in the kitchen, which he uses for pork shoulder, salmon and vegetable dishes.

“We have limited equipment,” Spock said. “We’re slowly putting things in place, and waiting for the hood system.” When he gets a grill, Spock said, “we can really start rolling.”

He hopes to have a new supper menu in place by summer, Spock said, and intends to use the Prohibition Pig model, noting the Waterbury brewpub’s high-end sandwiches and “quality local stuff.”

“Good, honest food is basically what I can say,” Spock said.

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Stowe Craft Beer Races

Our first festival of the season! We’ll be pouring our Palomino Pale Ale, Trailblazer Vermont Lager and our new Green Mountain White! All refreshing styles for the summer. Come enjoy the festival and if you’re a runner we’d love to have you on our race team. You can join our team and get tickets to the event here, http://www.craftbrewraces.com/stowe/.

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New Double IPA

Stone Corral’s new Double IPA, Stampede, is ready to be released to the wild this Saturday May 14, 2016!  Make sure to stop by the taproom this weekend and give it a try!

Stampede is comprised of Meridian, Sterling and Nugget hops showcased against a robust blend of 6 malts. Notes of stone fruit, citrus, honey and resin with a big malt background and assertive hop bitterness. 8.2% ABV

YUM!