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The Reservoir / Big Tree Brewing Company

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The Reservoir / Big Tree Brewing CompanyThe Reservoir / Big Tree Brewing Company
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Awaiting 10 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 43
Visits: 171
Avg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 38
Bottles: 27
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 S Main St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1856
United States
phone: (802) 244-7827 | map
www.waterburyreservoir.com

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 171
Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had originally intended to go to The Alchemist for a beer and lunch, but they didn't open until 3 PM. My Plan B was The Reservoir, which I knew was right down the street.

This place is located in the center of town. The inside is a big open space filled with tables and chairs. Nice dark wood with a simple modern decor. The bar area is pretty limited with seating. They may have live music, I did notice a PA system set up.

The Reservoir has a really good selection of beer. You can expect about 30 diverse drafts. They offer an organized beer list with information on the beers as well as BA ratings, which I thought was pretty cool. They also feature the 'Vermont Sampler' which is four 5 oz. samples from any Vermont based breweries. You gotta appreciate the allegiance to the plentiful VT beer scene.

Draft highlights included Allagash White, Delerium Tremens, Dogfish Head Red & White, Hill Farmstead Abner, North Coast Old Rasputin, Ommegang Hennepin, Shed Mountain Ale, Smuttynose IPA, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (2008), Victory Hop Devil and Southern Tier 2X IPA. They also offer about 30 or so bottles with some desirable speciality imports.

Food was really good and we're talking super fresh food, which simply tastes so much better. I would say one of the best features of this place is the emphasis on quality. The beer I had was fresh and served in appropriate glassware.

This place is solid and certainly worth checking out of the in area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zotzot
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of indianabeerman
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of sunofneurot
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coldriver
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went here on night one of our two night stay at the Old Stagecoach Inn. Despite being Saturday night the place wasn't particularly crowded, perhaps because of the September tourist lull between summer and leaf season. Fantastic tap list of course - Hill Farmstead, Lawsons, and a host of other Vermont selections, but we loved the food as well. The poutine in particular was awesome, as was the salmon. We went to Prohibition Pig the next night which was wonderful as well, but overall we preferred Reservoir as Pig was crowded with spotty service.

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Photo of blisscent
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of garyloveman
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Wow, what a tap list.

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Photo of dailyminefield
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cherche
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Doug537
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mikeynas
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Good food, good beer.

The place to go in Waterbury.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Arrived for VT beer and coincidentally the 5 year anniversary for Hill Farmstead and their tap takeover. It was heaven. Would easily drive there again solely for beer and a hotel room from philly.

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The Reservoir / Big Tree Brewing Company in Waterbury, VT
95 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.