Vegans + Alcohol = winning combo, if you ask me. I just started a Vegan Drinks chapter in Burlington (today actually, which is why I have zero members - but I'm doing some promo!). So if you live in Vermont, sign up! You don't have to drink, of course. I just like the idea of a social gathering after work. And although I love potlucks, you can come empty handed to these.
Here's the meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Drinks-Burlington
If you're not familiar with meetup, it's totally free to join groups. If you want to start a group you have to pay a fee (boo for me).
The first, official Vegan Drinks started in NYC (vegandrinks.org) and now they're all over the country. I'm excited about starting one here. I've spent a lot of time in Vermont over the past year and a half but finally made the move permanent, so I'm itching to meet some vegans and/or beer drinkers.