I had a great aunt from Rochester. Over Brandon Gap, correct?
Otter Creek has some nice beers, very small facility though and sometimes tough to get a "special" price on stock there. We sometimes pick up the growlers and bring them back to the lake. They aren't cheap though and don't want to undercut the local distribition outlets.
I did the Catamount tour once (White River Junction?). Shame they went under.
I am in the process of brewing my first homebrew, so I guess we are both newbies.