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Hunger Mountain Coop

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Hunger Mountain CoopHunger Mountain Coop
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

24 Reviews
Reviews: 24
Visits: 104
Avg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

623 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, Vermont, 05602-3635
United States
phone: (802) 223-8000 | map
www.hungermountain.com

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Place added by: skivtjerry on 12-17-2006

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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 104
Reviews by ghostwalker:
Photo of ghostwalker
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

THE place to go in Montpelier for great Vermont beer.

A recent trip up found us heading back with Lawson's, Hill Farmstead, Maine Beer Co. and plenty of cold, fresh Heady Topper.

The beer guys are great, ask if they have anything else hiding in the back. I found 4 additional very special beers that way in just one trip.

Great other VT products as well. Organic maple syrup and locally made fresh maple candy. Great organic breads.

I love this place. I'll stop in again whenever I pass by. Not hard to find, check your map first.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brian29
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tmyhre802
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of KGilmour
4.07/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I'm generally not a fan of this place. My wife has a membership, but they don;t have a Family membership option, so when I go in (on rare occasions), they always ask for my member number. As soon as I explain that I'm not a member, I get a dirty look. Others have also commented on the almost cult-like air of the place where the "You are Not One of Us" vibe is practically forcefully projected onto browsers.

All that said, they have a great selection of beers, heavy on the Vermont breweries. Great prices on Eclipse ($26), a broad selection of styles. Picked up a Rock Art Vermont Spruce Stout and the 2015 W00tstout.

Some beers chilled. I'm not a Heady Topper fan, but I understand it's possible to get it here if you show up on the correct day.

Worth a look for a co-op/health food place. Surprising craft beer variety.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

These are the places Iove to shop for beer. Good sized, not too large and not too big.

Really well diversified selection and stock of items. Locals, other nearby great brews from Mass and elsewhere. Excellent stocked shelves and really good prices. A 25 dollar bottle of Eclipse?! Why yes thank you very much.

Staff are also real knowledgeable, one guy brewed for about 12 years and could answer any questions I had about availability or stock of any product I was looking for. Good amounts of cold storage here too.

Definitely a must stop when beer shopping in Vermont.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of JArt
4.86/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RichD
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
1.83/5  rDev -55%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4

The beer guy at Hunger Mountain Coop is one of the worst human beings I have ever encountered.

This spot gets great beer with their weekly Alchemist and Lawson's selections, occasional Backacre, and other limited release bottles.

If you can stomach the lousy service, you will walk out with some quality beers.

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Photo of seanchai
4.07/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BastardFromABasket
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Vultr_of_cultr
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

In my mind, the best place in the state to pick up Heady, with a strong local selection available. Some nice out-of-state stuff available as well.

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Photo of jkane101
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 2ellas
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The place to get Vermont beer. Only real complaint is that they never seem to have Heady Topper available when I visit Vermont. For that, I go elsewhere where they limit sales to one four pack per person.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.07/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

great place, lots to offer and obviously being able to purchase cases of heady helps!!

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Photo of Stevecarini
4.87/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

"I went on the Vermont pilgrimage" were my words but the beer department gentlemen called it the "Rubber Band Effect" -we stayed the night in Montpelier Wednesday night to hit the Hunger Mountain Co-op Thursday morning Heady delivery-then headed up to Hill Farmstead but back to Hunger Mountain for the Lawson's Sip of Sunshine 1pm release. It was an epic trip to say the least. I spent another C-note just walking around the Hunger Mountain grocery store. They have some incredible cheese and an array of organic products-Thumbs up to them!

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Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, VT
91 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.