The ultimate achievement, he said, would be "to have a European brewer say: 'This is good.'"
My hunch is that Vermont residents and visitors will be drinking--and liking--Trapp lagers from the moment they're officially launched. Van Anda, who graciously interrupted a call to federal regulators to show me around, still had plenty to do to prepare for the grand opening. "I think I might even have a couple of beers after that," he said.
For more information about Trapp Family Lodge and the Trapp Lodge Brewery, visit the resort's Web site or call toll free, 800-826-7000.